The great British country pub is an institution, and in North Yorkshire, the tradition is being kept alive by The Grantley Arms in its namesake village of Grantley, in a beautiful Harrogate spot not too far from Ripon. Located in a 17th-century building and close to Fountains Abbey and the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, they are the perfect place to stop off after a ramble for a Sunday lunch, or to drop in for a lunch on your way though. Book a table in either the bar or the restaurant for a classically British meal.
If you were trying to place a British country pub, you couldn’t do much better than the location that they have at The Grantley Arms in High Grantley (there’s a Low Grantley, too). Located a short drive to the west of Ripon and to the north of Harrogate, this bar and restaurant is situated inside the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and a few minutes drive from the medieval Fountains Abbey. Their building in itself is something of a landmark – it dates from the 1600s – and their menu is based around the dishes that have made British pubs and bars into dining destinations in recent years.
The menu, too, takes advantage of their location in the North Yorkshire moors around Ripon and Harrogate. Local ingredients are used wherever possible: fish comes from Hartlepool, the beer in the beer-battered fish and chips is from Yorkshire, and the cheese boards are filled with offerings from Thirsk and Wensleydale. The menus change daily, and their Sunday lunch options are everything you would expect from a British pub – as is the bar selection, which features plenty of real ales. Book a table now at The Grantley Arms in High Grantley for a quintessentially Yorkshire experience.
Lovely food and service. The staff were friendly and welcoming. Right balance between traditional and modern cuisine. Reasonably priced for the quality of the food. Would definitely recommend.
Excellent food, great atmosphere in a very busy country pub. The service was good and they were interested in their food and the customers enjoyment of it. Will definitely return when next in the area.
First time here. Lovely, nice & friendly pub. Delicious food and nothing too much bother. Will definitely go again. Had Fish & chips recommended by the locals. Very nice.