Pubs in Thirsk, Sowerby & Carlton Miniott

Real cask ales in a Thirsk pub

Thirsk, because of its multiple roles as Market Town, posting station for stage-coaches and commercial centre had a large number of Public Houses. A fair number of these still survive, six face onto the market place and you cannot leave the town centre without passing at least one more. Most of the Thirsk Town pubs serve food at lunchtimes and in the early evening during the week.

The Little 3 Thirsk real ale live music pub CAMRA guide 2022

The Little 3
13 Finkle Street YO7 1DA 01845 523782
Real Ale Pub & Wine Bar wide selection of
Beers, Gins, Rums, Shots
Beer Garden Live music Sat & Thu from 8pm
Food Thu-Sun Closed Monday
CAMRA beer guide 2023 2022 2021 2020

Golden Fleece Hotel Thirsk North Yorkshire

The Golden Fleece 01845 523108
Market Place, Thirsk YO7 1LL
Food and Hotel accommodation
Car Park at rear
Darrowby's Drovers Arms in James Herriot's books
Card only payment no cash

Mowbray Arms Market Place Thirsk North Yorkshire

Mowbray Arms 01845 868324
(formerly The Blacksmiths Arms)
83 Market Place Thirsk YO7 1ET

The Cross Keys ThirskThe Cross Keys Inn

Kirkgate 01845 522550
Opposite World of James Herriot

The Black Swan Norby ThirskThe Black Swan Norby YO7 1BG 01845 522593

Looking over The Holmes to Cod Beck

The Lord Nelson Thirsk

Lord Nelson St James Green YO7 1AQ 01845 522845
On St James Green at the end of Millgate
Food Sunday lunch

Accessible Toilet and access

Frankland Arms Ingramgate ThirskThe Frankland Arms 23 Ingramgate Thirsk YO7 1DF
01845 421324

Large beer garden. Pool table, darts & dominoes.

Old Read House Thirsk Station

The Old Red House Station Road,Thirsk YO7 4LR
opposite the railway station


The Three Tuns Hotel Thirsk Wetherspoons

The Three Tuns (Wetherspoon's Thirsk)
Market Place Thirsk YO7 1LH 01845 521370



The Red Bear Thirsk name reverted from The Darrowby December 2017

The Red Bear
(Formerly The Darrowby Inn)

47 Market Place, Thirsk YO7 1HA 01845 523222

Sports Bar

Black Bull Thirsk North YorkshireThe Black Bull

Market Place Thirsk YO7 1EY

The Royall Thirsk

The Royal - closed

57 Market Place Thirsk YO7 1EY

Closed October 2022


Crown and Anchor Sowerby Thirsk North Yorkshire

Crown and Anchor

Front Street Sowerby YO7 1JN

01845 522448
Cask ales

Carlton Miniott

The Vale of York Carlton MinniotThe Vale of York Carlton Miniott YO7 4LX
01845 440 892
Bed & Breakfast
Live music
Near Thirsk station

Dog & Gun Carlton Minniott YorkshireDog and Gun

Closed May 2023

Carlton Miniott YO7 4NJ

The Northallerton Pubs


Village & Country Pubs around Thirsk

Despite the decline of the village pub there still many to visit in the countryside villages around Thirsk, some are even famous. Most do high quality meals at reasonable prices. Its best to book especially for Sunday lunch and weekend evenings.

The Wheatsheaf Inn Borrowby Thirsk North Yorkshire

The Wheatsheaf Inn Free House
Borrowby YO7 4QQ 01845 537274
6 miles north of Thirsk

Real Ale - Real Fire - Real Pub

The Dog and Gun Knayton Thirsk North Yorkshire YO7

Dog and Gun Free House
Knayton Thirsk YO7 4AZ 01845 537368
5 miles north of Thirsk
Bar Tue - Sun Closed Mon
Food (booking essential) Thu-Sun
Real Ale Real Food Real Fire

The Gold Cup Inn Nether Silton Thirsk North Yorkshire

Gold Cup Inn Nether Silton YO7 2JZ
7 miles north of Thirsk

Re-opened Easter 2024

Old Oak Tree South Kilvington Thirsk

Old Oak Tree South Kilvington YO7 2NL 01845 523276
By A19/A168 jnc 1m north of Thirsk
Food served 7 days a week

Homecooked food and real ale

The Angel Topcliffe North Yorkshire

The Angel at TopcliffeTopcliffe YO7 3RW 01845 578000
Hotel, Bar and Grill

Reopened July 2024

Bagby Inn Thirsk North Yorkshire

The Greyhound at Bagby
Bagby, Thirsk YO7 2PF 01845 591433

Monday - Saturday 11.30am - 11.30pm
Sunday noon - 10.30pm

Carpenters Arms Felixkirk Thirsk

Carpenters Arms Felixkirk YO7 2DP 01845 537369
Country Inn & restaurant Just 4 miles from Thirsk
Food served 7 days a week Accommodation

Crosby Arms

Crosby Arms Thornton Le Beans, Northallerton,DL6 3SP
0800 047 6892

Busby Stoop Inn Thirsk North YorkshireBusby Stoop Inn YO7 4EQ
Once Yorkshire's most haunted Pub!

Now The Jaipur Spice licensed contemporary Indian restaurant

The Old Black Bull North End Raskelf YO613LF 01347 821431

The Forresters Arms Kilburn YO61 4AH 01347 868386
Real Ales, Great food, a proper country pub! Bed & Breakfast.

The Carlton Inn Carlton Husthwaite Thirsk YO7 2BW 01845 501265
Food, closed Mondays.

Craven Arms Appletreewick is a traditional family-run pub in the Yorkshire Dales, specialising in real ales and home-made food. As a family-orientated business, we welcome well behaved children and dogs.

The Northallerton Pubs

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