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“Great start for new owners” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Coachman Inn Restaurant

The Coachman Inn Restaurant
Ranked #65 of 353 Restaurants in Scarborough
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$19 - US$31
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Coachman Inn Snainton, is a destination restaurant and bar with rooms beautifully located on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors between Pickering & Scarborough. You will feel relaxed and at home in this historic Grade II listed Georgian Inn, steeped in coaching heritage. Built in 1776 and now sympathetically incorporating modern comforts, The Coachman Inn is the perfect retreat; the ideal base for exploring the North York Moors National Park the historic City of York and the stunning Yorkshire Coast and towns of Whitby and Scarborough. We take great pride in sourcing the best of the marvelous local procuce from the surrounding areas and creating food that we are sure you will enjoy, our Executive chef David Spencer has a lifetime of experience and has previously held two rosettes from the AA for 25 years works very closely with Head Chef Peter Gibson and the owner of the Coachman Inn Ian Rae who is also a Chef with many years of cooking under his belt to constantly create and innovate for your pleasure, whilst Carol Rae takes charge of the front of house team to ensure you are given the best possible service the moment you step through our front door.
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57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
“Great start for new owners”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014

We called in last night for a meal (6 of us) the ambiance was superb and the staff (the owner was our server) were great and very helpful. The Exec. chef is the joint owner and he took time to explain what we were going to eat. The food was superb, tasty and cooked to perfection. If it carries on like this it will be a great success.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank headgreenkeeper
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AnnaC1911, Owner at The Coachman Inn Restaurant, responded to this review, 27 May 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to provide some feedback. Glad you enjoyed your meal and hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Anna and Kevin
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Hull
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Refreshing Change”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2014

This is now under a new manager who is also the chef and it is long awaited for. I have eaten here four times as the food is creative and scrumptious. There is a good varied selection and the menu changes from one week to another. The pea and ham soup starter is a must as well as the scotch egg these sound very basic but the taste and imagination gone into these are superb. You must try the Ox Cheek and Tongue meal as well as the Ox tail on colcannon, very nice. You must must try the local steaks that will get them taste buds revived. Lots of other delights using locally grown produce. There is a restaurant room in the back which is a bit chintzy and needs updating and the pub bar needs a coat of paint but remember these new owners have only just moved in. The staff and the chef are very friendly and the atmosphere is great in here. You have got to try this it is the best for miles around in this area.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AnnHull
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AnnaC1911, Owner at The Coachman Inn Restaurant, responded to this review, 27 May 2014
Thanks for your super feedback. Glad you enjoyed the food. The Scotch Egg is one of my favorites too. Hope to see you soon, Kind regards Kevin
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N.Yorks
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A thoroughly enjoyable evening.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014 via mobile

Not having visited The Coachman since before Christmas
we noticed some changes on arrival. The lounge area was gone and dining tables -all occupied - filled the space.We were shown to our table in the main restaurant -the last remaining one.There was a lovely buzzy atmosphere. Drinks & menus were quickly brought .
The menu offered what appeared to be usual pub grub.
The reality was very different Excellent ingredients imaginatively served.Perfectly timed Hake was impressive. A good well-priced wine list added to the experience.Several tables were relaid as diners left.
The new owners have achieved a great dealcin a short time.They take the time to speak with all their guests. They are very committed & deserve to do well.
We shall certainly return.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Intrepidtraveller92
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AnnaC1911, Owner at The Coachman Inn Restaurant, responded to this review, 6 May 2014
Thank you for your lovely review and feedback. We do hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards Kev and Anna Cooper
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“New owners but not a patch on the old Coachman Inn”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014

We've just returned from the Coachman after having a meal there for my birthday. We have been on many occasions and loved the food and the place however tonight the food was mediocre at best. My husband asked for steak cooked medium it came medium rare we sent it back only for it to be cooked exactly the same. We were very disappointed with the atmosphere and little things like no steak knife was brought or a call back half way through the meal to ask us how our food was. We will not be returning ever to the Coachman.

  • Visited May 2014
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AnnaC1911, Owner at The Coachman Inn Restaurant, responded to this review, 6 May 2014
So sorry your meal and service wasn't up to our normal standard. We do pride ourselves on providing first class food and service and we do hope you will come back to give us another chance. in the meantime thanks for your valuable feedback. Kind Regards Kev and Anna Cooper
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“Definitely going the right way....”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2014 via mobile

Pleasant welcome in lively local bar area. Bedroom nice enough with good appointments. Could do with water glasses rather than floppy plastic cups.
Dinner was the real surprise....imaginative dishes, most skilfully prepared and carefully served from quality local products, combine to make a great dining experience. Interesting reasonable wine list. Large portion sizes obviously cater for demanding local palates! The dinner, bed and breakfast deal represents excellent value for money. Lovely breakfast.
The new owners have extensive experience in the hospitality industry and it shows. They deserve to succeed. Would make a great relaxing base for the major York race meetings well away from the horsey hordes!

Visited April 2014
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AnnaC1911, Owner at The Coachman Inn Restaurant, responded to this review, 16 April 2014
Thanks for the constructive feedback. Totally agree and we will be putting glasses in all guest rooms. Thanks for all your positive comments on the food and service and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards Kev and Anna
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