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The Kestrel

Wetherby Road, Plompton, Knaresborough, HG5 8LY +44 8439597862

((((* British
Average
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 22:30

Very enjoyable, efficient service, lovely food

Sue Threadgold 04 March 2017
from Harrogate

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Taking pride in its beautiful location, The Kestrel near Knareborough serves well-loved British pub food and has a luxurious Innkeeper’s Lodge. In keeping with its remote setting, The Kestrel has an al fresco beer garden and an eye-catching stone design, including the warm hearth for winter dining.

Hearty Sunday roasts and trusty British dishes head The Kestrel menu, and a range just for kids offers mini versions of pub favourites. Signature Vintage pies offer fillings like beef & merlot with buttered peas, while The Kestrel ‘Vintage classics’ menu includes lemon & garlic-roasted chicken with seasoned chips.

Paying homage to the Great British pub, the Vintage Inn bar stock includes cask-conditioned beers, real ales and a meticulously compiled wine list. Thirst-quenching offerings include seasonal non-alcoholic cocktails and freshly-pressed juices, and rich coffee is brewed freshly throughout the day.

Despite its country location, The Kestrel is just 7 minutes’ drive from Knaresborough, and 6 minutes from Harrogate.

The Kestrel

Wetherby Road, Plompton, Knaresborough, HG5 8LY

Contact +44 1423797979
Reservations +44 8439597862
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Customer reviews for The Kestrel

4.1 ((((* (based on 37 reviews)
81% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (24)
  • lunch (20)
  • value (14)
  • romantic (5)
  • views (5)
  • large parties (4)
  • private dining (4)
  • afternoon tea (3)
  • al fresco (3)
  • business (3)
  • child friendly (2)
  • trendy (2)
  • ((((* 19 March 2017 by Cath Davenport from Leeds

    Lovely intimate dining experience, nice food, good service

  • ((((( 4 March 2017 by Sue Threadgold from Harrogate

    Very enjoyable, efficient service, lovely food

  • ((((( 4 February 2017 by Julia Wilcockson from Knaresborough

    Lovely place to eat. Staff are friendly and helpful and the food was lovely. An enjoyable evening.

  • ((((( 17 January 2017 by Brian Coates from Harrogate

    Very enjoyable lunch.

  • ((((( 17 January 2017 by LU from York

    Enticed by a bookatable 25% discount we came as a party of 3 and were greeted by friendly staff. We all enjoyed our choice of meal - very large Main course so glad we didn't have a starter! The Thai cod was delicious - just the right amount of spiciness according to our vegetarian son and my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the duck with orange sauce. Our waitress was very helpful and friendly.

  • ((((( 13 December 2016 by Patricia White from York

    Overall we received excellent service - our waitress was attentive to our requirements and dealt with the hosts dietary issues very well. The food was most enjoyable and all the party enjoyed it. The atmosphere was just like home with a warming log fire and all the trimmings. Thank you. We will be back!

  • ((((( 26 October 2016 by Katherine Denning from York

    Had a lovely meal lots of choice. Very friendly staff. Arrived early but table found quickly for us.

  • ((((* 4 October 2016 by Robert Pryde from Harrogate

    Really enjoy the food staff are always great on every visit

  • ((((( 27 August 2016 by Anthony Kirk from Wetherby

    We had a great evening with our guests who will be coming again with their family. Thank you.

  • (((** 20 August 2016 by Edwin Atkinson from Ripon

    The service was excellent with an extremely helpful staff member. Sadly the food was not up to the same standard.

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