where Yorkshire meets Tuscany

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Have you considered giving a Nunnington Royal Oak gift voucher to a friend or loved one as a gift ? For info telephone us at +44 (0)1439 748271
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So who are the team behind The Nunnington Royal Oak ? Click here and find out ..
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Looking for something to do whilst in Nunnington ? Click here for a selection of walks to help you work off that lunch ..
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Our delicious lunch menu includes Nonna’s homemade lasagne with garlic bread. For that perfect accompaniment click here to see our selection of Italian desserts ..
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*NEW* Early Doors Menu
Have you seen our new early doors menu served 5.30-6.30pm everyday except Monday, Tuesday & Sunday. 2 courses £9.95 | 3 courses £13.50. Click here for more info ..
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    “Fantastic traditional pub set in stunning Yorkshire countryside”

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    “Two fires lit, you feel very well looked after”

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    “Got a taster of the house wine, before buying a glass”

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    “The menu was extensive, with something to suit all tastes”

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    “Guzzler was a new beer for me and was a pleasing beer to drink”



Welcome to the Nunnington Royal Oak Inn. We are happy to say that our new menus are proving to be a great hit. Take a peek at our menu’s. There you will see all the favourite pub classics plus a few new additions including our exciting Italian Menu di Giorno. Families are most welcome, we have a small games area, and an outside beer garden, and proud to be a dog friendly pub, and look forward to meeting you soon.
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During our time in Tuscany our family have taken many a happy visitor to places serving genuine honest food in the Mugello. The Mugello (often called ‘The Green Heart of Tuscany’) is just north of Florence, and very similar to Yorkshire.  Mainly farming communities with vineyards and olive groves producing world famous olive oils and Chianti wines. From local bars, trattorias and osterias to the smart and famous restaurants in and around both Florence and Rome. From local Tuscan vineyards, olive groves and pecorino producers, we can tell you where the genuine places to eat can be found.
A Yorkshire village pub serving food five days a week
Jill Greetham | Proprietor


By Car: Nunnington lies six miles south-east of Helmsley, to the north of Hovingham, on the banks of the River Rye. Limited street parking is available in the village. Please avoid causing inconvenience to residents when parking.
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By Bus: Routes to Nunnington run from Malton (change at Hovingham) and York.Times available on 01653 692556 or from Yorkshire Coastliner and on or from Yorkshire Travel. Nunnington also lies on a Moorsbus route. Timetables are available on-line at moorsbus.net and from the North York Moors National Park Authority office and visitor centres
By Train: The nearest stations are in York, Malton and Thirsk. Some services link with the above bus services


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A house has stood on the site of Nunnington Hall since the 13th Century. Sir Richard Graham oversaw construction of the current property in the 1680s. The Rutsons, merchants from Liverpool, purchased it in 1839. The heiress to the Rutson Estate, Margaret, and her husband Colonel Roland D’Arcy Fife, were responsible for significant modernisation of the property in the 1920s. It was these owners who handed the property to the National Trust in 1952 and it is their style which is reflected in the house at the current time.

Features within the Hall include the 17th Century oak- panelled hall, Colonel Fife’s bedroom, the panelled bedroom (said to be haunted), the maid’s bedroom and the Carlisle Collection of miniature rooms, created by Mrs F. M. Carlisle (1891-1979). Having started off by collecting antique miniatures, she found that she needed somewhere to display them. Skilled local craftsmen were commissioned to make tiny scale models of rooms and furniture, usually to one-eighth actual size. The rooms are displayed in the attic of the Hall.


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The distinctive limestone ridge running east-west to the south of Nunnington is Caulkleys Bank. A trig point just to the east of where the road from the village crests the ridge offers dramatic views north across the Vale of Pickering to the North York Moors National Park and, to the south, towards another part of the Howardian Hills AONB.

Caulkleys Wood Site of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINC) is on the scarp face of the escarpment. It is dominated by calcareous ash woodland and sections of coppiced hazel are also present. The ground flea is dominated by dogs mercury but the wood also contains damsons ( wild garlic ) wood anemone, primrose and giant bellflower.

SINC sites have all been surveyed and are very important for biodiversity in North Yorkshire, Caulkley’s Wood and a field of calcareous grassland on Caulkleys Bank near Stonegrave are both SINC’s


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The Church of All Saints and St James, in its current form, dates mainly from the late 13th Century. Two fragments of an Anglo-Danish cross dating back to the 10th Century were found on the site of the current church in 1884. Notable items include the organ (erected in 1885), the wooden altar (installed in 1672) and the modern lectern and west screen, both crafted by Thompson of Kilburn.

In the church of Nunnington, in the North Riding of Yorkshire, is an ancient tomb, surmounted by the figure of a knight in armour, in a recumbent posture, the legs crossed, the feet resting against a dog, the hands apparently clasping a heart, but no inscription to determine to whom the monument belongs. The traditional account current in the neighbourhood is that it is the tomb of Peter Loschy, a famous warrior, whose last exploit was killing a huge serpent, or dragon, which infested the country, and had its den on a wooded eminence called Loschy Hill, near East Newton, in the parish of Stonegrave.
About Us
Our aim is to blend Yorkshire fare, using locally sourced produce with products from known farmers in Tuscany. We hope to achieve the feeling of “Yorkshire meets Tuscany" with appetising plates and dishes of the day using high quality seasonal produce in a genuine, rustic Italian style.
Wed to Sat | 12 -3 & 5.30 -11pm
Sun | 12-3 & 6-10.30pm
Mon & Tues | Closed
For Food Serving Times Click Here
  • Church Street | Nunnington | York | YO62 5US
  • +44 (0)1439 748271
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