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The Wheatsheaf Inn

Handsome pub at the centre of the community

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Open all year

This modest old pub is very popular with fishermen, as the River Esk runs along at the foot of the hill, and is a big draw for fly-fishers in particular. The pub sits back from the wide main road and it would be easy to drive past it, but that would be a mistake as the welcoming main bar is cosy and traditional, with low beams, dark green walls and comfy settles. The menu offers sandwiches, soup and hot focaccia rolls at lunchtime, as well as a range of light lunches, including mixed mushroom risotto; and fish stew. In the evening, the supper menu might include a starter of pan-fried duck liver with mushrooms and bacon on toast, and main courses such as beef Stroganoff; or Brazil nut and cranberry nut roast. There's a locals' bar too, but it only holds about a dozen people, so get there early.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Days closed: Monday
  • Opening times: 11.30-3 5.30-11.30 (Saturday 11.30-11.30 Sunday 11.30-11)
  • Lunch: Tuesday to Sunday 12-2
  • Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday 6-8.30

Food and drink

  • Real ales available: Black Sheep Best Bitter and Golden Sheep, John Smith's, Timothy Taylor Landlord, guest ales
  • Real ciders: Thatchers Gold

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu

Getting here

Off A169, north-west of Grosmont

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