Gorgeous country pub and even better food!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by RLB2 on September 24, 2011

We decided to eat at this country pub just outside of Scarborough after a long morning walking. Suffice to say we were hungry and the smells wafting from the kitchen enticed us in. There was plenty of parking in the small car park and we headed in the back entrance past lots of lovely picnic benches outside.

The decor inside is a mixture of modern, shabby chic and old-fashioned country pub, which strangely enough managed to go together nicely. We were attended straight away by a waiter who took a drinks order and gave us menus before letting us choose a table. It wasn't very busy but there were enough people in to make it feel well used, and we managed to get a table in the corner.

The menu itself was quite extensive for a lunchtime, with everything from reasonably priced sandwiches right up to steaks and more substantial meals. As hungry as we were we didn't think that we could manage a huge lunch and both opted for their hot rolls, we had a choice of pork and stuffing or roast beef and onion, so we ordered one of each and shared. I have to say both meats were melt in your mouth, cooked until they were beautifully tender and with hardly any fat on them. We also had a plate full of home made thick-cut chips and a jug of gravy. We were in heaven!

The staff were attentive and very pleasant, without being over bearing and fussing over us. We had a lovely relaxing meal with a couple of nice drinks. We would have loved to try the puddings on offer, as when they were brought from the kitchen they all looked amazing, but we were just too full from our lunch. It just means we will have to have another weekend walk out there and try the rest of the menu.

All in all a very good value pub, with a lovely atmosphere and lip-smackingly great food!
The Grapes Inn
Scarborough, YO13 9PA
01723 859273


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