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The Postgate Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Egton Bridge B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 14 August 2014

We recently spent one night at the Postgate Inn and it was a perfect choice. The room was really comfortable and had everything we needed. We also ate at the inn and enjoyed our meals especially the fantastic white chocolate crème brúlée. The setting is great and we took advantage of this with a couple of walks.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

Stayed here for 3 nights starting 8th August and can only say how brilliant the place was.Arrived late but it was no problem from the excellent owners to keep the kitchen open for us.The food is not your normal pub fayre but high class cuisine and was out of this world.The drinks were good as was breakfast.Rooms lovely and big and very clean.Railway station right outside with trains to Whitby.No problems with noise as only 4 a day each way.Thoroughly recommend this place for a long weekend.

Andy Cannock Wood

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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with friends
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2  Thank ANDY J
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

My wife and I stayed here with two other couples as part of our Coast To Coast walk. The email communication during the booking process was a bit hit & miss – but our rooms were there when we arrived so it was all good.
We arrived at 3.05pm and the sign said “Closed from 3.00-6.30pm.” However, Mark was sitting outside and immediately opened the bar for us while our rooms were readied and then we settled straight in.
The Postgate Inn is a small, old pub with heaps of charm and character. Despite this, our rooms were fantastic and had beautiful en-suites all of which seemed fairly recently renovated and were spotlessly clean.
We found out that Mark was cooking the dinners on his own as the other chef was off sick. Nothing personal Mark, but our expectations dropped because although you’re a great bloke – you don’t quite fit the image of your typical gourmet chef. We had fantastic meals all along the coast to coast – maybe this was going to be our first dud.
Quite the contrary! All our meals were magnificent. Those of us who had the slow roasted lamb and mint mashed potato unanimously voted this the best meal they had in England! I had fish and chips – managed to eat half – and that was the lightest batter I’ve ever eaten! Our table was by the kitchen door – and top class meals came out as if on a conveyor belt all night.
Despite working until late, Shelley & Mark opened the kitchen an hour early for us the next morning because we had a really long final day on the track and they knew we wanted to get an early start.
The Postgate Inn was not the cheapest place we stayed (or ate) but it was worth every penny.
I’d stay there again in a heartbeat!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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7  Thank Placebo
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Reviewed 9 August 2014

We've been to the Postgate many times over the last 18 years but have not been able to get there for a while for many reasons. We didn't stay there as a hotel, we went specifically for a meal.
We had intended to visit another day on our recent trip to the area, but we went to two other places first and found them to be closed on a Monday teatime. Their loss. We ventured down to the Postgate and had a warm welcome. A table was found straight away and we had a drink whilst we waited for the kitchen to open at 6.30. Our order was taken and we knew that they cook everything to order so we were prepared to wait a little while.
My wife had slow roasted shoulder of lamb and she was delighted with it. Well cooked and tender served on a bed of mash, with a side plate of vegetables. I had a medium/rare sirloin steak which was beautiful, served with hand cut chips and peas. Both meals were excellent and we actually left a little as we were full.
Black Sheep bitter on the bar was well kept and 'just right' and we were delighted that Shelly, the landlady, recognised us as people who had visited before :-) That personal touch adds to the experience.
Prices are higher than most, but this is balanced with the quality of the food and the fact that there is no at-table menu, it's all written on small blackboards on a wall around the old Aga at one end of the main room. This helps to provide an ever changing menu of excellent dishes,. We've never been disappointed here.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 August 2014

We stumbled on this handsome looking pub whilst driving through the Esk Valley. It sits near the local church and next to the railway in an idyllic location. There is a comprehensive menu written on a blackboard. The lunch menu, on another board is shorter. We had the Moules Marinieres and my wife had the Botham Steak Stottie. Both were excellent. The mussels were plump and well cooked in a creamy garlic sauce. Probably the best I've had in this country. The steak melted in the mouth. The beers are good too. They are welcoming to dogs and even brought out a dog bowl with water and ICE for our four legged friend. The only negative was the nagging feeling that it was all a bit over-priced. £2 for a sparkling water and £3.90 for a beer is excessive. London prices. It would get 5 stars if it wasn't for this.

Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank Renoir H
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Reviewed 8 August 2014

Great host and chef, very comfortable Queen size bed and the food was superb. Our bed had been broken the night before (kids jumping from bunk bed onto it) but they had a new frame and mattress ordered (and delivered whilst we were enjoying a nice pint of beer in the garden) in time for a lovely nights sleep.
Tony & Kate

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

The food here is off the scale for pub food, what an imaginative menu ! Very generous portions and perfectly cooked plentiful vegetables. Mark the owner/chef was lovely. Still a good drinking pub for locals..

Room Tip: Didn't stay, just came for dinner
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Lesley S
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Address: Egton Bridge, North York Moors National Park YO21 1UX, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > North York Moors National Park > Egton Bridge
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Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Egton Bridge
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
The Postgate Hotel Whitby
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