This is an upmarket pub/restaurant in an upmarket village, refurbished after being closed for two years, and apparently reopened in August 2009. It's overlooking what must be one of the prettiest villages in Yorkshire! I received a fantastic welcome when I arrived, and all the staff were attentive and on the ball.The other reviews here are out of...more
A traditional country pub with tables outside (in the form of picnic benches). On a hot summer day it was the quiche, chips and salad that appealed to me (as usual the salads on the menu seemed to be a bit pricier than they should be). The side salad on the quiche was quite generous with pickled beetroot, coleslaw, lettuce and tomato. It was all...more
This place is famous for its meat and fish dishes and to be honest there's nothing much on the menu for us (veggies) but we love this place so much that we come here time and again. We tend to just have the Quiche (or a sandwich), but the Quiche is nice and so are the chips that come with it.more
Nun Monkton is at the end of a dead-end road, off the A59 a few miles out of york (and quite close to the A1). Pretty much the only way to get there is by car, unless you happen to own a boat (see "general" tips).
The fact that it is a dead-end means there's no through traffic (doh) which gives the village it's quiet air. It probably also led to it's demise in some ways because there would surely be an increase in custom for the pub, shop (now gone) etc if there was through traffic.
Many villages have a "feast day" at which there are various activities and fetes. The Nun Monkton feast day is to celebrate St. Peter's day, and is usually held on the first Saturday of June. So we missed it by exactly one week.
Next year I'll make an effort to get there on the right day ;-)
This whole village is "off the beaten path", lying some 3 miles down a dead end off the main road. There's no passing trade and it's only really visited by people who are "in the know". And there are more of those people now that I've taken my VT friends there ;-)
Across the rivers, in the V of the Ouse and the Nidd is Beningborough Hall, a stately home now run by The National Trust. In winter you can see it from here, but in summer the leaves of the trees hide it from view.Across the Ouse only, is Moor Monkton - "twin" village of Nun Monkton. That village has no pub though ;-)more
Here's the confluence of the two rivers. To the right and away into the distance is the Ouse. York is to the right and Newton and Linton is up in the distance. To the left runs the Nidd, which would eventually take us to Knaresborough.This is a popular stopping point for boats as it marks the effective limit of navigation. The Ouse is tricky beyond...more