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The Crathorne Arms, Yarm, North Yorkshire

The Crathorne Arms

4.7
4.7
316 Reviews
£26 to £40
Gastro Pub
The Crathorne Arms is a great pub in a wonderful community spirited village, lovely people, Lord Crathorne himself couldn’t be more supportive, how lucky we are.

Our life has come a full circle from a town pub in Middlesbrough (well Eugene has) to the tontine (McCoys Hotel, Restaurant and Bistro) to a village pub in Crathorne, Ten Minutes from Middlesbrough.

We live above the pub, our furniture and furnishings live downstairs as they can’t and won’t fit up the stairs! So the canoe has the condiments, the bookcases our books, the huge sofa with big squashy cushions to sink into, tin lanterns reflecting patterns on the ceiling, this all makes for a homely feel and that’s what we would like to create along with good wholesome food and drink.

Of Course the staff, front of house and kitchen are all great, hardworking, smiley, enthusiastic young people and a joy to work with.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 16 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00–14:30 Sun 12:00–16:00 Dinner Tue–Thu 18:00–21:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–21:00
  • Phone number
    01642 961402
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    David Henry
  • Area
    Yarm
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 316 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • North Yorkshire

    Best Ambience

  • North Yorkshire

    Great for fine wines

316 Reviews
  1. SteveW

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was quality Had fixed price 2 course, reasonable price Decent atmosphere Decent selection of drinks

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  2. LadyLuck

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice atmosphere, friendly staff and great food. We had the Set Lunchtime Menu which had lots of variety and tasted delicious.

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  3. KevinL

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As ever a real treat to take dinner at the Crathorne Arms. Prix Fixe is outstanding value!

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  4. peterb

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very tasty courses. The sauce with the scallops was wonderful. Could have done with bread to mop it up. On the higher side of mid expense.

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  5. Shawzee

    Yorkshire

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is Michelin standard without prices to suit Such an enjoyable experience with staff attentive to every need 11/10

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  6. Mojo

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good cuisine and service. Food was well presented hot and delicious. I'm a retired head chef and can appreciate the quality and balance of the dishes. Service from a young team excellent

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  7. JuliaS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious meal with a reasonable choice considering it was Easter Sunday. The pub itself is lovely and the staff friendly and helpful

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  8. NorthernLass

    Perthshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    As ever everything was just as you would hope. Food lovely, staff attentive but not pushy and atmosphere just right. The Prix Fixe menu is incredible value and there are a really good range of options.

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  9. JenW

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you’re lucky enough to get a booking, you will not be disappointed. Every thing about this place is just perfect, location, food, atmosphere, staff.

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  10. Jack1

    Newcastle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An excellent location for a special family gathering. Food excellent, staff lovely and accommodating. Would recommend for any occasion.

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  11. PeterH

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very disappointed after having the place recommended. Food over priced for the standard received. Poor lighting made eating sea bass very difficult to the extent that you could not see what was on the plate. Additionally there was an excess of oil on the plate. The duck was nicely cooked but at that price would have expected more than one shallot and a very salty over cooked rosti as accompanyment.

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  12. Birdydogman

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great value, lovely staff excellent service can’t wait to return

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  13. DeborahJ

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was exceptional. The Sunday lunch of roast Sirloin was the best I have had… the beef was really pink and tender with lovely sides and really good gravy. The other dish served, the Hake, was also exceptional and really delicious. It was a perfect lunch.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Booked a table in the bar area. Lively atmosphere. Warm fire. Great food. Good service. Good wine list.

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  15. KPnuts

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely family lunch - great food, something for everyone!

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  16. JillH

    Yorkshire

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 15 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great night as always !! Great atmosphere and service

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  17. AnnS

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a lovely evening with our friends, but I just wished there had been a welcome from the staff. They were busy, but no-one said ‘hello, I’ll be with you in a moment’. We were left just ‘hanging’!! The food was good, we will return and we hope someone sees us, acknowledges us and says ‘hello’.

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  18. Sookieboo

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The minute you walk in, the ambience tells you this place is special. The McCoys reputation is par excellent. It’s a whole immersive experience, the decor, the divine smells coming from the kitchen, the friendly attentive staff. My favourite restaurant. Packed out on a Wednesday evening, what does that tell you. A great menu and you feel the classical preparations that go into them as the taste is sublime. A well stocked wine selection

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  19. AlastairS

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Good meal considering our visit was on a very busy Mother’s Day Sunday lunchtime service…….wasn’t quite as good as previous visits but absolutely not put off booking again in the future

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Table for 3. We had early dinner after visiting the theatre. Staff were wonderful and made us truly welcome. Food was outstanding. Really enjoyed the experience. Not the first time Michelle and I had visited but we brought Michelle’s Mum as an early Mother’s Day treat. See you again soon.

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  21. IsabelA

    County Durham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic top quality food and beautiful gorgeous atmosphere

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  22. DannyC

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place, very nice ambience. We had fixed price option - 2 or 3 courses and it was good value. Not great food but great for the money we paid. Would definitely go again.

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  23. ElaineH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A lovely Sunday lunch in a quirkey, warm and inviting setting. Looking forward to going back! Thank you

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  24. ColinS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A classic roast beef Sunday lunch perfect in every way and the strawberry cheesecake was outstanding. The staff were charming. We intend to go there regularly from now on.

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  25. ElizabethB

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Cheerful and efficient service. Very good food in nice surroundings.

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  26. ClareB

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 29 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food for a low price, will definitely visit again.

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  27. Rips

    County Durham

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 29 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As good as ever, so not just great good but also consistently so.

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  28. PaulH

    County Durham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional quality of food and service as always

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  29. Shawzee

    Yorkshire

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 27 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Michelin food,Michelin service But not Michelin prices!! The perfect match

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  30. IanFenton

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a fantastic welcome here, your made to feel like a valued customer. The food is excellent I'm a regular visitor and never been disappointed.the warm and cosy ambience adds to the whole experience. I recommend highly well worth a visit 5 Stars from me *****

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  31. Julie

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great experience and warm welcome . Ham hock terrine was so tasty and followed by the Crathorne burger , very tasty . Highly recommend the rice pudding ! The staff are helpful friendly and discreet It’s a great place for a tasty lunch

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  32. LukeS

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Arrived 40 minutes earlier, but seated straight away. Great service by friendly staff. Always on hand to help and get you anything. Food came out quickly, was very nice and plenty of it. Could have been a bit hotter. Good value for the quality of the dishes.

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  33. Bevsyj

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    nice table very limited menu if you are vegetarian ( only one option starter and main) , zero option if you are vegan. hopeless if you have any dietary or allergies, we had to tell the server we had allergies ( no one asked) and asked was there any slight changes or other things available to which the answer was No, nothing can be done.. unfortunately we won't return

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  34. PennyE

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The bar area is usually buzzing on an evening at the weekend, with both locals and visiting diners, which generates a great atmosphere. The dining area is well separated & the wonderful food can be enjoyed in a welcoming, intimate setting. The waiting staff are attentive and knowledgeable and tweaks to the menu to cater to specific dietary requirements are accommodated.

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  35. mikeG

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Love the interior. A master stroke of eclectic design. A room to wallow in and sets you up for a great evening. The menu is thoughtful and the chef really achieved flavoursome dishes. Two of the party had the sea bass. Both were delighted with both the level of cooking and presentation. I had a delicious charcoaled chicken with ultra smooth mash. Scrumptious! A terrific place. We will be back!

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  36. JulieH

    Yorkshire

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. The only negative is that I thought the wine was lovely but pricey

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  37. Scotty

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely lunch for 4 of us Drinks a little expensive thats my only slight criticism Ambiance lovely and service attentive

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  38. PhilipH

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a Sunday lunch for two, I had the beef and my wife the lamb. The beef comes a little rare which I personally like, however the vegetables were a little too al dente and somewhat hard for my liking. The lamb is unusual in that it arrives as a cylindrical portion, very tasty however. The yorkshire puddings were nice and not too dry and crispy, the gravy is tasty. All in all it's down to personal preference whether you will like this meal as the quality is excellant. Service is first class and the staff work very hard.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the most wonderful evening at The Crathorne Arms! The setting and decor is wonderful; lots of stylish and quirky areas to sit and dine in. The service was excellent with the staff really attentive to our needs. The food was simply amazing and I would fully recommend! I’m a Chef with 23 yrs of experience and I was really taken aback as to how well the food was paired, cooked and plated. Really well done team!

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  40. Brian334

    County Durham

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    This was to be my 65 birthday meal out. Booked on the strength that the defacto head chef was a 2009 MasterChef the professionals semi finalist and the look of the menu/food on the website. Preferring not to be orphaned/marooned in a soulless dinning room I stupidly opted for a table for 2 (and only 2) in the bar area (having had a pleasant time in this kind of setting at other quality gastro-pubs before). We ended up on the end of a large table that had a group of loud (probably inebriated) character assassins sat around the other end. This was at 5:30 pm and to say the place was rammed would be understatement. On the strength of a recommendation we both opted for the £21 (each) burgers as mains [they should have been special at that price]). Food:- Scallops - spot on / very nice Terrine - piccalilli missing in action, toast BURNT. Burgers - dry / disintegrating and BURNT. Chips - BURNT On the brighter side the Sauvignon blanc was very nice so I was told by my wife. We could not hold a conversation due to the noise level in the bar area (hindsight is wonderful thing) and probably accounts for why my soda water arrived with ice when I requested non. The £91.60 bill literally left a bad (BURNT) taste in our mouths. Just for the record we have paid well over twice this at fine dinning / MICHELIN-starred Restaurants before. At the end of the day we would have had better food and a much smaller bill if we had simply gone to Wetherspoons instead.

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The Crathorne Arms is rated 4.7 stars by 316 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 16 times today
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2 E Villa, Yarm, North Yorkshire TS15 0BA

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Yarm
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00–14:30 Sun 12:00–16:00 Dinner Tue–Thu 18:00–21:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–21:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    David Henry
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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