Best Country Pubs Near York – there are lots of pretty villages with traditional country pubs near York.  Many of which offer fantastic food and comfortable accommodation.


The Stone Trough Inn

Kirkham Abbey, York YO60 7JS – 15 miles from the centre of York

The Stone Trough Inn at Kirkham Abbey is a country pub around 15 miles from York on the A64 towards Malton.  It’s a large, traditional cosy pub surrounded by some beautiful countryside.  It has a large beer garden with some stunning views.  They serve an excellent Sunday dinner!

“Nestled in an area of outstanding natural beauty, overlooking Kirkham Abbey. Our wonderful pub has kept its original charm with its open fires places & exposed stone walls. We have grown a reputation for delivering freshly cooked, locally sourced food, alongside a superb range of Yorkshire beers and ales, all delivered with a warm welcome.”

See our review of Sunday Lunch at The Stone Trough Inn here.

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Roast Beef Sunday Lunch


The Fleece in Bishop Wilton

47 Main St, Bishop Wilton, York YO42 1RU – 15 miles from the centre of York

The Fleece Inn at Bishop Wilton is a lovely country pub near York.  They’ve recently refurbished throughout for a modern country feel.  They have a car park and beer garden.  The have a large menu that includes both lunch and evening meals.  It’s a country pub with accommodation in a beautiful location that’s very popular with cyclists and walkers.  They have a popular beer and gin festival in June.

We have reviewed the food at The Fleece Inn, Bishop Wilton here.

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Twine and Barrel in Dunnington

Hull Road, Dunnington, York, YO19 5LP – 5 miles from the centre of York

Twine and Barrel in Dunnington is a fine dining gastro pub near York.  Recently refurbished to a high standard with a new, large outdoor area and large car park.    They boast locally sourced fresh Yorkshire produce, creating a ‘vibrant menu of lovingly cooked classic and contemporary dishes’.

We have reviewed the food at Twine and Barrel here.

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Farmed Sea Bass with Lemon Risotto,Confit Tomato and Salsa Verdi at Twine and Barrel


The Gait Inn, Millington

Millington, York YO42 1TY – 17 miles from the centre of York

Millington is a beautiful village high on the Yorkshire Wolds.  The Gait Inn is a perfect country pub serving pub classics like steak and ale pie – big portions and excellent quality.  They serve a wide range of real ales and wines and have an annual beer festival.  It’s family and dog friendly and popular with walkers.  Large beer garden and private function room.


The Black Horse in Wiggington

42-44 The Village, Wigginton, York YO32 2PJ – 5 miles from the centre of York

The Black Horse in Wiggington is a pretty country pub with a beer garden and large car park.  They serve a good and varied menu with pub classics like fish and chips, pie of the week, burgers and steaks.  They have a kids menu, early bird specials and senior discounts.  They cater for vegetarians and have gluten free options.

We have reviewed the food at The Black Horse in Wiggington here.

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Classic burger at The Black Horse, Wigginton


The Three Cups at Stamford Bridge

York Rd, Stamford Bridge, York YO41 – 8 miles from the centre of York

The Three Cups at Stamford Bridge is part of the Vintage Inns group.   It’s a large and airy pub with a contemporary  country style decor.  It’s family friendly with a beer garden and large car park.  They have a varied menu and serve Sunday lunch.

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Slow cooked pork belly at The Three Cups in Stamford Bridge, near York

Tykes Restaurant

Sandburn Hall, Flaxton YO60 7RB

Tykes is around 7 miles from York city centre on the A64 toward Malton.  Although not a country pub exactly, it does have a country pub feel.   We tried their roast beef Sunday lunch recently and were very impressed.  They serve large portions of well cooked food in a comfortable restaurant.

See our review of Sunday lunch at Tykes here.

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Roast Beef at Tykes


JJs Bar and Restaurant

Allerthorpe, Pocklington, York YO42 4RL

JJ’s Bar and Restaurant can be found at Allerthorpe Country and Golf Club.  Although not a country pub, it’s location and the lovely outdoor space makes this a fab restaurant for a drive out.   They have a fun, eclectic, American inspired menu with burgers, hot dogs and smoked ribs as well as more international dishes.  They have a huge beer garden space, free parking and are dog friendly.  Nearby Allerthorpe Woods are perfect for dog walking to work up an appetite!

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Jordanian Kebab at JJ’s Allerthorpe

Also have a look at our suggestions for pub food in York city centre.



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