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Wombwell Arms

Enjoyable home cooking in friendly family-run village inn

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Open all year

In the shadow of the Hambleton Hills, this white-painted village pub dates from the 17th century and was built using stones from the ruins of nearby Byland Abbey. One of the two oak-beamed, flagstone-floored bars has a huge inglenook fireplace, the other a wood-burning stove, and the atmosphere is relaxed and informal; popular with locals, walkers and cyclists, all can be found here enjoying a pint of Helmsley Yorkshire Legend. Modern British meals with a South African twist are prepared from high quality produce – sourced locally as far as possible. There’s a great selection of sandwiches at lunchtime and for dinner choose one of the Wombwell classics – steak, mushroom and Guinness pie; or try their South African bobotie – a mild and fruity curry with mango chutney. Leave room for one of the comforting home-made desserts, or a plate of local cheeses.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Opening times: 12-3 6-11 (Saturday 12-11 Sunday 12-10.30)
  • Lunch opening: Monday to Friday 12-2, Friday to Saturday 12-2.30, Sunday 12-3
  • Dinner opening: Monday to Thursday 6-8.30, Friday to Saturday 6-9, Sunday 6-7.30

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Real ales: Helmsley Yorkshire Legend, guest ales

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


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


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar

Getting here

From A1 take A168 to A19 junction. Take York exit, then left after 2.5 miles, left at Coxwold to Ampleforth. Wass 2 miles

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