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The North York Moors National Park is blessed with an abundance of welcoming pubs, characterised by real Yorkshire hospitality that includes cosy log fires, excellent beers and food served in 'proper' portions. Here is our list of the best North York Moors pubs, all within half an hour's drive from our forest locations at Cropton and Keldy...
This welcoming country inn and restaurant is situated in a stunning location in the village of Rosedale Abbey. Great for meals or just drinks after exploring the area, it offers a choice of Yorkshire cask ales, a range of snacks and meals with vegetarian and gluten free options, and a large outside seating area for the summer months. One of our favourite North York Moors pubs.
Sat Nav: YO18 8SD. Tel: 01751 417208
The Coach House Inn, Pickering. Image courtesy of The Coach House Inn
An attractive 17th century coaching inn with open fires, cask ales and great selection of malt whiskies. Meals are served in the lounge, bar and garden room and the menu is full of well-executed pub favourites. A great shout for lunch or dinner after visiting the nearby Ryedale Folk Museum.
Sat Nav: YO62 6AT. Tel: 01751 431340
A picture-perfect North York Moors pub in an idyllic location, with a reputation for great food. Enjoy excellent, chef-prepared meals using local ingredients and served in 'proper Yorkshire portions'. The signature steak & ale and lamb & mint pies are favourites with the many walkers, cyclists and adventurers who regard this as one the best pubs in the North York Moors.
Sat Nav: YO62 6TN. Tel: 01751 417247
AnotherÂ historic North York Moors pub, The Moors Inn dates to the 17th century. The traditional bar area is made cosy by an open fire, a separate dining room serves delicious meals, and there's a lovely garden too. The Moors Inn is a dog-friendly North York Moors pub, perfect for dropping into after a good walk.
Sat Nav: YO62 6TF; Tel: 01751 417435Â
The Moors Inn, Appleton-Le-Moors. Image courtesy of The Moors Inn
The Lion Inn is situated on the highest point of the North York Moors National Park, where the views over the Rosedale and Farndale valleys are breath-taking. The walks nearby are excellent and the inn makes a great focal point for a break and something to eat and drink. The menu caters for children and vegetarians and it also is a very dog friendly North York Moors pub.
Sat Nav: YO62 7LQ; Tel: 01751 417320
The Lion Inn, Blakely Ridge. Image courtesy of The Lion Inn
This Georgian coaching house dating back to 1720s is situated on a crossroads in the centre of the picturesque village of Thornton Dale. A year-round venue, with a roaring log fire for in the winter and a courtyard garden for the summer, it's a family-friendly, dog-friendly North York Moors pub. Book a table for 'Thank fish it's Friday' or enjoy the daily Steak Special. The New Inn is situated near Go Ape so it's great for a meal after your adventurous day out.
Sat Nav: YO18 7LF; Tel: 01751 474226
Another New Inn, this one's our local at Cropton and Keldy. It's a traditional, relaxed, family run pub and home of The Great Yorkshire Brewery and Cropton Brewery. Serving pub meals alongside their excellent ales, it is a great spot to enjoy Yorkshire hospitality. You can also do a brewery tour, which includes free beer samples!
Sat Nav: YO18 8HH; Tel: 01751 417330
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