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Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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All reviews steak pudding pie pork fish and chips the pub sunday lunch lovely meal large portions first class booked a table starters theakstons specials homemade
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just enjoyed a delicious dinner at this country pub. Looked forward to the Yorkshire pudding starter & it didn’t disappoint, delicious! We followed with the gammon & scampi which were very tasty & big portions. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend. Decent value for money.,

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 18 February 2024

My partner and I have just returned from the Carlton Inn,a pub that we have visited on numerous occasions without having any problems at all and have always found the food and service to be fine on every occasion. Today the pub was busy when...we visited at five o’clock but it would appear there were only two male members of staff who were looking after the bar,taking the orders, serving the meals and clearing up the tables afterwards.we ordered our meals one being a Roast chicken dinner and the other being Pork loin.The main meals arrived followed shortly after with “veg” and leeks in a cheese sauce. To be perfectly honest we were dumbstruck by the “veg”We were unable to decide whether it was fruit or veg!!! My partner thought it was plums and apricots cut up alongside something else.I thought it was cooked beetroot,parsnip and something else.We. could only determine this from actually eating it..We came to the conclusion that it was carrots,turnip and beetroot but we wouldn’t have bet on it.We ordered desserts being ice cream which was fine and Apple crumble with custard.I’m afraid to say the “hot”Apple crumble left a lot to be desired as it was cold .After having such enjoyable meals here in the past it has put doubts in our minds about any further visits.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 16 February 2024 via mobile

Our regular go to Pub for the last few years, the last tenants decided to leave rather unexpectedly, however the original owners are now running the business. AlI I can say is what was always a very good meal, has only got better plus the...addition of a specials board so more choice. We went on the 14th as they had a Valentine Sharing Platter on the menu for £35:00, photo below. It did not disappoint and was delicious and well presented , the place was busy, but service was excellent. The only negative comment my wife made was that her favourite Breaded Brie was no longer on the starter options but plenty of other choices. We shall be back.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 5 February 2024

Rarely do I write reviews , particularly for restaurants/ pub food as it's usually a negative experience and would take too much time, however, at 66 years of age this was one of the best Sunday lunches I've ever had. Cooked to perfection, homemade everything,...beautifully presented veg served separately, lovely pub and excellent service, complimented by smartly dressed serving staff, a rarity nowadays. I just suggested that customers prefer to put their own gravy on. Other than that, faultless, if only the place wasn't over two hours away!!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 26 December 2023

We travel from Harrogate regularly to thoroughly enjoy Sunday lunch at The Carlton . Yesterday we had Christmas lunch, everything was exceptionally outstanding, menu ,food, presentation, service, atmosphere. Thank you to Catherine, James, Connie and the team. The best Christmas lunch we have ever experienced...and hopefully will repeat in 2024.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 10 December 2023

My husband and I quite often visit the Carlton inn for Sunday lunch and enjoy it every time however this time they had out done themselves. As soon as we arrived we were greeted by a roaring fire and a welcoming warm atmosphere. I had...roast beef and my husband had turkey both were perfectly cooked and the cauliflower cheese was to die for. Keep up the good work highly recommend.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 22 September 2023

We've been meaning to try this pub for a while and people speak highly of it however our experience sadly wasn't great. A lovely looking traditional pub inside and out. We went for dinner midweek and there were a handful of tables occupied. Nachos were...good however the 'wood-fired cheesy garlic bread' was no such thing and when it arrived was clearly a very average frozen margarita pizza...I opted for the Lasagne with side salad and chips- the lasagne was soooo sweet and had little to no other flavour, the salad consisted of x2 very small baby gem lettuce leaves with some cucumber, raw onion however the chips were lovely. My other half had the pie- which was OK- the gravy let it down- again strange flavour and didn't look very home made. Sadly the drinks didn't make up for the lacking food as the signs outside suggested Theakstons might be present and the pump at the bar suggested it would be too but alas it wasn't on and the choice of other local beer was lacking. On the plus side staff were attentive and service efficient. All in all we weren't blown away as much as we strive to support local pubs we will not be returning sadly, not even for a drink.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 9 July 2023

We went to The Carlton Inn for lunch today and were really impressed. The food was all good quality, with large portions and good value for money. They had excellent gluten free options for all 3 courses and the gluten free sticky toffee pudding was...fantastic. A large parking area at the rear of the pub made parking easy. The staff were friendly and helpful, and I'd recommend this Inn to anyone looking for an excellent Sunday lunch. Thank you.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 28 June 2023 via mobile

The Carlton Inn is a gem. Friendly staff and a warm welcome. The food is restaurant standard served in relaxed surroundings. Plenty of room and suitable for anyone with mobility issues. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 30 April 2023

fantastic place in a lovely village. booked a table with the dog and was made to feel at home straight away. plenty go locals in but all were friendly. staff were good, it was one persons first day and they did a great job. we...happened to go on steak night and took advantage of this offer. and the steaks were brilliant, the quantity and attention to detail in the onion ring stack was a good touch. even had pudding and coffee which again was great value and quality. ended with a walk around the village. would highly recommendMore

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 23 April 2023 via mobile

Called in for lunch on a wet Saturday. The pub was empty when we arrived but we took notice of Tripadvisor reviews and took a table. We were not disappointed. The draft beer from Maxim Brewery was superb and the food was beyond expectations. Could...not wish for a better quality of a pub lunch. More tables became occupied and the atmosphere was good with no music and people having conversations. Well worth a visit.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 11 April 2023 via mobile

Popped in with my family on the off chance while staying at a local camp site, we received a warm welcome and were shown quickly to a table. We ordered a selection of mains and deserts all of which were excellent, homemade and plentiful, the...beer battered haddock was super tasty! The children's meal were particularly good value, again all homemade with large portion sizes. The staff were attentive, friendly and efficient. I wouldn't hesitate in returning the next time we are in the area and highly reccomend it to others looking for good quality, home cooked food with excellent service.More

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

Brilliant and good value for money, Good service, friendly and efficient. Will defiantly be returning :) Thank you very much

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 3 March 2023 via mobile

We went last night for Thursday night steak night. Not for the first time. Lovely steaks with the usual trimmings. Friendly staff and lovely cold beer. Always exceptionally clean. Could not ask for anything more. Definitely worth a try.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 6 December 2022

Visited on Friday 2nd December at 7-15pm. Bar was packed, but we were shown to our table quickly and efficiently. Both the wife and I decided upon the turkey roast, which was absolutely brilliant! Huge portion and great value. Service was excellent and after a...dreadful journey from 'down south' got our weekend off to a tremendous start. Highly recommended!More

Date of visit: December 2022
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