Hi Trix. I lived in Dishforth for a couple of years. The quarters, depending on where you live I suppose, were OK. I didn't have any complaints and I didn't hear anyone else complaining.
Dishforth itself has nothing in it at all but Boroughbridge is just down the road and used to have a couple of decent pubs and restaurants there. Harrogate isn't far away and York and Leeds are close enough for a decent night life (and fab shopping!)
Feel free to PM me if I can tell you anything more specific. But, enjoy it. I'd give my left leg to be back there!!