The Stone Trough

4.3
363 reviews
£25 and under
British
We are ‘An all-season pub’, warming fires in the winter and relaxing in the garden through the summer months. On Sundays you’d think the whole of Yorkshire had descend on the pub. Sundays are something of an institution, it’s the busiest day of the week, with Roast Dinners taking the centre stage

We pride our self on being accessible, whilst dishes on the main menu can cost from £14.00 to £20.00, there's a delicious take on pub classics that cost around the £10.00 mark, packed with drinkers and eaters alike.
Up in the Restaurant there is a more subtle affair, serving plates of food designed to reflect the wonderful local produce. We aim to combine the traditional local pub with a a top-notch dining destination. A melting pot of local’s who want to avoid the chore of cooking, alongside those looking to have a blow out meal celebrating all sorts of events.
Most importantly dogs & muddy boots welcome!

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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 363 People Are Saying
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AdrianC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Been loads of times but very disappointed this time.
2 small slithers of Beef and not a green vegetable to be seen. We ask about beef and we’re told this was chefs design around a 3 course meal, yet offer 2 or 3 and option of just 1. Received some extra beef after conversation with manager
Sadly disappointed for fist time in years of visiting

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I met a friend here for Sunday lunch. Wonderful greeting by friendly staff. Very relaxed and cozy atmosphere enhanced by warming log fires. Food was amazing - our compliments to Chef. We both had the crunchiest, tastiest pork crackling with home-made apple sauce to start followed by the roast beef with a side accompaniment of red cabbage and the best cauliflower cheese ever! Can't recommend enough! Engaging waiter who attended to our every need and that of my Labrador (who even had treats & a water bowl ready for him on arrival!). Superb experience in a beautiful setting and exceptional value for money. Highly recommended.

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AB123
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience2

It was very quiet, no locals in the pub which was a change from when we had a meal there last autumn

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DianeZ
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not been since the June of 2021, warm welcoming, exceptional biscuits for my dog , and lovely food for my Sister, Daughter and Myself.

Staff couldn’t of tried harder to be welcoming and kind to in and made us seem special, even though it was getting busied

KJ
KarenJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning venue with delicious food and great service. I’d highly recommend this restaurant if you’re ok the area.

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CherylS
London
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice location & views & large well spaced out tables.
Improvements could be made e.g serving bread with the soup; burger
Overall service was slow

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Jackie
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had a lovely visit to The Stone Trough at lunch time on the 28th December. The food was excellent, the staff very attentive and smiley and the value for money a very pleasant surprise.
There was a slight delay with our main course but nothing to worry about.
All in all a great experience and we will definitely be visiting again, keep up the good work.

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SarahR
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was recommended to us by family and our visit did not disappoint. Staff were extremely friendly, food was excellent and of good portion size. Loved the ambience and feel of the Stone Trough, would recommend to friends and family and will definitely return.

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zaynebyaf
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time. Staff were all wonderful and helpful. Food was 10/10. Thank you Tom & Abby!

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dmarts
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Unfortunately my meal was very disappointing. I ordered the lamb shank and it was so tough it was inedible. It came with just a bed of mash and a very small portion of curly kale and a jus which tasted awful. As everyone else seemed to be enjoying their meal and I didn't make a fuss as we were with friends who we hadn't seen since before Covid. I did notice however that portions seemed very small and as this is not a particularly inexpensive menu I think they could do better.

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johnj
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice food but expensive for what it was. Also several dishes were not available.

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Poshpaws
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Was handed pie menu when we were seated, when our order was taken the vegetarian option was not available and fried halloumi was the alternative. Should have been told this when handed menu. We came for the pies, no alternative pie was offered. Would not have picked fried halloumi but no other choice.

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AndrewR
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service today was exceptional. Staff were friendly, cheerful, helpful and food and drink was served in good time. The food we had was very tasty.

The Stone Trough
Responded on 27 December 2021

Thank you for your review. We take pride in providing all of our guests with the best quality food and warm atmosphere. We hope to see you again soon! Don't forget to follow us on social media for updates on events and special dates! Instagram: @thestonetroughinnyork & Facebook: The Stone Trough Inn

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely as always

The Stone Trough
Responded on 27 December 2021

Thank you for your review. We take pride in providing all of our guests with the best quality food and warm atmosphere. We hope to see you again soon! Don't forget to follow us on social media for updates on events and special dates! Instagram: @thestonetroughinnyork & Facebook: The Stone Trough Inn

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Leebold
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and friendly staff. Made us feel very welcome and Christmassy 😁👍

The Stone Trough
Responded on 27 December 2021

Thank you for your review. We take pride in providing all of our guests with the best quality food and warm atmosphere. We hope to see you again soon! Don't forget to follow us on social media for updates on events and special dates! Instagram: @thestonetroughinnyork & Facebook: The Stone Trough Inn

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Astranova
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Varied and interesting menu. Country pub atmosphere.

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JanineP
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, kept informed about when food was coming etc etc,

The Stone Trough
Responded on 27 December 2021

Thank you for your review. We take pride in providing all of our guests with the best quality food and warm atmosphere. We hope to see you again soon! Don't forget to follow us on social media for updates on events and special dates! Instagram: @thestonetroughinnyork & Facebook: The Stone Trough Inn

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ColinM
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Very dissapointed, heard a lot about the place , were seated in conservatory on a table that required coats to be worn , food took a while to be served , 10 minutes into meal we had to ask for the vegetables, when served only enough for 2 people not the 4 that were seated, promised a discount because of service, £8 discount applied to bill , will not visit again.

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AnnB
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

The service was very disappointing. Shown to the table and waited for over 15 minutes to be asked for a drinks order even though the menu had been delivered to the table when we were seated. The restaurant was moderately busy so no excuse for lack of attention.

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JackieM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service … very friendly staff
Thanks

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LisaF
New England
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service and excellent food. Genuinely welcoming to dogs. Add in stunning views from the conservatory dining area.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the food was delicious . Despite the fact that we went earlier than booked with open table we were well looked after. Would highly recommend

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PamB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely setting, very pleasant staff. The shank of lamb was very nice.

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CatherineH
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Perfect country pub to call into after a day out at Castle Howard. Very friendly with a wide menu choice including vegetarian and vegan. Can definitely recommend.

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Emma
Bath
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal from start to finish. The location is amazing and the staff were so attentive and friendly. We would highly recommend The Stone Trough.

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
3 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We had a table on the patio, a lovely glass room attached to the pub, we’ve eaten here many times. My only criticism is the young waiting staff not closing the door making the room cold. I appreciate they cannot do this with arms full of plates, but they didn’t bother when empty handed either.

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AnnA
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Sunday lunch I’ve had in years. The beef was to die for😋

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ChrisW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at the Stone Trough was of the same high standard as previous visits.

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MarkT
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Good value, proper pub food, excellent location and very friendly welcome. I would recommend to anyone wanting a really comfortable evening.

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Claire
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely lovely evening fabulous food great staff , we will be back again very soon

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very enjoyable with excellent service

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Hopeless day. Arrived to booked table at 12:30 and were seated in the conservatory. Drinks ordered but wine not available, alternative offered but not one that was on the menu.

Ordered starters … one no longer available and had sold out (30minutes after opening). Ordered for our 7 year old daughter and waited. 16 others seated and served ahead of us. At 14:20 told the order had been lost in kitchen printer.

Left having settled for drinks with 20% reduction. Daughter very hungry and a complete disaster.

Given this had a high star rating I can only hope this is isolated but judging by service to others I would say today wasn’t a good day for them in any respect.

I’m the past twenty years it’s been a lovely drop in but after todays experience I’ll not drop in again and I wouldn’t recommend anyone else does.

Totally hopeless and very disappointing given it completely derailed our day and left us searching for somewhere else to feed the family at short notice which given we had booked was the whole point.

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Itsanofromme
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Poor service, having to wait 20 mins to take order 20+ mins to arrive and over 15+ mins for dessert to arrive.
No cutlery for side dishes of veg, no checking from waiting staff to see if everything was ok. Had to go to the bar and ask for the bill as our dishes still hadn’t been collected. All this on a relatively quiet Sunday afternoon will lots of staff on.
Give this place a miss until things change staff wise.

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RosieB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Really excellent food, the sticky toffee pudding was AMAZING. Welcoming and friendly staff and good that we could bring the dogs.
A little chilly in the conservatory sometimes but a beautiful view out over the fields.
Service a little slow to start, we waited about 15 mins for our first drinks, despite them being sat on the bar for quite a while but it was pretty busy.
However we had a really love meal overall and will be returning :).

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Maggie
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good food, and we thought good value. Four of us ate at lunch time on a very sunny day. The restaurant was quiet not many diners, but the atmosphere was friendly and welcoming this includes the staff also.
We would recommend the Stone Trough and will also dine here again in the future.

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DalP
Norfolk
5 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A good menu with some classics and some dishes with a difference. I had the Chicken Supreme which was superb.
We shared some deep fried mini gherkins with a sweet chilli dip to start, not something I have seen or tried elsewhere but were excellent as an appetizer.
The two on front of house were friendly and helpful.

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vipNickS
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were a family group of 6 and enjoyed Sunday lunch.
The menu was limited, but would cater for most tastes and diets.
Our table was the fist one as you walk into the bar area, there was a function on in the conservatory room which required the outter door to be left open, so consequently were were a bit chilly. But otherwise Sunday lunch was a great experience, service was good, considering how busy the pub was on the day.
We intend to return for an evening meal very soon

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GuyR
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Only issue and didn’t spoil our day, but we booked our table for 2.00 and we didn’t get to sit till nearly 3. They did apologise which is fine

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Louise
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Interesting menu with some veggie and (one) vegan options. Good selection, some cleary locally-sourced, although lots of fried food. The vegan main course option is seitan 'steak' which it does not make clear is made from gluten and our server clearly did not really know what it was so did not flag that up, although he did ask if there were any allergy issues. Food was well presented, obviously freshly-cooked (we waited about 25mins) and an appetising portion size.

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AbigailY
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Excellent food, very busy and quite noisy in the conservatory

FAQs

The Stone Trough offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01653 618713.

The Stone Trough is rated 4.3 stars by 363 OpenTable diners.

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.