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The Woodman Inn

Bedale Road | Burneston, Bedale DL8 2HX, England
+44 1677 426123
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Ranked #8 of 25 Restaurants in Bedale
Price range: $11 - $65
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: The Woodman Inn is a family run pub in the peaceful village of Burneston near Bedale. Now a Freehouse since taken over by Simon, Michelle, Megan and CJ in June 2014. Inside is a cosy bar, a 28 cover restaurant and 3 letting bedrooms. Serving good local ales, fine wines and quality food using locally sourced produce. This is a very welcoming place to everyone who walks through the door. Also welcoming your four legged friends into our bar area! Our Head Chef is CJ Mottershead aged 18. He started his career at the age of 13 as a pot washer, then progressing into a chef and has a background in a number of 2 rosette restaurants. CJ left school a year early to attend Darlington College where he studied for a Diploma in Professional Cookery. At the age of 15 he was entered into the National Junior Chef Competition, judged by celebrity chef Gary Rhodes and proudly achieved a creditable runner up position out of hundreds of participants. From then he has gone onto work in highly regarded restaurants under top chefs. Also getting the chance to spend a week with Tom Kerridge at the 2 Michelin Star, Hand and Flowers in Marlow. Although very young, CJ is extremely talented.
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: The Woodman Inn is a family run pub in the peaceful village of Burneston near Bedale. Now a Freehouse since taken over by Simon, Michelle, Megan and CJ in June 2014. Inside is a cosy bar, a 28 cover restaurant and 3 letting bedrooms. Serving good local ales, fine wines and quality food using locally sourced produce. This is a very welcoming place to everyone who walks through the door. Also welcoming your four legged friends into our bar area! Our Head Chef is CJ Mottershead aged 18. He started his career at the age of 13 as a pot washer, then progressing into a chef and has a background in a number of 2 rosette restaurants. CJ left school a year early to attend Darlington College where he studied for a Diploma in Professional Cookery. At the age of 15 he was entered into the National Junior Chef Competition, judged by celebrity chef Gary Rhodes and proudly achieved a creditable runner up position out of hundreds of participants. From then he has gone onto work in highly regarded restaurants under top chefs. Also getting the chance to spend a week with Tom Kerridge at the 2 Michelin Star, Hand and Flowers in Marlow. Although very young, CJ is extremely talented.
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English first
Bedale, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This was our first visit to the pub and it certainly won't be our last. This pub has been brewery owned for years and we have seen many landlords come and go. It is great that it is now privately owned and by people who genuinely care about the food and the ambience. I hope that it takes off for... More

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Bedale, England, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

A very nice Sunday lunch served in relaxing and comfortable surroundings.We will certainly be returning to try the evening menu.

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Leyburn
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

Food took over 30 minutes to arrive and when received all veg was already on plate and portions were not sufficient, beef was dry, potatoes burnt, and Yorkshire pudding was very small. Sticky toffee for dessert was dry and tasteless, and to top it off Waiter was completely clueless and had no idea what he was doing. Will not be... More

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

My and my partner called in on way up to newcastle. Quite hard to find with the changes to the A1 but well worth a visit. We was made to feel welcome from the moment we arrived this is a cosy country pub. The food was delicious I had beef which melted in the mouth and the grave was to... More

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Richmond, North Yorkshire
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Called in for a meal following a long journey. Although the welcoming was warm enough the pub itself wasnt, it was freezing. We went for warming comfort food i.e steak pie and chicken and ham pie. The pies were typically butcher type pies which had plenty of filling. The chips were lovely home made and it was decent pub grub.... More

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Darlington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

My wife and I called in today 2nd June and we were greeted with open arms. The owners were very welcoming and the whole visit was excellent and relaxing from start to finish. We both had the soup for starters which was gorgeous and obviously home made and served with warm bread. Again for main we both had roast beef... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

We stayed at the Old Chapel across the road with the previous reviewer and just wanted to add that we too enjoyed the food and the friendly welcome we received at The Woodman. Lesley makes a great apple pie, wish we could have stayed longer to sample some more of her great food.

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south coast
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Like other reviewers, we were staying at the Old Chapel across the road from the Woodman. We normally travel around and try out a few local pubs but the friendly welcome, the convenience and the quality of the food persuaded us to leave the car and just walk over the road for our evening meal on several nights. The menu... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Just returned from the Woodman Inn, had a lovely meal on Saturday night and a lovely restful sleep. The couple that now run it (I think they arrived in Feb 2013) are absolutely lovely and very welcoming. Didn't stay for sunday lunch, but I caught a glimpse of the yorkshire puds - lordy they were huuuuuge and the smells were... More

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Akrotiri, Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

I have visited the Woodman twice now for Sunday lunch and have enjoyed it both times. The menu is excellent with lovely starters to choose from, including different types of pate and there are a range of meats to choose from for your main. The veg is freshly cooked, the meal included all the trimmings including yorkshire pud, stuffing and... More

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