Hunmanby Village Real Ale Trail Boundary Walk by Train


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All public houses are closed due to the current situation, but are working to re-open on Saturday 4th July 2020 in accordance with government advice. The White Swan is providing a home food delivery service, please see the 'What Hunmanby has to offer' page

Updated Wednesday 24th June 2020

There are few villages outside the South East of England

where you can take the train for an enjoyable pint. Most were shut by Mr

Marples and Dr Beeching in the 1960’s. The Yorkshire Coast Line north of 

Bridlington survived, but remained a likely candidate for closure in the 1970’s
and 80’s.  Now the local line is enjoying
a resurgence in both passengers and train services with huge investment
renewing worn out infrastructure by Network Rail and upgraded station
facilities by Northern Rail. Hunmanby station is unstaffed but looked after by Friends
of Hunmanby Railway Station. Northern Rail the train operator gives generous
funding, along with support both financial and in kind by village businesses.

Why not come to Hunmanby the village betwixt Wolds &
Coast, a warm welcome awaits. The walk is circular, about 2.5 miles.

Hunmanby is now served by an hourly train service, including
a later return service back to Hull via Bridlington, Driffield and Beverley, 7
days a week at 21:36 (21:46 on Sundays)

What’s even better, the train is cheaper than the bus,
especially on a ‘Duo Ticket’ (2 people travel for the price of one and a half).
 Hunmanby is a historic village with a
free heritage and flower trail map in the leaflet holders at the station. It
was in the East Riding until 1974.  The
village has 4 public houses, all but one ‘The Horseshoe’ are now Free Houses. The
village boasts Yorkshire’s First Whisky Distillery. Which offers tours (with a
special offer if you travel there by train!) as well as the Pot Still Café.

To the Public Houses:


Photographs to the left, Spring During Coronavirus Lockdown Jon  takes a short break from redecorating the Cottage Inn. To the right Jon with his bright flower display that has helped lift people spirits in the village. Jon also helps to water the Market Cross Flower Barrels, in the village centre helping make the centre of the village attractive to both visitors and local residents. 

The Cottage Inn: Tel: 01723 892475 

Landlord is Jon. This is a busy split-levelled single-roomed local
located in Cross Hill at the heart of Hunmanby village. The room is divided
into drinking, eating and games areas, with Sky Sports. Two changing guest ales
are permanently available. Freshly cooked meals are served lunchtimes and
Sporting events can be viewed on multi-screened TVs. Live entertainment
features at weekends and Tuesday quiz nights all year round. There is a smoking
area at the front of the building. Dogs are allowed in "Crufts

Meals served Tuesday to Saturday 12 noon to 3pm and 5pm to 7.45pm
Sunday 12 noon to 3pm (From Easter, Meals every day)
Open 11am to midnight Monday to Thursday
11.00  to 00.30 Friday and Saturday
12.00 to 23.30 Sunday

Landlord Jon is a sport fanatic, especially football and his beloved Barnsley FC.

The Horseshoe: Tel:01723 890077


Photographs Taken Mid Summer 2020. They show the efforts Landlord's Steve and Dave and their families have put in brightening up Stonegate during the Coronavirus Lockdown. They are now preparing to welcome back both visitors and local residents from Saturday 4th July 2020, in line with Government Guidelines. Like all 4 village public houses they have made the most of the outdoor space that is available  


Landlord’s are Steve and Dave. A
traditional three-roomed village local located in Stonegate a few minutes walk
from the Hunmanby main street. Two regular ales are offered Sharp’s Doom Bar
and Wainwright’s Golden Ale. At the rear of the pub a lovely sunny beer garden and
a partially covered smoking/drinking area adjacent Horseshoe's own car park. The
pub has teams participating in local darts, domino and pool leagues. BT &
Sky Sports. The only tied house, in Hunmanby, run like Free House. Lovely
flower display from Spring. Landlords have an ‘Alexa memory’ for remembering
customers names and their drink of choice. Popular home cooked food.

Meals served:

Wednesday to Saturday 6pm to 8pm
Sunday 12 noon to 3pm

The Piebald Inn Tel: 01723 447577


Photographs of the Piebald Inn, with the extensive landscaped grounds that surround it, taken Mid Summer 2020


Landlord is Jon. Formerly, The Railway Tavern it is located on the
outskirts of Hunmanby village adjacent to the Sands Lane level-crossing. This
is a large multi-roomed pub which is predominantly food oriented. "The Pie
Pub Co Bitter" (formerly Kimberley Bitter) by Greene King is the house
beer (with four to six guest cask ales offered depending on the time of year.
Jon aims to source mostly Yorkshire Beers. Food is served all day every day. A
particular feature of the menu is the extensive range of 50 different pies on
offer freshly prepared on the premises with ingredients sourced from local
suppliers. Jon is passionate about Pies. At the side is a terraced area and
large sun drenched garden for drinking/smoking. Bed & Breakfast  Accomodation is also provided.

Open 12pm to 11pm Sunday until 22.30
Autumn /Winter Meals Served
Sunday-Thursday 12pm to 8pm
Friday/Saturday 120m to 8.30pm

The White Swan: Tel:01723 890232

Landlord is Andy. This Grade II listed traditional local is located in Cross
Hill at the heart of Hunmanby village. There is a main split-levelled drinking
area and separate games room and the pub has an "olde world"
ambience. Currently 2 regular beers are Jenning’s Cumberland Ale and Rudgate’s Ruby
Mild, supported by 2 rotating guest beers. Bed and breakfast accommodation is
available. Pub teams participate in local pool, darts and dominoes leagues.
Smokers are catered for at the front of the building and there is a large car
park to the rear. Food freshly cooked, affordable and generous portions. Very
much a family run public house. BT & Sky Sports. Weekly Thursday Bingo
Night, and yearly car show two of the many events that The White Swan run to
support local charities and voluntary groups. (See posters at the railway
station for list of organisations who have benefitted).

Open 11am to midnight Monday to Thursday
Open 11am to 1am Saturday and Sunday
Open 11am to midnight Sunday
Meals served
Monday to Saturday 12noon to 2pm and 5pm to 8pm
Sunday 12noon to 8pm

The Friends of the White Swan have raised so far between 2016-2019 over £6,600 for local organisations and charities. Including Gods Acre, St Catherine's Hospice, Hunmanby Alzheimer's Support, Hunmanby Cancer Fund, Hunmanby Rainbows, Hunmanby Parents & Tots, Hunmanby Choir, Hunmanby Silver Band, Hunmanby Junior Football, Hunmanby Brownies, Bayley Gardens, Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Filey Junior Football Club, Springhead School, Toys for Christmas. If you know of other local organisations or charities that might benefit, please leave details with the White Swan.

Route Guide:

Depending on the weather,
the route can be walked either way round. Starting at the Spirit of Yorkshire
Distillery on the Industrial Estate, or choosing to head to ‘The Cottage’ It is
first worth picking up both the Hunmanby History Groups, ‘Heritage Trail’ and
Hunmanby in Bloom ‘Flower Trail; free leaflets from the Information rack at the
entrance to the Scarborough Station Platform. This will help you get the most
out of the walk and both include a village street map! ( You can always drop
them back in the rack on your return.)

Hunmanby is an easy station to
navigate, 2 platforms, the exits lead to the main road. The signs in front of
you, kindly installed by Paul from Scarborough Borough Council point the way. The
Bridlington Street sign points the way to the village centre. The Bridlington
Road sign to the Industrial Estate. The description is ‘anti clockwise’ so head
up Bridlington Road, the birthplace of Industrial Hunmanby. The old clay pit to
the left is now the Fishing Lake. Walk past the Tyre Depot and take the first proper
road on the left. This leads into the Industrial Estate. ‘Spirit of Yorkshire
Distillery’ is the first Unit on the right. While this is a Real Ale Trail, as
it is the only Whisky Distillery in Yorkshire. it is well worth a visit to the Pot
Still Café, and the view over the Distillery. This is a £2 million investment
to produce the first Whisky in Yorkshire, from local sources. Why not have a
full day in Hunmanby village? and book the Distillery Tour/ There is a special
offer for visitors arriving by train. A great way to start of the real ale trail?
Morning Coffee, Distillery Tour and then a circuit of the village hostelries.

Leaving the Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery, turn right down the Industrial Estate Road, at the
barrier at the bottom, continue past the Hunmanby Playing Fields Association
Club House, limited opening hours. (John Smith Hand Pump available) cross Sands
Lane, slightly to your left is the Piebald Inn.

Photo a view of Sands Lane in Spring 2020

Leaving the Piebald Inn, go
left, Sands Lane past the Playing Field and take the first turning on your
left, Sheep Dyke Lane. There are a couple of benches on the roadside on both
lanes. Go under the railway bridge and strength on, climbing a short rise. This
is where the Sheep were dipped, past Low Hall, and at the road junction with
Stonegate. Take a photo of the Pinfold, restored by Hunmanby Parish Council. At
Stonegate turn left and a minute further on is ‘The Horseshoe’ on your right.

Leaving the Horseshoe,
continue straight up Stonegate, many of the older properties were small farms,
several you can still see at the gable end the outline of the former chalk built
building. At the top of Stonegate, this was the site of the Norman Motte and
Bailey. Turn left down Church Hill, past the old phone box (still working) and
alongside All Saints Church. Across the road is ‘The White Swan’

Leaving ‘The White Swan’ it
is almost next door to ‘The Cottage’

Photo: The Market Cross on Cross Hill

Leaving ‘The Cottage’ Head to
the bottom of Cross Hill. (the car park and war memorial) and turn right along Bridlington
Street where most of the village shops are located. It is then a straight walk
along Bridlington Street back to the station. Bridlington Street was created by
the Lord of the Manor who both influenced where the railway was built and
diverted the right of way off his land.  

One relic of this period is ‘Hunmanby Folly’ an unusual place to stay along with ‘posh
pods’ The Hall, still standing is now apartments, having spent time in the last
century as a Methodist Girls Boarding School.


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