Westend Ampleforth, YO62 4DX | Telephone: 01439 788378 | Email: whitehorseinnampleforth@gmail.com

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Nikki and Pete Offer you a Warm Welcome to the White Horse Inn, Ampleforth

We are  situated in the beautiful village of Ampleforth, North Yorkshire which is the gateway to many fabulous walks and Ampleforth College. Our 18th Century traditional Country Inn dates back to 1768.

We are now into our 10th year  and have a ‘simple dream’, to create,  a Warm, Welcoming Village Inn serving Consistently Delicious Home Cooked Food, Local Hand Pulled Ales and Great Wines. Our charming cosy Bar rooms with log fires, oak beamed ceilings, flagstone floors, candlelit tables create a warm friendly atmosphere and make it the perfect place to relax and unwind.  Looking for a Private  Dining Room for that Special Family Occasion or just a Get together with Friends then our Main Restaurant provides the perfect venue, Candles flicker against the Rustic Stone Walls, Soft Music creates a lovely atmosphere.

Try one of our popular Traditional hand pulled Yorkshire beers including Guest Ales from  local Brewery’s, Helmsley Brewing Company and Theakstons. Our fine wines by the glass include New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc which is a firm favourite with our customers and our Popular French Malbec by the Glass is a delicious Red Wine .

Pete’s passion for Homemade food produces Consistently Delicious Dishes from locally sourced Produce. Please note all our meals are cooked fresh to order.

Nikki ensures everyone receives a warm friendly welcome.  Children, Dogs (Bar Only)  and muddy boots are welcome We also provide traditional board games to keep the kids amused and Doggy Treats for our 4 legged friends.

We have 2 small beer gardens for those sunny days to relax outside and watch the world go by.

If you are looking for accommodation there are a couple of excellent Bed and Breakfasts in the village, and new in 2014 Studford Luxury Lodges, just a 25 minute countryside walk with breathtaking views of the valley. See our accommodation links.

We look forward to seeing you soon Pete and Nikki.


Please Note

We are closed for the following Tuesday Evenings

Tuesday 25th Feb

Tuesday 3rd March

Tuesday 10th March



Homemade Sunday Lunch Now Served 1200-1400

Sunday Lunch Menu

Come and relax in front of our roaring fires, whilst reading our Magazines. Our Homemade Roasts include Local Roast Rump of Beef served with Homemade  Yorkshire puddings, tasty gravy, crispy roast potatoes, creamy Mash, Cauliflower Cheese and seasonal vegetables.  A Selection of Dishes are also available from our normal menu. Our Homemade Puddings are a great way to finish your meal, yummy!!  Booking is highly recommended.

Private Dining Rooms

Having a special birthday, family get together or just meeting up with friends? why not book one of our Private Dining Rooms (shown on the pictures). They are perfect for parties of 10–16, or for larger parties why not book both adjoining rooms (12 in each room).

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Food Served:

Tues-Sat: 18:00–20:30
Sun: 12:00–14:00

Opening Hours:

Mon: Closed
Tue–Fri: 17:30-23:00
Sat: 16:30–23:00
Sun: 12:00–19:00

Bookings highly recommended particularly for Friday Saturday and Sunday

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Tue, Wed and Thur Lunchtimes

Please note we can accommodate pre booked parties of 10 or more on the above lunchtimes please contact Nikki on 01439 788378

Private Dining Rooms

Both our restaurants can be booked as private dining rooms.  Our Traditional restaurant can accommodate  up to 16 and our new restaurant  up to 12. They provide the ideal venue for family get togethers, parties or just catching up with friends. Contact Nikki on 01439 788378 for further details.

Children welcome

We cater for Children –  Kids meals £6.00 inc. mini milk ice-cream  and we have a selection of board games and Books to keep them amused.

Dogs Welcome

We welcome dogs in the Bar Area and even have dog treats.

Shooting Parties / Walkers / Large Parties

We can accommodate larger pre booked parties  – please contact Nikki on 01439 788378.

Walking Routes

Find details of walking routes, with photographs and maps, in North Yorkshire on: www.yorkshirewalks.org