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At a glance

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

One of North Yorkshire's renowned village greens fronts this attractive brick-built pub. A duck pond, grazing Highland cattle and England's tallest maypole take the eye here, whilst behind the pub is a tranquil beer garden, fringed by a vegetable and flower garden. The Grade II listed building is around 220 years old and has an airy, contemporary interior and a snug bar where beers brewed in the village take pride of place. Real fires blaze and fresh flowers are dotted here and there; the walls are hung with paintings of the champion Victorian racehorse after which the pub is named. The team of chefs has an uncompromising passion for local sourcing; the result is a thoughtful dining choice including a fixed-price daytime menu and seasonally adjusted evening carte. A starter may be king scallops and chicken wings with cauliflower couscous; mains could be seared mackerel fillet or venison Wellington with braised ox cheek and roasted ceps, finishing with apple crumble.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Days closed: Mon
  • Opening times: 12-3 5.30-11 (Sat all day Sun 12-6)
  • Lunch opening: Wed-Sat 12-3, Sun 12-6
  • Dinner opening: Tue-Sat 5.30-9, Sun 12-6

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • 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

Facilities

  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required

Children

  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu

Dogs

  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

From A59 between York & Harrogate follow Nun Monkton signs. Pub 2m on right

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