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The Forresters Arms Inn

Sturdy coaching inn with hearty food

At a glance

Bar menu
Beer festival
Open all year

Next door to the famous Robert Thompson craft carpentry workshop, The Forresters Arms has fine examples of his early work, with the distinctive trademark mouse evident in both bars. A sturdy stone-built former coaching inn still catering for travellers passing close by the famous White Horse of Kilburn on the North York Moors, it has log fires, cask ales and good food. Dishes include starters such as deep-fried brie with Kilburn chutney, and smoked chicken and roasted pepper salad; then there'll be mains like steak and ale pie, and game casserole with horseradish dumplings. There's also a specials board and a selection of lunchtime sandwiches and snacks.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 9am-11pm
  • Lunch: Monday to Friday 12-3 (out of season 12-2.30), Saturday to Sunday all day
  • Dinner: all week 6-9 (out of season 6-8)

Food and drink

  • Real ales available: John Smith's Cask, Wharfe Bank White Horse Blonde, guest ales
  • Real ciders: Addlestones, Westons Stowford Press

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Beer festival


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


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar

Getting here

From Thirsk take A170, after 3 miles turn right signed Kilburn. At Kilburn Road junction, turn right, inn on left in village square

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