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The Kestrel

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

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

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

Katherine Denning 26 October 2016
from York

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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

4.0 ((((* (based on 31 reviews)
77% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (18)
  • lunch (17)
  • value (11)
  • romantic (4)
  • views (4)
  • al fresco (3)
  • large parties (3)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • private dining (2)
  • trendy (2)
  • business (1)
  • child friendly (1)
  • ((((( 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.

  • (((** 17 August 2016 by Kaye Mcdonald from Harrogate

    Gluten free choices very limited and format of dietary menu confusing. Didn't include every dish on menu, and despite being Jul 2016 print out still had 'Fathers Day' dishes listed but not all that were on the current lunch menu.

  • ((((* 15 August 2016 by Debbie Jones from Harrogate

    Excellent waiter. Older gentleman who did everything to help.

  • ((((* 15 August 2016 by Christine Peel from Harrogate

    Another visit and another lovely meal, will certainly be visiting again. Can recommend the lamb and shepherds pie and the ham hock.

  • ((((( 14 August 2016 by Roger Burdock from Harrogate

    Excellent service excellent food, what more can you say!

  • ((((* 17 July 2016 by Sally Woollard from Perth Australia

    Great dinner with staff that were excellent and very attentive. Food was good and can highly recommend the Rhubarb Gin !

  • ((((* 14 May 2016 by Anne Eckford from Knaresborough

    Not much choice on the 2 coirse set lunch,menu and disappointed did not get the promised 20% off,the 2 course deal, even though the website had said "20% off e everything". Had I known that I wouldn't have bothered with the 2 course set menu so website,very misleading.

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