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Traditional country pub in the picturesque village of Thornton le Dale Serving home cooked food 12-9pm 7 days a week With Real Ales and fantastic selection of drinks on offer
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Was driving out from Pickering and decided to see if we could find a pub for lunch on a very wet Friday. Saw this pub and thought we should try it. Great little local pub. Staff were soooo friendly. Sever could not do enough for...us. Food was good too. Both had haddock in beer batter with chips. Fish was very large and chips were fresh potatoes. Tartare sauce was home made and tasted it too. Batter on the fish was so light and crispy. Superb. My Girlfriend only eats small amounts so no surprise she didn’t finish her, but I am a big eater and I could not eat all of mine. We plan to come back this way again by the end of the year and this is one place we will definitely visit a few times. Highly recommended. Great friendly local pub atmosphere as well. The locals were friendly too. Had a chat with one guy for a while.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called in several time last week and found this a lovely friendly bar with a good choice of drinks & food. The staff were all friendly and helpful giving us tips on places to visit and eat out, they let us play darts with the...kids so they were happyMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just called in ,on speck on Sunday to see if we could have Sunday lunch. Greeted by the lovely ,friendly Abbey She gave us a table , served us quickly with a delicious Sunday lunch . We just wanted to eat and go ....(Though it was cosy in the lounge by the log burner ) Beautiful we will be back . Many Thanks JennyMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 5 January 2024

A great pub went for sunday roast omg outstanding they had a christmas special menu aswell as the normal menu mum inlaw got the normal menu we got the special christmas menu both outstanding they do the best roast dinners whats not to love about...all the food here fish and chips is a winnet hands down all the food they serve needs a 20 ****** plus brilliant freindly pub staff are lovely so welcomming great atmophere best pub in the village take it from me its worth the going if your in the village say it in one word fabulousMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 10 December 2023

Lovely Sunday lunch with friends. We come to Thornton le Dale regularly and we are always met with a smile and hello at The Buck. The food was so tasty and the ambience was great. We will be back soon!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 18 November 2023

Whats not to like. Surprised to see a couple of recent negative reviews! We are in the village for a week in local motorhome park. This has become our friendly 'local'. Warm & cozy, friendly locals and staff, clean & comfy...and great foodat goid value....Wish we had such a great local pub where we live....might have to move from the grotty south coast. Yorkshire is tops.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 9 November 2023

Had lunch was lovely very friendly. Dogs welcome. Would recommend. We did dinner 1 night too. It was lovely

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 5 November 2023

Outside areas rundown and dangerous broken furniture had fish and chips dreadful didn’t eat only good thing no argument from waitress who offered alternative or refund

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 15 October 2023 via mobile

Not bad but not great either. Everything a bit middle of the road, beer, food, prices, ambience, staff. Fine for an evening but no real reason to rush back.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 1 October 2023

We visited for lunch whilst staying in the area. My parents honeymooned here over 50 years ago so I wanted to visit. We had a lovely meal, portions were very generous and priced accordingly. Small 2inch step into the property so my husbands wheelchair had...to take a run up, but once in there was plenty of space. Its a small olde world put with friendly wait staff and a lovely atmosphere of days gone by.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 27 September 2023

Called in here for supper for a quick bite and we were very pleasantly surprised. Although very busy with enthusiastic locals we were offered a table even though we hadn’t booked. There were masses of choices on the specials board and in the end we...plumped for a haddock and chips and the seafood platter (prawns, smoked salmon, cod goujons, rocket salad, Marie Rose sauce and served with a mini granary loaf). The food was good honest pub grub of a decent standard, very good value and nicely presented but what really made our evening was the kind, friendly and very welcoming service we received throughout. It was exactly what we wanted and we had a great Yorkshire experience. Thank you guys!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 16 September 2023 via mobile

We have spent a week’s holiday in Thornton Le Dale and have been regular customers at The Buck, for food and for drinks. Both the meals we had were good, and were excellent value for money. We also enjoyed calling in for a drink, enjoying...the large garden on a couple of warm evenings. We think the Buck’s secret is to have sufficient, and pleasant, staff. I never had to wait at the bar, a member of staff was always there to serve me.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 8 September 2023

We went for Sunday lunch on 3rd September 2023, and although on the whole the food was ok, 1 of the Yorkshire Puddings was burnt to a crisp. I would have thought that actually being in Yorkshire would have guaranteed a decent Yorkshire Pudding -...but alas not. When we got home, we realised that we may have inadvertently left a retracting dog lead behind. We rang to ask if they had found it - which they had. I asked would they would be kind enough to post it back to me if I sent a stamped self-addressed jiffy bag to send it in. THEY FLATLY REFUSED !! No compromise - nothing but a "no - you'll have to collect it". Not an option as we live over 100 miles away. It wasn't as though it would cost them anything but a little time to post it. How difficult would that have been? Whatever happened to good old fashioned customer service? It certainly doesn't exist at The Buck Inn.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 7 September 2023

Landlord and landlady were very welcoming and went out of their way to get us what we wanted and make us feel at home. Lovely atmosphere and great menu and food. As a vegan, they were very accommodating to my needs, which was a bonus...(and a change!) 3 very satisfied customers. Will definitely be back, when I'm next in the area.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 30 August 2023 via mobile

Popped in at lunchtime today, Wednesday lunchtime as a regular visitor. Opted to have the Chefs Special, a Beef sandwich with side salad. Nearly went for The Buck Burger as it always tastes amazing but fancied a change. There is no Chicken burger option and...the scampi is o my available as one size portion. I wasn’t disappointed at all, Beef was cooked extremely well and presented in a lovely sourdough bun.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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There is an extensive menu and also several items on a specials board with all dietary combinations covered. You can always give them a ring if you want to check specifics. You won't be disappointed!
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The Buck Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4