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Fox & Hounds Country Inn

Great country pub atmosphere with award-winning food

At a glance

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 Wainwright's, or Black Sheep Best, 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 partridge and chicken terrine, smoked bacon jam and watercress to start, then a local fillet of beef with dauphinoise, savoy cabbage, pancetta and red wine sauce; or roast halibut, parsley potato, king prawns and baby leeks for a main course; and to finish, white chocolate and bramble 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 December
  • Open all week
  • Opening times: 12-2 5.30-11 (Saturday 12-2 6-11 Sunday 12-2.30 5.30-10.30)
  • Lunch: all week 12-2
  • Dinner: Monday to Friday 5.30-9, Saturday 6.30-9, Sunday 5.30-8.30

Food and drink

  • Real ales available: Black Sheep Best Bitter, Marston's Wainwright
  • Real ciders: Thatchers Gold

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


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


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • High chairs
  • Baby change


  • Accessible toilets


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

3 miles west of town, off A170 between Pickering and Helmsley

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