The Abbey Inn - Byland
The Abbey Inn - Byland

Welcome to The Abbey Inn

A nineteenth century, historic inn transformed into a cosy, relaxed country pub with rooms, overlooking the historic ruins of Byland Abbey in North Yorkshire. Serving a seasonal menu created by Head Chef Charlie Smith, and Chef Director Tommy Banks, alongside an excellently curated drinks list from real hand-pumped ales to seasonal cocktails.

It's Our Birthday!

On the 25th May it will have been 1 year since we opened the doors of The Abbey Inn. So, to celebrate and to say a huge thank you for all the support over the past year we're giving away over £2000 worth of prizes!

From free Byland Burgers to free Sunday roasts and even a chance to win an overnight stay at The Abbey Inn! All you have to do is visit us and try our new Limited Edition Soft Serve from the Garden Menu at The Abbey Inn and hunt for the golden stickers we've hidden on the bottom of some of the pots. But hurry — these prizes and the delicious limited edition celebration soft serve are only available from Thursday 16th - Sunday 26th May!

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

Take a look at our FAQs page for information on our menus, opening times, accommodation and more.

If you need to contact us regarding your booking, please email the team at

Our Food

We’re proud of our evolving, seasonal menu that champions pub classics, adding our own unique Oldstead style. Whether you’re enjoying a pint and some bar snacks next to the fire, or experiencing our full menu in the Piggery, there’s something for everyone.

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Our pub is dog and child-friendly (excluding accommodation), just let us know when booking if you're bringing your little companions!

Our bar area is open all day for 12pm for drinks Friday - Monday and from 5.00pm on a Thursday

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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Book a Table

Book a table at The Abbey Inn, a country pub from Michelin-starred chef Tommy Banks in the heart of the North York Moors. Serving proper pub classics with an Oldstead twist alongside local hand-pulled ales and seasonal cocktails.

Please include any children or infants when selecting the number of guests in your party. We don't take bookings for our Garden Menu.

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Book a Room

Book one of our 3 beautiful bedrooms with some offering breath-taking views of the iconic Byland Abbey ruins.

Guests can choose whether they dine at The Abbey Inn and sample proper pub classics, or experience the tasting menu at our sister restaurant The Black Swan. Breakfast, if required, can be reserved at The Black Swan (1 mile away).

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