The Fox & Rabbit Inn

“Reliable stop near Dalby Forest” - AA Inspector



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On a wide ridge above wooded dales, the sound of steam trains may drift across pastures to this very traditional Yorkshire inn near Pickering. The North York Moors Railway is just one of a string of attractions within easy reach of the limestone-built country pub. With beers sourced from nearby craft breweries and menu ingredients with a distinctly Yorkshire pedigree, the Wood brothers have an embarrassment of riches to offer their guests. Seasonally adjusted menus may offer Radford’s sirloin steak with home-made chips; or spinach and ricotta cannelloni as filling mains, topped off with a chocolate brownie.

The Fox & Rabbit Inn
Whitby Road,Lockton,PICKERING,YO18 7NQ
Phone : 01751 460213


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • Parking available
  • Coach parties accepted
  • Garden
Opening times
  • Open all year

About the area

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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