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Pub Review: Wheatsheaf Inn, Borrowby

Updated: Apr 9


Welcome to aNYone For A Pint?’s first North Yorkshire pub review! And we’re kicking off with an absolute corker... Wheatsheaf Inn in Borrowby.


Wheatsheaf Inn, Borrowby


Wheatsheaf Inn, Borrowby

What to expect at Wheatsheaf Inn

Walk into the Wheatsheaf Inn and you’ll find yourself in a picture-postcard country pub: authentic 17th-century ceilings, stone walls and a roaring fire, beside which a very large dog warms its paws.


The décor is a grand celebration of the area’s farming and country roots: horse brasses, farming tools and framed country scenes adorn the walls, signifying a real pride in local history. There are a few cosy rooms with ample seating and easy access to the central bar from both sides of the building. There is a beer garden to the rear, although we preferred to stay beside the fire on a cold winter's day. Although Borrowby can feel like a village in the middle of nowhere, the atmosphere is anything but distant – we were quickly chatting away to the very friendly locals and the landlord. There’s a real sense of community spirit and pride in a place that really sets the bar high for what you could want in a great pub.


Wheatsheaf Inn, Borrowby

What’s to drink at Wheatsheaf Inn?

Wheatsheaf Inn is a wet pub (i.e. it doesn’t serve food); the heart of the pub is its great ale and beer. The Best Bitter from Harrogate’s Daleside Brewery is a permanent fixture, alongside two rotating, local guest beers. The usual premium lagers and ciders, wine and spirits are also available. We opted for the Daleside Bitter and F’Hops Sake by Half Moon Brewery (York), both of which were excellent.





Where is can I find the Wheatsheaf Inn?

Wheatsheaf Inn is situated in the hillside village of Borrowby in the Vale of Mowbray, with the North York Moors to the east and the Yorkshire Dales to the west. It's around 5 miles south-east of Northallerton and 5 miles north of Thirsk. There are a few parking spaces directly outside of the pub, but there's no difficulty finding free parking nearby.



Wheatsheaf Inn, Borrowby


What’s on at Wheatsheaf Inn?

In addition to televised sports and regular quiz nights, held on the first Tuesday of every month, the Wheatsheaf Inn hosts a variety of events throughout the year. Past events have included rural singing, 80s-themed night and pop-up food stalls. Their annual summer beer festival showcases great local beers and ales alongside live music and pizza. Keep an eye on their Facebook page to stay up to date.




Wheatsheaf Inn, Borrowby


Wheatsheaf Inn, Borrowby: Summary

- Wet pub

- Great beers and ales

- Dog- (and cat-!) friendly

- Beer garden

- Easy parking

- Open fires

- Televised sport

- Monthly quiz nights





Where can I find out more information?

More information on opening times and updates on the latest events are available on Wheatsheaf Inn’s Facebook and Instagram pages.



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