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The Inn South Stainley, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

The Inn South Stainley

4.5
4.5
742 Reviews
£25 and under
British
The Inn South Stainley - an independent cosy country pub with rooms offering a superior experience, great food, outstanding service and a truly memorable visit.

Our country pub and bar area is at the heart of The Inn which offers classic and contemporary interiors, relaxed seating and open fires. Enjoy country pub classic food dishes including daily specials and fine wines, cocktails, real ales and craft beer. Head Chef Shane White and his team have created a menu inspired by the seasons and resources and celebrates the amazing produce North Yorkshire has to offer.

We celebrate the regions finest produce and products, putting the customer at the heart of everything we do, achieved with a smile and a traditional Yorkshire welcome for all.

We very much look forward to welcoming you.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 11 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 08:00–10:00 Bar Daily 11:00–23:00 Lunch Mon–Thu 12:00–14:30 Fri–Sun 12:00–17:00 Dinner Mon–Thu 17:30–20:30 Fri, Sat 17:00–20:30 Sun 17:00–20:00
  • Phone number
    01423 779060
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Shane White
  • Private party facilities
    Speak with our events team about the opportunities at The Inn for private dining, weddings, banquets, group lunch and dinners etc.
  • Area
    Harrogate
  • Cross Street
    Ripon Road, South Stainley, HG3 3ND
  • Parking Details
    There is a large un-secured private car park next to The Inn for customers to use.
  • Public Transit
    The nearest bus stop to The Inn South Stainley is just 39 metres away. This stop is called Red Lion and is located on Ripon Road. The number 36 bus between Harrogate and Ripon runs approximately every 20-30 minutes.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 742 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • North Yorkshire

    Good for business meals

  • North Yorkshire

    Good for business meals

  • North Yorkshire

    Child-friendly

742 Reviews
  1. Beamer

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Always celebrate special occasions at the Inn, usually very high end and quality food, unfortunately service suffered on last visit. Had to ask for drinks, had to ask for service, had to ask for table clearing, 2nd drinks had to go to bar myself, had to ask for desert menu, very unusual, but none the less disappointed.

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  2. Grandalf

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was plentiful and very good quality as usual, though I discovered that my roast didn't have any potatoes on it. I didn't complain because there were plenty of other vegetables to satisfy me. It was Sunday lunchtime, very busy, and we felt rather cramped, with five of us on a table more suited for four. Otherwise it was an enjoyable occasion and I am sure we will be back again before long.

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  3. RobertK

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Spot on Sunday lunch, good service and nice décor

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  4. CarolD

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Another great meal and family get together, the meal came in good time, giving us chance to have a good catch up. The first waiter was very good and friendly. The meal was top class and really enjoyable and desert was outstanding. Will definitely be comming back soon.

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  5. ClaireC

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A pleasant, friendly welcome and excellent service. Food is plentiful and well cooked. Booking is user friendly on line. Easy to reach from either Harrogate or Ripon by car or bus. Large car park available.

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  6. YvonneW

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very pleasant lunch. Menu was good with lots of choice. Staff were attentive and service was efficient. My only negative comment was that it was a bit chilly. The fire didn’t really heat the space.

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  7. IreneB

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really lovely place to catch up with friends. Meal was good and the service was friendly and very efficient. Will certainly pop by again!

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  8. SamiW

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely friendly staff and food was delicious! Will definitely be returning.

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  9. Oreo

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    It doesn't matter how good the service/ambiance is unless the food is good. Sadly it was not. The roast dinner arrived luke warm at best. The roast potatoes were cold and like bullets on the outside? If restaurants can't deliver a fresh warm dinner over a long period of time then they shouldn't offer it. Would not go again and would not recommend.

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  10. PamelaG

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Booked at short notice. Good welcome, nice table, excellent service and wonderful food. Very good value too.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and myself enjoyed a very rare meal together, we haven’t been out for many years so just wanted a nice afternoon and some great food. We weren’t disappointed, my favourite thing was the space between tablets which was fantastic as most places cram you in, the service was swift and the food delicious, portion sizes are very adequate but everyone is different, the staff were very polite and professional but had a good sense of humour to. I would definitely go back. Excellent afternoon thank you.

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  12. Paul

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    A pleasent evening spoilt by the wrong nibbles bought to table then the wrong starter aswell. These were corrected but one of us was eating while the other was waiting for food. A free drink or discount off food would have been nice for inconvenience

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  13. Macca

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very good, food was good. Could have been longer to order a drink when we arrived instead we hadn’t sat down when we were asked what we wanted.

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  14. AntonyM

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent menu, something for everyone, tasty well cooked food.

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  15. Catherine

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely evening meal, great choices as well as having gluten free options. Thank you

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  16. SimonA

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time we have stayed at the Inn.Lovely food,best scotch egg and steak pie I have ever tasted!

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  17. RachelD

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were welcomed in and had a choice of changing tables, away from the bar area. We did change. The place was busy but staff were calm and friendly at all times. The food was really good, it was Pie Night, so we chose to have the pies, the full menu was also available. My husband got a special pudding with a candle on fir his birthday. We love it here and go for special occasions, it's not cheap but definitely worth it.

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  18. Shaunio

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great choice on the menu. Great choices of drinks. All the staff were really good. Food was excellent, could not fault anything.

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  19. Villager

    Yorkshire

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great as always. Staff very helpful and friendly.

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  20. Goosey

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time eating here and we hope to visit again when next in the area. Really have nothing negative to say about the experience everything was spot on food ambiance and staff

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  21. RyanH

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing food. Staff couldn't be more helpful always there when needed but left alone to enjoy your meal in peace at the same time.

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  22. Tequesta

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, excellent service, a pleasant lunchtime e perience

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  23. DebsPev

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Called in for lunch on the way home from staying in Harrogate. Really friendly greeting and service, the team let my elderly mum choose a seat by the fire by the window. We ordered Battered Haddock and Twice Cooked Chips and a Forest Burger. Both dishes were beautifully presented and tasted delicious. Service here is excellent, there is a lovely ambiance about the place and it is spotlessly clean. Can’t wait to return, perfect place for a special occasion as well.

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  24. ColinB

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    For a winter's evening this place was ideal. Warm, comfortable and with a good selection of beers (even if they did run out of guiness 0.0%) The food is superb but word of advice. Skip the meal before you plan to visit, you wil need the extra room. Elasticated waistbands might also be advantageous. Book in advance (it does get failry busy but not so busy you can't hear yourself think) and with no music on it's a refreshing place to think, chill and eat. I can see why they have hotel rooms, after a very generous meal (of good quality) you feel like having a nap! A return visit is a must.

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  25. DebbieJ

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as always I am in a mobility scooter and nothing is beyond help

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  26. RayC

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Booked with half an hours' notice for Sunday lunch after 2pm. No problem getting a table. The restaurant was full enough for a decent ambience but not too busy so as to affect service. Plenty of staff. Loved the generous spacing between the tables. Had the full Sunday lunch - cooked to perfection and nice and hot. Too full for pudding afterwards! Will soon be back.

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  27. LaurenceT

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    A very nice place. Warm looking bar on entry but the dining room two rooms to the left was a little "motorway service station". Sunday Lunch Food was very good, more than enough and an excellent level of service. No complaints, would return but probably eat in the more atmospheric bar area.

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  28. AlisonD

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our first time and it definitely won't be the last, felt welcomed when we arrived and given our menus at the table, we ordered quite quickly and the food was delicious, the French onion soup, one of the best I've ever had, we had a little wait between starter and mains but that might of been because of a pie my husband had and had to ask for cutlery a couple of times but the girls were busy and they were brought straight away. There was nothing that won't see us coming back.

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  29. SusieP

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were blown away by the amazing customer service and kind staff. We were a party of 6 for my daughter’s birthday and the staff made her feel very special and were super friendly and attentive. They were clearly busy and there was a small mix up with one of our meals but it was dealt with very professionally. The food was lovely and the atmosphere was very relaxed. There was lots of space between tables in the large room we were in (separate to the bar) and despite there being a very large table next to us, the noise levels were comfortable for everyone at our table. We will definitely be back and will recommend it to our friends and family. Thanks to all the wonderful staff.

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  30. AnthonyH

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, excellent service. Would recommend

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  31. DavidA

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous meal for my wife and I. We both had the French onion soup that was delicious. I had the Barnsley chop whilst my wife had the sea bass. Both were cooked beautifully and the presentation spot on. The service was very timely and the waitress very attentive. Great experience all round.

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  32. SarahH

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was lovely. Friendly staff We had requested changes to 3 separate meals which unfortunately had not happened. 2 of the changes were fine and we didn't bother asking about however, the other the waitress was great and took the food back to the kitchen.

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  33. CaroleS

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I took my mum for Sunday lunch and it was an amazing roast lunch,I couldn't get 1 any better anywhere, I would give 20 out of 10 if I could, I would highly recommend the INN

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  34. AdriaanR

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service as always! We go to the Inn most weekends and the food is always exceptional. This time was no different and the service is always excellent. Would def recommend!!

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  35. ScottF

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always good food, service and value… will keep coming back. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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  36. Jake

    Lancashire

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Decent pub grub but wine overpriced. Comfortable dining atmosphere but nothing special.

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  37. JessicaC

    Spain

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food as ever but poor service which is out of the ordinary as usually great. Love that it is dog friendly and the giant Yorkshire puddings are our fav!

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  38. ArleneL

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall we enjoyed the meal. Staff attentive and friendly. The only criticism we had was the temperature of the room. It was a bit cool on arrival, improved after food and drinks!

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  39. DonnaM

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food good quality ingredients friendly staff, the dog friendly rooms are very spacious cosy and have a good source of heat lovely surrounding grounds also for dog walking would highly recommend

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  40. alisonw

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food lovely accommodating friendly welcoming staff

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Inn South Stainley offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01423 779060.

The Inn South Stainley is rated 4.5 stars by 742 OpenTable diners.

The Inn South Stainley does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 11 times today

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Google Map for The Inn South Stainley

The Inn South Stainley, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG3 3ND

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Ripon Road, South Stainley, HG3 3ND
  • Area
    Harrogate
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 08:00–10:00 Bar Daily 11:00–23:00 Lunch Mon–Thu 12:00–14:30 Fri–Sun 12:00–17:00 Dinner Mon–Thu 17:30–20:30 Fri, Sat 17:00–20:30 Sun 17:00–20:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    There is a large un-secured private car park next to The Inn for customers to use.
  • Public Transit
    The nearest bus stop to The Inn South Stainley is just 39 metres away. This stop is called Red Lion and is located on Ripon Road. The number 36 bus between Harrogate and Ripon runs approximately every 20-30 minutes.
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Shane White
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    01423 779060
  • Private party facilities
    Speak with our events team about the opportunities at The Inn for private dining, weddings, banquets, group lunch and dinners etc.
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