The Fox and Rabbit Inn
We know the area well, and looking for a Winter base, the Fox and Rabbit ticked all the must have boxes for us! Superb moorland location, just off main road between Pickering and Whitby, so great for getting out and about. Contacting the pub with our late booking was easy and welcoming, directions are good, big pull in area to left of pub that will get even the largest of outfits safely off the road. This first area is Summer overspill for pub, you pass through first gate into newest bit of site, with five very nice and tidy gravelled hardstandings pitches looking down across a large grassed area, out towards the Moors. Each pitch has hook up and picnic seating, one tap serves all pitches. Passing through a second gate brings you to the more mature CL area. This is more sheltered, surrounded by dry stone walls and a thin belt of mainly conifers. We had gale force winds during our stay, but the pitches were very sheltered. Big grassed area overlooked by all pitches, which are large and deep, each with a hook up. Small service area up near gate has tap, Chem Toilet Empty and rubbish bins.
We were offered a key to toilet (small refundable deposit for key) but we didn’t need it. It’s there, but no idea what it is like. No MH drive over point, but a bit of hose will reach into Waste drain, and water fill tap is next to site service road.
This second field is further from road, so quieter. Walk of around 200 metres to pub, which serves lovely food, but book a table as it is popular. Pitches are well away from pub car park.
So much to see and do in area, it’s a place we return to constantly. But it’s also one of those sites that is just nice to stay around and chill out. Lots of bird life, probably deer, certainly rabbits and the odd Fox!😁
Pickering is a quick 10 minute drive away, for Co op and Lidl, lots of great independent shops and market. Castle and Church well worth a visit, Home of North York Moors Railway, with train links to Whitby and elsewhere. Petrol stations in Pickering and Whitby.
Dog owners.......dogs very welcome, including in the pub. Lots of footpaths all around, and of course some wonderful walking and cycling. There is access directly into Dalby Forest for walkers and cyclists. Motorist entrance five minutes away.
All in all, a very nice place to stay, and good Winter value at £15 per night. One we shall definitely use again.