One of the UK’s most beautiful seaside villages just 3 hours from Nottingham

Nestled on the North Yorkshire coast sits one of the UK’s most beautiful coastal villages.

Staithes, which is just a 3 hour journey away from Nottingham, attracts many tourists thanks to its history, views and food offering.

The Captain Cook Inn overlooks the beautiful village from the high cliffs of Staithes – which has one of the best Sunday roasts in the area.

Previous customers raved about the pub’s roast on TripAdvisor, reports My London.

One reviewer wrote: “Had a fabulous Sunday Roast, plenty of it and the beef was so tender and very moreish!”

Another said: “The meal was absolutely delicious. The meat was so tender and the vegetables were al dente. Just how we like them. Big fluffy Yorkshire and rich gravy. Could have eaten a whole plate of their roast potatoes.”

You’ll also find traditional pub grub such as steak pie, scampi and chips, and crispy whitebait for starters.

They also have a variety of ales on offer, including their house ale, Northern Navigator, which is brewed specially for the pub by the North Yorkshire Brewery just 15 miles away.

No wonder the pub won TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Award.



A cosy village hidden in North Yorkshire is one of the most beautiful coastal villages in the UK
A cosy village hidden in North Yorkshire is one of the most beautiful coastal villages in the UK

When exploring the village’s history, you’ll come across one of its most famous residents – Captain James Cook.

The Staithes Heritage Centre and Captain Cook Museum steps back in time, as it is a recreation of the shop that Cook worked in as a grocer’s apprentice – a treasure trove of books, letters, medals, and much more.

The village was also home to a group of artists known as the “Staithes group” or the “Northern Impressionists”.

The Staithes Gallery shows off a wealth of contemporary artwork, including painting, photography, and sculpture, inspired by the village and the surrounding area.

For the budding palaeontologists, Staithes sits on the Dinosaur Coast, providing plenty of ground to explore.

Staithes Beach sits inside the village’s harbour, so when the sea is at low tide, there’s a chance to scope out the rockpools for fossils and tiny marine life.

Staithes is also positioned on the Cleveland Way National Trail, running from Filey to Helmsley, you can check out the moorland on one side, and the coast’s castles and fishing villages on the other – all 109 miles of it.

When the exploring is over, you can take a seat at the quayside Cod & Lobster .

The pub has a lengthy seafood menu, including their signature dish – Cod & Lobster – a pan fried Cod Fillet with Lobster Bisque, homemade Potato Rosti, Spinach, topped with Lobster tail or Claw.



Hidden in North Yorkshire, Staithes is one of the most beautiful coastal villages in the UK
Hidden in North Yorkshire, Staithes is one of the most beautiful coastal villages in the UK

There’s also a selection of hot and cold sandwiches, as well as pub classics.

Step back in time at Dotty’s Vintage Tearoom, where you can try homemade cheese or fruit scones, toasties, and a brew.

Staithes might have been voted one of the prettiest villages around, but it’s also filled with history, adventure, and quality food.

You can get to Staithes with a 3 hour drive from Nottingham.

Or you could catch the train from Nottingham City train station to Derby, then switching to a train for Darlington to Saltburn. You’ll then be able to catch a bus from Saltburn directly to Staithes.