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Lindsey and Richard to Depart the Hovingham Inn

As many of you will be aware, we shall soon be leaving The Hovingham Inn.

Due to circumstances completely beyond our control, there was little choice but to leave, despite our very best efforts. Following what has been a very challenging 3 year tenure for us, we feel our wings have been somewhat clipped. However, we are not done yet!

Amid the huge challenges of the pandemic, we have managed to achieve some great success. The last two years have seen us being recognised by the prestigious Estrella Damm Top 50 UK gastropubs awards, listing us as one of the best within the UK. Along with the Tripadvisor Traveller’s Choice 2021 with 5-star customer reviews and The Times Top 30 UK best places for a perfect pub lunch. Not to mention countless magazine reviews and inclusion into the Michelin Guide.

Of course, we are nothing without the support of you, our lovely customers – old and new alike, we are very grateful for your support and hope it may continue.

Our last service at The Hovingham will be Sunday, 1st May 2022. Please do book in with us, if you can. Sundays are extremely popular and do tend to fill pretty rapidly! However, we also have Thursday through to Saturday nights.

Watch this space for further information.

Thank you again and ‘tartare’ for now!

Lindsey & Richard

From 15th January 2022

Our opening hours are:

EVENINGS ~ Dinner on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. We have two sittings available – 7pm and 8pm. The table is yours for the evening, whichever sitting you choose. The bar will be open from 5pm for drinks.

LUNCH ~ Sundays. We have three sittings available 12.30pm, 1pm and 2pm. The bar will be open from 12pm – 6pm drinks.

Covid-19 Measures

See Covid-19 Measures and Operational Guidelines for information on what you need to know before you come to visit.

Children and Dogs

Children are welcome in both the bar and dining room. We do not offer a children’s menu but will happily adapt dishes where possible.


Dogs are welcome in the bar area. Assistance dogs are welcome throughout the pub.

Rosie Cool Dog
Rosie Cool Dog


Please see the following list for nearby accommodation:


A local taxi service is available from Helmsley Taxis on +44(0)7598137112.

Richard & Lindsey Johns
The Hovingham Inn
Main Street
North Yorkshire
YO62 4LF