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Rokeby Inn Restaurant
Ranked #65 of 129 Restaurants in Richmond
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

My wife and I regularly travel from our home in Scotland to visit family in England and the A66 is our preferred route. We have passed this place for years without stopping, because it is on the opposite side of the road to us travelling down. The place we would normally stop was closed for refurbishment so we decided on the Rokeby instead.
To be fair, it is situated on a stretch of the road that is dual carriageway and there is a substantial filter lane and crossover point so getting in and out of it was a lot easier that the place we normally use.
The style is traditional, the room welcoming and warm due to a solid fuel stove.
The staff were very friendly and accommodating. This isn't a huge place, quite cosy, with obviously a limited number of tables, however we had no difficulty getting a table straight away.
My wife had the Hunters Chicken and I asked the waitress what she recommended, which turned out to be the fish and chips. We ordered a couple of soft drinks which we refilled during the meal.
The food arrived in good time, big portions, steaming hot, nicely presented on well warmed plates.
My wife thoroughly enjoyed her chicken, and for me the fish was great. Too often in restaurants the fish is removed from the fryer and not allowed to drain and crisp up as it would be in a fish and chip shop, then it is served soaked in oil. Not here, the fish was great, the chips chunky and crisp, nice mushy peas and a slice of bread and butter.
All in, just a touch over £30 for two meals and four drinks. Pretty good value I'd say, in a lovely setting, with charming staff.
We will definitely return on our next trip down.

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Thank dangerousbryman
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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped at this place travelling from Stansted to the Highlands. The Sunday roast was amazing as were our friendly hosts. A must stop to split up a long journey

1  Thank nige6268
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for food on way to Dover and loved it so stopped on way back. Great food friendly staff and nice wee place on the a66 near scotch corner. Reasonable prices too. Recommended.

Thank Robert F
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Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

A beautiful British property with an amazing view of mussoorie.
Went for dinner & enjoyed the food.The Lamb Shepherd pie was too good.Ordered Indian food too which was great. Loved the ambiance & the detailing of the restaurant the layout ,sitting & the vintage decorations.Will surely visit again.

1  Thank Nupur M
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

Always looking for places to stop when on our journey between Scotland and England, and we usually travel along the A66. Rokeby Inn is a wonderful find. When you go in it feels a bit like a cavern or a German beer cellar - but you can sit down, (warmed by a wood-burning stove) forget the driving and enjoy a good meal. Portions are generous - so the only warning is - beware that you don't over-eat since the food is very tasty. On a Monday, many places are closed - but this was open. We had (fresh) fish and chips and roast beef. Service is very good and friendly. Lovely.

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1  Thank PtarmiganTraveller
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