Legend has it that Dick Turpin eloped with his lady from this pub in the Swale Valley, just off the vast village green; the inn was named after the outlaw’s steed in celebration. The pub garden adjoins fields, and the interior, including the seven character bedrooms, is appointed to create a pleasing mix of tradition and comfort. No surprise then that locals and visitors are encouraged to tarry a while, to sup a grand Yorkshire pint and enjoy accomplished food that covers all the bases. Look for starters such as crispy chicken and black pudding bon bon, sweetcorn purée, charred corn and crispy quail’s eggs; then a main course of slow-cooked beef, caramelised onions, pancetta, button mushrooms, pan haggerty potato and beef jus; or fish pie with cheddar mash and seasonal veg.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Parking available
- Coach parties accepted
- Main course from: £12.95
- Open all year
- Wide selection of Ales
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Discover North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire, with its two National Parks and two designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is England’s largest county and one of the most rural. This is prime walking country, from the heather-clad heights of the North York Moors to the limestone country that is so typical of the Yorkshire Dales – a place of contrasts and discoveries, of history and legend.
The coastline offers its own treasures, from the fishing villages of Staithes and Robin Hood Bay to Scarborough, one time Regency spa and Victorian bathing resort. In the 1890s, the quaint but bustling town of Whitby provided inspiration for Bram Stoker, who set much of his novel, Dracula, in the town. Wizarding enthusiasts head to the village of Goathland, which is the setting for the Hogwarts Express stop at Hogsmeade station in the Harry Potter films.
York is a city of immense historical significance. It was capital of the British province under the Romans in AD 71, a Viking settlement in the 10th century, and in the Middle Ages its prosperity depended on the wool trade. Its city walls date from the 14th century and are among the finest in Europe. However, the gothic Minster, built between 1220 and 1470, is York’s crowning glory.
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