The Horseshoe Inn

Pickering, Yorkshire
+44 (0)1751 460213

Hearty, honest country food, local ales, fat beds and roaring fires greet you – a treat after bracing walks with the dog on the Moors


12 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome

The Experience

This handsome old pub takes pride of place at the head of lovely Levisham, a magnet for train enthusiasts – the North Yorks Moors railway runs through the bottom of the valley. You’re guaranteed the warmest of welcomes in the Horseshoe with its beamed bar and pleasing pub menu which promises the likes of Whitby haddock with chunky chips, and steak and ale pie. Well-kept Black Sheep Best Bitter and Yorkshire Moors from the local Cropton Brewery keeps the real ale lovers happy – park yourself in front of a roaring fire with a pint and the paper after a stroll through nearby Dalby Forest. There’s so much to do and see locally you’ll want to make a night or two of it; opt for one of the lofty and light ‘garden rooms’ with big beds and spanking new bathrooms. If you fancy a fabulous view down the village, take a cosy, spotless room above the pub. The elegant Horseshoe Suite has its own private garden, a wood-burner, honesty wine rack and big sofa to snuggle on; take the spiral staircase to your airy bedroom under the eaves. Either way, this is the ideal base for some serious yomping (walks start from the door), or a trip down memory lane on the steam train. Choo choo!


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Check out
By 10.30am
Mondays and Tuesdays during the winter.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Lunch from £5.50. Bar meals from £6.95. Dinner from £11.50. Sunday lunch, 3 courses, £23.


Nightly price
from £90
5 Twin/doubles
From £90
6 Doubles
From £90
1 Suite for 2
From £150



Just returned from a 4 night very enjoyable stay at the Horseshoe Inn. Our garden room was so quiet and comfortable it was hard to leave! - and the food at the Inn was very good indeed - definitely a cut above normal "pub food". Added to all this was the very friendly and efficient staff. Very much a place to recommend and return to - soon I hope!


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Charles & Toby Wood

  • The Horseshoe Inn is located within the North York Moors National Park with many scenic walks starting on our doorstep. Some of our favourites include the Hole of Horcum and Skelton Tower.
  • Experience the fantastic scenery of the Moors by steam train along the North York Moors Railway, with picturesque Levisham Station just over a mile from the Inn.
  • There's plenty of fantastic coastal sights to see within a short drive of the Horseshoe Inn including the historic towns of Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay and Staithes.
  • The Great Dalby Forest is just a short drive away - an outdoor paradise for walkers and mountain bikers of all ages.
  • The beautiful historic city of York offers a great day outing and why not also visit Castle Howard, one of Britain's finest stately homes. The majestic house is full of renowned art and furniture and the extensive grounds are worth exploring too.
  • Pickering's motte-and-bailey castle is well preserved and you can still see much of the original keep, towers and walls. Pickering and the nearby village of Thornton le Dale have a range of lovely shops and cafes to enjoy.