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Middle Earth Tavern, Whitby - pub details

Address: 25-26 Church Street, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4AE [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 45719) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Whitby (0.2 miles), Ruswarp (1.3 miles), Sleights (2.9 miles)

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> Current user rating: 7.5/10 (rated by 2 users)
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user reviews of Middle Earth Tavern, Whitby

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This pub on a quiet part of the marina quayside is a delight. It is away from the fish-and-chips-devouring tourist stampede, and far better than any of the pubs that we found there.

It appeared to be a Theakston's house, with a couple of guest beers too. The Lightfoot was superb and crystal clear.

The interior has recently been made over with solidly reassuring brickwork and flags. It's well worth the couple of hundred yards walk away from the hurly-burly to find this oasis. Apart from the name, there seems to be no reminder of what was once perhaps a Tolkien-themed establishment however.

Forgive this general point that I make here if you will though. If you just want to eat battered haddock and chips with tea and bread and butter, then there are dozens of venues offering that in Whitby and all to comparable excellent standard too. So why queue into the road at one of the country's finest seafood restaurants, the Magpie Cafe, and thereby crowd out those who want to eat Whitby dressed crab, moûles marinières, grilled skate wing and capers, and the rest of their brilliant and diverse range?
eddybeer - 24 Oct 2016 13:09

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