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The Fairfax Arms

Main Street, Gilling East, England
+44 1439 788212
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good21%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“samphire” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Main Street, Gilling East, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We looked at the menus on line and chose the restaurant because of the vegetarian option. When we arrived we were told that that choice was no longer available. The only vegetarian option was risotto. I hate risotto! So the restaurant very kindly agreed to...More

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Inventive and tasty food if a little pricey, but there is no doubting the quality of the provenance. We ate in the Orangerie which is a stunning and comfortable recent addition. Service was very efficient but lacked the smiley, personal touch as the place was...More

Thank Movadoman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sorry this has taken so long in posting sooo welcoming and friendly Lovely room. Menu choices amax=zing and every dish chosen was 5* Just go xx

Thank CinquantNeuf
Reviewed 3 April 2018

Seven of us had lunch. A special occasion and we were all looking forward to eating in the new conservatory which is splendid and would have a lovely atmosphere except for very intrusive piped music. We asked for it to be turned down but this...More

2  Thank venusarising
Reviewed 10 March 2018

We were 16 coming from around the country to celebrate a 70th family birthday. We hadn't been before, but chose the Fairfax Arms based on the TripAdvisor reviews. The pub is beautifully appointed, the food fantastic and staff were excellent, attentive and very accommodating -...More

Thank Octobergirl03
Reviewed 22 February 2018

Eating solo is not one of my favourite pastimes but if you are in this situation and in this part of North Yorkshire this is the place to head. I was so seriously well looked by Christian, Lily, Rebecca and Mike. I need not have...More

Thank Englandsixpence
EdFandRobF, Owner at The Fairfax Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

Thank you for your fantastic review! Amy makes the desserts and have to completely agree with you that the rhubarb crumble is absolutely fantastic (as are all of her desserts may I add). We hope to see you again soon for some more crumble!

Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

We had a great family lunch before my mother went off on holiday for a few weeks. Great food & great environment in the green oak conservatory.

Thank Nordhamcottages
EdFandRobF, Owner at The Fairfax Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

Thank you for writing us a review

Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

So glad we moved from Helmsley to this quiet village and found this lovely hotel and restaurant. The good was excellent and so were the staff and would certainly return. Like most hotels though the bathroom did not have a slip mat or a grab...More

Thank peter2280
EdFandRobF, Owner at The Fairfax Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

Thank you for your review Peter, we now have NON slip matts as the slip ones cause injury, and we are awaiting the grab rails to be fitted imminently. Thanks again and look forward to seeing you soon.

Reviewed 14 February 2018

We visited with friends recently having previously only eaten in the bar.This time we ate in the new Orangery and had a superb evening.The Orangery is a beautiful space to sit in with very comfortable dining chairs. We enjoyed excellent service and really superb food....More

Thank John A
EdFandRobF, Owner at The Fairfax Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

Thank you taking your time to write us such a good review. We are always striving to improve, we have recently been awarded 2AA Rosettes and our rooms have been awarded 4* Gold. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 21 January 2018

The pub itself is very welcoming however, the food was a huge disappointment. Service was extremely poor and lacked finesse. The waitresss appeared to have no training and we very nearly ended up with a pudding and then a coffee in our lap. I choose...More

2  Thank Paul K
EdFandRobF, Owner at The Fairfax Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

Thank you for taking your time to write your review, your experience is a huge disappointment to us and really does buck the trend. I hope you try us again where I'm sure that your experience will be much different.

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22 March 2017|
Response from FairfaxArms | Property representative |
Yes of course, we have tables in the bar area where we allow dogs
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Gilling East, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Gilling East
  • Phone Number: +44 1439 788212
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