Queen's Head Finghall

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Located on the Eastern edge of the Yorkshire Dales, The Queens Head, in the delightful village of Finghall, dates back to the late Seventeenth Century. Full of Character and charm the inn provides a cosy, warm welcome, high quality comfortable accommodation and freshly produced food using the best of local ingredients. Your hosts, Helen and Ian, and their team offer many years of combined experience in the hospitality industry, both in pubs and hotels. They took on the closed pub back in 2009 as a lease, and bought the freehold in 2012, and since then have strived to continually enhance the property and realise the potential of the site. It’s not finished yet but, when you look for ongoing improvement all the time, it probably never will be.
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MN
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very good meal indeed, it has been recommended by a few people that we know and have been meaning to try for some time and was not disappointed. Good service, excellently cooked lamb for our main, and the wine is very respectably priced. Will see us there again.

DS
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Really good Sunday lunch roast beef was thick cut just how we liked it.

L
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly, cosy and characterful. We were made to feel welcome and the service was good. We all chose fresh fish for our main course and could then select how we would like it to be served. This was a bit of a novelty so we all chose something different. Everyone was happy with their choices and we accompanied our meal with a nice bottle of Albariño. Would recommend.

l
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant hidden gem,food is delicious,had the roast beef and all the trimmings and it was amazing.Staff are very friendly,nothing too much trouble.Excellent views from the restaurant across the stunning North Yorkshire landscape.Highly recommend

SN
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting on holiday in the area. The place is absolutely gorgeous and the food was amazing. 2ish we lived closer, but will visit again when in the area. Keep up the good work, really enjoyable!

DP
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food that can be described as pub food but done to another level. Second time of visiting and food was as delicious as it was when we came a year ago. Well worth the trip if you’re staying in the Dales.

O
Cumbria
8 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience2

A good evening, with good food. Price very reasonable. Last ones in but still not rushed. Lighting in restaurant is a bit bright, but it’s better than eating in the bar

PS
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just the place to do for an excellent meal that is slightly out of the norm.

CL
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good wholesome food with a friendly welcome, you won't go home Hungary 😁

H
Lincolnshire
6 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a gem! We came here on the last night of our holiday and were completely blown away by the whole experience. We will be coming back here and recommending it to EVERYONE!!! The food is absolutely outstanding.

KO
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at the Queen's Head during our week long holiday in Yorkshire and it was excellent! Lovely quiet country pub, delicious food and friendly service. Easily the best meal of the whole holiday - we all had something different and all really enjoyed our main course and dessert. The pub was quiet and friendly, just perfect and exactly what we wanted.

JO
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had lovely evening at the Queens Head. Good food in pleasant surroundings with excellent staff

CL
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second visit, and not disappointed. Had the Tuesday tapas menu. All the dishes were excellent, very tasty. Took £10 drink credit instead of wine as one driving.
Lovely pub, friendly staff. Forewarned by phone may be slight delay as large party booking in. Wasn't really an issue at all.
Well worth a visit!

RM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Superb - great food great value. Massive portions. Service by the lovely staff was exceptional

J
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Tapas were delicious and a very good and extensive list to choose from. 4 out of five were excellent

R
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent quality food, extensive menu including gluten free and vegetarian.Attentive and helpful staff all at a fair price.

JM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, all really friendly and attentive. Lovely cosy traditional pub. Food was delicious and plenty of it. All topped off with a very reasonable priced bottle of wine.

c
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Third visit and food and staff consistantly good The food if freshly cooked and presented well Can't fault it at all

DP
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A charming old fashion pub with extensions that showcase the fabulous views overlooking the valley. Very pleasant & attentive staff serving really nice food.

IG
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

I would definitely eat here again.

AG
Lancashire
6 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I ordered the steak and kidney pie and it came with cauliflower, green beans, carrots and chunky chips. It was lovely. We followed this with the plum crumble and ice cream. Again this was beautiful. Strongly recommend.

CL
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The Queens Head provides excellent value for money. The food is excellent as is the service.

VM
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Booked to take sister and brother-in-law to celebrate their 60th Wedding Anniversary. We are researching the family tree and have found an ancestor living in Finghall in 1586 and wanted to visit the area to see the ancient Church of St. Andrew. We thoroughly enjoyed having lunch at the Queens Head and look forward to our next visit.

FH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a lovely restaurant in a quiet village with excellent food and a lovely atmosphere. Happy to cater for special dietary requirements. Really good value. We will definitely go back again.

RF
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service throughout. Staff are very friendly, attentive and make for a very enjoyable experience.

AS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent service and good quality food with a good menu and very good value for money

A
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Overall a very nice country pub/restaurant. Only criticism, the dining room would benefit from a makeover- felt a bit 70’s
Apparently the views from the dining room and gardens are fabulous - we will return to enjoy 👍🏼

R
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate here whilst staying nearby.
Staff were very polite, friendly and courteous, the restaurant itself was very homely and cosy.
The food was delicious and plentiful. All in all a very nice and pleasant visit, we will definitely be returning.

DA
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and very good service. Very good value for money. Would visit again if we are in the area.

JM
Lancashire
2 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Sunday lunch. Struggled to choose from the good menu, but settled on salmon with chive butter sauce. Absolutely delicious, as was the starter and dessert.
Generous portions at a reasonable price, served by friendly staff in pleasant surroundings. Thoroughly recommend.

AA
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very much enjoy our annual holiday visits here for Sunday lunch and also occasional evening food.

R
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very poor dining experience. From cold drinks served lukewarm, to making our guests hugely uncomfortable, terrible food and service a total disaster. Tapas was vile other than cold meats and cheese. Parts of courses missing, kids meals served last, not even given the menus to select from. Totally ruined our special occasion. They knocked did give free desserts but too little too late. Such a shame as we had such high hopes.

W
London
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We have been to Fingall on a few occasions and always had a good meal.
We did find the lady working behind the bar a bit abrasive with none of the usual pleasantries.
The dining room is quite large with a lovely view over the surrounding countryside.
It was a particularly hot evening and the dining room was stifling hot but all the doors which lead on to the outside decked area were closed we were told we could open them but there would be then be a problem of flies coming into the restaurant. Maybe fly screens could be the answer!
There is a good selection of starters, mains and puds and good use of locally sourced produce.
The meal was good although the dish of vegetables looked a bit limp. Chips were delicious.
Would we return? That’s a definitely hopefully the dining room will be a bit cooler.

T
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very pleasant Sunday meal for 4 on a beautiful day with spectacular views across the dale from the dining room. Meal very good and service very friendly and efficient. A very minor point, but one would expect toast or similar with the Duck Parfait, he probably should have asked but this wasn't mentioned until after they'd finished!

B
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We were very disappointed having been several times before and been pleased, even recommending it to friends. This time the food did not live up to expectations. The starters were awful, too dry, as if they had been kept warm, and unappetising and unattractive in their presentation. They were also far too big. The main courses were ridiculously big in every aspect, with far too many accompaniments. We were a party of five and none of us could finish even just the main element of fish or meat. The quantity of food was intimidating. Half the portions for the same price would not have been unreasonable especially if it had been better presented and if more thought had gone into balancing the various elements. We were far too full to attempt desserts or coffee etc. which was a shame.

The Queen's Head is an attractive local pub, less than 10 minutes drive from our home. Their is no immediate local competition and in the past it has been busy. This was a Saturday night but it was very quiet. We were hoping to impress our Australian and American visitors with some quality local cuisine but it failed. The public bar is very good and well stocked. We had no complaints on that score. The staff were also very efficient, welcoming and helpful. They listened to our comments and promised to feed it back to the kitchen who we hope will pay some attention as it would be a shame to lose a good local venue for the want of a bit of effort and attention to detail. A really good meal out is not about being stuffed, it makes you feel uncomfortable not just physically, but also because it feels wickedly wasteful to throw away so much food. Each course should look and taste exquisite and by the end of the meal you should not leave feeling uncomfortable, but have just enough room for a small chocolate.

Unfortunately I think we are unlikely to return in the near future.

OT
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent fish menu. All the food was well cooked and delicious.

IM
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location and views. Friendly staff. Delicious sunday lunch, the beef was so tender and plentiful. The menu from Mon - Sat looks amazing so we must return.

RT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We have eaten at the Queen's Head many times both with friends and as part of a large group booking. The food and service is always excellent, and the beer is good too!

CL
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to the Queens Head before and really enjoyed both our stay and meals. There is an extensive menu with special evenings, like taps Tuesday. My wife doesn't eat meat so the vegetatiran and fish courses give her a wide choice. All in all we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

S
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stayed in dalesend cottages for 4 days and we eat at the queens head twice
Our first visit my husband ordered chicken in red wine sauce and fresh vegetables and I had fish and chips both meals was beautifully presented and delicious we enjoyed it so much we came back on our last night and again the food was excellent.
Well worth a visit if your in the area the service was friendly and the pub as a lovely cosy feel