The Lion Inn: "Good Grub On The High Moors" United Kingdom Restaurant Tip by steventilly
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A pub rather than a restaurant and serving 'Pub Grub' rather than 'Noveau Cuisine' - but VT really should have a section for great pubs/bars!
A 16th century Inn set high on the North Yorkshire Moors (1325 feet - the highest point in the Yorkshire Moors) on the remote road from Castleton to Hutton-Le-Hole. It's extremely popular despite it's remoteness, and has a clientel made up of hikers, bikers and day-trippers, as well as those who travel up from Teesside just to visit this pub. Inside is all stone and oak, with a roaring fire in one of the rooms. Out back is a Restaurant (serving more stylish meals, though you can still choose from the Bar menu), and the bedrooms. Opposite the pub is a quite large B&B establishment too, and the pub also offers camping facilities (quite basic).
Favorite Dish: Any of the vegetarian dishes (there are about 6 to choose from). Last time we had Blue Stilton Pasta Bake and a Spinach and Walnut Lasagne, followed by the old favourites of Hot Chocolate Fudge Cake and Pecan Pie. Also recommended is the Cherries in Brandy, which is delicious!
Don't forget too the great range of hand-pulled cask ales stocked here, including Theakston's Old Peculier, Bitter and 'Cool Cask', and also Morlands Old Speckled Hen.
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: On an unclassified road between Castleton & Hutton-Le-Hole high in the North Yorks Moors National Park.
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