Richmond and the local area

Moulton is a picturesque quiet village situated between the villages of Middleton Tyas and Scorton, mentioned in the Domesday Book as the residence of a Saxon named Ulph. After the Norman Conquest, the manor was transferred to the Earls of Richmond.

Situated 3 miles from Scotch Corner and the A66 / A1M junction, a gateway to the North East, Cumbria and the Lake District - affording ample opportunity for exploration of not only North Yorkshire but nearby County Durham and North East area.

For the fans of All Creatures Great and Small we are not too far from the villages of Askrigg, Hawes and Grassington. Just over an hour from Whitby a lovely seaside town on the east coast of Yorkshire. And of course a visit to Whitby has to involve fish and chips by the seaside. We are also less than 50 minutes from the lovely beach at Saltburn and less than 45 minutes from Marske by the Sea

Moulton is 7 miles from the historic town of Richmond. It has an award winning village pub The Black Bull, a very short walking distance from Moulton View . The pub is dog friendly and allows dogs inside in the bar area. There is an outside seating area where you can enjoy days in the sun, nights under the stars and capacity to retreat under the canopied aspect should the weather become inclement. Although Moulton is in a rural location, it still has access to local amenities including two Post Offices in nearby villages. 

Richmond

Richmond is a Georgian town, situated on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. It has beautiful scenery, pubs, cafes and some independent shops. With its cobbled market place and Obelisk rising in the centre, it gives the feeling of a step back into the Georgian days. Surrounding Richmond you will find quaint interesting villages like Reeth, Leyburn, Bedale, Askrigg, Aysgarth, Harmby, Hawes and East and West Witton. They all have charm, character and something to offer when visiting.

Richmond has Britain's oldest working theatre The Georgian Theatre Royal, opened in 1788 by the actor-manager Samuel Butler and in 1848  performances became less frequent and it was let as an auction house. It was reopened again in 1963. It screams character and stages regular theatrical performances throughout the year. Richmond Operatic Society and Richmond Amateur Dramatic Society perform great shows. 

The theatre is fully licensed for on stage civil marriages and services, so if you fancy something different and special for your Wedding Day, consider exchanging your vows at this amazing venue.

The town being near to Catterick Garrison, has The Green Howards Museum and also the Richmondshire Museum so if you like history or have an interest/connection to the military, they are certainly worth a visit.  

Richmond Castle is one of the country's oldest and best preserved Norman Castles with its stunning views next to the River Swale. Recently shown on Digging for Britain where a team of community volunteers dug down beneath the castle.  During the dig, a rare coin featuring the face of William the Conqueror was discovered by an amateur archaeologist.

The Station is a community run enterprise and heritage centre. An absolutely amazing space that hosts exhibition galleries, artisan foods by The Angel Bakery, Cinema, The Station Cafe and Bar, and Archers Ice Cream all under one roof. It holds a variety of events throughout the year, including various classes and workshops.

Richmond and Walking Book Festival 

Village Shops

Middleton Tyas - Village shop and post office run by volunteers. Lovely selection of nibbles, biscuits, bread, some products are from local suppliers.

Scorton -Village store and post office supplying a variety of products including household items, newspapers, wine and beer and various food produce.

Organic Farm Shops

Mainsgill Farm Shop is the most amazing place to visti. Travel along the A66 and you will discover why people love it, both locals and visitors to the area. About a 10-15 minute journey by car its easily accessible. Not only does it sell organic food, it also has great wines, whiskeys and gins on offer, some of which are sourced from Yorkshire. Jams, chutneys, cheese, baked goods, chocolate and even home furnishing and clothing from brands Joules, Seasalt and many other known labels. We have personally visited Mainsgill many times and what is more, they have a huge café on site. We challenge you not to buy their fantastic gateaux's and deserts. 

 

Places to Eat

The Farmers Arms, Scorton, DL106DW. A great traditional pub with traditional food. If you like a hearty meal then this place is for you. They have live music on some evenings and they are also dog friendly. Guests receive a 10% discount off food.

The Heifer, Scorton, DL106DH. The Heifer is a family run business and a very popular contemporary public house. It boasts a fantastic menu, catering for all tastes and allergies including Gluten Free.

The Shoulder of Mutton, Middleton Tyas, DL106QX.  Dog friendly and a traditional family owned pub. An open fire for those cold winter nights and outdoor garden for the summer days and evenings. They have a good selection of wines and local cask conditioned Ales.

Moulton

Our very own The Black Bull can cater for either a cosy bar meal for couples, families and friends (with or without your dog) or for those occasions where you want to experience a special event like Birthdays or Anniversary's in their restaurant, which is very spacious. If you are looking for something more intimate and private, rooms can be hired, whether its for a family get together or as formal as a Wedding, everything you need is there. The Black Bull has offered our guests 10% off their bill (not including drinks).

Stapleton 7.3 miles

The Bridge Inn has to have the largest menu we have ever seen. Mexican, Chinese, Italian, Burgers, Grills, Seafood and so much more. Its best to take a peak at the menu. They offer an early bird menu too Monday to Thursdays.


Ellerton 4.2 miles

Ellerton Lakeside is a lovely café and farm shop providing locally sourced home baked and cooked foods from Yorkshire. The owners and staff are friendly and helpful offering a great choice of products form the menu, including gluten free. If you are on holiday with your dog, then they can tag along too and are welcome both inside and outside. There is a play area outside for the children and our guests receive a 10% discount off their bill when they visit.

 

 

 

Guest Comments

I stayed here for 7 nights 6-13 February 2023 and had the most wonderful time for my Great Northern Tour which I usually do to visit and stay with family and friends once a year. This year was a lit ...

Amanda Dowling
Highlights
  • Dog friendly award winning village pub within walking distance
  • Highspeed Wifi
  • Elevated private decking accessed by spiral staircase with views over the Yorkshire countryside
  • Views
  • Dog-Friendly
  • Designated parking area for one car
  • Lower private decked garden with 6ft fence and gate
  • On the edge of the Yorkshire Dales
  • Great location for walking and cycling
  • Easy access to A1M and A66
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