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Whitby is one of Yorkshire’s most beloved seaside resorts. Popular with tourists year-round, it’s easy to see why: the beaches, the warm welcome, the stunning scenery and iconic landmarks, Whitby has something for everyone. We have put together a list of five of our favourite food and drink establishments that should offer some inspiration for your next Whitby trip, whether you’re looking for somewhere quiet to enjoy a drink or a vibrant bar with stunning harbour views, there is something for everyone to appreciate.

Best for Families – The Duke of York

Situated in a fantastic location at the bottom of the 199 Steps, The Duke of York is the perfect place to quench your thirst or feed your appetite after a day of exploring Whitby’s most iconic attractions. The menu offers plenty of delicious homemade meals such as pies, lasagne and fish cakes, along with vegetarian friendly, child friendly and lighter options. Food is available to order daily between 12-9pm. The pub is a fascinating visit, steeped in history that dates back over 1000 years.

Address – 124 Church Street, Whitby, YO22 4DE 

Contact – 01947 600324

Best Views – The Pier Inn

In a prime location overlooking Whitby’s iconic harbour, The Pier Inn offers a superb selection of home-cooked food, cask ales and live entertainment. Those with a fondness for ale can also request a tour of the brewery, which lasts for approximately 90 minutes. There is a large sun terrace outside, where you can sit and enjoy a drink whilst taking in your stunning surroundings. Just a short distance from the North York Moors, it’s a great place to refuel and relax after a day’s exploration of the area’s luscious National Park.

Address – 4-6 Pier Road, Whitby, YO21 3PU

Contact – 01947 605284

Best for a Quiet Drink – The Golden Lion

This traditional, cosy and quaint pub is a great place to relax and enjoy a quiet beverage. Stepping through the doors is a bit like stepping back in time, with novelty tables and other quirky features. The pub is fairly small but very welcoming and is talked about fondly by locals and tourists alike. The Golden Lion is dog friendly, so a great choice to stop off for a drink with your four-legged friend.

Address – 8 Golden Lion Bank, Whitby, YO21 3BS

Contact – 01947 825395

Best Experience – The Moon & Sixpence

This stylish bar on the harbourside is a great place to enjoy food and drinks. There is a Brasserie that serves the freshest seafood ingredients, as well as small plates and hot from the grill options. There are some fantastic mid-week offers on food, including half price lobster every Thursday. There are child-friendly options available and you can pop in for a delicious breakfast too. There is a fantastic menu of mouth-watering cocktails to choose from, all of which are 2 for 1 between 4-6pm (excluding Saturday). The Moon & Sixpence is a great choice for food and drink no matter what time of day you wish to visit.

Address – 16 Marine Parade, Whitby, YO21 3PR 

Contact – 01947 605022

Best Traditional Pub – The Star Inn The Harbour

Owned by Michelin-star winning and Whitby native Andrew Pern, this fantastic establishment has a uniquely wonderful interior and offers phenomenal food. It’s definitely a dining experience with a wow factor. The menu showcases a catch of the day and other locally-sourced seafood, as well as fabulous North Yorkshire produce and for those with a sweet tooth; they have their own ice cream parlour. They offer a group menu, making it a great place to dine and socialise with family and friends on the harbourside.

Address – Langborne Road, Whitby YO21 1YN

Contact – 01947 821900

Pay one of these fantastic pubs a visit on your next trip to the fantastic seaside town of Whitby. Let Sykes inspire your next holiday to Whitby with one of our fantastic Whitby holiday cottages. Click here to view our full collection of properties in Whitby.

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