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Village pub going the extra mile for local sourcing

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Open all year
Garden
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: Wednesday to Saturday 12-3, Sunday 12-6
  • Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday 5.30-9, Sunday 12-6

Food and drink

  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales available: 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
  • Wedding receptions

Children

  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • High chairs

Accessibility

  • Accessible toilets

Dogs

  • 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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