The Bay Horse Inn

4.4
164 reviews
£25 and under
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.

Support The Bay Horse Inn during COVID-19

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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 164 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JillW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, attentive staff in a relaxed atmosphere. Would thoroughly recommend.

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AndyM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food good, service excellent, would definitely go again

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Charlie
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely night out. Food excellent. Only gripe was that menu limited slightly if you were someone anti garlic.

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Terryw
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The already limited menu was further reduced by offerings no longer....on offer, despite it being early in service and bookings made. Food was just OK. Where were the anchovies in the not overly demanding 'classic Ceasar salad' and if the braised beef shin was to be served 'pulled' then why not say so on the menu? The preparation of our bill took a staggering 35 minutes which should not be explained by their being "busy" or the contribution of a pre paid voucher, but there we are. A lovely garden in a nice location and generally nice staff.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely garden setting. Excellent food & service

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Buster
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Overall good - food cold and had to be sent back which always spoils the meal - noticed another guest did the same - unlikely to return

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Slymaster
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Absolutely love the pub and the food but on this occasion was slightly quiet.
Probably due to the football..
Unfortunately staff were a bit lax especially for the amount of people there.
Had to ask for dessert menu after a while as we seemed to be forgotten about.
But as I said we absolutely love the place and if you can’t be honest about something then there is no point..

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LucyM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, brilliant service, overall a wonderful afternoon / evening.

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THS21
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

The starters were nice but we waited a long time for them and then had to wait nearly half an hour (maybe even longer) for the main course. Couldn’t understand why, since there were only two tables in the restaurant occupied at the time and one of those was ours. The fish and chips were lovely but the chicken breast was disappointing and at £18, was certainly not value for money. When I had problems accessing the travel zoo voucher on my phone, I was rudely reminded of the terms and conditions and the need to produce it, which wasn’t necessary. When I was eventually able to open the voucher, we paid up and gladly left. Will we return again? No thank you.

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MelonieM
London
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food, atmosphere is very relaxed. Fabulous menu. Fish is lovely.
Shin beef exceptional.
Maybe a couple more sweets on the menu required.
Staff are very helpful and polite and very smart
Would highly recommend

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SteveS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Prices didn’t match what was shown online before you book, ordered steak medium done and it came as medium rare. Overpriced , sorry

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ColinS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty and well presented meals, recommend the shin of beef

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rosiedee
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Relaxed atmosphere, pleasant staff, good food, - what's not to like! The Spanish Sauvignon Blanc wine is gorgeous!

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AlanB
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The wait time was ridiculously long (nearly two hours for the main course to arrive), but the food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Excellent Sunday Lunch

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MarcS
London
10 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The Sunday lunch was excellent. It was quiet in the restaurant as it was a very hot Bank Holiday so most people were outside.

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LaurenB
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Beautiful beer garden and tasty food. Friendly service, although a little disorganised while they are finding their feet and learning the ropes (orders forgotten a couple of times). Overall a delightful experience.

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NadeneS
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

There were a number of items unavailable on what is already a fairly limited menu. We had a table at 5pm leading into a busy bank holiday weekend. The food we did end up having was beautiful but the evening was a little spoilt not being able to have our first choices. The staff were great and the layout in the garden welcoming and spacious. Wooden seating could do with a few pads to cushion and encourage lingering.

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jonfal66
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

great experience, food great as was service and ambience

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Plum
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the weather so we could enjoy the outdoor area. Very quiet, tranquil. Food exceptional. Stay was great, comfortable and spacious for a family of 4.
Overall very good. Location ideal to knaresborough centre.

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ElizabethH
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Excellent Sunday dinner. Not really a problem, but service was a little slow.
Great to be back indoors!

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Jasmine
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really pleasant dining experience, I took my 3 year old with us and he loved it, children’s menu was good and great value. All staff were friendly and food was great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service & food.
Thoroughly enjoyed it & will be back.

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TimT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was great, lovely hearty portions. The Beef and Ae pie was superb. It would have been nice to have been offered a wine list, but other than that would definitely recommend.

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DavidB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good, service was excellent and overall good value for money.

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SueH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service with friendly staff. Food very good as always.
Great to be back in the restaurant.
The two of us were seated near a table of 8 and the noise levels made it difficult to hear our own conversation.

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NeilR
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to get back inside our local. Food was excellent as always and we had a lovely time with family

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TraceyC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely fresh food,great staff and friendly atmosphere!

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Follyfed
2 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good menu and wine list with a friendly and professional welcome. Recommended.

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time
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Limited rather dull menu choices, portion size of the steak pie FAR too large , outfacing but full of stringy tasteless meat , green veg cool , good chips ready salted and herby .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were really nice and welcoming food was brilliant would definitely go again

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SarahE
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely lunch. Great Service despite the weather! we will return!

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MarkG
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service in this most attractive beer garden

The food is really good - wouldn’t hesitate to recommend

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Disappointed
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

booked a lunchtime table to catch up with old friend. We had to sit outside, as expected, on a cool cloudy day. No cushions and no heating.. Good beer and Ok food... 'sourdough' bread could have been fresher. I suspect it was at least 2 days old. 3 pints of beer, two sandwiches and a cup of coffee - £31. Should have been much better quality food for that price IMHO... We are in Yorkshire after all... Will reserve judgement on recommendations.

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KarenT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely garden setting , friendly staff and delicious Sunday lunch . Thankyou 🙏🏼

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GrahamV
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food great service what more do you want go 2 times a week

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AndrewCR
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely outdoor eating area with well tended gardens. Comfortable and quiet atmosphere. Food fantastic, good hearty Yorkshire portions, well thought out accompaniments with Sunday lunch. Service was good, but compromised slightly by Covid requirements. Reasonably priced for what you get. Highly recommended.

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JackieW
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely Sunday lunch in a very nice setting. Great service from all the staff

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AndrewG
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely food, excellent service. They made every effort to make sure we were comfortable on what was a awful wet day. It could have been a wash out, but instead it was a very pleasant afternoon. Thanks

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Dalesdiner
Yorkshire
7 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had originally booked for 2 pm on Thursday, but after receiving a call from the manager to let us know we were the only booking for lunch that day, would we mind switching to 4 pm as that was when the pub was opening for the evening?
We agreed, and turned up at 4 as the chef and manager arrived in the car park,
We were ushered to a table under cover, with an electric heater above us and offered a blanket for our knees.
The fish and chips were delicious as as were the desserts; we felt quite special!
We were given a great welcome and lovely food and service in spite of the current restrictions, and will be more than happy to return when normality returns!

FAQs

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

The Bay Horse Inn is rated 4.4 stars by 164 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.