The best pubs and restaurants in Filey

Food and Drink, Destinations

Posted by Courtney Kelly on 20th February 2024

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To discover Filey is to discover Yorkshire. A beautiful town with a stunning sandy beach and seaside attractions, Filey is also within touching distance of a wealth of countryside walks and excursions.

There are lots of things to do in Yorkshire, but you can't do any of them on an empty stomach so get yourself to Filey and book in at one of these fabulous pubs and restaurants.

With bellies full and spirits high, retire to your welcoming holiday cottage and get some rest ahead of doing it all again tomorrow.

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The best restaurants in Filey

An interior black and white view of San Marco and a plate of Italian bruschetta

San Marco

As one of the best Italian restaurants in Filey, San Marco offers traditional dishes in a classic Italian-style setting. With exposed brick walls and paintwork that you might find in any restaurant from Milan to Naples, this fine Italian establishment welcomes everyone from large groups to couples looking for a romantic evening.

As places to eat in Filey go, it’s up there with the best and serves traditional Italian drinks as well as local spirits like Filey Gin. If you can’t get enough of pizza and pasta, head over to their sister restaurant, La Gondola.

Location: 13 Murray St, Filey YO14 9DA

Why not try: Fillet steak pizza

Stay nearby: Mitford House | Sleeps 6 + 1 dog


The restaurant underneath the grapevine in the Glass House, and a trio of tempting cocktailsPhoto credits: The Glass House at Charlottes

The Glass House at Charlottes

Head to one of the best dog-friendly restaurants in Filey and experience a little more than just a meal. Combining two former businesses (The Bronte Vinery, and Charlottes of Filey), the owners created the Glass House at Charlottes.

Boasting the second-oldest grapevine in the UK, you can rest assured that your wine accompaniment is going to be top-notch, and while you’re there, you must ask about their literary links to Charlotte Bronte and J.R. Tolkien. Choose from the newly renovated restaurant, the intimate cocktail lounge or the unique space beneath the grapevine (the latter two both welcome dogs).

Location: 40 Belle Vue Street, Filey, YO14 9HY

Why not try: Glasshouse fish chowder

Stay nearby: South Crescent | Sleeps 4 + 3 dogs


The exterior of Inghams Fish Restaurant, and a close up of some fish and chipsPhoto credit: Inghams Fish Restaurant

Inghams Fish Restaurant

If you want the best fish and chips in Filey, you must make a beeline for Inghams Fish Restaurant. Filey is a classic seaside resort so it’s only proper to seek out the local catch and serve it with piping-hot, freshly cooked chips. You can head inside to the licensed restaurant or if you prefer to feel the sand beneath your toes as you’re tucking in, take advantage of their takeaway service.

If you happen to be with someone who doesn’t like fish and chips (crazy, we know!), fear not as there are other options on the menu including lasagne and battered sausage. And your meal can be washed down with an ice-cold glass of prosecco, wine or beer – there really is nothing better!

Location: 38a Belle Vue Street, YO14 9HY

Why not try: Special haddock and chips

Stay nearby: Poppys Retreat | Sleeps 11


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Golden Dragon

Despite being on holiday, sometimes you really fancy the comforts you’re used to having back home. And one of those, if you’re anything like us, is a Friday night Chinese. Whether it’s a sit-in affair or a takeaway in front of your favourite film, it matters not as long as there are free prawn crackers.

Also, it’s good to see how a different part of the country does your favourite dishes and find out if there’s a twist you weren’t aware of. So for these extremely valid reasons, you should book into one of the best Chinese restaurants in Filey, the Golden Dragon. They do an all-you-can-eat menu throughout the week so make sure you skip lunch.

Location: 7 Union Street, Filey, YO14 9DZ

Why not try: Sweet and sour king prawn balls Hong Kong style

Stay nearby: Grey Vine | Sleeps 4


Various Indian dishes in metal bowls, and two ladies sharing a joke over Indian food in a restaurant

Monsoon

So you’ve had a nice, long coastal walk. You’ve returned to your holiday home to get all dressed up. Now it’s time to hit the streets and find some Indian cuisine to fill you up. Luckily, there are a couple of Indian restaurants in Filey and one of those is Monsoon.

With stylish, Indian-themed interior decor and fantastic online reviews, Monsoon is a treat for more than one of the senses. All the food is cooked to order and they are a bring-your-own-alcohol restaurant meaning you can drink exactly what you want and it’ll even save you a bit of money. They still serve coffee and soft drinks though so not to worry.

Location: 36a Station Ave, Filey YO14 9AE

Why not try: A selection of delicious sides: sag paneer, tarka dhal and Bombay aloo

Stay nearby: Coble House | Sleeps 6 + 1 dog


The best pubs in Filey

One of the beer gardens at the Star on a sunny day, and gravy being poured over a pie served with chips and peasPhoto credits: The Star

The Star

If you’re looking for pubs in Filey with food that also happen to have star quality, then The Star has you covered. This family-run establishment focuses on its excellent food and drink offering and has local spirits, world-renowned wines and even Scotch Corner where you’ll find the best single malts money can buy.

There are two beer gardens where dogs are welcome and they often have live sports on the TV. There’s a pool table for a bit of light competition while you’re having a drink and when you’re ready to eat, choose from either the bar area or the restaurant. The Star offers a selection of traditional and continental cuisine, as well as a children’s menu.

Location: 23 Mitford Street YO14 9DX

Why not try: Slow roasted lamb shank

Stay nearby: Strathmore Cottage | Sleeps 4 + 3 dogs


A delicious-looking pie, and a dog on a bar stool at a bar

Piebald Inn

As there are so many vast, green pastures in and around the Filey area, it’s easy to find good country pubs near Filey. One of the best is the Piebald Inn in nearby Hunmanby. As you may gather from the name, this pub is well known for its pie menu that includes a few award winners. In fact, there are 52 pies available so if you decide to have a (very) long holiday away, you could have a different one for every week of the year.

There are plenty of other foodie options on the menu too and plenty of social spaces if you just fancied a drink. The terrace is perfect for when the Yorkshire sun is shining and the dining room is great if you’re after something a little more intimate. Dogs are invited into the bar area and there’s even a patio with a landscaped garden where you can enjoy some fresh air with your pint.

Location: 65 Sands Lane, Hunmanby, YO14 0LT

Why not try: One of the many pies; there are too many to choose just one

Stay nearby: Havercroft | Sleeps 6 + 1 dog


Cheeky Monkeys play area, and an exterior photo of the Royal OakPhoto credits: The Royal Oak Inn

Royal Oak Inn

Situated a little outside of Filey, in between Primrose Valley and Hunmanby, the Royal Oak is another pleasant country pub that is within touching distance of the coast. Should you want to paddle in the water with the kids after your meal or go on a Yorkshire countryside stroll, you’ll be perfectly placed. Speaking of children, this family-friendly inn is probably your best bet when it comes to entertaining the little ones.

The Cheeky Monkeys play area comprises 121mof soft play with a corner with toys and a dressing-up station. If the weather is fine, there’s a play park in the beer garden with plenty of exciting equipment. There are two bars and the menu caters to a wide range of dietary requirements but also features classic pub meals.

Location: Moor Road, Filey, YO14 9QE

Why not try: Royal Oak burger

Stay nearby: Seacliffe | Sleeps 6 + 2 dogs


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Belle Vue

Another wonderful family-friendly and dog-friendly pub in Filey, The Belle Vue gives patrons enviable views across the bay as well as plenty to keep everyone entertained inside. This is a modern pub that knows how to keep the laughs coming with comedy and comedy/hypnotist nights alongside karaoke evenings where it doesn’t matter if you can sing or not.

If these types of events aren’t your bag, there are quiz nights, free pool nights and plenty of live sports to accommodate you. Whilst there might not be a food menu, the drink selection is second to none and the staff will welcome you and your furry friend with a smile, making this a great dog-friendly pub in Yorkshire.

Location: Belle Vue St, Filey YO14 9LQ

Why not try: An espresso martini

Stay nearby: Puffins | Sleeps 7 + 1 dog


A bass player plays guitar on stage, and a trio of real ales on a wooden board

Bonhommes Bar

There are many country pubs near Filey to choose from but this one was the winner of the Rural Pub of the Year Award, even though it’s down a quiet side street and is just one street from one of the best beaches in Yorkshire.

There’s a quiz every Saturday afternoon if your brain is as thirsty for knowledge as your palate is for their excellent selection of beers, wines and spirits. There’s live music throughout the month including resident legend Seaside Danny Wilde and the pub even plays host to some of the Filey Folk Festival, a free event that hits the town every May.

Location: Royal Crescent Court, The Crescent, Filey YO14 9JH

Why not try: Any of the exceptional real ales

Stay nearby: At The Beach | Sleeps 2


Other places to eat in Filey

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Thirty Coffee Shop

This cafe in Filey is a far cry from the greasy spoon establishments we sometimes conjure up when we think of grabbing breakfast or lunch on a British seaside holiday. From their specials which might include mushroom and halloumi on toasted sourdough with poached eggs to their homemade traybakes, Thirty Coffee Shop is a cut above the rest.

The cafe’s proximity to Filey Beach means it’s convenient for grabbing takeaway food and drinks to share on the sand during a day of North Yorkshire sunshine. But Thirty is also open in the evening on occasion; as part of the Filey Americana Festival, the cafe welcomes alternative music artists and award-nominated folk songwriters from across the pond.

Location: 30 Belle Vue Street YO14 9HY 

Why not try: Eggs Benedict followed by pancakes

Stay nearby: Seabreeze | Sleeps 6 + 2 dogs


A barista creates beautiful latte art, and a dog looks on longingly at some food in a cafe

The Coffee Shed

Taking its name quite literally, The Coffee Shed has lovely touches of wood throughout. Centrally located in Filey, the cafe serves up freshly ground barista coffee with a smile, alongside homemade cakes, fresh sandwiches and breakfasts using ingredients from local suppliers.

Pop along for a milkshake and a toastie on the go or settle down to a full English and a speciality coffee. The staff continually receive plaudits for their friendliness and your four-legged friends are just as welcome as you are… if not more so!

Location: 7 Murray Street, Filey, YO14 9DA

Why not try: One of the amazing Shed toasties

Stay nearby: The Seashore | Sleeps 4 + 3 dogs


A DJ plays some vinyl, and a flat lay of charcuterie, fruit and olives

Captain Will’s

It seems as though the locals of Filey enjoy a bit of live music as so many of the establishments we visited promote local talent. Captain Will’s is no different with DJ sets and live bands paving the way for excellent weekends just metres from the beach.

This cafe/bar also has a vested interest in the local sea cadets, often putting on events and fundraisers to help the national youth charity. Captain Will’s is the kind of place you could enjoy for the entire day, savouring their cakes and barista concoctions in the coffee lounge before treating yourself to a pizza or their renowned cheese and charcuterie board in the evening.

Location: 11 Murray Street, Filey, YO14 9DA

Why not try: Wine and cheese board

Stay nearby: The Crescent | Sleeps 4


A selection of delicious ice creams in a parlour, and a little girl with ice cream around her face laughs with her mum

Scoops

Finishing with something a little different, Scoops is an ice cream parlour on Coble Landing. It’s not really a day at the British seaside without splashing out on an ice cream and Scoops knows exactly what you need.

Using real dairy ice cream from Marshfield Farm, this parlour produces sundaes and milkshakes of the highest order and even has dog-friendly ice cream and a good selection of plant-based ice creams – no more boring sorbets for the vegans!

Location: Coble Landing, YO14 9LF

Why not try: Biscoff ice cream with Biscoff sauce and crumbled Biscoff biscuits

Stay nearby: The Sailboat | Sleeps 3 + 3 dogs


Map of the best pubs and restaurants in Filey

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