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Owner's description

The Alice Hawthorn Inn, located in the idyllic North Yorkshire village of Nun Monkton is an essential destination on the Yorkshire food trail. The 2017 winner of the Yorkshire Life Dining Pub of the Year, the pub has a fabulous reputation for delicious, fresh, seasonal food and is thriving under the management of John and Claire Topham.

Everyone is welcome. From our beer drinking regulars, the walkers and their dogs, to daytrippers from the river and families and friends who love a good Sunday lunch.

Heading up the front of house is Enzo, who believes in thoughtful and well-informed service. Simon Ball, our head chef, leads a team of chefs who have cooked their way around the world and are a real class act in the kitchen.

Albeit under a few different guises, the village pub has been a landmark on the Nun Monkton green for 220 years. It was latterly named The Alice Hawthorn after an elegant local racehorse which had success at Doncaster, Goodwood and Ascot, gaining a reputation as ‘Queen of the Turf’.

Following a period of closure under Punch Taverns, ‘The Alice’, as it is colloquially known, was bought in 2013 by the Harpin family who have lived in the village for 20 years. Richard and Kate Harpin have been instrumental in redeveloping and revitalising the pub, helping to create a cosy country pub with a warm Yorkshire welcome whilst securing its future for the benefit of the local community.  With John and Claire Topham coming on board in January 2017, they have created the perfect partnership.

Restaurant details

30 seated (more stan

Private dining

A private hideaway behind the pub. Very comfortably seating up to 30 (and more standing!), we'd be delighted to help plan your exclusive use of The Barn.

The Alice Hawthorn Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Alice Hawthorn Restaurant in YO26, Nun Monkton by users of Also see the editors review of The Alice Hawthorn restaurant.
Susan P
Go for two starters. Lovely light flavours...
Reviewed 5 months, 17 days ago

"Go for two starters. Lovely light flavours"

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Opening hours
Wednesday12 pm‑2:15 pm, 5:30 pm‑9 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:15 pm, 5:30 pm‑9 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:15 pm, 5:30 pm‑9 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:15 pm, 5:30 pm‑9 pm
Sunday12 pm‑3:30 pm

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