Hang out

A nice little pub just off the A19 near Middlesbrough. Maltby is an affluent little commuter village and the pub is a pull for a pint or posh nosh.

Decked out

It’s a stylish, understated place. Nice earthy interior style- pared back brick, sludgy paint colours, textured fabrics and sink-in leather sofas. A place which, in equal measure, invites you to read your book with a coffee by the fire or celebrate with fine fizz and friends.


A great place for good wine. Regular wine dinners are a feature of the place and well-chosen wines are for sale and delivered, wine-club-style.

Food matters

Very good gastro-pub food. The team holds Bib Gourmand Michelin Guide accolades and two AA Rosettes. Quietly doing classic British dishes alongside perfect French influenced country food to great effect. Popular week-night offers too such as steak night (wine and two steaks £40).

We ate

Lunchtime is about the set menu here. Two courses for £16.95 is certainly worth a try. Chadwicks’ prawn cocktail once for the traditionalist. Juicy flavoursome prawns, a perky Marie-rose sauce and lashings of little gem. Good balance of ingredients for this crowd-pleaser. Main course of pan roast cod revealed a beautiful, chunky piece of fish, so fresh and bright-white fleshed. On-point cooking, then a smothering of light, lemon buttery sauce with nuggets of sweet brown shrimps. Salty samphire, a smattering of herbs and moussey potato completed a finely produced dish. Also from the specials’ we chose lamb rump, sourced from a moorland farm just a few miles away in Faceby. Succulent flavour-deep lamb matched with nutty-textured pearl barley and a rich, but not overwhelming, rosemary sauce. High quality ingredients from a skilled kitchen in easy-to-be-in surroundings (and much of our home playlist to listen to!). Pay a visit.