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The Fairfax Arms

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Main Street, Gilling East, England
+44 1439 788212
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100 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here with friends on our way to Whitby. We've never stayed here before and was delighted to have such a good nights sleep. Comfortable beds and sizeable superior en-suite rooms came to a £100 for bed and breakfast. We opted for the the dinner package as well and this came to £165 per couple. The pub is quite... More 

Thank Optime_UK
York, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a meal here on Saturdays it was one of the best I've had all year . The food was amazing starters mains and pudding were very nice drinks were good the staff were very friendly and helpful. The pub is very clean and well coming will definitely be back thanks for a 5 star experience

Thank Dave M
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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179 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

We stayed at the Studford lodges and booked a dinner for 12 - the food was served at the same time and did not disappoint. Every dish as met with a satisfied diner.

Thank LozKnowles
Lee, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Its an hour to get to the Fairfax arms but it never disappoints the pub is easy to find in the pretty village of Gilling east. It has a small stream which runs down the side of the road and makes a pleasant backdrop if eating outside in warmer times. The Pub is warm and cosy and nearly all the... More 

Thank Brian T
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247 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Came here on a Sunday afternoon and they squeezed us in with no trouble. The atmosphere hit us as soon as we walked in, warm, cosy and incredibly welcoming! Lots of fires on the go and such friendly staff. We ended up having three courses, which is unusual for us as most desserts are really nothing that special. Our soup... More 

Thank Lacey L
Redditch, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

On arrival we were greeted in a pleasant manner and shown o our room which was well appointed. We stayed two nights and the food was excellent with a varied menu at reasonable prices. The staff were all very friendly and the service once we had ordered was very efficient. The only small criticism was that on both nights it... More 

Thank Harry S
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

We were staying at Studford Luxury Lodges and booked in for lunch at the Fairfax Arms. We had a lovely lunch, feshly cooked. Delicious specials to select from as well as a full and varied menu. All the staff were friendly and courteous. We would definitely return.

Thank jreid62
Barrow upon Humber
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Booked in for wife's 50th Birthday, table for 6, 4 adults and 2 children. There was plenty of choice on the menu to suit all tastes. Food for all of us was amazing. The service was fantastic and very friendly. The ambience of the place was fab.highly recommend

Thank Marmalifan
Leeds, United Kingdom
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330 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

We were staying at Studford Lodges who provided a free taxi service to the Fairfax (I believe it may be owned by the same people who own the lodges). The pub was full but not overcrowded and we were seated quickly. Staff very friendly and helpful. Menu was reasonably varied although personally I would have liked to have seen a... More 

Thank Whitlam H
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

I had a most enjoyable Sunday Lunch at The Fairfax Arms, it seems this place goes from strength to strength. I had Roast Leg of Lamb, which was very tender & tasty, the vegetables were vibrant in colour and equally as tasty and perfectly cooked. Although they were busy we were looked after very efficiently. Well done Fairfax Arms, I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Gilling East, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Gilling East
  • Phone Number: +44 1439 788212

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?