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Fox & Hounds Country Inn

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AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu

This friendly, 18th-century coaching inn on the edge of the North York Moors is run by resident proprietors Andrew and Catherine Stephens. In the wood-panelled bar, under oak beams and, depending on the temperature, warmed by a double-sided log-burner called Big Bertha, a pint of Copper Dragon Best, or Black Sheep Special, could be waiting, or maybe a rarely encountered whisky. Making full use of locally farmed produce, light lunches (except Sundays) and early suppers (except Saturdays) include smoked haddock, spring onion mash, roast chorizo and poached egg; outdoor-reared roast pork belly, black pudding and apple potato cake, Savoy cabbage and gravy; or a variety of omelettes. The main menu might list warm pheasant terrine, smoked bacon jam and celeriac purée to start, then a seafood platter; or chicken, mushroom and parmesan cobbler, purple sprouting broccoli for a main course; and to finish, dark chocolate and cherry cheesecake. Turn right along the village street past the village green to an ancient packhorse bridge over the gentle River Seven (yes, Seven).

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Opening hours

  • Closed: 25-27 Dec
  • Open all week
  • Opening times: 12-2 5.30-11 (Sat 12-2 6-11 Sun 12-2.30 5.30-10.30)
  • Lunch opening: all wk 12-2
  • Dinner opening: Mon-Fri 5.30-9, Sat 6.30-9, Sun 5.30-8.30

Food and drink

  • Real ales: Copper Dragon Best Bitter, Black Sheep
  • Real ciders: Thatchers Gold

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

3m W of town, off A170 between Pickering & Helmsley

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