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Sandsend Pubs, Guide to The Best Pubs in Sandsend

After a long day out exploring the North York Moors and getting your steps up, why not enjoy a pint in one of these excellent Sandsend pubs? After all, you deserve it!

Sandsend is one of the most idyllic villages on the North Yorkshire Coast, perfect for trips away to enjoy the seaside as well as the beautiful surrounding countryside. In this article, we’re going to highlight 4 of our favourite pubs in Sandsend.

The Stiddy

The Stiddy Pub in Sandsend

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Travellers looking for a traditional village pub in Sandsend will love The Stiddy. Wood beamed ceilings, a set of traditional old-style sash windows and a tiled floor give the interior a defining character that is commonly lost by many modern refurbishments. 

This pub used to be called “The Red Lion” which may cause confusion if you find yourself asking local people for directions. It opened originally in the early 1800s as a coaching house that welcomed weary travellers making their way down the coast. It has been recently refurbished but has maintained many of its most favourable charms from the past. Behind the bar, adventurous drinkers will be pleased to find a pleasing array of real cask ales to choose from. As the Stiddy sits on the A174, just 3.5 miles North of Whitby, it’s a great place to head to after a day of exploring.

St. Oswald’s Church is just a short walk away from the comforts of The Stiddy. This old church dates back to the Anglo Saxon period and features original stonework architecture that has been maintained since medieval times. Sandsend & the stunning Jurassic North Yorkshire coastline is just a short drive down the Lythe Bank. Go north and you’ll be greeted by the picturesque hills of the North York Moors. Hikers and cyclists will adore this national park for its glorious long walking paths and stunning natural beauty.

The Hart Inn

The Hart Inn pub in Sandsend

The Hart Inn is just by the bridge and is dog-friendly. On good summer days, The Hart Inn has a garden at the side where guests are welcome to enjoy views of the beach while they sip away.

Many would consider The Hart Inn a real village pub thanks to its traditional interior, stone floor and wooden beams. Those that like real ale will be keen to try a pint of Black Sheep Best Bitter or Old Speckled Hen. Where The Hart Inn really stands out is with its food. The menu is filled with interesting dishes such as mackerel pâté, salt and pepper squid, dressed crab, and generously sized burgers.

This pub welcomes guests to eat at the bar but there’s also a very relaxing dining room upstairs for those that prefer a table. If you’re hitting the beach at Sandsend, this is the place to take a break!

Tides Cafe

You can’t really get a location better than this! Beachside with the most beautiful views of Whitby. After opening in 2010 and starting out as a beach hut kiosk, Tides have gone from strength to strength and is now a beautiful spacious beachside cafe and shop that is also fully licensed to serve alcohol. They are dog friendly and have both indoor and outdoor seating.

Tides Cafe in Sandsend

The menu here may not be mega extensive but we can promise whatever you choose will be absolutely delicious. They serve espresso-based coffees, incredible fresh wood-fired pizzas, breakfast sandwiches, a range of cold snacks, and locally made cakes. Their shop sells beach goods and beach inflatables.

Tides Pizza

Fancy an ice cream? of course, you do! They also have a large selection of dairy ice creams made in Yorkshire. 16 flavours to choose from! Tides Cafe is the perfect place to fill up and relax after a day of having fun and exploring the beach.

The Beach Hotel & Bar

The Beach Hotel & Bar at Sandsend

The Beach Hotel is located on the seafront at Sandsend, just a few miles north of Whitby. The hotel is family-run and has recently been refurbished. While not strictly one of the pubs in Sandsend, the bar is fully licensed which means a great selection of ales and all your favourites can be found here. Pets are welcome too which is a huge plus!

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