We like to try different pubs/restaurants on our holidays and some recent guests at the cottage that we stayed at had mentioned the Wheatsheaf and recommended booking. So we called up for a 7:30 meal and were told that 7:30 had gone but 7:00 or 7:15 was OK, so we went for the 7:15 slot. We got there at 7:15 and then ended up waiting in the bar until just past 8, so I'd had a couple of beers before going through to the restaurant area and wasn't best pleased with the wait - although the draft beer was good and they obviously take care of it. But the meal was very, very good. Choice of courses is 'limited' - about 7 or 8 of each - but that usually means that they are all pretty good and that was definitely the case here. I had the best chicken and bacon pie with chips that I've ever had. The pie had obviously been cooked to order rather than stuck in a tureen and heated up and the chunky chips were properly deep fried rather than 'oven chips' or 'fries'. My wife had a meal off the specials board - Chicken Normandie - which was also beautifully cooked and the accompanying vegetables were also freshly cooked. For dessert we split a selection of 3 mini dishes and they were also freshly prepared and were very good. The meal was excellent and very reasonably priced. A nice little pub which the locals obviously use for drining - and eating! I would recommend eating here if you want a change from Whitby.
- Also Known As:
- The Wheatsheaf Hotel Egton
- The Wheatsheaf Inn Egton, North Yorkshire