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18th July 2012

White Horse first past the post!

Consourtium owned and operated, The White Horse Farm Inn at Rosedale Abbey, which reopened in October 2010, beat 600 competitors to win the Yorkshire Post's online Yorkshire Pub of the Year Award.

Over 7,500 people voted for more than 600 pubs in the Yorkshire Post's online Yorkshire Pub of the Year Award. The winner is the 16th century White Horse Farm Inn in Rosedale Abbey which was closed two years ago and re opened on 1st October 2010 having been bought by a consortium of seven people, including Christine Cullen who runs the inn.

Receiving the award at the Great Yorkshire Show, a delighted Christine said it had been a bit of an uphill struggle at times, with very severe winter weather and road closures adding to the problems of upgrading an old building. She said everyone had put in a lot of work to make the pub "a little bit special".

The White Horse Farm Inn stands part way down Chimney Bank on the road from Hutton Le Hole to Rosedale Abbey, with spectacular views over the dale. The bar has a large open fireplace where blazing fires burn on cold days. Snacks are served here and a full a la carte menu is served in the restaurant.

Christine says her formula for an award winning pub is to give her customers "good service, great beer and great food". She certainly does all that and includes a warm welcome and cheerful smile too.

If that's not enough incentive for you visit Roesdale Abbey, then take a look at nearby Dale Cottage, offering superb self catering accommodation in the heart of the North York Moors, and of course you can dine out at the award winning White Horse Farm Inn - what a great holiday!