Moors Inn

Appleton-le-Moors YO62 6TF

In the mood for a low-level walk with a decent pub at the end of it? The Moors Inn fits the bill, a traditional village inn on the southern edge of the North York Moors, with a nice line in regional ales and homecooked food. Dishes are hearty and Yorkshire-y, gammon to roast duck, fish and chips to steak pie, plus a few refinements on the dinner specials board. What's especially good is that butchers, gamekeepers and other suppliers are local, and lots of the veg and salad is grown on the owner's own allotment up the road. Oh, and there's no frozen chips nonsense either. Appleton-le-Moors itself is really interesting, retaining its medieval layout of two long alleys parallel to the main street with direct access to the broad, undulating fields. Two five-mile circular walks run right from the front door – north to Lastingham and its church, or south to Sinnington, and both those villages have a great pub each too, so there's no danger of unrequited thirst. Appleton is just off the A170, around 7 miles from Pickering or just 3.5 miles from Hutton-le-Hole.

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