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Pubs In Whitby, The Ultimate Whitby Pubs Guide

If you’re looking for a pub in Whitby you won’t have far to look! For such a small coastal town it really does have more than its fair share of amazing pubs.

Many of the pubs in Whitby have retained much of their traditional character, with good ale, friendly landlords and top-quality pub food. The Whitby pubs and inns along the West Cliff and East Cliff are particularly popular with visitors and locals alike. They tend to get busy during the evenings and from Friday lunch until Sunday. In addition, many of the Whitby pubs mentioned below are child friendly and dog friendly. You can find our list of dog friendly pubs in Whitby here.


Here is our extensive guide of pubs we consider worth a visit if you’re looking for a good night out in Whitby.

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1. Middle Earth Tavern

Middle Earth Tavern Pub in Whitby
Middle Earth Tavern is popular with locals and tourists. Image from Facebook.

Middle Earth Tavern boasts a stunning harbour side location which is fantastic in summer. Its roaring log fires in Winter offer respite on the coldest of days. They are dog friendly and serve food. They also provide clean, comfortable accommodation in their en suite rooms at an attractive price.

Find more information here.

Address: 25-26 Church St, Whitby YO22 4AE


2. The Star Inn

The Star Inn pub in Whitby is child friendly and dog friendly
The Star Inn is a friendly traditional pub perfect for a drink stop.

Slightly set back from the quayside, this pub is one of the most traditional pubs in Whitby. It hosts a good selection of ales at a reasonable price, the entertainment includes a TV, pool table and jukebox, and the staff are equally as friendly as the locals that frequent it. The Star Inn is also dog friendly and child friendly.

Find more information here.

Address: 4 Haggersgate, Whitby, YO21 3PP


3. The Elsinore

The Elsinore is a traditional pub in Whitby featuring live music acts.
The Elsinore is another traditional pub in Whitby featuring live music acts.

Again, this is a very traditional and busy pub that appeals to visitors and locals throughout the week. Known for its quality live music acts, The Elsinore provides a lively atmosphere that makes you feel welcome when you walk through the door.

Find more information here.

Address: 25 Flowergate, Whitby, YO21 3BB


4. The Little Angel

The Little Angel in Whitby pub.
The Little Angel serve up great entertainment and great food!

If you’re looking for somewhere to watch a big sporting event, this is the pub for you. The Little Angel has invested in state of the art 3D TV equipment to make match night perfect. Saying this, many of the pub’s traditional characteristics still remain and according to reviews, the food is absolutely fantastic. Not over-priced and set in a lovely, friendly atmosphere the Little Angel should definitely make it onto your must-visit list.

Find more information here.

Address: 18 Flowergate, Whitby, YO21 3BA


5. The Fleece

The Fleece Pub Whitby
The Fleece is the perfect place to sit with a drink and watch the sun go down over the harbour in the summer.

This traditional Whitby pub has something for everyone, making it popular with partygoers, locals, and families. They feature live music acts, excellent food, good ales, reasonable prices and a family-friendly atmosphere; you can’t go wrong. It’s the perfect place to sit with a pint and watch the sun go down over the harbour in the summer.

Find more information here.

Address: Church St, Whitby, YO22 4AS


6. The Station Inn

The Station Inn is a popular and lively traditional pub in Whitby.
The Station Inn is a popular and lively traditional pub in Whitby. Image from Facebook.

Serving a great range of guest ales, this popular pub attracts beer connoisseurs from far and near. Loved by the locals, it has a friendly and busy atmosphere. Live music acts perform at the Station Inn most evenings.

Find more information here.

Address: New Quay Rd, Whitby, YO21 1DH


7. The Endeavour

The Endeavour is a warm and friendly pub in Whitby.
The Endeavour is a warm and friendly pub in Whitby.

This particular pub is warm and friendly, with great views of the Eastern side of Whitby. Children and dogs are heartily welcomed, making it a lovely place to stop for lunch and a quick pint. The Seafood platters here are fantastic.

Find more information here.

Address: Church Street, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4AS


8. The Duke of York

The Duke of York features beautiful harbour views.
The Duke of York features beautiful harbour views. Image from Facebook.

This is one of the authentic family-orientated pubs in Whitby, and children love the atmosphere. The food is good quality, with a whole child’s menu, but it is slightly more expensive than other pubs in Whitby. However, with its lovely views of the lower harbour, you are guaranteed a quiet, pleasant atmosphere for a family afternoon/evening.

Find more information here.

Address: 124 Church St, Whitby, YO22 4DE


9. The Board Inn

The Board Inn window looks out at the harbour. Whitby Pub.
Whitby harbour views at The Board Inn.

Situated at the end of Church Street, The Board Inn offers everyone a warm and friendly welcome. Enjoy the splendid views over the harbour as you quench your thirst. They have a fine ales and lagers selection.

Find more information here.

Address: 125 Church St, Whitby, YO22 4DE


10. The Pier Inn

Enjoy a pint on the terrace at the Pier Inn, pub in Whitby.
Enjoy a pint on the terrace at the Pier Inn.

The Pier Inn is a lovely place to enjoy a quiet pint on the terrace whether you have youngsters or not. Again, when the live music acts are booked at the weekend, the pub can become crowded, but it’s a great family pub during the week.

Find more information here.

Address: 4-6 Pier Rd, Whitby, YO21 3PU


11. The Ship Inn

The Ship Inn Whitby is a friendly pub to stop by.
The Ship Inn Whitby is a friendly pub to stop by.

Everybody loves the Ship Inn because it is one of Whitby’s friendliest, happiest pubs. A big favourite with the locals, they love meeting new people, and everyone is welcome, even the loudest children. Fishermen, in particular, love this pub, so get ready for some banter and a right good laugh.

Find more information here.

Address: Marine Parade, Whitby, YO21 3PR


12. First In Last Out

The First Inn last Out pub Whitby
Slightly off the beaten track but another fantastic pub in Whitby. Image from Facebook.

The First In Last Out is a small, friendly pub just off the beaten track. It’s a local community pub close to the Caravan Parks. It’s dog friendly and has a small beer garden on-site, so it’s a lovely place to have a quiet drink in the summer months. There is a quiz night and karaoke night.

Find more information here.

Address: 1 York Terrace, Fishburn Park, Whitby, YO21 1PT


13. The Whitby Way

The Whitby Way is an excellent pub offering live music and hosting open mic nights
The Whitby Way is an excellent pub offering live music and hosting open mic nights.

This excellent pub offers live music and hosts open mic nights; you will have fun here! The pub welcomes families and dogs too, and although no food is available, you are encouraged to bring in your food, fish and chips etc. 

Find more information here.

Address: 15 Station Square, Whitby YO21 1DU


14. The Plough Inn

The Plough Inn Pub in Whitby.
There are rules in this bar to follow, such as no phones, tablets, or cameras to be used on-site so that each other’s company can be enjoyed.

This is a traditional pub selling great quality beers. The layout is the traditional central bar serving the surrounding separate rooms. To note, there are rules in this bar to follow, such as no phones, tablets, or cameras to be used on-site so that each other’s company can be enjoyed. Please check the rules before entering. 

Find more information here.

Address: 20 Baxtergate, Whitby YO21 1BW


15. The Golden Lion (Irish Bar)

The Golden Lion is Whitby's Irish pub and has a great atmosphere.
The Golden Lion is Whitby’s Irish pub and has a great atmosphere.

Whitby’s Irish bar! This small and welcoming pub packs a great atmosphere. Staff are friendly, and there are old games to play to crack the ice with a conversation with other people around you. The Golden Lion is generally recognised as Whitby’s oldest existing pub. The earliest landlord to be named was Richard Clark in 1714, but there was probably a public house on the site long before that.

Find more information here.

Address: 8 golden lion bank, Whitby, YO21 3BS


16. Arch & Abbey

Arch & Abbey is a lovely pub in Whitby if you are into your ales.
Arch & Abbey is a lovely pub if you are into your ales.

A fabulous micropub based in Whitby, which is always busy when we wander past. Selling locally sourced real ale, real cider, 60+ craft and bottled beers, Yorkshire spirits and wine. They are dog friendly and a great place to stop by if you are into your ales.

Find more information here.

Address: 6c Skinner St, Whitby YO21 3AF


17. The Granby

The Granby is a great pub in Whitby to enjoy live music.
The Granby is a great pub in Whitby to enjoy live music.

We love popping into the Granby, a friendly traditional pub in the popular West Cliff area with many local amenities nearby, including Whitby Pavillion, only a few minutes walk away. This dog-friendly pub has a good choice of ales and delicious food. The roast dinners are highly recommended!

Find more information here.

Address: 34 Skinner Street, Whitby, YO21 3AJ


18. The Black Horse

Try the Yapas (Yorkshire Tapas) at The Black Horse.
Try the Yapas (Yorkshire Tapas) at The Black Horse.

The Black Horse is a tiny, traditional pub in Whitby. Here you can enjoy award-winning cask ales from local and national breweries, craft beers, a large selection of gin, rum, and wine, and try the Yapas (Yorkshire Tapas) menu. Dogs are more than welcome in both bar areas.

Find more information here.

Address: 91 Church Street, Whitby, YO22 4BH


19. The Dolphin

Whitby harbour view from the Dolphin pub.
The view of Whitby harbour from the Dolphin has us spending hours here. Image from Facebook.

The Dolphin pride themselves on having a great selection of local cask and craft ales, ciders and a great wine range. You won’t be disappointed! And if you’re a gin lover, there is a Gin Palace behind the bar with up to 40 of the world’s best! The view of the harbour is brilliant too.

Find more information here.

Address: Bridge St, Whitby YO22 4BG


20. The Quirky Den

The Quirky Den gets fantastic reviews! Pub in Whitby.
This quirky pub gets fantastic reviews!

The Quirky Den is a micropub and spirit bar if you’re after friendly service and a welcoming atmosphere, we highly recommend this pub.

Find more information here.

Address: 11 Grape Ln, Whitby YO22 4BA


21. Whitby Brewery

View outside Whitby Brewery.
Sit in the sunshine with a view of Whitby Abbey at Whitby Brewery. Image from Facebook.

Whitby Brewery has been producing delightfully delicious Yorkshire ales since 2013. The brewery was built by hand by local Whitby craftsmen and has proven perfect for brewing cracking Yorkshire ales. They only use the finest floor-malted barley and whole hops to make some of the best beers. This spot is also a gem with a stunning view of Whitby Abbey and access to the Cleveland Way.

Find more information here.

Address: East Cliff, Whitby, YO22 4JR


22. Harry’s Bar

Quirky themed cocktails at Harry's Bar.
Try a quirky themed cocktail at Harry’s Bar. Image from Facebook.

Located alongside the harbour, this is a fun mixture of a café, cocktail bar and restaurant and offers a light, friendly atmosphere and a good range of drink options. Harry’s Bar is known throughout Whitby for its vast selection of drinks, quirky cocktails and delicious food. Please read our detailed Harry’s Bar review here.

Find more information here.

Address: 10-11 Pier Rd, Whitby, YO21 3PU


23. The Marine

Take full advantage of the evening at The Marine by enjoying a delicious seafood meal with your favourite tipple.

Just down the harbour at The Marine, sample the exciting cocktails, wines, spirits and beers in the modern bar area or take full advantage of the evening by enjoying a delicious seafood meal with your favourite tipple. One of the best features of the Marine is its location on the harbourside; it’s such a peaceful spot.

Find more information here.

Address: 13 Marine Parade, Whitby, YO21 3PR


24.The Moon & Sixpence

 Moon & Sixpence is a contemporary bar also looking out at the harbour in Whitby.
Moon & Sixpence is a contemporary bar also looking out at the harbour.

If you’re looking for an ultra-stylish bar to spend your evening in, this is the place to be. Moon & Sixpence is a contemporary bar also looking out at the harbour. Again, the range of drinks on offer includes cocktails, wines and spirits, beers, coffees and fruit juices.

Find more information here.

Address: Whitby, YO21 3PR


25. The Fisherman’s Shack 

Pop to The Fisherman's Shack for a lovely relaxed atmosphere.
Pop to The Fisherman’s Shack for a lovely relaxed atmosphere.

The Fisherman’s Shack is underneath the Fisherman’s Wife on Battery Parade. It’s also a bar and grill which serves fresh grilled seafood or pop down after a delicious meal above to enjoy drinks with a view and a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. 

Find our full review and more information here.

Address: 1-5 Battery Parade, Whitby YO21 3PY


26. Macy Browns 

Macy Browns is Whitby's newest cocktail bar.
Macy Browns is Whitby’s newest cocktail bar. Image from Facebook.

The newest little cocktail bar in the heart of Whitby. They serve up delicious cocktails, breakfast, brunch and tapas. We loved the atmosphere in the quirky bar.

Find more information here.

Address: New Quay Road, Whitby, YO21 1DH


27. Abbey Wharf

The food at Abbey Wharf is fantastic; try the seafood here.
The food at Abbey Wharf is fantastic; try the seafood here.

The Abbey Wharf holds a well-stocked bar, and it is proud to have its beer, especially by Whitby Brewery, ‘Abbey Wharf Dry Hopped Blonde.’ In addition, they host events and feature Dj nights, which are great fun. Enjoy a drink on their balcony in the summer as the sun goes down. The food here is fab, too, and they are family and dog friendly.

Find more information here.

Address: Market Place, Whitby YO22 4DD


28. The Waiting Room

The Waiting Room is a popular little micropub in Whitby.
The Waiting Room is a popular little micropub in Whitby.

The micropub, The Waiting Room has cask beers, wines and ciders in a pub where people meet, talk and have a good time. They don’t have TVs or music and don’t sell spirits or lagers. Dogs are more than welcome. They also sell good wines, ciders and soft drinks, as it isn’t all about the beer!

Find more information here.

Address: 2, Whitby Station, Langborne Rd, Whitby YO21 1YN


29. The George Hotel

For a fun night out, head to The George Hotel.
For a fun night out, head to The George Hotel. Image from Facebook.

A perfect place for a fun night out! They offer a comprehensive and exciting range of music and entertainment. Entertainment is on most nights of the week, so there is no time to get bored. They also feature a full football schedule on Sky Sports HD & BT Sport HD.

Find more information here.

Address: 38 Baxtergate, Whitby, YO21 1BN


30. The Angel Hotel (Wetherspoons)

The Angel Hotel Wetherspoons chain in Whitby.
This is a busy pub and restaurant part of the national Wetherspoons chain.

The Angel Hotel is a popular pub with tourists with an excellent central location overlooking the harbour. This is a busy pub and restaurant part of the national Wetherspoons chain. It is located in the middle of Whitby town centre, with popular attractions such as Whitby Abbey, the beaches, the harbour and shopping streets just a short walk away.

Find more information here.

Address: 1 New Quay Rd, Whitby YO21 1DH


31. The Jolly Sailors

 A great pub to visit for a traditional experience. Whitby pub.
A great pub to visit for a traditional experience.

Great pub with old-fashioned ways such as no phones. Beautiful views over the harbour, faultless food and drinks and most importantly, friendly service. A great pub to visit for a traditional experience.

Find more information here.

Address: 13 St Ann’s Staith, Whitby YO21 3PW


32. The Buck Inn

If you fancy a room with a view after a night in Whitby, check out The Buck Inn. Image from Facebook.
If you fancy a room with a view after a night in Whitby, check out The Buck Inn. Image from Facebook.

If you’re into live sports and live entertainment and want great offers on drinks, then The Buck Inn is the place to frequent, with three letting rooms, too, perfect!

Find more information here.

Address: 11 St Ann’s Staith, Whitby YO21 3PW


33. The White House Inn

The Whitehouse Inn is the perfect place to stop after a walk to Sansend.
The Whitehouse Inn is the perfect place to stop after a walk to Sansend.

The White House bar is a great place to enjoy during the day and night. The vibrant atmosphere is filled with residents, hotel guests and tourists. The Theakston range is trendy here, especially Theakston Best Bitter and Old Peculiar. Lager, spirit, and wine lovers are also well catered for, and if there is a particular tipple you are looking for to enhance a celebratory visit, then let them know.

Find more information here.

Address: Upgang Ln, Whitby YO21 3JJ


34. JK’s

Stop by JKs for fun-themed drinks and karaoke nights.

JK’s Bar offers live sports daily, karaoke nights weekly, great-priced drinks and a fun atmosphere. The reviews all boast about the friendly staff and their dog-friendliness. A great place to stop for a drink or two!

Find more information here. 

Address: 2-3 Wellington Rd, Whitby YO21 1DY


35. The Met Lounge Bar

 There is a lovely atmosphere and great drinks at the Met Lounge Bar. 
There is a lovely atmosphere and great drinks at the Met Lounge Bar. 

The Met Café Bar and Ballroom is a beautiful place to stop for a drink. Pop in and enjoy free wifi and dogs are very welcome. A lovely atmosphere, and great drinks and there is a ballroom also available to hire for functions here. 

Find more information here.

Address: Argyle Rd, Whitby YO21 3HU


36. The Resolution 

The resolution have a fantastic lounge bar and restaurant.

The Resolution Hotel sits above Whitby’s charming town centre with spectacular views of the world-famous Abbey, harbour and Pannett Park. It’s a perfect central location with a fantastic lounge bar and restaurant. So whether it’s a relaxing break or an entertaining weekend away, friendly staff are always available to assist.

Find more information here.

Address: Resolution Hotel, Skinner St, Whitby YO21 3AH


So hopefully, we’ve given you a few ideas regarding where to eat and drink in Whitby. Wander around the town and find your favourite drinking hole, but don’t forget to pop back and let us know about your experience in the comments below. Happy drinking!

19 thoughts on “Pubs In Whitby, The Ultimate Whitby Pubs Guide”

  1. Hi,
    Im looking for a function room for hire in october for a wedding part in the evening. Needs to be child and possibly dog friendly, clean and that will let me hire a band/ music for the night for around people?

    Any ideas? I like a nice traditional pub but open to any suggestions!!
    Thanks

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    • Hi Lisa, try Abbey Wharf. They have a separate upstairs area which can be hired out and it is also dog-friendly. Maybe worth giving them a call. Tel: 01947 600306

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  2. We love Whitby got married there in 2009 and we love the Abbey Wharf for the sheer view, the lovely staff especially the doormen and woman and also The Dolphin always friendly and again nice view if you get in he bay windows. Also The Black Horse

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    • Hi Yvonne, thank you for your comment. The Abbey Wharf is a personal favourite of mine also, especially when the sun is shining and you can sit out on the balcony. There is nothing better than spending an hour soaking up the harbour atmosphere.

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  3. Your comments about the fisherman’s club are unfounded.as tourists we always find the club clean,the beer the right price and the regulars very friendly.we made ourselves members 5yrs

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  4. Is Whitby a nice place to stay for a week, are there lovely pubs and restaurants in town. We are in the process of looking for a nice guest house for July next year any recommendations please many thanks Alan from London.

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  5. I need a wheelchair friendly bungalow or ground floor flat in or around whitby also dog friendly for june around 22nd for a wk next yr please

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  6. Hi
    I’m looking for a function room in Whitby 10th October 1-5pm for about 20 girls on a hen do
    (Activity being flower crown making)
    Any suggestions would be great
    Thanks!!

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  7. Hi wonder if any one can help. Im looking for a pub in whitby to do a finger buffet for about 16 guests its for a surprise 65 th birthday on friday 5th november 2021 for a meet up about 7 o clock… We are staying in sanders yard so wanted somewhere close to there thankyou in advance.

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  8. Whitby wharf what a great place for food and drink, sit and while away an hour to,my wife and I have been going there every September for a weekend for 39years.

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