The Dunsforth Dining Pub

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Welcome to The Dunsforth

... Where you can enjoy fresh modern food guided by the seasons, fine wines and Cask Marque Accredited local real ales in the warmth of the log burning stove and open coal fires.

Paul and Janine Cunliffe, welcome you to The Dunsforth; their beautiful country pub and restaurant, set in the picturesque village of Lower Dunsforth; just 3.4 miles from the market town of Boroughbridge and the A1/M.

Chef Patron Paul, formerly head chef of Harvey Nichols; strives for culinary excellence whilst keeping in touch with his Yorkshire roots and ethos.

The Dunsforth bar is welcoming, warm and friendly, with two open coal fireplaces at its centre. In the summer months, the terrace and gardens also make an ideal spot to enjoy an aperitif before dining or simply for a drink with friends.

Paul and Janine are passionate about the provenance of their ingredients and support local producers wherever possible. Meat is sourced from trusted farms and estates in the local area, fish is delivered fresh from day boats from Hartlepool and food miles are kept to a minimum.

 “The focus on our food is fresh, seasonal produce of the highest quality - a view which all of our suppliers share. Yorkshire is full of outstanding produce and we plan to make the most of it!”




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**Retained in this years guide **

2 Years!!



We are very proud to have been awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand by the Michelin Guide 2016 & 2017, and would like to take this opportunity to thank all that have supported us, we could not have achieved this without you!


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The Dunsforth Opening Times

Wednesday – Friday

Lunch 12:00 - 14:30

Dinner 17:30 - 21:30

Bar 12:00 - 14:30/ 17:30 - 23:00


Lunch 12:00 - 14:30

Dinner 17:30 - 21:30

Bar 12:00 - 23:00


 Lunch 12:00 - 18:00

Bar 12:00 - 22:30

(Open Bank Holiday Mondays)

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YorkshireWildflower, Trip Advisor September 2015

"A delightful little restaurant serving really great food. Very polite staff, very clean and that certain something in the food that tells you the chef loves what they do and cares about what they serve. Well done to you The Dunsforth & thanks for a great (second) evening."

7SimonL, Trip Advisor August 2015

"We have just had the most amazing evening with our family in the Dunsforth, which is a lovely little pub in a quiet village with superb dining rooms. The food, service, ambiance and value was really fabulous. We are already making plans to return next week - our new local! Thank you and you really deserve to do very well ..."

Scotabroad, Trip Advisor July 2015

"4 of us arrived for lunch and we were presented with the a la carte and prix fixe menus. both menus looked good and we decided to plump for the prix fixe. A choice of 3 starters, mains and puds. We started with mussels and chicken liver pate. Both delicious. Mains were haddock and tomato risotto and a T bone- again excellent. Pussing was sticky toffee pudding and strawberry fool-divine. Three courses plus half a bottle of wine each was an incredibly good deal. Even with pre lunch drinks (lovely beer and gin and tonics) the bill came to £25 each. We will certainly be back for such lovely and reasonably priced food. This place deserves to do well!"

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