As the name implies, seafood is the raison d'etre at this country pub, which is bedecked in everything from lobster pots and model yachts to music memorabilia almost to the point of being over the top. The dining room, laid with yellow linen clothes, continues the theme.The food on offer is adventurous, and a fish-lovers dream.
Perhaps begin with 'Steamed Mussels with Apple, Brandy, Bacon and Cream'; 'Chunky Fish Soup, Cheese, Croûtons and Rouille' or 'Thin Tart of Goats' Cheese, Three Onion Relish, Dijon Mustard and Honey Ice Cream'.
To be followed by the likes of 'Deep-Fried Local Haddock in Beer Batter with Tartare Sauce, Mushy Peas and Chips'; 'Fish Pie with Prawns, Scallops and Capers and a Cheesy Crab Crust' or 'The Crab's Lobster, Prawn and Scallop Thermidor'. Meat eaters have a small choice at each stage perhaps 'Fillet Steak with Roast Shallots, Tournedos of Braised Shin, Fondant Potatoes and a Truffle Sauce'.
If you have room, finish with 'Warm Chocolate Fondant with Saffron Ice Cream'; 'Baked Stem Ginger Cheesecake with a Confit of Spiced Pears' or their selection of farmhouse cheeses.
Friendly and professional service. Rooms are available at the nearby Crab Manor.
- Food Style: Seafood
- Lunch: all week, 12.00-14.30; set L £19 (2 Courses) to £22; mains about £19 to £48. An afternoon menu is also offered between 15.00 & 18.00
- Dinner: all week, 19.00-21.00 (Sat 18.30-21.30); set D £29.50; mains about £19 to £48
- Seats: 140, plus 70 outside
- Wine: a good list, naturally biased towards whites, kicks off in the mid £20's
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes, including lavatory
- Nearest station: Thirsk Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page.
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: some Bank Holidays
- Air conditioned
- Outside eating
- Rooms available