Here are a few suggestions of places to eat and drink near Eighteen97 in the village and beyond and our view on them:

In Goathland

The Inn on the Moor

01947 896296

Tim and Fiona’s comments:

Try and get past what this place looks like on the outside (it’s a bit ugly) but it has been totally refurbished inside and now serves a lovely farmhouse cooking style bar menu from 6 – 8pm. Its all homemade with real chips! Nice puddings too, the chocolate brownie sundae was rather good!

The Mallyan Spout

01947 896486

Tim and Fiona’s comments:

Just a 10 minute walk from Eighteen97 and serves reliable bar food all day long, 12 noon to 8.30ish. For a slightly more swish affair choose the AA rosette restaurant which serves a different menu. It is advisable to book too.

The Birch Hall Inn

Tim and Fiona’s comments:

You probably won’t have seen a pub like this before. Totally unchanged for 80 + years, a real step back in time! No hot food at this pub, only the Beckhole Butty, pork pie and beer cake but worth a visit! Around a 20 minute country road walk or stroll along the Rail Trail. Open all day May – early Sept but limited winter opening hours.

Beyond Goathland

The Postgate at Egton Bridge

01947 895241

Tim and Fiona’s comments:

Not the cheapest of dining options around but a great blackboard menu of well cooked steaks, meat and fish dishes. Big portions so be aware if you opt for starters too. Don’t just turn up without a booking you may not get in. You will hear Mark the affable landlord before you see him!

Station Tavern Grosmont 

Tim and Fiona’s comments:

A nice stop for lunch if you are walking the rail trail.

The Wheatsheaf in Egton

01947 895271

Tim and Fiona’s comments:

Less than a 15 minute drive away, what a glorious reputation this place has. Do leave room for pudding, they do a 3 pudding miniature option, yum. Do remember they close on Sunday evening and all day Monday, booking is essential.

The Horseshoe in Levisham 

01751 460240

Tim and Fiona’s comments:

Around a 15 – 20 minute drive towards Pickering is the lovely village of Levisham. The Horseshoe is so welcoming and it really champions local produce, including Ginger Pig belly pork and Radfords steaks. Again healthy portions sizes! 

The Fox and Rabbit at Lockton 

Tim and Fiona’s comments

On the main A169 road towards Pickering. Sister pub to the Horseshoe at Levisham . A much bigger pub and maybe not quite the same atmosphere but food is again very good and reasonably priced.


Celebrating a Special Occasion?

Pullman Dining services on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway 

Tim and Fiona’s comments:

Booking well in advance is almost essential. A heavenly nostalgic silver service dining experience for that special ocassion.

And don’t forget you can usually use you Pullman ticket to catch an earlier train from Goathland to Grosmont where most dining services depart and even better they will allow you to alight at Goathland when returning so you can enjoy a glass of wine or two with your meal.

They now also run different dining experience events including a curry train, ladies that lunch, afternoon tea and a gin tasting evening to name but a few. All are listed online.


Estbek House, Sandsend

Tim and Fiona’s comments:

They serve very very good seafood here. Expect to pay around £50 plus a head for 3 course and wine.


The Star Inn the Harbour, Whitby

Tim and Fiona’s comments:

Celebrity and Michelin starred chef Andrew Perns latest offering. It’s newly opened and we have not had chance to try it yet but reports are good and the menu looks tasty and does not look like it will break the bank either.


In Pickering

The Spice4U Indian

Tim and Fiona’s comments:

We confess to eating here rather a lot. Really friendly staff and super food. Stand out dishes for us are Rezella, Deshi special, a very good Madras or a Naga chilli dish if you dare! We love it here and have never had a bad meal.


In Whitby

There are many more restaurants and pubs in Whitby which is around a 15 minute drive away or consider catching a steam train in and grabbing a taxi back. A taxi will cost around £15. Here are a few restaurants to consider.

The Magpie Café

Tim and Fiona’s comments:

A Whitby institution for many many years. Extensive menu of great fish dishes from fish and chips (any fish you fancy) to lots more exotic creations, We love the sald and pepper squid here and Tim adores the seafood paella.

Note: we are not aware of a reopening date as yet after the very sad fire here.

Moutreys Italian

Tim and Fiona’s comments:

Tomato garlic bread to die for. (although a regular guest sears by the goats cheese version). They do super pizzas in a wood burning oven and a good range of pasta dishes. The only downside we can think of is that a few of the tables for two are by the entrance and you can get caught up others in comings and goings.

The Marine Bar

Tim and Fiona’s comments:

Although not a personal favourite of ours lots of people love this place. They often have a pianist playing and do serve up some good seafood dishes.

Abbey Wharf

Tim and Fiona’s comments:

On a sunny afternoon there is no better place to sit than the balcony overlooking the harbour. Decent bar / bistro style food here from fish and chips to seafood pie and chicken skewers.