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.
Every year we come on holiday near Ripon and every year we have to come to our favorite pub restaurant, to the Grantley Arm , We love eating there, the food is very good, well presented, exelent service, and good atmosphere. We will be back again and again.
Great experience! Fantastic food, amazing flavours put together by someone who really deserves to be called a chef. This is not pub food, it’s so much better than that. Service was smashing - thoughtful and attentive without being over the top. And the desserts..... go just for the desserts, if you are a sweet person! Unfazed by a late booking vegan (sorry!) who turned out to only be a vegetarian (so much easier) they had GF bread on tap for another in the party and nothing was too much trouble. Would definitely be my local if I lived within 20 miles!
Always reliable and welcoming. Excellent freshly cooked food with timely friendly service. Lovely old inn in pretty village. We are very fortunate to live nearby.
Fabulous Sunday lunch - all three courses were perfect! Went back later in the week for fish and chips - amazing! Haddock was so fresh, batter light and crispy and chips triple cooked. Absolutely delicious. Friendly and welcoming pub.
Cosy, warm (effective fire!) venue; landlord and staff very welcoming and attentive; all food presented well, especially the halibut which was cooked to perfection; £100 for three including wine gave good value for money and an overall very enjoyable experience. One small gripe: we went on 30.12.17 after a moderate overnight snowfall, thus the car park and approach to the entrance to the restaurant presented a slip hazard to elderly / infirm customers. A scattering of grit or salt might have been worthwhile (I appreciate that this would involve time and labour, not always easy to find in a busy establishment).
A friendly welcome at this charming village inn. 3 menus to choose from, we opted for the set menu which proved to be great value. The food was beautifully presented and came with a choice of potatoes and vegetables. We had a seasonal special, pheasant breast and it was tender and delicious. The passion fruit creme brulee to follow was a triumph. This was our first visit to the Grantley arms and we will certainly return. Would recommend booking as it was busy on a cold February lunch time, an indication of the quality of the food served.
The Grantley Arms is a beautiful country pub and restaurant. The staff were all very friendly and welcoming and the menu had lots of choice. Everything we had was perfectly cooked and tasty, from the starters of chicken liver pate, fish platter and charcuterie, through the roast beef, roast pork and fish pie, to the triple chocolate terrine with coffee ice cream and raspberry slice with raspberry ice cream. We also had a very good bottle of Argentinian Malbec. With drinks beforehand, the bill came to a very reasonable £102. Will definitely be visiting again!
We visited The Grantley Arms for Sunday lunch. We were warmly welcomed; and the food was delicious. We popped back later in the week for their take-away fish and chips - also v. good.
The food, staff and ambience at the Grantley was excellent in every respect. The quantity of the portions would probably not be acceptable to a lot of people, but for me the quality, how well food is cooked and served by pleasant staff is more important. Also my evening was made more pleasant by there being no background music.
This is a little gem. Excellent quality food beautifully served. A really charming meal experience that you will enjoy. Quality home made food served by attentive staff. Don't be in a hurry, take time out with friends or family and enjoy an unhurried and relaxing meal. We will be going agin despite being about 1 hour from home.