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The Rockingham Arms

££ - £££, British,
Main Street, Tadcaster LS24 9PB, England
+44 1937 530948
Certificate of Excellence
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (27 reviews)
“beef” (19 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 15:00 Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Main Street, Tadcaster LS24 9PB, England
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: The Rockingham Arms
1. Pub Classics-Restaurant Style
"Burger was perfectly cooked (pink), crisp coleslaw, flawless chips"
Andy S
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2. Ideal For Private Functions
"very comfortable and spacious, with a lovely large sunny conservatory"
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3. Newly Renovated Garden Space
"outside decking seating and refurb are tasteful and of good quality"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are lucky to live close to this lovely village pub. It is very dog-friendly and the service in general is very friendly and efficient. We always feel welcome at the Rockingham. The food delicious and of a very high quality. It is worth booking,...More

Thank Joe L
Laura R, General Manager at The Rockingham Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Joe, Well thank you very much for writing us such a great review! Wow! We're truly grateful for your comments and are thrilled you appreciate our standard of service. We always try to make that extra effort to make our customers feel welcome, so...More

Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

From the moment you enter and receive the most friendly welcome you are put at ease. The pub is very comfortable and spacious, with a lovely large sunny conservatory that leads to a decked area and on to the garden. The food is delicious and...More

Thank RNMilligan
Laura R, General Manager at The Rockingham Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Hi Milligans, Well, your review has just put the biggest smiles on our faces here at The Rockingham! Thank you sincerely for taking some time out to write such lovely comments. We're so lucky with our location that we had the opportunity to revamp the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a weekday and had the early bird special. The lamb was very good but the fish and chips was pretty small. The sticky toffee pudding was excellent and a very good size portion. For the price the cheese board was a bit disappointing....More

1  Thank Deb_Ian1976
Laura R, General Manager at The Rockingham Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Deb & Ian, Thanks for taking some time out to leave feedback on your recent visit. We're really glad our Sticky Toffee didn't disappoint, it tends to be a firm favourite that one! We're saddened to hear about the fish and chips; it's usually...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been coming here for the last few years for lunch and dinner and the menu is full of so many great choices I have something different each time. There's specials on the board as you walk in as well. Dog friendly, although we've not taken...More

1  Thank Sc120295
Laura R, General Manager at The Rockingham Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there! Thank you so much for taking the time to review us and particularly for the five stars! We're so thankful for customers like yourself that help keep small businesses like ours on the map. Your comments are really appreciated. Take care and please...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a free afternoon and decided to go out for lunch. We picked the Rockingham Arms and wasn't disappointed, they provide table service which was polite and attentive. There is a wide selection of food on the menu, we opted for sandwiches served with...More

Thank Chris B
Laura R, General Manager at The Rockingham Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Chris B, Thanks for leaving us a review and especially for the four stars. We're so glad you enjoyed your time with us and are particularly grateful that you've taken the time to let the community know about your experience with us. Take care...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped off on the way to the coast and received great service and a lovely cuppa. They don’t normally offer take out coffee but the guy behind the bar went the extra mile and sorted me out with a takeout cup on asking. Family friendly...More

Thank S W
Laura R, General Manager at The Rockingham Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi SW! How lovely of you to give us five stars; thank you very much from all of us here. I'll be sure to let Will know you appreciated the take out cups, we're just glad we could help! Take care and thanks again, The...More

Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Fantastic good fantastic service really accommodating and lovely pub. I can't believe this has ever had bad reviews... the beef was amazing. Perfectly cooked so was the chicken. The kids thought it was the best Yorkshire puddings they have ever had. We've been looking for...More

Thank angry-dan
Russell D, Owner at The Rockingham Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

What a great review the team will be really pleased as they put so much effort into making it perfect, and your right about the walk too. I always do it in reverse. But either way, you can start or end at The Rockingham. What...More

Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Great authentic country pub- cosy and welcoming- attentive and friendly service and brilliant food. Will definitely visit again.

Thank Brady69
Laura R, General Manager at The Rockingham Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2018

Thank you for such a lovely review Brady69! It's truly appreciated. Take care and hopefully see you back again soon! The Rock Team

Reviewed 11 September 2018

Above average pub food, below average prices. Portions not daft, especially the starters. My Caesar salad was a carnivore's delight, yummy, don't expect the usual lettuce improved by bits of chicken! Friendly staff and pleasant surroundings too.More

Thank Mike G
Laura R, General Manager at The Rockingham Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

Hi Mike, Thanks a million for leaving us such a great review. We’re delighted you seemed to have enjoyed yourself! And yes we certainly don’t scrimp on portions, we’re in Yorkshire after all! Thank you for helping all of us here, keep The Rockingham on...More

Reviewed 8 September 2018

Sadly, this place has priced itself out of our budget now. My niece, nephew and her fiancee visited the other week. They had three meals and three drinks, and it was £100!! No longer a destination for the Thirkill family :(More

2  Thank Osbourne
Laura R, General Manager at The Rockingham Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

Hi there, Thank you for leaving us a review, although i'm saddened to read that you no longer want to eat with us, particularly since (i'm presuming they're your parents?) Mr & Mrs Thirkhill are firm favourites of ours! I'm also very disappointed that you've...More

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Questions & Answers
1 January 2018|
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Response from Laura R | Property representative |
No problem Dorinda! Just pop me an email over to laura @therockinghamarms and we can discuss the finer details... Thanks for your interest, Laura Ramsay
1 January 2018|
Response from Laura R | Property representative |
Hi Mrs Stokes, We certainly can, yes! Can you contact me directly at laura@therockinghamarms at your earliest convenience and we’ll go from there? Thanks very much, Laura Ramsay
Aline S
2 July 2016|
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Response from Martin M | Reviewed this property |
Hello, the car park is basically around the side & rear of the building. If you park near the side door - (there's no steps in) there shouldn't be a problem. It would be wise to book in advance for your table & inform of... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:45
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:45
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:45
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:45
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:45
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Tadcaster LS24 9PB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Selby District  >  Tadcaster
  • Phone Number: +44 1937 530948
  • E-mail
An 18th Century, traditional country inn, The Rockingham Arms sits on the historic site of the Battle of Towton; making it the perfect place to fill up on good food after a lengthy walk around the battlefield. Serving cask ales, artisanal spirits, and award-winning wines in warm and friendly surroundings, it's a home away from home where even the family pooch is welcome! The food served is all created in-house and the Chefs source our products from local farmers and country estates wherever possible. There are now gluten free options available and we are more than happy to accommodate any special dietary requirements upon request.
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