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The Fairfax Arms

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Main Street, Gilling East, England
+44 1439 788212
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Wetherby, United Kingdom
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655 reviews
323 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Whilst in the area on a Saturday, we came across the Fairfax Arms. Remembering a previous visit, we decided to stop for lunch. The restaurant was not very busy when we arrived and we received a friendly welcome and were shown to a table. The menu is quite wide ranging and has some interesting choices. Our orders were taken with... More 

Thank Travelexperience12
York, United Kingdom
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178 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked a table for 13:45 in the hope that the peak period had waned. It was quite a wait for the menus and the ordering but the people watching was entertaining - either the locals at the bar or the families dining with their offspring at Ampleforth. The menu initially looked disappointing for those needing GF options but the waiter... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Had a meal here on Saturdays it was one of the best I've had all year . The food was amazing starters mains and pudding were very nice drinks were good the staff were very friendly and helpful. The pub is very clean and well coming will definitely be back thanks for a 5 star experience

Thank Dave M
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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178 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

We stayed at the Studford lodges and booked a dinner for 12 - the food was served at the same time and did not disappoint. Every dish as met with a satisfied diner.

Thank LozKnowles
Lee, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Its an hour to get to the Fairfax arms but it never disappoints the pub is easy to find in the pretty village of Gilling east. It has a small stream which runs down the side of the road and makes a pleasant backdrop if eating outside in warmer times. The Pub is warm and cosy and nearly all the... More 

Thank Brian T
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249 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Came here on a Sunday afternoon and they squeezed us in with no trouble. The atmosphere hit us as soon as we walked in, warm, cosy and incredibly welcoming! Lots of fires on the go and such friendly staff. We ended up having three courses, which is unusual for us as most desserts are really nothing that special. Our soup... More 

Thank Lacey L
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

We were staying at Studford Luxury Lodges and booked in for lunch at the Fairfax Arms. We had a lovely lunch, feshly cooked. Delicious specials to select from as well as a full and varied menu. All the staff were friendly and courteous. We would definitely return.

Thank jreid62
Barrow upon Humber
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Booked in for wife's 50th Birthday, table for 6, 4 adults and 2 children. There was plenty of choice on the menu to suit all tastes. Food for all of us was amazing. The service was fantastic and very friendly. The ambience of the place was fab.highly recommend

Thank Marmalifan
Leeds, United Kingdom
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335 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

We were staying at Studford Lodges who provided a free taxi service to the Fairfax (I believe it may be owned by the same people who own the lodges). The pub was full but not overcrowded and we were seated quickly. Staff very friendly and helpful. Menu was reasonably varied although personally I would have liked to have seen a... More 

Thank Whitlam H
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

but on this occasion we were disappointed - our expectations were high as last time we had enjoyed a superb Sunday lunch, however we were presented with roast potatoes so overdone they couldn't be cut with a knife, watery swede and not particularly tasty meat - whether pork or beef - that was the general consensus on our table... the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?