Welcome to The Goathland the pub with rooms

We have become world famous by sheer accident but for the very reasons Yorkshire Television chose us we like to think that the very best of an English village pub has been delivered to an international audience. Our belief is that many come because of the fictional Aidensfield but return for the spirit that is Goathland.


Your hosts Jean and Keith Richardson have enjoyed Goathland life at the pub since May 1985. They moved here after successfully running a traditional London Pub.  Hannah and Sophie have grown up in Goathland and as such have a wealth of local knowledge to share and have also done some extensive travelling.


Keith is the Landlord and he takes pride that his real ales are some of the best kept locally. This past year has seen an extraordinarily extensive range of beers through the season.  Beers have been paired to both seasons and events.  His experience in the trade and as a unique host has been rewarded as a Fellow of the British Institute of Inn keeping and we are included as part of the finest cask.


Jean captains our efficiently run kitchen. Her menus are a response to popular customer demand and the seasons. Traditional good pub food served in times sympathetic to those catching the next steam train. Always looking for fresh new ideas for our special boards
'something to tempt everyone'.
They run the pub and rooms with a professional and friendly team of staff.

The community spirit that is a local pub is carried forward with extensive charity fund raising efforts, for our success here we have to thank the generosity of our customers. To date over 16 charities have substantially benefited.
Thinking globally as well as locally we are always looking for new ways to be environmentally responsible both front and back of house while retaining quality.

Essentially we offer the convenience of a small hotel but with a big personality.