Best Pubs near Runswick Bay

There's nothing quite like a British pub. A pub in the UK isn't just about the booze.

It's a place where the locals can catch up with their neighbours, play a game of darts or pool, and enjoy a refreshing pint or two. Many pubs also serve up tasty grub with popular dishes including fish and chips, steak and ale pie, and a classic Sunday roast.

With a charming harbour, traditional red brick buildings, and a historic stone wall that lines the coastline, Runswick Bay is a picture perfect fishing village. It’s here that you will find a collection of local independent shops and cafes. This idyllic town is also situated just a 20 minute drive from the popular seaside resort of Whitby, and just five minutes from the gorgeous town of Staithes.

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When it comes to finding a pub in and around Runswick Bay, there are some great options to choose from. In this guide we will show you some of our favourite pubs near Runswick Bay.

The Runswick Bay Hotel

Runswick Bay Hotel

Located in the centre of Runswick Bay, this hotel is home to a popular local bar. It is located just five minutes from the beach offering wonderful sea views. In the pub you will find plenty of space to rest your feet after a long scenic walk along the seafront. The bar serves a great selection of beer, wine, and spirits. There is also a menu of British favourites including Whitby Breaded Scampi, and a Beef and Guinness Stew.

Phone: +44 1947 841010

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Badger Hounds

Badger Hounds

Located nearby in Saltburn, the Badger Hounds is a lovely gastropub. Set within a cosy lounge, the pub invites dogs to chill with their owner. It is just a three minute drive or a 21 minute walk from Runswick Bay’s beautiful town centre. There are plenty of sofas and armchairs in the bar area, and a separate restaurant serving delicious seasonal fayre. All the meat on the menu is from R Lyth & Son in Hinderwell, and the bread is ordered from a local bakery in Runswick Bay. Main dishes include a pot roast chicken, steak and chips, and seared salmon fillet.

Phone: +44 1947 841730

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Address: 39 High Street, Hinderwell, Saltburn-by-the-sea, TS13 5JX

Brown Cow

For a traditional British pub experience, the Brown Cow is one of the best options. Located in Saltburn on Sea, this charming pub is popular with both locals and visitors alike. Sit down by the open fireplace and taste a local ale. The Brown Cow is a dog friendly pub, great after a long walk with your canine friend. Expect a friendly service with a typical Yorkshire charm. The pub also serves up some wholesome specialities including sausage, mash, and peas. Enquire for the pub’s popular events including gin tasting, bingo, karaoke, and various competitions.

Phone: +44 1947 840694

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Address: 55 High St, Hinderwell, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, TS13 5ET

The Cliffemount Hotel Runswick Bay

Cliffemount Hotel

Set within a modern building in Runswick Bay, the Cliffemount Hotel offers a stylish alternative to the usual British pubs. The Cliffemount Hotel offers panoramic sea views along with a whole range of activities including yoga, fossil searching, and painting. Within the hotel you will find a trendy bar that is open to guests and visitors alike. With indoor and outdoor seating, guests can enjoy idyllic views overlooking the bay. The bar and restaurant welcome families of all ages and serves lots of tasty snacks and comfort food.

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Address: Bank Top Ln, Runswick Bay, Saltburn-by-the-Sea TS13 5JF

Fox & Hounds

Nestled just a short drive from Runswick Bay, the Fox & Hounds is an historic inn and country pub. Located in the beautiful North York Moors, the property dates back to 1555 and still contains original features to this day. The pub is set around a welcoming stone fireplace and serves a variety of cask beer and carefully selected wine. The bar stocks top quality Yorkshire ales along with a selection of international favourites. You can also get cider, wine, and spirits, while designated drivers can choose from a brilliant selection of non-alcoholic wine and gin. The bar at Fox & Hounds is open for drink between 11am and 11pm Monday – Saturday, and until 10:30pm on Sundays.

Phone: +44 1287 660218

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Address: The Fox & Hounds, 45 Brook Lane, Ainthorpe, Whitby, YO21 2LD

Cod & Lobster Inn

Situated directly in the picturesque harbour of Staithes, just under 10 minutes drive from Runswick Bay, is the Cod & Lobster Inn. This traditional pub has been a local favourite since its establishment. It’s actually positioned so close to the sea that it has been hit by the waves on three occasions – don’t worry though as the last time this happened was in 1955. Come rain or shine, the Cod & Lobster Inn offers one of the best pub views in the area. Watch the boats sail by as you sip on a nice cold pint of beer. Fill up on staple dinner items including beer battered fish & chips, veg chilli, and jacket potatoes. There are also a range of locally sourced seafood dishes including kebabs and pasta. Finish it all off with warm sticky toffee pudding accompanied by friendly banter and a laid back ambience.

Phone: +44 1947 840330

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Address: 61 High St, Staithes, Saltburn-by-the-Sea TS13 5DF

The Royal George Staithes

Royal George

Another Staithes favourite, the Royal George is the pride and joy of the Royal George Hotel. The hotel is conveniently positioned in the heart of the historic fishing village. This pub has a real community atmosphere with a weekly pub quiz on Friday nights. Bring a team and test your general knowledge, or just turn up and join some of the regulars instead. Offering a prime position, just 100 yards from the seafront, guests can expect captivating views and fresh fish dishes. Tuck into a good old crab sandwich or try the pub’s famous steak and ale pies. The Royal George has received a lot of positive feedback from well regarded food critics so we recommend trying its menu. Set within a cottage, the pub is particularly cosy in winter thanks to its traditional coal fires. This place is also great for those on a budget with homemade dishes for under £10.

Phone: +44 1947 841432

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Address: The Royal George Hotel, High Street, Staithes, Saltburn-By-The-Sea, Cleveland, TS13 5BH

The Captain Cook Inn B&B Staithes

Captain Cook Inn

The Captain Cook Inn is a fairly lively place to go for real ale and good old fashioned pub grub. Perched at the top of Staithes, here you will enjoy wonderful views of this charming fishing village – a perfect spot to watch the sun go down behind its quaint whitewashed buildings. Along with a lovely bar, the inn also has nine spacious guest rooms, ideal for those travelling through North Yorkshire. Of course, the pub also welcomes residents of Staithes with a specials board that is always changing. There is food to suit all dietary requirements with homemade specialities that include a classic prawn salad, using locally sourced seafood. When it comes to real ale, this pub is the place to go. They always have five ales on tap, that change regularly, while the house ale is specially brewed for the Captain Cook Inn by the nearby North Yorkshire Brewery. There is a great buzz in the bar thanks to the inn’s programme of live music and regular events.

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Address: 60 Staithes Ln, Staithes, Saltburn-by-the-Sea TS13 5AD

The Stiddy Pub in Sandsend
The Stiddy; one of the excellent pubs in Sandsend

The Stiddy

Positioned in the thriving town of Whitby, The Stiddy is located right next to a family camping ground. Surrounded by the rolling green hills of the North York Moors National Park, this traditional pub is a great place to admire the great outdoors in true Yorkshire style. Kick back in the outdoor seating area and sample local beer, cider, and spirits. Inside, the pub has an authentic village atmosphere with oak beams, large sash windows, and comfy armchairs. The cheery local atmosphere is best experienced at The Stiddy’s popular bingo style quiz that takes place every Sunday. The pub also serves up a sumptuous roast dinner of locally sourced meat and all the trimmings. There are also plenty of vegetarian options too.

Phone: +44 1947 893300

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Address: The Stiddy, High St, Whitby YO21 3RT

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