The Ellerby Country Inn

Welcome to The Ellerby
A Country Inn on the Yorkshire Coast

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The Ellerby Inn is in a small, very quiet hamlet, situated 8 miles from the historic town of Whitby and its iconic Abbey. We are just 1 mile down the road from the lovely coastal village of Runswick Bay with its beautiful beach and some great walks. The North Yorkshire Moors, Sandsend, Staithes are all a few miles away. A bus stop is outside our front door with direct routes to all of these wonderful places.


Staithes by Bev Cappleman


Nearby Points of Interest

  • Runswick Bay (1 mile)
    With its sweeping, sheltered bay and charming red roofed cottages, Runswick Bay is one of the Yorkshire Coast's prettiest destinations. The sandy beach, which once provided anchorage for brightly coloured fishing boats, is now a family favourite for rock pooling, fossil hunting and coastal walks, where you can admire the breathtaking sea views.
  • Staithes (3 miles)
    With its higgledy-piggledy cottages and winding streets, Staithes has the air of a place lost in time. Once one of the largest fishing ports on the North East coast, this coastal hamlet is now a well-loved base for exploring Yorkshire's cliff top paths and discovering the delights of rock pooling and fossil hunting on the small sandy beach.
  • Sandsend and Whitby (4 miles Sandsend, 8 miles Whitby)
    Sandsend and Whitby are 2 lovely places to visit after a good nights sleep at The Ellerby. Sandsend is on the way to Whitby and a great place to stop and take a refreshing walk along the beach or sit in a cafe and watch as the waves smack into the sea wall and spray the road. Whitby is a well known tourist destination, with its Abbey, Whitby Jet jewellery and cobbled streets with a treasure trove of shops.
  • Saltburn by the Sea (12 miles)
    The delightful coastal town Saltburn-by-the-sea bestows plenty of Victorian charm and thrills. From the water balanced cliff lifts to the last remaining pier in Yorkshire, Saltburn promises its visitors an authentic seaside experience! There's plenty to entertain too as the town has an up and coming arts scene, lots of restaurants and plenty of daring water sports to try.
  • Goathland (14 mi)
    The village was the setting of the fictional village of Aidensfield in the Heartbeat television series set in the 1960s. Many landmarks from the series are recognisable, including the stores, garage/funeral directors, the public house and the railway station. Goathland railway station was used as the location for Hogsmeade railway station in the Harry Potter films, and the line filmed for Harry's journey.

Runswick Bay

Runswick Bay by Bev Cappleman


Local Events 2022

  • Egton Show (7.5 mi)
    The Egton Show is held on the 24th of August 2022, at Egton, North Yorkshire. It will have a wrought iron and farrier display, a farmers market, plus all the usual horse, cattle, sheep, goat, ferret, fur and feather classes. Egton is one of the largest village shows in the country.
  • Whitby Goth Weekend (8 mi)
    There are 2 Goth Weekends in the year and they are extremely popular so expect Whitby to be busy and colourful. The Goth Weekend is 28th October - 30th October 2022. Visit the website for more information visit Please book accommodation early.
  • Whitby Folk Festival (8 mi)
    The Folk Festival for 2022 takes place on the 20th - 26th of August. It comprises traditional music, dance, song and storytelling of the British Isles and Ireland.
  • Whitby Regatta (8 mi)
    The Whitby Regatta 2022 takes place on August 13th - 15th, and presents four days of entertainment; embracing yacht racing, rowing races and various free forms of entertainment, finishing with a prize presentation and spectacular firework display.
  • Danby Show (8 mi) Is a local agricultural event that is extremely busy and is held on the 10th of August 2022.
  • Stokesley Show (23 mi) Stokesley Show is an intrinsic part of North Yorkshire, being one of the largest one-day agricultural shows in the Country. It is on the 17th of September 2022.

Local Amenities

  • Whitby is the nearest shopping area and has well known shops like Boots, Sainsburys, The Co-op, Subway, Costa, Superdrug and Yorkshire Trading Company. There is a myriad of independent retailers and cafes adding to its charm. It has plenty of cashpoints and banks including; HSBC, Barclays and TSB. The town of Guisborough (14 miles from The Ellerby) also has a wide selection of local shops and banks and well-known brands like Dorothy Perkins, Clarks and Mackay.

Whitby Beach and Piers


How to find us


(8.0mi, 12.9km)

By Car: We are 8 miles from Whitby on the A174 coast road. Alternatively, you can take the A171 and turn off on to the B1226.

By Bus: The No 4 Arriva bus operates from Whitby to Middlesbrough, with a bus stop right outside the inn.  From Whitby, please get the bus from the main bus stop next to the train station in Whitby town centre. Ask for a ticket to Ellerby. The journey takes roughly 20 minutes. (The bus number is either the 4 or X4 which runs from Whitby to Middlesbrough).

North- A19

(25.0mi, 40.2km)

Take the A19 to Middlesbrough, merge onto the A66 (Middlesbrough).
At the roundabout take the 4th exit onto the A171. Follow the A171 going through 7 roundabouts.
Turn left onto the B1266 signposted Sandsend, go over two cattle grids then turn left onto Ellerby Bank.
Continue onto Ellerby Lane, the Hotel is on your left.

South- A1

(50.0mi, 80.5km)

From the A1(M) take the A168 towards A19/Thirsk/Teesside. Continue on the A19.
Take the A172 to Stokesley, at the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A171, Middlesbrough Road, go through
3 roundabouts.
Turn left onto the B1266 signposted Sandsend, go over two cattle grids then turn left onto Ellerby Bank.
Continue onto Ellerby Lane, the inn is on your left.