Is a weekend in Yorkshire complete without a proper pub roast? The definitive answer is no. Just the thought of thick gravy dripping down Yorkshire puddings has me drooling. And where better to experience the holy dish than in God’s Own Country itself. Next time you’re exploring the North York Moors, try a mouthwatering Sunday roast at one of these spectacular pubs.
1. The Star Inn at Harome
Ok, so we’re starting off with the crème de la crème of North York Moors pubs here, but Michelin star The Star Inn at Harome is a truly special dining experience – and their Sunday roast is no exception.
Beautifully presented with flavour oozing out of every single item on the plate, guests can enjoy dishes such as roast sirloin of Marwood’s Village reared beef and roast loin of Yorkshire-reared pork – both of which are served with locally grown veggies and trimmings. The Star Inn at Harome, Main St, Harome, Harome, near Helmsley, YO62 5JE.
What’s it near to? 📍 Helmsley and Rievaulx – as well as the beautiful Rievaulx Abbey – are nearby to the pub, however, The Star Inn at Harome is a tourist attraction in itself.
2. The Crown, Hutton-le-Hole
Located in the stunning chocolate box village of Hutton-le-Hole, The Crown is a really cosy pub – perfect to visit all year round. And while they serve up some pretty yummy pub grub in the week, it’s the Sunday roast that has us salivating.
Served with a fluffy Yorkie pud, seasonal veg and crispy roasties, guests can expect succulent meats on the menu and plenty of gravy. The Crown, Hutton-le-Hole, York, YO62 6UA.
What’s it near to? 📍 Have a potter around the idyllic Hutton-le-Hole, before heading to the pub to fill your tum.
3. Fox & Rabbit, Lockton
Nearby to the gorgeous Dalby Forest, the Fox & Rabbit uses locally-sourced produce to create each and every dish – resulting in one of the North York Moors’ finest Sunday roasts.
Served with a massive Yorkshire Pudding (because no true Yorkshire dweller has time for a measly little pud!), guests can get stuck into roast sirloin of beef, roast loin of pork, roast turkey and slow roasted Lamb shank – all complete with potatoes, veggies and rich gravy. Fox & Rabbit, Whitby Rd Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7NQ.
What’s it near to? 📍 The lovely Dalby Forest, where you’ll find Go Ape, plenty of walking routes and stunning views.
4. Mannion & Co, Helmsley
So, it might not be a pub – but it is a gorgeous, airy bistro found in pretty Helmsley. And the food is absolutely lovely.
Boasting views of Helmsley Castle from every window, the bistro serves up a proper Sunday roast – completely doused in gravy and including all the trimmings. Expect massive Yorkshire puddings, crispy roasties, and some of the finest meats around. Mannion & Co, 5 Castlegate,
Helmsley, YO62 5AB.
What’s it near to? 📍 The lovely restaurant is just a short drive from Rievaulx and Rievaulx Abbey.
5. The Blacksmith’s Arms, Swainby
Providing the proper pub vibes that folks flock to the countryside for, The Blacksmith’s Arms is a lovely spot to settle down after a walk around the North York Moors, with plenty of choice on the Sunday menu.
True Northerners, however, will, of course, always opt for the Sunday roast – which luckily for us, is top class at The Blacksmith’s. Expect roast topside of beef, roast leg of lamb, chicken breast, leg of pork and even a trio if you can’t decide.
Each roast is served up with a fluffy Yorkie pud, as well as seasonal veggies, roasties and plenty of gravy. The Blacksmith’s Arms, 2 Black Horse Ln, Swainby, Northallerton, DL6 3EW.
What’s it near to? 📍 The pub sits right on the edge of the National Park, and is just a short drive away from Mount Grace Priory.
6. The White Swan, Ampleforth
A cosy Yorkshire pub with a warming welcome and beautiful interiors, The White Swan is a stunning place to kick back and relax with a glass of wine and a hearty dinner – with Sunday roasts naturally on the menu.
Perfectly presented with a golden Yorkie pud, crispy roast potatoes, succulent meat and yummy roast veggies, guests can choose from roast loin of pork, roast leg of lamb and rare topside of beef – all drizzled with a rich gravy to finish it off. The White Swan, East End, Ampleforth, YO62 4DA.
What’s it near to? 📍 The White Swan is in the heart of the North York Moors, with Harome, Castle Howard and Nunnington a short drive away.