Who doesn’t love a visit to the pub after a country walk? Goathland is perfect for just that, here’s our guide to pubs in Goathland
There is a selection of fine pubs in Goathland to enjoy a refreshing pint or a delicious meal after a walk across the moors. Here’s our handy guide to Goathland Pubs.
Goathland is a picturesque village within the boundaries of the North York Moors National Park. It is situated just 9 miles south of Whitby. Whilst most famous for being the village setting for the TV series Heartbeat, Goathland also is noted for its rich history.
Extending back to Viking times Goathland, possibly meaning, the good land became a spa town in the 19th century. It is now home to one of the railway stations at which the North York Moors steam train stops. Also nearby is the stunning Mallyan Spout waterfall which can be seen on many woodland walks.
The Goathland Hotel & Pub
The Goathland Hotel is a family run pub and hotel that was established in 1860. It has 7 en-suite rooms, a self-catering cottage, a lounge, 2 family rooms and a fabulous beer garden. This Goathland pub serves various hand pull ales, wines, spirits, soft drinks and over 16 malt whiskeys. A very good selection when you come to choose your nightcap. Dogs on leads are welcome and children are permitted in the family rooms. Food at the Goathland Hotel is available, the menu is varied including bread from local artisan bakeries and meats from the local butchers. You may also want to check out the special boards which change on a regular basis.
The Postgate Inn
The Postgate Inn which is also featured in the TV show Heartbeat as ‘The Black Dog’ is located in the village of Egton just 5 miles from Goathland. It too offers bed and breakfast accommodation, great food and a splendid beer garden. The accommodation consists of three en-suite rooms all with queen size beds, hospitality trays, and TVs. They are all pet and family-friendly as is the pub itself. They offer hearty pub classics and daily specials and change their menus on a seasonal basis.
The Horseshoe Hotel
The Horseshoe Hotel is located at Egton Bridge just 5 miles from Goathland. It offers a homely bar, snug restaurant and fabulous bed and breakfast accommodation. It is set in the heart of the North York Moors on the banks of the River Esk. Food at the Horseshoe Hotel is locally sourced and freshly made and can be enjoyed in their dining area, around the bar or outside. Accommodation available is either double or twin en-suite with TV and free wifi.
The Black Bull
The Black Bull serves great real ales. Details of their current guest and those to come can be found on their website. Interestingly, and differently, The Black Bull also offers an ‘ale to go’ service where you can have the ale of your choice decanted into a bottle for you to take away. Bottles are rented for a couple of pounds which is refunded when you return the bottle. The Black Bull also offers a food menu that has something for everyone. Traditional grills and steak and ale pies are offered for mains alongside vegetarian options available too.
The Board Inn
Situated in the village of Lealholm, The Board Inn dates back to 1742 and is full of charm and character. The Board Inn also serves real ciders and over 60 malt whiskeys. Food-wise everything they serve is homemade and sourced locally. In fact, the beef and lamb are sourced right on their doorstep as this pub has its own herds. They also home cure all their bacon and hams. Vegan, lactose intolerant and gluten-free options are available.
Outside the pub is a lovely terrace which can be used for fishing on the River Esk. They also hold BBQs and live music events here with dogs and children most welcome. Should you stay a little too late, accommodation is available. The Board Inn has 6 rooms within the pub and four-holiday cottages in the village. All rooms are en-suite with TVs and hospitality trays.
The Coach House Inn
Located at Rosedale Abbey the Coach House Inn is a member of CAMRA and serves all real ales from Yorkshire. Food is available every day and is all locally sourced and freshly prepared. They also offer a takeaway service which includes burgers, pizzas, fish and chicken dishes. The menu here is varied. They also have a small children’s menu with some dishes being available off the main menu as a smaller portion too.
The Wheatsheaf Inn
The Wheatsheaf Inn is a 19th-century pub situated just 6 miles from Goathland. It has three double rooms, a child’s bunk room and a holiday cottage for those looking for accommodation nearby. Two separate menus are offered here, one for lunch and one in the evening. The menu is varied and seasonal using fresh fish and game (when in season) together with locally grown vegetables. There is a comprehensive A La Carte menu together with a daily specials board.
The Arncliffe Arms
Located in Glaisdale just 7 miles from Goathland, The Arncliffe Arms is a traditional village pub first established in 1865. Located on the doorstep of the coast to coast walk, this pub is also just minutes from the famous beggar’s bridge where lovers Tom Ferres and Agnes Richardson were rumoured to have met. As a free house, this pub offers a large range of hand-pulled ales, draft beers, spirits, and wines. There are two separate menus for lunch and evening service. All food is locally sourced and freshly prepared. You can also stay at the Arncliffe Arms with 6 en-suite rooms being available.
The Inn On The Moor
The Inn On The Moor is a dog-friendly pub with rooms featuring an iconic custom made motorcycle at the centre of its bar. This striking focal point is a tribute and memorial to a local friend of the bar. Enjoy a hot meal in the restaurant or a cool beverage in the bar. The menu provides home-cooked food using fresh seasonal ingredients and in the bar, there is a selection of beers from breweries near and far, including wines and spirits from around the world.
Mallyan Spout Hotel
Mallyan Spout Hotel takes its name from the nearby waterfall, just a stone’s throw from the grounds and one of the main attractions to see during your stay in Goathland. The bar and restaurant are open to the public, so you need not stay at the hotel to enjoy these facilities. Famed for its Sunday roast, Mallyan Spout is a great place to relax after a long day walking across the stunning North York Moors.
Birch Hall Inn
The final pub in this Goathland pubs guide is the Birch Hall Inn at Beck Hole, situated just one mile from the village. It features not for its huge food menu or its wide drinks selection for it offers neither, but for itself! Birch Hall Inn is quite possibly the tiniest pub you will have ever seen! Here in these tiny surroundings, you can partake in a variety of real ales, hot drinks, butties, and pies. They are also famous for their homemade scones and beer cake.
Let us know in the comments if you have ever visited one of these Goathland pubs and what you thought. We love to hear about your experiences.
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