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.

Celebrating British Pie Week

To celebrate British Pie Week (4th – 10th March) we've been working on a selection of pies that perfectly showcase the produce from our farm and our local suppliers, making sure nothing goes to waste!

And because pies are just too good to celebrate for only 7 days we'll be serving our pie menu alongside our full menu from Monday the 4th March until Friday 29th March at both lunch and dinner every Monday, Thursday (dinner only) and Friday.

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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.

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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 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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