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The Kestrel, Knaresborough

Wetherby Road
Plompton
Postal town: Knaresborough
HG5 8LY
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Pub Type

Inn Keepers Lodge (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Old Boots left this review about The Kestrel

Located on the main Harrogate to Wetherby road (A661) where it's crossed by the Bradford road (A658) on its way into Wharfedale. Mainly given over to food service, the inside is a mix of ancient and modern with new flagstone flooring, worn old beams and lots of new wood all over in this rather woody scheme. Low beamed ceilings with “Duck or Kestrel” on a particularly low one, making the central area dark and cosy. The walls are plain in the modern taste with some interesting victorian cartoons, caricatures and prints. There are many tables and chairs in two separate dining areas with a central bar area that is more casual drinker friendly. This part has armchairs, tables and stools and some vertical drinking space. Staffing is restaurant syle with young waitresses in long aprons and white shirts with ties giving them a coquetish look. Three handpumps serving Black Sheep Bitter and a guest, with the usual suspects on separate keg fonts, Peroni and Staropremen being a little more unusual. The smooth is from John Smiths and the cider from Strongbow. The pub is Cask Marque approved so the beer was a reasonable pint. A lunchtime visit for me so the customers were mainly middle aged and middle class dinners from nearby Harrogate enjoying good value at under a tenner for almost all mains. To reinforce the dining over drinking style of the place the cutlery is held in pewter pots on the tables. Owned by Vintage Inns it has an attached “Innkeepers Lodge”.

On 10th March 2010 - no rating submitted
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location is best guess
Starbeck, 2.03 miles, 39 min walk (show)
Knaresborough, 2.36 miles, 45 min walk (show)
Hornbeam Park, 2.78 miles, 53 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Kestrel, Plompton
27th Feb 2012, 22:00
Web Link submitted by Old Boots rejected with reason - Corrected existing link
 
24th Jan 2012, 18:26
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Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 15 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 15 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 15 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 20p per pint - last updated 15 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 15 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 15 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : No last updated 15 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 15 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 15 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 15 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 15 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 15 February 2017 by ROB Camra
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - 10:30pm
Monday12noon - 11pm
Tuesday12noon - 11pm
Wednesday12noon - 11pm
Thursday12noon - 11pm
Friday12noon - 11pm
Saturday12noon - 11pm
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
Food Hygiene Rating


Last inspected: February 20th 2017
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