There's a warm and friendly welcome for everyone at The Alice. From our beer drinking regulars, the walkers and their dogs to daytrippers from the river and families and friends who love a good Sunday lunch.
With a passion for produce, flavour and taste, our team are a real force de Yorkshire!
Heading up the front of house is Katherine, who believes in thoughtful and well-informed service. Our chefs have cooked their way around the world and are a real class act in the kitchen.
Originally called the Bluebell Inn, The Alice has been a pub since 1787
Following a closure in 2007 and a period of uncertainty, we bought the inn from Punch Taverns in 2013 with a will to make it a cracking little pub and to secure its future.
We have plans to work carefully with this Grade II listed village building.
It started with the Fishermen’s Bar in 2015. A year later the new kitchen was born and The Barn, a beautiful old building, right next to the Beer Garden, is the latest addition to the fold. Completed in December 2016, The Barn is perfect for private dining, meetings and the like.
And for those of you who wonder about Alice...
The Alice Hawthorn Inn was named after a racehorse born in 1838 and bred by local farmer, John Plummer. He named the mare after the daughter of his farrier. Alice Hawthorn is said to have won 52 of the 71 races she ran between 1841-45.
In 1844, her most successful year, she brought home the Ascot Gold Vase, the Goodwood Cup and the Doncaster Cup. Following her retirement from racing, she prospered as a broodmare with many of her progeny enjoying sporting success.