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The Birch Hall Inn, Beck Hole - pub details

Birch Hall Inn

Address: Beck Hole, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 5LE [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 17270) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Grosmont (2.1 miles), Egton (2.4 miles), Glaisdale (3.4 miles)

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other pubs nearby:

Goathland Hotel, Whitby (1.0 miles), Crossing Club, Grosmont (1.9 miles), Station Tavern, Grosmont (1.9 miles)

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Stay away, I want to keep this place for myself. Once inside, there is no reason to leave. Step back 80 years in the pub that time forgot. Friendly landlord & locals, excellent ales, and good pie & sandwiches. If only the NYMR would stop their trains there.....
Owlstretcher - 13 Oct 2014 16:35
one of the most incredible and charming pubs you'll ever find.

the setting is just ridiculously amazing, a stunning hamlet, nestled in the hill side of moorland and farmland, complete with a rocky river flowing beside the pub garden, and a train line that has a steam train going up and down it. on a bright and sunny winters day this was my idea of heavan on earth.

the pub itself is the most quirky and fantastic pub ive been in. the bar is just one small square room, with a warm fire burning away, and hunting scenes on the wallpaper. there is a serving hatch in the wall, which the barman serves you though. at first i thought i was in a side bar, but it turns out this is the whole pub, and the barman is actually in the village shop next door, which has an off licence. its a genuine hole in the wall pub.

on a december sunday, the place was full to bursting with incredibly firendly locals and tourists/ramblers filling up the all the benches and chairs that were crammed into the floor space. the smell of the wood burner and the warmth and sound of pople enjoying themselves was just bliss.

the benches out the front of the building were filled with walkers in wooly hats enjoying the sun on their faces and the pints in their hands, and the garden out the back looks onto a stunnig bit of river where a stone bridge, and rocky tree lined hill sides making the scene look magical.

one of the best pub experiences ive ever had. in my top 5 easily.

CHELSEA_on_tour - 2 Dec 2013 10:46
What a wonderfully bizarre this little place is. Just the tonic when spending some time on the NYM railway. I must say, the beer wasnt great, but this is one pub that you dont necessary for the beer!
JonnyConsumer - 22 Aug 2011 12:31
This pub always gets a visit from us when in the area. A great spot! The bar is the smallest in England I beleave! Very welcoming and very unusual to say the least. Just sit out and enjoy and get away from Sky sports, piped music and all that. Colin always has time for a chat and you are made to feel at home.
Real ales change, some of the local brews are very good, check out the beer garden during summer its lovely. Very close to the river! Go in the lounge and get a suprise!
Highly recommended! Limited opening hours in winter.
noggin46 - 5 Nov 2010 21:11
This must be among the most unusual pubs i have been in. Stumbled upon it quite by accident on a walk from Gothland back to our b&b in Egton bridge. You enter into a tiny bar where i thought was just a serving hatch was actually the bar. Ordered a pint of Copper Dragon and a cheese sarnie. It was a nice day so i headed off to the beer garden as the bar was full with around 8 people in.
The garden is very good too with a river flowing through it.
Any way the beer went down very well the sandwich was thick crusty bread and very reasonable at i think 2.80.
Would definitely visit this unusual pub again but it would be very hard to find as it is tucked away and one would need an ordnance survey map to find Beck Hole.
Wish i could have had several pints here but did not have time.
westminster - 9 Aug 2010 21:01

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