The Fox & Rabbit Inn is a traditional country pub located in the North York Moors National Park on the edge of Dalby Forest.
The Fox and Rabbit Inn was initially called Keld House, named after Thomas Keld a surgeon from Scarborough in the 1780s. Thomas Keld combined the plot of land to the west and east of Thornton Road, along with the Hallfield, which were combined to make a compact ring-fence holding where Thomas built a farmhouse. In 1788 Keld House was advertised to let, it was suggested that it was in a good location for an Inn.
The Fox and Rabbit Inn began as a beer house but later became fully licensed. The oldest part of the present building was built in the late 18th century.
In 2004 Charles and Toby Wood acquired the Inn and have since built a strong and deserved reputation for providing first class food with a friendly family atmosphere.
Sat on the edge of the North York Moors The Fox & Rabbit is the perfect stop-off place en route to and from the coast. Situated on the A169 between Pickering and Whitby, 4 miles from Dalby Forest for walking, cycling and horse riding. The moorland village of Goathland is nine miles to the North famed as "Aidensfield" in the TV's "Heartbeat". Nearby Hole of Horcum has spectacular views and is a favourite with walkers of all abilities. The scenic drive across the North York Moors brings you to the historic fishing town of Whitby. Our country inn provides the ideal place to visit whilst exploring this beautiful area for either a meal or to relax with a drink and reflect on your day.