The Abbey Inn - Byland
The Abbey Inn - Byland

Welcome to The Abbey Inn

A nineteenth century, historic inn transformed into a relaxed country pub with rooms, overlooking the historic ruins of Byland Abbey in North Yorkshire. We are The Abbey Inn, Byland, a relaxed country pub with rooms, overlooking the Gothic ruins of Byland Abbey, one of England’s grandest monasteries. Serving a seasonal menu created by Head Chef Charlie Smith, and Chef Director Tommy Banks, alongside an excellently curated drinks list from real ales to seasonal cocktails.

Our Food

We’re proud of our evolving, seasonal menu that champions classic, British food, adding our own unique Oldstead style.

Whether you’re enjoying bar snacks in our pub garden, a hearty lunch in the Coxwold Room, or experiencing our full dining menu in the Piggery, there’s something for everyone.

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"A proper, country pub serving up reimagined classics with our signature Oldstead style."
Tommy Banks

For more information, please visit our FAQs page. If you need to contact us regarding a booking, please email our reservations team at

How to find us

The Abbey Inn
YO61 4BD

We are directly located opposite Byland Abbey. From Thirsk take the A19 towards York, after 2 miles take the Thirkleby/Coxwold/Helmsley turn off and follow directions for Byland Abbey.

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Opening Times

Monday: 12pm - 11pm
Tuesday - Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 5pm - 11pm
Friday - Sunday: 12pm - 11pm


Monday: 12pm - 2pm & 5.30pm - 8.30pm
Tuesday - Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 5.30pm - 8.30pm
Friday & Saturday: 12pm - 2pm & 5.30pm - 8.30pm
Sunday: 12pm - 2.30pm & 5.30pm - 8pm (Please note: Sunday lunch is only served during our lunch service)

Our pub is dog and child-friendly (excluding accommodation), please do let us know when booking if you're bringing your canine companion. Our bar and garden area is open all day for drinks (excluding Thursday lunch).

Thinking of joining us over Christmastime? View our Christmas & New Year opening hours on our FAQs page.

Christmas at The Abbey Inn

From moonlit dining experiences under the skylight of our piggery, to the ultimate winter adventure with an overnight stay in one of three guest bedrooms, join us at the Abbey Inn in December and experience the magic of the festive season in rural North Yorkshire. And if you’re looking for the perfect Christmas gift for someone special, our gift voucher shop is now open too…

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