Eating Out Ryedale and Thirsk

Child Friendly Pubs/Restaurants

Featured Listing

Balloon Tree Farmshop & Cafe

The award-winning farm shop and café specialises in locally grown produce, including fruits, vegetables, and rare breed meat. Their in-house bakery provides homemade scones, cakes & traybakes for the shop and the café, with their chefs providing a range of delicious meals, sandwiches and seasonal specialties for the café.

The Balloon Tree is a great day out for all of the family – their Pick Your Own seasonal runs throughout the Summer, giving you the opportunity to hunt for the biggest strawberries, raspberries, and even pumpkins in the October season! Don’t forget you can even come and find your perfect locally sourced Christmas Tree in December.

Entertain the children in the play area, situated in the securely fenced café garden, so you can enjoy a cup of coffee & homemade cake, whilst they burn off some energy.

Their delicatessen counter serves a wide range of sausage rolls, quiches and sandwiches – all from local businesses. They even have a hot counter where you can grab a warm luxury black pudding sausage roll, or if you’re really hungry a hot pork sandwich with apple sauce, stuffing and crackling!

Open seven days a week with seasonal variation on opening times. Make sure you check the website for all up-to-date information or email with any questions.


Find them: Stamford Bridge Road (A166), Gate Helmsley, York, YO41 1NB

Between Stamford Bridge & Gate Hemlsley

01759 373023


Featured Listing

The Garden Rooms at Tennants

The Garden Rooms café at Tennants offers the perfect setting for casual dining with friends and family, with an extensive menu available for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea, Monday to Saturday.

In addition to the children’s menu the café hosts a fun chalk topped table for children to colour set below a designated children’s tv screen.  Dedicated children’s toilets and changing area make the café completely friendly for all the family.

The modern setting, with a Dales twist, features free Wifi, newspapers and live news screens to keep you up-to-date with all the auction action from the salerooms on sale day, as well as the world news.

With comfy sofas, flexible table seating with plenty of space and an outdoor patio for those glorious Dales days, the café is the perfect place to visit.

Tennants has extensive free on site parking and is accessible to all.

The Auction Centre, Harmby Road, Leyburn, North Yorkshire DL8 5SG

T: 01969 623780


Blacksmith Arms – Westow

The Blacksmiths Arms is a 300 year old country pub situated in the pretty rural village of Westow between York and Malton which is owned by a local farming family.
“Country pub with fantastic food. Very generous steak sizes!” SJB ’17, LR Sept ’17, KJ Sept ’17, EP Sept ’17
Main St, York YO60 7NE
01653 619606

Cafe 53 with Cake-a-Licious

Lovely children friendly café with delicious cake.

Opens 9am

53 Castlegate, Malton YO17 7DT

Thoroughly recommend, popped in with my children for a treat. The staff were so friendly and the cake delicious too! May ’18 HB

Cafe Williams

Family friendly cafe.

Wolf It Down Wednesday 3.45pm – 5pm – offering kids nutritious homecooked food for £2

Cafe Williams, 2 West End, Kirkbymoorside

01904 404098

Cottage Lea’s Hotel – Pickering

Fantastic food in a friendly atmosphere and lovely location.

Nova Lane, Middleton
Pickering, YO18 8PN
Tel: 01751 472129

Mumbler recommended SWE ’17

Crossbutts Stables – Whitby

Restaurant with luxury accommodation in Whitby. Good food and lovely views in a special location.

Guisborough Road
Whitby YO21 1TL
01947 820 986

Mumbler recommended NS ’17

El Gringos

Mexican restaurant in Malton.
5 Saville St, Malton YO17 7LL
Phone: 01653 691507

Figaro’s Restaurant

“A real hidden gem! Superb freshly prepared food, happy, friendly owner and staff, great service, lovely atmosphere, and sensible prices!” Mumbler recommended JWB Nov ’19
2 Birdgate, Pickering YO18 7AL
Phone: 01751 477733


A lovely, friendly Italian in Malton with special children’s menu.
Happy Night: Sun/Thurs 5.15pm – 9.30pm. Friday 5.15pm – 6.30pm
11 Yorkersgate, Malton.
Phone: 01653 692008

“Great place to take the kids for supper, but make sure you gets busy.”

Holy Moly’s

Holy Moly’s Deep South Kitchen brings a taste of the USA to the heart of North Yorkshire! Famous for our Man V food style eating challenges, we also serve up delicious home made authentic American dishes. Come down and see what the fuss is about!

Opening times: 9AM – 9PM Every Day, 7 days a week
Breakfasts are served daily until 12pm

Malton Road, A64, Flaxton, York, YO60 7SG

Il Paradiso on the Forest

“Great place to take the kids for an early supper. Outdoor seating and plans to create a play area out the front too…” – Mumbler recommended SE ’17

Italian Restaurant
York Road, Sutton on the Forest, YO61 1EN
Phone: 01347 811271

Jolly Farmers – Leavening

Welcoming rural pub with great pub food.
Main Street, Malton YO17 9SA
01653 658276

La Pizzeria

Authentic wood fired pizza.

Gluten free and dairy free options.

La Pizzeria, 51 Wheelgate, Malton, YO17 7HT

Tel: 01653 690768

Tues, Weds, Thurs 5.00pm – 10.00pm
Fri, Sat, Sun 12.00pm – 10.00pm

Mumbler recommended August ’17 LF, SJB, ED, KW

La Trattoria

Market Place, Helmsley YO62 5BL

01439 771044

Mumbler recommended SM, LR & LS “They do a good value kids meal deal special.” – 2019

Mannion & Co.

5 Castlegate, Helmsley YO62 5AB

Phone: 01439 770044

Mumbler recommended ED, LS “They’re so lovely there and the food is yum!” – 2019

Minster Inn – York

Pizza and tapas, nice starting point for a night out without kids or for an early tea on a Saturday with kids. Very close to Marygate car park and Museum Gardens.
The Minster Inn, Marygate, York. YO30 7BH
Contact: 01904 864432
Mon – Thur 12:00 – 23:00. Fri – Sat 12:00 – 24:00. Sun 12:00 – 22:00

The Buck Inn, Wrelton

Family friendly pub with good food.
Main Street Wrelton, Pickering YO18 8PJ,
Phone: 01751 477753

The Crown & Cushion – Welburn

The Crown and Cushion specialises in bringing its guests high quality food, drink, service and surroundings; including a traditional bar, tap room and 3 separate dining areas. There is also a large outdoor tiered terrace with stunning views.
“Good for a night out or a child friendly meal.”
Welburn, North Yorkshire, YO60 7DZ
T: 01653 618777

The Curious Table – Easingwold

Lovely bistro nestled in Easingwold

“My favourite place for tea” Mumbler recommended LS, NR, CD – ’17

Market Place, Easingwold. YO61 3AG
Phone: 01347 823434

The Fox & Rabbit Inn, Pickering

The Fox and Rabbit Inn is a traditional country pub located in the North York Moors National Park on the edge of Dalby Forest on the A169 Whitby to Pickering road. An idyllic destination for a relaxing stop off drink or meal.
Whitby Rd, Pickering, YO18 7NQ.
01751 460 213

The Horseshoe Inn – Levisham

family run establishment set in the peace and tranquillity of Levisham village within the North York Moors National Park.

Main St, Levisham. YO18 7NL
Phone: 01751 46024

Mumbler recommended NS ’17

The Lion Inn, Blakey Ridge

The Lion Inn on remote Blakey Ridge is family run pub. Located at the highest point of the North York Moors National Park, offering breathtaking views over the valleys of Rosedale and Farndale.

Lovely Sunday Lunch

“Mumbler Recommended 2018”

The Lion Inn, Blakey Ridge, Kirkbymoorside, YO62 7LQ
Tel: 01751 417320

The Mayfield, Seamer

The Mayfield, the focal point of Seamer village just outside Scarborough, is a traditional English family-friendly pub. Fantastic indoor children’s play area. We offer a tasty children’s menu and have a great family room for you to dine with the kids, with high chairs and baby change facilities.

Kids eat free on a Monday night. 1 child eats free from the child’s menu for every adult meal purchased from the main menu. 5pm – 7pm. (not applicable on bank holidays – see website for further details)

Mayfield Hotel, Seamer, Scarborough YO12 4RF
Tel: 01723 863160

The New Inn – Thornton Le Dale

The New Inn, The Square, Thornton le Dale, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LF
01751 474 226

“The New Inn is situated on a crossroads in the centre of the picturesque village of Thornton Dale. We have on-site parking in our car park to the rear of the pub and are ideally situated to explore both Thornton Dale itself and the wider surroundings. Located in the North York Moors National Park, Thornton is a picture perfect village with a collection of pretty cottages including the iconic thatched cottage, fields and woodland, village green, a gently meandering stream and duck pond.”

The Plough Inn, Wombleton

Situated in the sleepy North Yorkshire village of Wombleton, only a few miles from the market towns of Helmsley and Kirkbymoorside, The Plough has a proud tradition of serving fine ales to its customers since the 15th Century.
Children and well behaved dogs are welcome.
The Plough Inn. Main Street. Wombleton. Y062 7RW
Phone: 01751 431356

Mumbler recommended CW ’17

The Stapylton Arms

Lovely pub with great food. Good children’s menu.

Wass Bank Road, Wass YO61 4BE
Tel: 01347 868280

Mumbler recommended LS ’17

The Triton Inn – Sledmere

Lovely village pub with great food and open fires in winter.

York Road, Sledmere YO25 3XQ
Tel: 01377 236078

Mumbler recommended FP ’17, LT Sept ’17, HJ ’18, PE ’18, KS ’18,

The White Bear Inn, Stillington

Situated in the picturesque village of Stillington, The White Bear Inn is a traditional free house country pub and is ideally located for a range of local attractions.

  • Main a la carte menu
  • Prime time menu
  • Bar snack menu
  • Children’s menu
  • Homemade sweet menu
  • 5 traditional beers
  • Families welcome
  • Outside area

Main Street, Stillington, York YO61 1JU
01347 810338
Open 12:00 – 17:00

The White Swan

Lovely Sunday Lunches

The White Swan, Rawcliffe road, Newton-on-Rawcliffe, YO18 8QA

01751 472505

The White Swan, Pickering

Situated in the historic market town of Pickering on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors, The White Swan is a traditional 16th century coaching inn offering the perfect rural retreat.
Market Place, Pickering, North Yorkshire, Y018 7AA, England
Phone: 01751 472288

White Swan, Wighill

Country pub with open fires set in a quaint village. Private dining room.
Good for lunch or early supper with children or alternatively, on a cycle route for those that fancy a flatter ride out into the Vale of York away from the hills of Ryedale.
Child friendly

Main Street, Wighill, Tadcaster LS24 8BQ
Phone: 01937 832217