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Richmond, Yorkshire, a historic market town in the heart of North Yorkshire

4 miles from Scotch corner where the A66 and A1 meet.


The Buck Inn can be a pleasant place to drink in though it gets busy at night. It has a small front snug to right of entrance then corridor  leading to a large room with small servery in right hand corner. There are three eating areas two along the left-hand side and one extending down the right-hand side from the servery and looking over beer garden. A pool table dominates the centre of the room close to the servery. A door in middle of back wall takes you to a large outside beer garden.

Have  pint here.

real ale: Landlord;  Boltmaker; Holy Grail

keg:   John Smiths

lager:  Coors;  Fosters;  Carling;  Staroperaman


The Black Lion is a deceptively large hotel with a comfortable bar doing roaring trade in food. To right of door is a seating dining area while to the left is a longer area with two tables by the window and then the servery. Opposite and beyond the servery is a seating area with small round tables and pairs of comfy chairs. There is a snug with further groups of dining tables down corridor in centre of room. Excellent food available. The dark wood, low ceiling and subdued lighting make it a very comfortable place to drink and eat.

Have a pint here.

real ale: Black Sheep;  Landlord

keg:      John Smiths

lager:    Stella;  Carling;  San Miguel

cider:    Thatchers                     Guinness

The Unicorn has a long frontage but is narrow inside. There is a small poo, are to the left of the entrance. Then down a few steps to room with banquette seating either side and servery at the end. At servery the room shifts to the left and then round to left is further seating with a couple of tables by a fireplace. There is an outside patio that serves for smokers.

Low ceiling and subdued light with usual olive green/dark green colour scheme. Furniture and bar are dark wood.


Have  pint here.

real ale: Doom Bar;  Yorkshire Blonde

keg:   John Smiths

lager:  Coors;  Fosters;  Birra moretti

cider:    Strongbow;  Strongbow Dark Fruit                        Guinness

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Leaving the Cricket club walk back down to the main road and continue along to the right (Victoria Rd), turning left at the junction and left again into the tree lined Newbiggin which has, hidden behind trees across the street, The Buck Hotel. Further along, on other side is the Comrades Club followed by The Unicorn.

At this corner go straight across and walk along to The Black Lion. Leaving here walk on to the market square and turn left and the large King's Head Hotel is at the next road leaving the square.

The King’s Head is the main hotel in the square. Opened out it has three distinct areas. To the right of the entrance is a room with sofas and low tables while to the left is one with dining style tables. Both rooms have windows overlooking the square and both have entrance to the room with the servery which is on the back wall. The room is bright and the servery is modern with light wood and tile counter. There is a lot of standing room in front of the servery to accommodate the fact that it is a hotel lobby. There are a few small tables and chairs around the edges.

Have a pint here

real ale: Black Sheep;  Coachman Premium Gold

keg:       Bodingtons; Goose

lager:    Stella;  Bud Light;  Hoegarden;  Peroni;  Camden Hells

cider:    Reveller; Magners Dark                     Corpus stout


The Comrades Club has a shop sized frontage but goes back a c considerable distance. There is banquette seating around either side of the door along windows and up sides. A pool table takes up the middle space. Up a step brings you to the servery area. The servery to the right on the rear wall and has bar stools around it. To the left of the servery are doors taking you to a very large function room.

Have a pint

Keg bitter:  John Smith

Lager:          Amstel;  Fosters

Cider:           Strongbow;  Strongbow Dark fruit

The predominant  real ales in Richmond come from the two breweries in Masham, Black Sheep and Theakstons. .

Richmond pubs can be split mainly into two groups; those around the square (6) and those off the square (8) and The Holly Hill Inn a little bit away from the centre of town (but worth the visit).

Black Sheep is the beer of choice in many of the pubs although almost everywhere as in the past.

There are thirteen pubs, two clubs and unfortunately one closed pub awaiting a new landlord. Almost all pubs serve real ale although the clubs do not.

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