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The Birch Hall Inn, Whitby

Beck Hole
Beck Hole
Postal town: Whitby
YO22 5LE
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Will Larter left this review about The Birch Hall Inn

We walked here from Goathland on the old railway incline, after having read with enthusiasm the pub's entry in Camra's inventory of historically important pub interiors. We entered the "big bar" on the left, which is apparently the original pub, but having manoeuvred through the packed crowd to the bar, found no one serving. We therefore went out and to the "little bar" next to the shop, which dates back to the 1940s. This was also full to bursting, but we spied a couple of hand pumps and after a short wait we were served. The choice was Black Sheep Bitter or the house beer: Beck Watter brewed by the North Yorkshire Brewery. The weather was fine and warm, for January, so we went outside and begged a little space on one of the benches. This is a lovely village and an interesting pub, unique even. I would not say that it was one of my more impressive pub experiences, though.

Date of visit: 8th January 2017

On 21st February 2017 - rating: 5
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Danny O'Revey left this review about The Birch Hall Inn

Fantastic, tiny two bar pub, rather isolated but within 20 minute walk from Goathland/Aidensfield/Hogsmeade station on the preserved NYM Railway (though its all up hill on the way back!). Very beautiful area and character upspoilt pub, with the bar being served through an open window from the sweet shop in the middle of the building.

Local beers available, plus pork pies to die for!

On 9th June 2016 - rating: 10
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Andy Ven left this review about The Birch Hall Inn

Situated just off the Goathland to Grosmont Rail Trail (walking route along the old railway line) turn off near to Incline Cottage. There’s a tiny bar to the right (with one table), a medium sized bar to the left and a traditional old confectionery store in the room in between the two bars which also sells Beckwatter bottle conditioned ales. A beer garden to the rear overlooks the Eller Beck river just before it meets the Murk Esk. We had a fine cheese butty with pork pie and pickle. Another quaint feature is the miniature version of the pub that they sell for alongside your model railway or just to place on top of the TV.

Black sheep Best Bitter, Beckwatter Beckhole’s Best Bitter ( nice dark, maltier drink) and Idle Brewery Black Abbot on handpull with a supporting cast of Carlsberg, Guinness and Gray’s Herefordshire Dry Cider.

The gaffer told us that the place gets busy in summer, when it stays open all day, but becomes much quieter from September onwards when opening times become 11.00 until 3.00 every day re-opening at 7.30pm except Monday evenings when it doesn’t re-open. The pub also closes on Tuesdays from November.
One of Yorkshire’s heritage pubs.

On 4th October 2011 - no rating submitted
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Will Larter
Grosmont, 2.27 miles, 43 min walk (show)
Egton, 3.06 miles, 59 min walk (show)
Glaisdale, 4.61 miles, 1 hr 28 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Birch Hall Inn, Beck Hole
20th Mar 2017, 09:20
Picture submitted by S Armstrong approved
20th Mar 2017, 09:20
Picture submitted by S Armstrong approved

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  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 04 October 2011 by hondo .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 04 October 2011 by hondo .
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