About The Kestrel

The Kestrel in Harrogate is a country pub & restaurant oozing rural charm and rustic character. Our picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal pub-food on our menu, and the carefully nurtured cask ales and fine wines gracing our bar.

Book a table online and enjoy a spot by our roaring log-fire. Or make the best of the British summertime by eating alfresco in our pretty beer garden.

A little pub history

Plompton was originally owned by Eldred de Plumpton, who passed ownership of the hamlet down over seven centuries through generations of his family. Owned by private hands for so long, The Kestrel was only the second inn to open in the area.

Charming local accommodation

Our 10 bedroom Innkeeper's Lodge frequently welcomes travellers to the area. It's our local charm that attracts golfers and ramblers, as well as diners and drinkers from Plompton and nearby Harrogate, Spofforth and Pannal. We also welcome business and leisure travellers to enjoy some of the best bedrooms and accommodation in Plompton.

Make a day of it

Our attractive inn has ample gardens and is set in the tranquil landscape surrounding Plompton Rocks, an important environmental site. Many visitors to Knaresborough Castle make a point of stopping off here for refreshment.

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Our opening times

Our standard opening times are below but we may open earlier on certain days depending on local demand so please do call us to check if you would like to visit us before midday.

Monday to Saturday 12pm to 11pm.
Sundays 12pm to 10.30pm.