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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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Lee, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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317 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

Thank Tony F
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

but on this occasion we were disappointed - our expectations were high as last time we had enjoyed a superb Sunday lunch, however we were presented with roast potatoes so overdone they couldn't be cut with a knife, watery swede and not particularly tasty meat - whether pork or beef - that was the general consensus on our table... the... More 

Thank fussycats
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Visiting family in the area who took us to The Fairfax Arms on a Friday evening. It was very busy around the bar and we were surprised to see two lots of locals collecting take aways. We were shown to our table straight away. The food was delicious - we can recommend the trio of sausages (all meat is sourced... More 

Thank Matthew B
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

As usual the Fairfax was faultless. Two perfectly pink roast beef, one crispy crackling roast pork and my superlative Halibut poached in red wine. I took a punt thinking that poaching in red wine could only spoil halibut but it was sublime. Well done all - I look forward to returning.

Thank Christianswinburne

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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, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic
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?