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The Bay Horse Inn

4.3
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95 reviews
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£25 and under
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British

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Sunday Lunch
Welcome to The Bay Horse Inn Goldsborough. Set in the pretty Yorkshire village of Goldsborough. Just off the A1 on the A59 and about 20 minutes into Harrogate or York.

We are open 7 days a week from 12 noon. The bar stocks a variety of Yorkshire’s finest ales, a selection of 22 gins, fine continental lagers and an amazing wine list to suit all tastes.

At the Inn, we have 5 luxury rooms available for guests to stay over, offering comfortable accommodation away from home. We are also able to offer private dining for up to 50 guests.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 95 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Foody
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our meal, social distancing was adhered to So we were comfortable. Prices slightly high but we’ve found most places have increased the cost of food

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SallyB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Party of 4, made very welcome by restaurant/hotel staff. Excellent roast beef and all the trimmings and good selection of puddings. Menu varied and good. Wood burning stove, lovely atmosphere and decor. Couldnt fault it.

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BrettS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice good, nice wine. Good service and great location

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IanJ
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal with delicious food and great service!

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Shewad
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch in a beautiful setting. All precautions taken to minimise the risk of coronavirus.

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Saint558
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always excellent service! Food was great again and look forward to returning soon.

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MFO2
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good COVID measures - felt safe eating here. Good beer and cider. Food excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my wife’s birthday dinner and she thoroughly enjoyed the whole evening.

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HannahH
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

A number of problems during our meal, incorrect meals arriving at the table, we then waited 5 minutes for a soup spoon to be provided to enable one of the guests to eat her starter. As tucked in a corner and with the restaurants one way system in place we did feel it was hard to get the attention of members of staff and we waited for about 10-15 minutes for a member of staff to attend to us when initially arrived. When we requested the bill a number of items were overcharged which the waitress indicated had been a problem on the till all day!! We have dined at the Bay Horse before and we were very impressed however, our experience this time will likely put us of visiting again.

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CarolB
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, very generous portions - couldn't eat it all unfortunately. I had the pork schnitzel which was delicious! Highly recommended. Very pleasant staff.

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JonathanH
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service were very good. The staff wear facemasks.
The only downside was that the other customers didn't seem to think facemask wearing is required in pubs when not sat down.
Staf didnt remind them.
There was an opportunity to do this when people walk in off the street and have to wait to be seated.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautifully presented establishment even in these COVID times we felt very welcome. Both the food and service were faultless. My partner had to check the bill as she thought we had been under charged! Great service, great food and great value. We will definitely be returning.

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JohnA
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service very good, a little quite due to being a Monday evening and Covid.would like to stay when we are back to something like normal. Three of us had steak and it was very good

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LauraV
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Sunday lunch was delicious, one of the best we’ve had whilst eating out.

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MargaretM
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food, quiet when we went, staff friendly. New look dining rooms welcoming.

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JonathanH
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed an early Evening meal. The fish and chips and scampi and chips were excellent. We shared a cheesecake with fruit compote and that was delicious too. The service was very good too.

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PeterS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent
Second meal at this lovely restaurant You won’t come away hungry

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AmandaB
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So lovely to be back at the Bay Horse in Goldsborough once again & to see it after all its thoughtful renovations. The food was delicious & in the very relaxed surroundings, we had a thoroughly enjoyable evening. We’re looking forward to being able to sit in the lovely garden when the sun shines. Fantastic to see it being well supported & also to see their careful attention to the appropriate protection against Covid. We shall most certainly return!

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ElizabethB
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, very attentive staff, good choice of inexpensive food, which on both occasions was very good, we will definitely go back if in the area again. Would definitely recommend

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PamelaM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly atmosphere. Food delivered hot and good service with friendly and attentive staff. Tried numerous gins after meal they were great too. Defiantly go again

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Swadblue
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The dining experience was well delivered by a very heavily Tattooed, very friendly, helpful and entertaining waiter The quality of the food was good but without suitable accompanying elements was somewhat plain. Quantity of food for the main elements on the plate was generous. Our appetites were sated but lacked finesse. The experience overall was good and we chose to dine a second night with visiting friends.

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Janie41
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had a great Sunday lunch. Very traditional, roast dinner, Yorkshire pudding and impressive veg. Ingredients seemed to be particularly good quality. Staff friendly and cheerful. Good value and compares favourably with other local pubs.

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Livingfortoday
Northampton
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our meal was great, the food was timely and tasty. The service was polite and caring. The only thing that spoiled it was a party who spoke so loudly that we couldn't hear one another.

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Elephantintheroom2663992
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Do you know what ? It was absolutely super at The Bat Horse this visit (post lockdown!) September 2020. So truest a Gluten free Starter - they are not labelled on the menu but our server told us they could all be adapted. Luke, on duty that night, spared time for a chat to see how our meal was and was very knowledgeable and we and our guests from London all enjoyed great starters mains wine and beer. I liked it! We will go again

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Lynne
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the staff were friendly & knowledgeable.
I would highly recommend the black horse inn for a meal or overnight stay.
We are planning to come again as we enjoyed it so much

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KevinB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and even more great friendly service - will definitely go back for sure

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AndrewL
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good quality well presented food, attentive but not overly pushy staff, excellent wine and gin selection, good glassware.

JM
JohnM
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely venue, good staff, well organised regarding self distancing, lovely food and a great choice of beers, overall would highly recommend.

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TonyG
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We were a party of 4 . The good and service were good. All relevant arrangements for COVID were in place. An enjoyable evening.

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Jimlad
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The Bay Horse came highly recommended though from before the Covid lockdown.
We arrived for our 4.00 reservation to find the pub shut and people waiting outside. It opened dead on 4.00, despite the sign saying open from 12.00. We were well received and shown to a very attractive table for two. The wine list seemed very expensive – the cheapest was nearly £20.00 a bottle. My wife chose Beef Rib and I chose Pie of the Day (Chicken & Pork). We then had a longish wait but we were in no hurry. However, we had to put up with loud voices presumably from the kitchen including one whose every second word started with an “F”! Rather off putting………….
The beef was excellent but I felt the pie was over seasoned and quite salty – the unusual chips were very good. My wife’s original choice of dessert was unavailable, and the Chocolate Fudge Cake was “disappointing”. I found the Treacle Tart good.
We left feeling we hadn’t had the memorable experience the recommendations had led us to expect.

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williamm
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Lots of choice, recommend the pork schnitzel and Cobb salad

MM
MargaretM
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A lovely refurbishment. Well done, we will come again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was really good. When I asked for a certain pudding I asked what fruit was in he told me and I replied as long as it hasn't strawberry in. When the chef received this he checked with the supervisor he then came and checked with me with this I changed my pudding. So checking allergies 5 stars

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BarryH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Service let’s down the venue & the food, very poor

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JudeT
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and helpful service - Spacious and peaceful

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Nico
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Firstly the food was absolutely amazing, very reasonably priced too! The venue itself was so nicely done out as well. The only slight negative is that the service was a tad slow, when we were after a second drink. I can't complain though, they were all great at what they did! I will be coming back here, as it's such an amazing little place! Also, will be recommending this place to everyone!

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PatrickM
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

On arrival we were told we had phoned and cancelled - we had not. Unfriendly waiter. Beef rib was 90% fat. Burgers were cheap bought in, not home made. Steak was small and fatty. All very overpriced. Rib was knocked off bill. Won’t be back.

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Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very nice food was lovely Evening the only thing I can say our table had a table were the back of a chair on our table was touching the chair on the table behind use . know one mitre between us

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SusanW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would definitely recommend ..
Food delicious and service excellent..

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AlanD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Good food and table service efficient even though busy. Nice pint of Black Sheep.
First visit since make over and impressed with décor and lovely gardens. Toilets a bit cramped and one in due to Covd caused some confusion .
Look forward to another visit ( purchased a Travelzoo deal for later in year and will bring friends ).

FAQs

The Bay Horse Inn offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01423 797777.

The Bay Horse Inn is rated 4.3 stars by 95 OpenTable diners.

The Bay Horse Inn does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://bayhorseinn.co.uk/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.