The Alice Hawthorn Inn



The Alice Hawthorn Inn, located in the idyllic North Yorkshire village of Nun Monkton is an essential destination on the Yorkshire food trail. The 2017 winner of the Yorkshire Life Dining Pub of the Year, the pub has a fabulous reputation for delicious, fresh, seasonal food and is thriving under the management of John and Claire Topham.

Albeit under a few different guises, the village pub has been a landmark on the Nun Monkton green for 220 years. It was latterly named The Alice Hawthorn after an elegant local racehorse which had success at Doncaster, Goodwood and Ascot, gaining a reputation as ‘Queen of the Turf’.

Following a period of closure under Punch Taverns, ‘The Alice’, as it is colloquially known, was bought in 2013 by the Harpin family who have lived in the village for 20 years. Richard and Kate Harpin have been instrumental in redeveloping and revitalising the pub, helping to create a cosy country pub with a warm Yorkshire welcome whilst securing its future for the benefit of the local community.

The award-winning Alice Hawthorn Inn in Nun Monkton is delighted to announce the development of 12 new rooms to complement its excellent reputation for first-class food.  Designed by architects De Matos Ryan, who have been involved with the recent renovations of both York Mansion House and York Theatre Royal, the project retains the rustic charm of the village whilst at the same time creating beautiful contemporary accommodation. 2019 will be a busy year for The Alice, with the full project expected to complete by the end of the year.

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Opening Hours

Sun 12:00 20:00
Wed 12:00 23:00
Thu 12:00 23:00
Fri 12:00 23:00
Sat 12:00 23:00


  • Disabled Access
  • On-Site parking
  • Wi-fi
  • Child Friendly
  • Card Payment
  • Cater for Vegetarians

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