Stylishly refurbished village pub with spacious rooms, real ales and highly regarded food; lodge-style bedrooms
Good Pub Guide Recommended
In a picturesque small village on the edge of the moors, this friendly pub was once a carpenter's workshop. The opened-up bars are spacious and relaxed with dark beams and joists, candlelight and fresh flowers, stools against the panelled counter where they keep Black Sheep Best, Timothy Taylors Boltmaker and a seasonal guest beer on handpump, around 20 wines by the glass and 18 malt whiskies, and a mix of chairs and tables on big flagstones or carpet. There's also a snug seating area with tartan armchairs in front of a double-sided woodburning stove. The red-walled dining room has a mix of antique and country kitchen chairs around scrubbed tables, and the walls throughout are hung with traditional prints, local pictures and maps; background music. There are seats and tables on a raised decked terrace overlooking the landscaped garden and picnic-sets at the front. The ultra-modern, well equipped bedrooms come with a drying wardrobe for wet days and a log-effect gas fire they make a good base for both short walks and long-distance hikes (the Cleveland Way is in the locality); dogs are welcome. This is part of the Provenance Inns group.
Good Pub Guide Food
Good inventive food using local produce includes sandwiches, chicken liver and mushroom parfait, marinated goats cheese with tomato, fine bean and lemon dressing, smoked duck breast with celeriac rémoulade, apple and black pudding, burger with toppings, onion rings and chips, herb-crusted free-range chicken with pea risotto and baby leeks, bass with fennel and caper salad and sauce vierge, first-class steaks with a choice of sauce, and puddings such as sticky toffee pudding with cinder toffee ice-cream and caramel sauce and glazed lemon tart with raspberry sorbet; they also offer an early-bird menu (5.30-6.45pm Sun-Fri).
Good Pub Guide Information
in: Dogs Bar, Dogs Bedrooms