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Top Choice Pub Food in Richmond

George & Dragon

A mile and a half west of Richmond, on a minor road south of the river, the George & Dragon is a genuine local pub, community-owned and managed, that serves a small menu of freshly prepared pub grub including sa…
Castle in Richmond

Richmond Castle

The impressive heap that is Richmond Castle, founded in 1070, was one of the first castles in England since Roman times to be built of stone. It's had many uses through the years, including a stint as a prison for c…
Museum in Richmond

Green Howards Museum

Military buffs will enjoy the three floors this museum, which pays tribute to the famous Yorkshire regiment.
Museum in Richmond

Richmondshire Museum

The Richmondshire Museum is a delight, with local history exhibits including an early Yorkshire cave-dweller and displays about lead mining, which forever altered the Swaledale landscape a century ago. You can also …
Literature in Richmond

Richmond Walking & Book Festival

In September/October Richmond hosts 10 days of guided walks, talks, films and other events.
French in Richmond


Tucked away in an arcade, this cosy bistro has consistently impressed with its mastery of French country cooking, from confit de canard (duck slow roasted in its own fat) to moules marinière (mussels with white wine…
Tearoom in Richmond

Cross View Tearooms

So popular with locals that you might have to queue for a table at lunchtime, the Cross View is the place to go for a hearty breakfast, homemade cakes, a hot lunch, or just a nice cup of tea.
Fish & Chips in Richmond


The best fish and chips in town, sit down or takeaway.
Pub in Richmond

Black Lion Hotel

Cosy bars, low beams and good beer and food.
Pub in Richmond

Unicorn Inn

A determinedly old-fashioned free house, serving Theakston's and Old Speckled Hen.