Richard and Lindsey Johns, the powerhouse team of two behind Rascills in Raskelf (RIP), have bought this village inn (formerly known as The Malt Shovel); they opened the pub and restaurant on 31 July 2019, with guest rooms following within a year. "Modern British classics" with Sunday roasts will be on the menu.
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The Hovingham Inn Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Third time of visiting the Hovingham Inn, since opening. We first became aware of Richard & Lindsey when they had Rascills. Food & service was always top draw, although we suspected the location would always be a formidable challenge. To the Hovingham Inn. Absolutely first class in what has been done to the place & only ten minutes from where we live. Again the food & service has picked up from where it was left off. Excellent experiences from start to finish. Price level is superb considering the quality. Sunday lunch is a must do. Better than what what the Johns were doing over at Rascills. In our humble opinion Ryedale has new star in its midst."