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The Kestrel

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

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

Lovely staff, food excellent. Floors and toilets need a clean. Over all really good ??

Belinda Traves 10 May 2017
from Leeds

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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 43 reviews)
79% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (27)
  • lunch (23)
  • value (16)
  • views (10)
  • romantic (7)
  • large parties (5)
  • private dining (5)
  • al fresco (4)
  • afternoon tea (3)
  • business (3)
  • child friendly (3)
  • trendy (2)
  • ((*** 19 June 2017 by Karen Fulford from Harrogate

    The food was not good at all - the hunters chicken was poor and difficult to cut, and the scampi soggy and tasteless. Very disappointing.

  • ((((( 26 May 2017 by Christopher Paxton from Malton

    Three friends for a lunch out. First class, service friendly, table fine, meal excellent. The starter of pate was just enough and artistically plated. My burger great, my only criticism would be the brioche bun, too sweet, but that is my personal opinion. Wine reasonable both in quality and price, all that and a beautiful day. What more could one ask.

  • ((((* 10 May 2017 by Belinda Traves from Leeds

    Lovely staff, food excellent. Floors and toilets need a clean. Over all really good ??

  • ((((( 7 May 2017 by David Aldersley from Gargrave

    Had a very enjoyable evening, two of the party were vegetarians and there dishes
    Were exceptional for vegetarian
    Staff very friendly & helpful but not overwhelming

  • ((((( 24 April 2017 by Margaret Levy from Redcar

    Excellent venue very comfortable with stunning views. Service was attentive but not intrusive and food was Devine

  • (**** 19 April 2017 by Yvette Leonard from Harrogate

    There were 4 of us dining at 1pm, it took 45mins before our order was taken. And another 40 mins before food came... then sat with finished plates for ages before anyone took them away. The staff were pleasant enough but would not recommend to my friends !

  • ((((* 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.

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