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Cod and Lobster, Staithes

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user reviews of the Cod and Lobster, Staithes

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Pleasant tourist haunt in the harbour and food looked nice - ale wasn't though was garbage. Left half of it as I couldn't be bothered gaining the attention of busy food orientated staff to get it changed, Another bum steer from the GBG.
Snarling_Mallard - 2 Jun 2018 09:27
As previously mentioned, this has the best location around and very friendly staff. Only 3 Ales on when visiting in August. I had the Old Jacks Tipple, so named after the CBeebies show filmed here, and if its good enough for Bernard Cribbens then its definately fine by me. Also ate here twice, a word of warning on the Fish and Chips, it's HUGE ! My wife shared hers with our daughter.
vikingkev - 14 Oct 2013 20:10
Had Black Sheep and Bombardier on when I passed by on the Cleveland Way - I usually avoid both these ales but was thirsty so plumped for the Black Sheep which to my surprise was very well kept and enjoyable.
kernott1 - 14 Sep 2012 21:03
Although it's got the best location for a pub in Staithes, and it's well worth a visit just for the view, when we visited last year we found the food (fish and chips) not terribly good and the beer ordinary.
mosey - 15 May 2012 21:21
Open now and lovely pub. Run by very pleasant family. Great atmosphere. Good value food and what a magical location. Full of locals and visitors. Love it!
shashdarak - 17 Sep 2010 14:14
Closed Down
Ayresomeangel - 12 Aug 2010 13:56
Though it is over six years since I was last in the pub, it is funny to read the service is no better.

I recall a fat bloke called Dave was the landlord, who was so idle that he would sit this side of the bar and queue with the rest of the customers for a drink: needless to say he went bankrupt!
wynyard - 21 Feb 2010 10:54
decent pub, hate the service.

denugo - 30 Oct 2009 21:37
Interesting - I thought Staithes pubs had a policy of NOT providing food. Certainly this one didn't when I last called in ... but that would have been at least 20 years ago! (Still liked it, though.)
Firedrake - 19 Jan 2009 14:35
Sea - front pub in this small picturesque village, approx 7 miles north of Whitby.

Perhaps not surprisingly, its a food-orientated operation, catering for holidaymakers and visitors with a typically uninspiring, functional and characterless interior.

4 real ales were on - Black Sheep, Abbott, Spitfire and Speckled Hen. My pint of Black Sheep was pretty poor.

In retrospect, thinking back about it now, I should have exchanged it for a cappucino or latte ( yes, they do have these fancy coffees this far oop north now !) , as I got the distinct feeling that the other beers might not have been well kept either, but, at the time, I was probably seduced by the sea view and the Bambi eyes of the barmaid.

There's another pub in the main street of the village - it seemed to be closed for the afternoon when I visited- and you might want to try that instead, particularly if the weather's not good enough for sitting outside.
JohnBonser - 25 Sep 2008 17:39
Basic locals pub with at least three decent beers and a view through salty windows of the sea (only 6 feet away) which has swept it it away a few times. Black Sheep, Jennings, and others for the thirsty visitor.
thirstybob - 19 Aug 2006 20:50

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