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The Falcon Inn (Scarborough)

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Address: Whitby Road A171 / Cloughton / Scarborough / North Yorkshire YO13 ODY / England

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      16.09.2008 00:07
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      The falcon Inn

      On our way to Scarborough one weekend, we had to stop off for food, and because we didn't know the area at all, the place we chose was always going to be a lottery. Willing to take our chances, this small pub situated on the quiet road seemed a good bet.

      Situated within the North Yorkshire Moors national Park on the A171, the pub is 7 miles from scarborough and 11 miles from Whitby. The coastal villages of Staithes and Robin hood bay are a short drive away as is Eden Camp, so it's probably quite a good place to stay if you want a base for looking round the area.

      The pub was apparently a 17th century coaching inn and is located on 15 acres of pasture and woodlands. The pub is just off the road with a car park at the back and a small green area at the front with a wooden table and benches. Because the road doesn't seem exceptionally busy I would imagine it would be quite pleasant to sit here, although we didn't try it because of the rain. At the back of the pub is a garden again with tables and chairs and a small tree swing for children. All around the pub are fields so it really does give a picturesque view of the countryside.
      Inside the pub is a large bar at the back and tables and chairs dotted around the place and a sort of country house decor. The whole atmoshere is quite relaxed and I imagine it would be very cosy in the winter with the fires on. The chairs are interspersed with stools and sofas against the walls so it is all pretty informal

      Although the pub was busy, we easily found a table and sat ourselves down, and very quickly, menus appeared. There is a childrens menu featuring the usual culprits such as chicken nuggets and chips but we all opted for the fish and chips Not especially healthy but we were very hungry. The meal came quickly, but not so quickly that it seemed that the food had been made earlier and then heated up. The portions were very big and when they brought them to us we quickly decided that we could have got two portions and shared; we had a good go at them though, and I think we did the large battered fish, the thick cut chips and the peas justice. We were certainly not hungry when we left.

      The other dishes on offer on the menu featured traditional food all reasonably priced with the very large main courses being under £10.

      Toilets are at the back of the pub and areeasily spotted because there is a sign (always helpful when you are in a place you have never been before). The toilets themselves (and here I am writin about the ladies) are pretty basic but clean. There are two toilets and a sink with liquid soap, but the paper hand towels are very high up. This meant that Little Miss couldn't reach them, so anyone who isn't tall won't be able to get the towels and will have to drip dry!

      **Other bits of information**

      Address: Whitby Road, Scarborough.
      Telephone: 01723 870717
      E mail: bookings@falcon-inns.co.uk
      Website: www.falcon-inns.co.uk
      Opening Times: 11am - 11pm
      Sunday Lunch 12am - 4pm

      **Verdict**

      We had a good meal in the pub. The portions were big and quickly served by pleasnt staff. The food itself was reasonably priced and I think we were fed and watered (including a couple of glasses of decent wine for myself) for around £30.

      The decor is as expected in this type of pub but it is cosy and well set out with plenty of space between the tables, so we didn't fall over the lower stools. There seemed to be several high chairs, so it was clear that the place is child friendly, and we didn't at any time at 7pm feel as though we shouldn't have a child in the place.

      The gardens are big with wooden tables and benches and the only thing I was disappointed about was the fact that it was raining so we couldn't sit outside and take in the views.

      If you are travelling along this road, it's a good stop off point.

      Thanks for reading.

      Daniela

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