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At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Open all year
Dog friendly

Located halfway between York and Harrogate, this Grade II listed pub overlooks a village green complete with duck pond, grazing cattle and England's tallest maypole. Inside, the pub has a contemporary interior and a snug bar where local beers like Yorkshire Heart Silverheart IPA take pride of place. Real fires blaze and the walls are hung with paintings of the champion Victorian racehorse after which the pub is named. The kitchen has an uncompromising passion for local sourcing; carpaccio of Yorkshire beef fillet with rocket, truffle and Parmesan could be followed by dukkah spiced lamb rump with smoked aubergine and quinoa tabbouleh. Behind the pub is a tranquil beer garden.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Days closed: Monday and Tuesday
  • Opening times: 12-3 5.30-11 (Saturday all day Sunday 12-6)
  • Lunch opening: Wednesday to Saturday 12-3, Sunday 12-6
  • Dinner opening: Tuesday to Saturday 5.30-9, Sunday 12-6

Food and drink

  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales: Timothy Taylor Landlord, Yorkshire Heart Silverheart IPA, weekly changing local ales
  • Real ciders: Rekorderlig, Westons Stowford Press

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Wedding receptions


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • High chairs


  • Accessible toilets


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

From A59 between York and Harrogate follow Nun Monkton signs. Pub 2 miles on right

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Main course from£13.50**Based on the average price of a main course *Minimum price of a main course meal
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