Where to eat and Drink
We are spoilt for choice when it comes to eating out within easy reach of Low Penhowe. There are 4 excellent pubs and one very good restaurant, all within 3 miles! The Stone Trough Inn at Kirkham, recommended in “The Good Pub Guide”, is a country inn that offers the ideal combination of a traditional pub and elegant restaurant and over the years has won many awards for its food. The Jolly Farmers at Leavening, also mentioned in The Good Pub Guide is a good local pub situated in the heart of the village and offers a good selection of local home cooked dishes combined with a friendly welcoming atmosphere typical to North Yorkshire. The Bay Horse Inn at Burythorpe has been recently renovated throughout and is now a warm and welcoming local pub and restaurant.
Pubs within 3 miles of Low Penhowe
The Stone Trough Inn, Kirkham. (Tel: +44 (0)1653 618713)
The Good Pub Guide describes The Stone Trough Inn as bustling and friendly, this country inn is popular as both somewhere to drop in for a pint and a chat or for an enjoyable meal. The several beamed and cosy rooms have warm log fires, well kept Black Sheep Best Bitter, Tetleys, Timothy Taylors Landlord, and a couple of guests such as Malton Golden Chance, and Theakstons Old Peculier on handpump, and 10 wines by the glass; two lounge areas and the restaurant are no smoking. There are lovely views down the valley, and the inn is handy for Kirkham Abbey and Castle Howard.
The Bay Horse Inn Burythorpe (Tel: +44 (0)1653 658 302)
The Bay Horse Inn is a warm, welcoming local freehouse and restaurant situated in the quite Yorkshire village of Burythorpe near Malton. It’s the perfect place to unwind and have a drink or to enjoy the superb cooking in either the restaurant or the private dining room. Their endeavour is to source as much of our food from local suppliers and farmers and all is cooked fresh on site.
The Jolly Farmer, Leavening. (Tel: 01653 658276)
The Good Pub Guide describes The Jolly Farmers as pleasantly unpretentious village local, good choice of well kept changing ales such as Timothy Taylors Landlord, good wholesome food with lots of fresh veg in separate dining room, reasonable prices, friendly licensees; good bedrooms
Half Moon, Acklam, (Tel: +44 (0)1653 658 756)
A traditional pub with good pub grub and a selection of hand pulled beers.
Looking for somewhere special to eat, maybe to celebrate a birthday or wedding anniversary?
Burythorpe House Hotel, Burythorpe. (Tel: +44 (0) 1653 658 200)
Burythorpe House Restaurant is something we are rightly proud of, the original Oak Panelling has been restored and the recently added panelling has been turned into a “contemporary” room offering two distinctive styles within the one Restaurant.
Daniel Farrall our chef has created the menu to challenge your senses, as well as highlight the incredible range of local produce that can be foraged and found within North Yorkshire.
Most importantly, all the staff at Burythorpe House take great pride in their work and we all welcome you to the hotel and hope you enjoy as much as we do the offerings of the kitchen.
Other Pubs in the area
The Crown & Cushion , Welburn. (Tel: 01653 618303)
The Good Pub Guide describes the Crown and Cushion as a comfortable village pub with good home cooking from well made sandwiches and ploughman's up, good service, well kept Camerons and Tetleys, decent wine, games in public bar, restaurant, children in eating areas, amusing pictures in gents'; piped music, and some talk of the cheerful warmly welcoming landlord's retiring, as we went to press; attractive small back garden with terrace, handy for Castle Howard
The Star Inn, Harome. (Tel: +44 (0)1439 770397)
The Good Pub Guide describes The Star Inn as well as running this first class inn, the friendly young licensees have opened a café in the Walled Garden at Scampston Hall, and now own a traditional butcher in the Market Place in Helmsley which specialises in home-made terrines, British cheeses, cooked meats and so forth. Their bakery/delicatessen, The Corner Shop, selling take-away meals and snacks as well as all manner of delicious goodies, is doing very well indeed, too. The 14th-c pub itself is pretty and thatched and although the emphasis is, not surprisingly, on the super food, there is a proper pubby atmosphere in the bar. This has a dark bowed beam-and-plank ceiling, well polished tiled kitchen range, plenty of bric-a-brac, interesting furniture (this was the first pub that 'Mousey Thompson' ever populated with his famous dark wood furniture), a fine log fire, and daily papers and magazines; as they don’t take bar reservations, it’s best to arrive early to get a seat. There’s also a private dining room and a popular coffee loft in the eaves, and a separate no smoking restaurant. The inventive food uses fish that is delivered daily from Hartlepool, local hen, duck, and guinea fowl eggs, three types of honey from the village, and their own herbs and vegetables; lots of British cheeses, too.
The Appletree, Marton. (Tel: +44 (0)1653 691222)
There’s no doubt that the emphasis in this spotlessly kept dining pub is firmly placed on the well prepared food, though they do have two or three real ales, too. The relaxed beamed lounge bar has comfortable settees in red or blue around polished low tables, an open fire in the stone fireplace, and a modicum of carefully placed decorations on the eau de nil walls. Most customers head for the terracotta-walled dining room, which has well spaced farmhouse tables, fresh flowers, and masses of candles at night. Both dining rooms and half the bar area are no smoking.
Cross Keys, Thixendale (Tel: +44 (0)1377 288 272)
Unspoilt welcoming country pub in deep valley below the rolling Wolds, cosy L-shaped bar with fitted wall seats, relaxed atmosphere, well kept Jennings, Tetleys and a guest beer, sensible home-made blackboard food; large pleasant garden behind, popular with walkers, handy for Wharram Percy Earthworks.
Suggestions for Eating Out in and around Malton
Ambiente Tapas Restaurant, Malton (Tel: +44 (0)1653 692008
Ambiente is situated in the centre of the historic market town of Malton, North Yorkshire, & offers tasty, innovative Spanish influenced dishes in a stylish & contemporary setting - with a hint of rustic charm thrown in. Our menu includes a wide selection of tapas along with paellas to share and daily specials. Additionally, we offer a weekend Brunch menu which features our own interpretations of classic breakfasts from around the world, alongside some old favourites.
Florios Pizzeria, Malton. (Tel: +44 (0)1653 692008)
Lively atmosphere with good Italian cooking at reasonable prices.
Tui’s – Café Bar and Restaurant, Malton. (Tel: +44 (0)1653 692 865)
A Thai restaurant recently in opened January 2005 and seems to have a good reputation.
Jinnah Restaurant, Foston. (Tel: +44 (0)1904 468202)
The Jinnah at Flaxton has already been put among the top 30 restaurants for speciality Asian cuisine in the Best in Britain Awards which also recognised the Jinnah group as the best in Britain - the first time a York-based business has been recognised in this way.
Malton Spice. (Tel: +44 (0)1653 691222)
Our local Indian!
El Gringos, Malton, Malton (Tel: +44 (0)1653 691507)
Relaxed Dining & Bar, Open theatre Kitchen serving fresh fish and steaks. Tykes offers an exciting and different dining experience, where you can watch fresh fish & steaks grilled to perfection in the theatre style kitchen. Fully Licencsed and open 11am till 11pm. There is full disabled access; toilets, lifts, widened doors. Plenty of available car-parking. Future developments(June 05):18 hole golf course and sports hall.
The Market Place Restaurant. (Tel: +44 (0)1653 697 100)
Situated in the heart of the historic rural town of Malton, North Yorkshire.
The restaurant combines timeless elegance and sophistication with modern contemporary chic.
We offer the finest wines and superb, locally produced ingredients to give you an unforgettable culinary experience that you will want to enjoy again and again.
Suggestions for eating out in York
Café No8 bistro, York (Tel: +44 (0)1904 653 074)
You could walk past this little bistro in York without realising that it has a hidden gem of its own, a tiny paved garden at the back, tucked away just behind the old city walls.
It's a treat to find somewhere to eat outside when the weather is good and regulars make a bee-line for this delightful garden. The cafe is open from 10am until 10pm (apart from Sunday evenings).