The Lion Inn will reopen on Monday 17th May 2021


We are now taking accommodation & table bookings by email to


All bookings will be limited to 6 people

This limit will be reviewed when the Government officially announce the end of “The Rule of Six”


We look forward to seeing you all again


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The Lion Inn, Blakey Ridge, Kirkbymoorside, North Yorkshire, YO62 7LQ
Blakey Ridge...North York Moors
"Best pub in the North York Moors"
The Guardian

Welcome to Blakey...

The Lion Inn on remote Blakey Ridge is a 16th Century freehouse owned and run by the Crossland family since 1980. Located at the highest point of the North York Moors National Park, it stands at an elevation of 1,325 feet offering breathtaking views over the valleys of Rosedale and Farndale.

Open fires burn all day and evening in the ancient fireplaces. The original low beamed ceilings add to the friendly atmosphere of the Inn.
The bar is well known for its good selection of quality real ales which include Black Sheep Best Bitter, Theakston's Best Bitter, our award winning Old Peculier, Yorkshire Golden, Thwaites Wainwright Bitter and a range of regularly changing guest ales. An extensive menu is offered including vegetarian dishes, children's meals, Sunday roasts and daily Chef's specials - served from 12pm until 9pm each day.

For that special occasion or an intimate dinner, The Lion Inn has three candlelit dining rooms, pre-booking is strongly recommended.

A well-stocked bar          Piano Room

The Inn is fully residential with 13 letting rooms. Each room has its own individual character and is equipped with TV and tea/coffee making facilities. For that special occassion there is a romantic honeymoon suite complete with four-poster bed. Dogs are allowed in some letting rooms on request and secure storage is available for cycles.

Ideal for that relaxing country break, well away from the hassles of modern life - The Lion Inn is recommended by "The Good Pub Guide", "The Good Beer Guide", "The Good Britain Guide", "AA's Best Pubs & Inns", nominated for "Real Fire Pub of the Year" and awarded "Theakston Acclaimed Purveyor" in recognition of the fine quality of its Old Peculier beer.

Yes... we're fairly remote!
Emerging from the snow... 6th December 2010
Thank you to the listeners of BBC Radio Cleveland who voted
The Lion Inn as their favourite eating place in the region.


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