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 Post subject: Robin Hoods Bay\Scarborough\Whitby accomodation & pubs
PostPosted: 29 Apr 2014, 15:31 
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Just back from a long weekend to the above and it was mentioned that the info gathered would be useful on here to others.

We stopped at the following cottages that are owned and run by some friends of our friends that we went with :-
http://www.meadowbeckholidaycottages.co.uk/

Three cottages in total of which one of the 4 berth cottages and the 2/3 berth cottage allow dogs to stay. They are set in farmland with plenty of fields for the four legged visitors to stretch their legs. There isnt loads directly around the cottages with a pub over the road, called The Flask Inn, that is part of the camp\caravan site but its really nice, cracking food and dogs welcomed without question. The owners themselves have a couple of very nice, well behaved dogs. The cottages are about halfway between Scarborough and Whitby so both are only 20mins or so away by car and its very close to Robin Hoods Bay which is 10mins by car or is walkable as well through some woods and along the cliff top path down to the beach there. Roker and his Beagle friend Beau particually enjoyed the underfloor heating throughout downstairs to lay out on after long running about on the beach days! Also there was a big jar of dog treats in the cottage for them.

Whilst out and about we visited the following places which were happy to allow dogs in but to be honest most of the places we saw made it very clear that dogs were welcome inside.

The Bay Hotel, Robin Hoods Bay - had lunch here a couple of days and good down to earth grub with good ale to wash it down. http://www.bayhotel.info/
The Fleece, Whitby - As it was Goth weekend loads of places were packed so this was a bit off the beaten track and appears to be new owners and a refurb. Decent option if its busy and dogs welcome.
Old Scalby Mills, North Bay, Scarborough - A firm favourite of mine that we have visited a lot as we go to Scarborough quite a bit. Down by the Sea Life Centre so you park in their carpark or ideally situated by the end of the cliff walk if you've come from Robin Hoods Bay or walked round from South Bay or just a wander from The Sands Apartments bit on Marine Drive. Good ale, decent food and a water bowl by the door for the dogs. http://www.oldscalbymills.co.uk/

We also stumbled across an ice cream van up by the Abbey in Whitby that after we'd bought a couple of 99s gave us a free small one for the dogs to share...unfortunately Roker was to polite, or slow, and after one lick let Beau have a turn only to see it disappear into her gob in one gulp!

In terms of the beaches we got in just in time as the dog ban was about to start running from the start of May through until the end of September. This covers the both South and North Bay in Scarborough, Filey, Whitby and Sandsend. The beach at Robin Hoods Bay is still fine for dogs plus any others you come across in the area.


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 Post subject: Re: Robin Hoods Bay\Scarborough\Whitby accomodation & pubs
PostPosted: 29 Apr 2014, 16:00 
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Thanks jonb that is great!
We're off to Pickering in the next few weeks so this info is especially helpful to us. Pity about the ban on the beaches mind you :(

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 Post subject: Re: Robin Hoods Bay\Scarborough\Whitby accomodation & pubs
PostPosted: 06 Jan 2015, 15:29 
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Just to bump this up again...just spent New Year week at the same cottages this time renting all three out between a big group of us that included three dogs, two in our cottage and one in the two berth cottage. Again everywhere was great with the dogs including the Flask pub at the top of the road where when there was a mix up with the New Years Eve table booking it was soon sorted.

They had put us in the restaurant section where dogs werent allowed but we turned up with Roker...bit of blame on both sides as they didnt expect us to take the dog as they'd mentioned he couldnt go in the restaurant when we were in a few days earlier but we assumed they would just pop us in the pub bit where it was fine. In the end they moved the long table we had down a bit so one end wasnt in the restaurant and i sat at that end with rokers lead round the table leg and he slept through it all as he'd had a good run on Whitby beach that day. Only woke up to get a fuss from one of the staff!!

Another good touch is at the cottages where they have now installed a dog wash area with hot and cold water and a shower hose which i used a couple of times to hose Roker down after runs on the beach or the neighboring fields. It can also be used to hose down bikes, boots etc whilst the new Games Room bit which has pool table, tv, dart board, bar etc also has an area with a washing machine, shower, toilets and drying area for wet stuff. We'll definitely be back again at some point this year. Really nice 3.6 mile walk through some fields and woods then a bit of road to Robin Hoods Bay. If you time it right you can get on the beach at Boggle Hole and do the last half mile or so along the beach instead of climbing up the steep steps to go along the cliff top....we failed each time to time it right to do this!!


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 Post subject: Re: Robin Hoods Bay\Scarborough\Whitby accomodation & pubs
PostPosted: 09 Jan 2015, 09:56 
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Hi JonB thought I would take a peek at your hol cottage suggestions. Like the idea of hot &cold shower outside,have mentioned to Mike about getting something set up at home like that.After yesterday's baby bath filling and numerous buckets to clean Holly up and a blow dry which still left her damp and me exhausted. Like the sound of underfloor heating stayed in cottage in the Cotswolds with same, great. We like to take at least one hol in Britain each year as we have such wonderful diverse countryside. We visited Chesterfield last year, fell in love with the area but stayed further up at Chapel en Le Frith. Have not been up to Yorkshire since children young,stayed on stable farm so lost 13 year old daughter all week only seen when she exited a stable when mucking out. Got up as far as Cromer on East coast in 2013 so Yorkshire visit overdue. Will keep your recommendation in mind.


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 Post subject: Re: Robin Hoods Bay\Scarborough\Whitby accomodation & pubs
PostPosted: 12 Jan 2015, 14:53 
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Played football over at Chapel a few times but generally its just somewhere we pass through on the way to Manchester or over that way. Its about half an hour from us but as you say its smack in the middle of great countryside.


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