Pubs in Sandsend: Our Guide To The Best Pubs In Sandsend

Pubs in Sandsend
Pubs in Sandsend

After a long day out exploring the North Yorkshire Moors, why not enjoy a pint in one of these excellent Pubs in Sandsend?

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 3 of our favourite pubs in Sandsend that all visitors should aim to stop by. Let’s start with:

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

The Stiddy

Travellers looking for a traditional village pubs in Sandsend will love The Stiddy. It’s not too big, but isn’t exactly tiny. It doesn’t have too much of a modern feel and certainly welcomes guests with a cozy and warm atmosphere. Wood beamed ceilings, a set of traditional old style sash windows & a tiled floor give the interior a defining character that is commonly lost by many modern refurbishments. The owners host a charming ‘bingo style’ quiz every Sunday from 9pm with actual cash prizes for the winners! The Stiddy features a handful or newly refurbished rooms for those that don’t mind the liveliness that comes from staying in an Inn, and the menu is filled with crowd pleasing favourites.

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This Sandsend 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 1800’s 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 hardcore exploring.

St. Oswalds 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 Yorkshire Moors. Hikers and cyclists will adore this national park for its glorious long walking paths and stunning natural beauty.

The Hart Inn; A Sandsend Pub with parking
The Hart Inn; A Sandsend Pub with parking

The Hart Inn

A lot of people visiting Sandsend will want to walk or at least see the stretch of glorious beach that ties the village to the historic town of Whitby that sits just to the south east. Walking this long four-mile piece of beach is hugely rewarding in the summer with It’s stunning expanse of sand and the iconic monuments of Whitby in the distance. If you’re especially lucky, you might catch a glimpse of either the dolphin, porpoise or Minke whale that have been reported to frequent the area. What better way is there to top off your fantastic walk than with a cold drink from the Hart Inn. The Inn is just by the bridge and welcomes dogs so is a fabulous pit stop along the way to Whitby town. On good summer days, the Inn has a garden at the side where guests are welcome to enjoy views of the beach while they sip away.

This highly presentable roadside boozer is one of the pus in Sandsend with a traditional interior, with great stone floors, wooden beams across the ceilings, as well as comfortable leather and wool banquettes.

Many would consider it a real village boozer, with a landlord in Ivor Homer that is happy to welcome you to the premises. Those that like a good ale will be keen to try a pint of Black Sheep Best Bitter or Old Speckled Hen from the bar. Those that prefer wine will find a great selection on their wine list including prosecco and a couple of rosés. Where the Hart Inn really stands out is with food. The menu is filled with interesting dishes that cry out for attention including mackerel pâté, salt and pepper squid, dressed crab, and generously sized burgers.

The 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!

The Beach Hotel, Sandsend; pop in for a pint at the bar
The Beach Hotel, Sandsend; pop in for a pint at the bar

The Beach Hotel

The Beach Hotel is a family run hotel and it sits within Sandsend just a few miles north of Whitby. The hotel has been recently refurbished and features rooms that all offer a great view of the coastline as well as en-suites so it’s a great place to stay for a couple or family that prefer a hotel set up to the idea of a holiday home.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! The largest rooms in the hotel are undergoing refurbishment and when complete, guests will have access to flat screen TV’s and brand new generously sized beds.

Guests can walk to Sandend Bay from the Beach hotel to enjoy the string of stores that line the seafront. Two becks run into the sea to form Sandsend’s main feature, each beck possesses its own distinct traits. Whether you plan on coming to Sandsend by car, rail or cycling, getting around is quite straightforward and all adventurers will love the pirate and coastal vibes that run through the scenery and local architecture.

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The Beach Hotel is ideally located for those that wish to explore many of the areas local attractions. Heartbeat country is 8 miles to the west and the North York Moors National Park is perfect for everyone with a passion for pristine nature. Everyone who comes to this part of Yorkshire should be sure to visit the wealth of attractions at Whitby. From the 199 steps to the top of the cliff where the historic Whitby Abbey sits, to the mountain of award winning fish and chip shops that can’t be missed in the centre of town!

These are the three pubs we would certainly recommend in the area, hopefully one of them sounds like the perfect spot that falls right in line with your plans!

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