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A Traditional English Countryside Pub
Serving a range of local ales, fresh locally reared produce, in-house cured and smoked products, flawless friendly service which is hard to match.
Clearly on the Up Back from a lovely 2 night stay in a village I had camped at whilst at school many years ago.
The...read moreBack from a lovely 2 night stay in a village I had camped at whilst at school many years ago.
The problems alluded to in some recent reviews have clearly been sorted with a limited variety of cuisine on offer but obviously from the very best local suppliers. They also seem to have found a chef and staff of the highest caliber. To cap it all the TV was down due to a fire at Bilsdale transmitter so I didn't have to endure an hour of Graeme Norton and had an early night instead....
Ignore some "fusspot" reviews on here, this place is LOVELY What an amazing find this place is! Absolutely stunning location, with views you could look at forever! Lovely warm welcomes...read moreWhat an amazing find this place is! Absolutely stunning location, with views you could look at forever! Lovely warm welcomes from all the staff, the lovely fire and relaxing music give the place a delicious "country inn" atmosphere. The man behind the bar was friendly and inviting and seemed to be full of local knowledge (he kindly gave us details of a local walk, which turned out to be really nice by the way!) and the lady dealing with us in the restaurant (The Owl is a place of two halves, one side a lovely relaxing bar area with open fire, the other a beautifully and decently set up dining room,) was efficient, kind, courteous and attentive. The food is excellent, my bacon and cheeseburger was amazing and my partner's steak was superb! Followed by a nightcap back in the bar, chatting to both locals and residents, (there are bedrooms to spend the night in, I believe,) it felt like being in an old friend's country cottage; relaxing, safe, warm and friendly. Will definitely be coming back and highly recommended you visit, it's lovely. Well done to all involved!read less
Amazing food and service, perfect beer. Best Sunday Lunch I’ve ever had. No messing about with endless trimmings, just beautifully cooked meat, perfect flavoursome vegetables, stunning...read moreBest Sunday Lunch I’ve ever had. No messing about with endless trimmings, just beautifully cooked meat, perfect flavoursome vegetables, stunning roast potatoes, huge traditional Yorkshire Pudding and amazing gravy. Fab deserts, reasonably priced with excellent friendly service and well kept real ale. The wine was great as well. Fabulous. Well done post COVIDread less
Proper country pub! Hawnby is one of the most charming villages on the North York Moors and the Owl is at the heart...read moreHawnby is one of the most charming villages on the North York Moors and the Owl is at the heart of it. Great beers, lovely freshly made food in a perfect setting. Sit by the fire in he cosy bar in the winter or enjoy the sunshine outside in the garden in the summer. Staff are super friendly and I cannot recommend highly enough. Go!read less
Beautiful location Beautiful location especially relaxing on the terrace with a glass of wine after one of the many walks to do...read moreBeautiful location especially relaxing on the terrace with a glass of wine after one of the many walks to do from the doorstep. Evening meal was fantastic and great sized portions. We stayed in Room 6 which was slightly on the small side but had a large bathroom and lovely view onto the garden from one of the windows. The other window looked over at the pizza oven which might have been noisy but wasn’t on the night we stayed so we slept really well. Room is tastefully decorated and comfy bed. Breakfast was good and will stay again. Definitely recommendread less
Idyllic Location with Beautiful Views The Country Inn is in an idyllic location with beautiful views. Enjoy drinks on the outside terrace or inside by...read moreThe Country Inn is in an idyllic location with beautiful views. Enjoy drinks on the outside terrace or inside by the open fire. Beautifully styled, enveloping, relaxed informality. The owners and staff are very welcoming, creating the impression you are visiting a friend’s country home, rather than a hotel. We would like to especially thank Ed, Chris and Jane who made our stay a stay to remember with their exceptional customer service, lovely chats and never ending smiles.
Breakfast and dinner was delicious, good presentation, hearty portions all locally sourced ingredients and meats. We stayed for 3 nights and having ate there the first night, we would of been happy to eat there every night, as the food was so delicious, but sadly there wasn’t enough choice for us veggies!
We stayed in Room 8, which is one of four rooms separate from the hotel, but only a stones throw away, which we thought was a treat as it felt more private and quiet with lovely views. The room was beautifully styled the same as the hotel. The bed was very comfortable and had clean, fresh, crisp, white bed linen. Tea and coffee making facilities and hairdryer provided. Quirky hanging space for clothes, but with not much draw space. We had an ensuite with a bath and over shower. The bathroom, was newly fitted, modern and clean but felt the styling felt unfinished compared to the bedroom. There was no shelves/storage for make-up and toiletries which we had to place on the floor. Previous water damage on wall had not been repaired. These are all very minor niggles, which definitely wouldn’t put us off staying again.
Overall we would highly recommend staying at The Owl and look forward to revisiting in the near future.read less
Excellent What a fabulous stay! From the minute we stepped into the door nothing was too much trouble. We had our...read moreWhat a fabulous stay! From the minute we stepped into the door nothing was too much trouble. We had our dog with us and he was welcomed too by all the staff. Our room was spacious clean and decorated beautifully. The food was outstanding, I can highly recommend the steak pie!!! Massive portions, hot and very tasty. Breakfast is just as good, local produce is used and you can tell. Staff are friendly efficient and happy to help with recommendations of walks or things to do In the local area. They clearly work very hard and care about the service they are providing. Bear in mind we are in a pandemic and staff and provisions are hard to come by. So patience by other guests would have been nice to see!
If you are looking for a laid back country location with good food, nice accommodation and friendly owners/staff this is the place. I not felt this relaxed in a long time.read less
Highly Reccommended Used to be the Inn Hawnby. Under new management i believe. Recently renovated but in keeping with its age. Very...read moreUsed to be the Inn Hawnby. Under new management i believe. Recently renovated but in keeping with its age. Very upmarket showers in the bathrooms.
Reached by a single track road with fabulous views. Bar has a wood fire looks like the 1920's.
Limited dinner menu but all selected well and cooked to perfection. Chili prawns were spot on. Steak well aged accompanied by a tasty salad, the cheese board contained some Sheperds Purse locally produced cheeses which were excellent.
Restaurant full, the special was grouse, only a limited number of birds, so several did not get to taste the grouse. Local Steak and ale pies and fish seemed to be well recieved.
Lunch served outside , good selection of fresh pub food.read less
Excellent lunch today sat outside ,black sheep on draught nice to talk with the owner very pleasant indeed we will...read moreExcellent lunch today sat outside ,black sheep on draught nice to talk with the owner very pleasant indeed we will definitely return.read less
Wonderful stay. From the moment I walked into the Owl i was given a warm welcome especially by a beautiful Labrador. The...read moreFrom the moment I walked into the Owl i was given a warm welcome especially by a beautiful Labrador. The Owl is very dog friendly. The staff were very friendly and helpful.
My room was very nicely set out and the en suite shower room was very nicely appointed. The only downside was my room was directly next to the kitchen extractor fan which was quite noisy but was usually turned off by 9pm. If you are booking try and avoid room 5.
Apart from this, I had a wonderful stay and would highly recommend it.read less