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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great little find was hunting around Whitby area for a seasonal pitch for caravan, found this and had seen the reviews and thought let’s give it a go for one night. we had an evening meal a double room for the night and breakfast. Well...we will definitely be calling here whenever we are back in the area food excellent room excellent and staff where a delight made you feel welcome and relaxed also couldn’t do enough for youMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice food, love the salt and pepper shakers. The chips are beautiful and the brownie is great. I recommend the pies or the steak. Been here twice, came on holiday staying in aislby hall. First night got the pie, pastry was amazing and so...was the beef and the second time I got the steak and chips. Asked for rare and got rare. Best pub in the area by a mile. Friendly bar staff. Loved it if I could give 10 stars I would. Appreciate the good service and food.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch on 3rd Feb 24. Lovely welcome from bar staff. The drinks and food were very good. Straight forward pub food, good quality and cooked properly generous portions. 2 or 3 cask beers well kept. The pub was spotlessly clean. A special mention...for the young lad behind the bar he was welcoming, polite and very efficient thank you. They also sell Tayto crisps which made my Irish wife's day. Highly recommend we will be back.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 January 2024

Very warm welcome and dog friendly pub. Food was very tasty good quality and hot. Well priced Highly recomend this traditional cosy pub and will be back again. Thank you

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 19 September 2023 via mobile

This pub was in an ideal spot for visiting Whitby with the bus stopping just outside the premises. The room was good and the staff all friendly and helpful. Sunday lunch was great and the pub was very busy for this. The pub itself wasn’t...super busy outside meal times and the area is very quiet at night which suited us. Being able to visit Whitby itself without worrying about parking was a great bonus and for bus pass holders it was free to use the buses. I would highly recommend this establishment for a short break and maybe even a longer period if you want a quiet village to stay in.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 8 September 2023

I was firstly greeted by friendly staff - my drink order was taken after a few minutes of getting settled and at the same time the two young polite guys behind the bar brought the special's and a menu . The menu all sounded amazing...and to be honest I struggled to decide as it all sounded so good . We started with our starters - king prawns in a green sauce “unfortunately I can’t remember the name of the sauce “ it was almost like a pesto basil sauce . Oh my goodness it was AMAZING. I was just gutted I was sharing it with my wife . As it was just sooo yummy . It was accompanied by garlic bread . - perfect Next I had sea bass in garlic butter with prawns , spinach on crushed new potatoes. Let me tell you … if I could pick 1 meal to eat for the rest of my life and never get bored it would be this ! It was absolutely beautiful. Full of flavour not over powering with garlic just the right amount ! It was perfect ! The sea bass had crispy skin . It just fell of my fork it was so fresh ! My wife had the burger which she said was very very nice . The bacon was nice and crispy and the chips …. Well The chips - these chips are the best homemade chips you will ever have ! Honestly they were to die for !!!! My daughter had fish and chips and the fish was so white , so fresh and it was the size of her arm it was huge ! Again accompanied by the best chips ever !!!! Deserts - by the point I was stuffed but I couldn’t leave without a desert after the meals being 5 stars I had the brownie and I asked for it with toffee sauce . This brownie was chewy it was soft it gives Betty Crocker a run for her money and that toffee sauce I could of drank it out of the jug . My daughter had same and said it was so yummy My wife had the meringue stack . Which looked so good . My wife said it was just the right amount after 2 courses . Nothing was to much trouble for the bar staff or any staff that was around . Even the couple sitting next to us who was staying there was lovely and friendly I’d give this meal at 100 out of 100 in stars ! Honestly I couldn’t fault a single thing . I most definitely will be back - thanks so much for having us and I truly can’t wait to return for more .More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 22 August 2023

We called in as it is one of few places to eat out for dinner near Sleights. We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. Service was also good despite them being quite busy. We arrived at around 6:30 and there were a...couple of tables free. It did fill up but there were spaces by around 7:30 when the early birds had gone. We had duck breast which I asked for - and came, pink, sea bass, sausage and mash and the Cajun chicken/halloumi burger. All were well cooked as were the vegetables although the burger was a bit dry. Prices were reasonable. We only found the place on our last night and wished we had found it earlier. Only downside could be that it’s a little small if you have a party of over 4. Would not hesitate to recommend if you are in the areaMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 29 July 2023

A lovely overnight stay in a quality room. Great customer service. A beautiful evening meal served to a very high quality and breakfast included in price of room booking. Such a peaceful location.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 21 July 2023

We found this beautiful pub after staying on holiday in Sleight’s for a week. Cannot fault the food, staff so welcoming. Our first meal was on the Sunday evening we were greeted by a very pleasant young man & informed us what roast choice of...meat they had left. When our roast beef arrived plent of it & absolutely delicious plenty of vegetables Yorkshire pudding & roast potatoes all piping hot 😋😋. Dessert well we were spoilt for choice but had the boozey bread & butter pudding & lemon cheesecake all home made 😋. We couldn’t find fault with anything so we booked to dine again on the Wednesday night before we left on Thursday 😊. Once again greeted by 2 pleasant young men good choice of menu & specials board. Had the steak & mushroom pie, gammon eggs & chips. All served with plenty of vegetables or salad & was hot & cooked to perfection. Dessert choice again spoilt for but had the sticky toffee pudding & chocolate brownie all homemade. Shame we came home. Will be back again when in the area. Cannot find fault with this pub & meal’s definitely recommend to anyone!!!! Delicious 😋More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 19 June 2023

We've had to give one star as the review doesn't allow for no stars! We were visiting the area and had booked for dinner. We were greeted by two very young lads, we were not shown our table and just asked what we wanted to...drink. Our table was pointed to and menus were given to us. A choice of chicken and leek pie, and roast duck was made. The pastry on the pie was undercooked, the duck skin was not crisp and the breast itself was rubbery like it has been cooked in a water bath. When asked about our food we explained it wasn't great, we were asked if we wanted it sorting, not we'll rectify that for you. When we had finished, we were asked if everything was ok with the food and we said it wasn't the best we'd had. When we'd ordered the food the place wasn't busy at all. We were left 30 minutes without any further interaction, even when we tried to make eye contact there was nothing, and when I said "could I have ..." one of the lads brought the bill over. I hadn't asked for the bill, we weren't even offered the dessert menu. I suggested that the owner/landlord be asked to come to our table. The man who appeared seemed slightly agitated and when I suggested he may like to pull up a chair I was told "I'm too busy cooking, what's up". I explained what had happened, he asked whether we'd been approached again after our initial conversation and I explained no. The attitude of the, I assume Manager, was he couldn't care less. There was no apology, he stormed off loudly telling the young lads that we wouldn't be paying. When we left it was like the tumble week moment and we were left in total disbelief at the experience and conversation we'd had. Customer service is certainly lacking along with the basic understanding of how to address a customer concern. It's such a shame as the place is in a beautiful area, could be really fantastic, but not one we'll return toMore

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 10 June 2023 via mobile

The staff greeted us straight away, two lovely friendly lads behind the bar, waiting on staff great too, the food was served in good time, it was delicious and there was plenty! One thing for me which made me rate this high was the plates...and bowls were hot, so many places serve food on cold plates which is not good! Overall such a friendly place to be, food amazing and staff excellentMore

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 29 April 2023 via mobile

Very friendly and attentive staff, good food, dog friendly. We were staying nearby on holiday and ate here 3 times. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 24 April 2023 via mobile

Just arrived in the area for a family holiday with my 87 year old mum. Great food, friendly service and very accommodating. Dog friendly too. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 15 April 2023

A truly well-hidden gem of a pub, proper local, and was always welcomed Warning you will most likely need to book a table, it gets busy! Food is all home made and has great portion sizes, drink choice is smaller then most pubs but you'll...find something suitable for all your needs!More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 12 March 2023 via mobile

Characterful comfortable pub with great home made menu , real fire and ambience for visitors. Bus stop near for Whitby and Robin Hoods Bay. Walked from pub to Whitby and lots of walks in area. Bus back was easy . Pub breakfast good with home...made options such as omelettes and different eggs with smoked salmon and with delicious bread toasted. Usual full English available. We took our own non dairy milk as none available. To be fair we did not ask in advance for non dairy milk. The veg and coconut curry was home made and delicious with pepper, squash and parsnip. The most delicious veg curry I have ever had and I have had many ! Quiet at night and no street lights so great sleep ! Highly recommend if you want to walk, visit Whitby etc but not stay there and have a quiet escape !More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Yes there is. They are extremely accommodating. They do smaller portions of Sunday lunch which is available to anyone and particularly helpful for older people with a smaller appetite. The only smaller bit is less... More
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