4 Traditional Staithes Pubs For You To Try

Here are four traditional thirst-quenching pubs in Staithes for your refreshment!

Over the years, the good old pub has evolved. It is no longer just the domain of those looking for an alcoholic drink, but also those looking for a really great meal and even somewhere to stay! In Staithes, this is no different, and with four pubs to choose from in the village, you are sure to find exactly what you want.

The Captain Cook Inn is a popular pub in Staithes

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The Captain Cook Inn

Situated on the Cleveland Way just ten miles from Whitby, the Captain Cook Inn is a popular pub in Staithes. Ideal if you are looking for somewhere to eat, drink and stay while exploring the North York Moors. It has nine en-suite rooms, a multitude of guest ales and a varied menu with a specials board.

When eating at the Captain Cook Inn you can choose to dine in the bar, elegant dining room or even alfresco if the weather allows. The menu is varied with freshly prepared food and a frequently changing specials board. They also serve Sunday lunches every week from their five-star hygiene rated kitchen. Vegetarian and wheat free options are available.

The bar itself carries upwards of five real guest ales alongside their very own brew, Northern Navigator. This is brewed locally especially for the Captain Cook Inn by the North Yorkshire Brewery. You can be assured the ales are quality with this pub winning the winter pub of the season award 15/16 from CAMRA.

There are nine en-suite rooms available here, six being doubles and three family rooms. Family rooms compromise of a double bed and two singles. All rooms have a large flat-screen TV with Freeview, tea and coffee making facilities, bathroom goodies, free wifi, parking and full English breakfast. There are also two rooms that are dog-friendly. Prices are per person per night and include breakfast. You can book your room online at their website.

The Royal George

Staithes pubs, The Royal George

The Royal George is one of the oldest pubs in Staithes and is popular with walkers who are completing the Cleveland Way Walk. It is situated at the bottom of the village and offers food, drink, and accommodation.

With a warm welcome for everyone and excellent service, The George can accommodate up to fifty diners at a time. They are famous for their crab sandwich made with locally sourced crabs and their steak pie which keeps customers coming back. They serve food at both lunchtime and evening time and have vegetarian and gluten-free options available. 

The Royal George offers two king-size en-suite rooms and a double with an external bathroom. All rooms have TV’s, tea and coffee making facilities, bedding, towels and free wifi. The rooms are let on a bed-and-breakfast basis. 

The Cod and Lobster

Cod & Lobster pub in Staithes

The Cod and Lobster is the long-established last defence from the cruelties of the North Sea. It has felt the wrath of the waves multiple times over the years with the last being in 1953. On this occasion, the sea washed away the front of the pub leaving very forlorn fishermen watching the foamy waves take away their beloved bottles of ale!

Open every day for coffee and tea The Cod and Lobster is a glorious spot to watch boats bobbing around in the water whilst the rain lashes against the windows and a blazing fire roars inside.

The Cod and Lobster serve traditional pub food that has been prepared with local produce. As you would expect from a pub so close to the sea, it has some amazing fish dishes on offer. The bar is well stocked with a wide range of beers, wines, and spirits.

The Fox and Hounds

Fox and Hounds traditional pub in Staithes

The Fox and Hounds is a traditional and classic small pub situated just fifteen minutes walk from the centre of Staithes. Just looking at its exterior of shuttered sash windows you can see that this pub is full of charm.

Inside you will find a very warm welcome from everyone, staff, to customers alike. There is no accommodation available here but there is wonderful food and inexpensive quality drinks. The Fox and Hounds offer a variety of ales, lagers, ciders, wines, spirits and non-alcoholic drinks. 

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