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Pub Review: The Wheatsheaf Inn, Egton

Updated: Apr 27

After a long day in the North York Moors, The Wheatsheaf Inn is the perfect retreat to drink, eat and stay.

The Wheatsheaf Inn, Egton

The Wheatsheaf Inn, Egton: open fire

What to expect at The Wheatsheaf Inn

The North York Moors National Park is a spectacular location that’s perfect for outdoor pursuits and for appreciating the UK’s breathtaking natural landscapes. Whether you’re scaling Roseberry Topping, hiking across heather-strewn moorland, cycling through Dalby Forest, strolling from one picture-postcard village to another, or simply taking in the stunning scenery – moors, dales, hills, rivers, waterfalls, cliffs or sea – you’ll never be short of activities. And, after expending so much energy, you’ll be in need of a comfortable place to drink, eat and rest. To meet all of those needs to a tee, look no further than The Wheatsheaf Inn in the rural village of Egton.

The Wheatsheaf Inn, Egton

This 19th-century inn, much-cherished by the locals, has undergone significant refurbishment since new owners took the reins just over a year ago; a fresh makeover that has retained the charms of a traditional country pub. We were greeted in the front lounge by a roaring coal fire – welcome on this cold Yorkshire day – and friendly staff behind a compact wooden bar. Exposed ceiling beams, carved oak tables and church pews contribute to the homely ambiance.

At the back there’s a cosy snug, complete with inviting armchairs and another open fire, plus a room with a pool table. A long bar and a spacious restaurant extend to the right. For summer drinking, there are picnic tables on a grassy stretch at the front and, if you’re planning to stay in the moors, three rooms are available.

The Wheatsheaf Inn, Egton

The Wheatsheaf Inn, Egton: Black Sheep ale

What’s to drink at The Wheatsheaf Inn?

The Wheatsheaf has a well-deserved reputation for serving great beer. We sat by the fire in the comfortable front lounge, where two ales from Black Sheep Brewery (Masham) were on cask: the Best Bitter, a real classic, and their winter pale ale, Snowflake, which was tremendous. There’s a good selection of wines, spirits and soft drinks available and, on the long bar, premium beers, lagers and ciders.

What’s to eat at The Wheatsheaf Inn?

The Wheatsheaf is acclaimed for its high-quality, home-cooked food, often using local ingredients. The menu features pub classics such as steak pie, chicken tikka masala, fish pie and wholetail scampi from nearby Whitby. A good range of vegetarian options are available. Sunday lunch offers a choice of roast beef, lamb, pork or nut roast. The menus can be viewed on their Facebook page.

The Wheatsheaf Inn, Egton: pool table

Where can I find The Wheatsheaf Inn?

The Wheatsheaf Inn is in the tiny moorland village of Egton in the stunning North York Moors National Park. It’s less than a 20-minute drive from Whitby, North Yorkshire’s famous costal town, and an hour from York. There are parking spaces in front of the pub and ample parking nearby. Egton Bridge railway station is a 30-minute walk away – half an hour that flies when you’re in such a beautiful location!


The Wheatsheaf Inn, Egton

The Wheatsheaf Inn, Egton: Summary

-          Great beers and ales

-          Home-cooked food

-          Dog-friendly

-          Outdoor seating

-          Parking available

-          Stunning location

-          Open fires

-          Pool table

-          Rooms available


Where can I find out more information or make a reservation?

Visit The Wheatsheaf’s Facebook page for updates, opening times and the latest menus. To reserve a room or a table, give them a call.



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