Food and Drink

The Golden Fleece Hotel – Market Place, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 1LL – 01845 523108


The Highflyer Restaurant prides itself on fresh, local produce wherever possible. Our experienced kitchen team carefully prepare delicious, high quality meals from local pork, beef, lamb, fish and game. The Paddock Bar, with its racing theme and an open fire during the winter months, complimented by a selection of hot and cold meals and local, traditional hand pulled beers.

Opening Times –
The Paddock Bar: Lunch 12 noon – 2:15pm, Dinner: 5:30pm-9.00pm
The Highflyer Restaurant: 6:30pm – 9.00pm (9:30pm on race nights)
Early Bird Menu: Mon – Fri 5:30pm – 7:00pm
(Afternoon Tea: 2:30pm -5:30pm Sunday Lunch: 12 noon – 2.00pm)





The Paddock Bar has retained many of the historical features of an English coaching inn – a characteristic pub environment with hand pulled beers and ales and a warm and cosy environment during those colder months.

Local Ale and Beers of the World

Drink of the Moment

Eatery and Bar Gallery


Latest News

New Menu

Rediscover exceptional, high quality food in the Eatery at the Golden Fleece Hotel with the launch of our Autumn/Winter menu.

We're delighted to share with you our Autumn/Winter menu for 2016 and offer you the opportunity to rediscover great dishes and some exciting new flavours. 

From snacks and starters to sharing platters and classics, our stylish Eatery will be serving some outstanding dishes, handcrafted by our kitchen team. 

Ready to give our menu a try? Book your table now by calling 01845 523108

Drink of the moment

Every now and again we feature one of our great drinks products. This month's promotion is:


A perfect, festive drink to celebrate any occasion from getting off work on a Friday to seeing in the New Year. This raspberry flavoured sparkling drink with hints of cranberry and citrus can be yours for £5.95!



We offer private rooms for groups over ten people, and have a choice of set menus from £14.50 per person for two courses.

For small groups, The Writing Room is a great, intimate setting for private dining, parties and other occasions. For medium sized groups the Ryedale room overlooks the market square, with a beautiful sash window. For large groups we have the Farmers and Richmond Rooms which can be arranged in many different setups to suit your event. For more information on large groups see our Functions & Events page.

Tables must be booked in advance and pre-orders are required seven days in advance. Below are set menu choices. For more information please call the hotel on: 01845 523108

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Local Ale and Beers of the World

We have an extensive range of exciting world beers, premium lagers, specially selected local ales and classy craft beers. Take a look at some of what we have to offer.

Draught Drinks


Craft Beer


Bitter & Stout

 Carlsberg Coming Soon!  Somersby Guinness
 San Miguel   Tetley's Smooth
Poretti    Black Sheep Best

Local Ale & Beer

We're proud to support and serve traditionally brewed local beers.

Blacksheep Best Bitter - A classic well-hopped and beautifully balanced beer, with a deeply satisfying and refreshing taste that is followed by a distinctively dry and long bitter finish. Best enjoyed in true Black Sheep style, through a rich, creamy head

Copper Dragon Golden Pippin - A refreshing blonde beer brewed using a specially selected hop to create a citrus flavour.