This old coaching inn, originally built towards the end of the 18th century, has been sympathetically renovated, retaining its flagstone floors and old beams.
Although still a local, food, served in the bar and in the more formal candlelit restaurant is now the raison detre. The menu is based as much as possible on local produce, so expect the likes of Whitby Crab and Beetroot Salad with Curried Lemon Dressing; Blue Wensleydale and Onion Tart with Tomato Chutney and Salad of Black Pudding with Smoked Bacon and Shallots, topped with Poached Egg among the starters.
Perhaps to be followed by Beef and Onion Suet Pudding with a Dark Onion Gravy; Chicken Kiev, wrapped in Parma Ham; Char-Grilled Fillet of Beef with a Shiraz Sauce, Shallots, Lardons and Mushrooms or Poached Fillet of Smoked Haddock on a Bed of New Potatoes with a Leek and Mushroom Sauce and Grilled Gruyere.
If you have room, maybe finish with Tarte Tatin of Pineapple with Home-Made Pineapple Sorbet or Apple and Rhubarb Crumble
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: Sun 12.00-14.15; main courses £11 to £27
- Dinner: all week; 19.00-21.30; mains £11 to £27
- Seats: 70. plus 30 outside
- Wine: an interesting list kicks off at £14.95
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes, including lavatory
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page.
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: L Mon-Sat; check Christmas openings
- Outside eating
- Rooms available