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We popped into the flask inn, there was 11 adults and 2 toddlers. Having been personally invited to the charity event happening that evening we wanted to see the pub before returning later on.
So glad we did, as soon as we entered the bar area it became very apparent we were not welcome. The hilarious grey haired barman told my husband that they did not have a tv to watch the football on, even though there was a 50inch tv on the wall, he then said the tv didn't work, then backtracked sayng it did, but he wouldn't be putting the football on.
The same barman told us to control our 18month old, who had accidently entered an open door which in his words "clearly states staff only"...... unfortunately like other 18month old toddlers he is unable to read and we apologised that he had entered the open door. This was less than acceptable and the barman was furious, responding to my husband with a disgusting and confrontational manner, making comments about our lack of parenting skills.
Obviously not wanting to stay somewhere we werent welcome we left after being in the place less than 10 minutes, quite disappointed and insulted.
We called into the Flask inn for food during a weeks holiday in the area. We were very disappointed with the quality of the food served to us and we will not be making any return visits. Two of us thought that the beefburgers in particular had an unusual tast, unlike any other beefburgers we have had in previous places we have had food. Staff friendly enough but food in general not to our liking.
Great location for visiting the Yorkshire Coast and Moors. Owners make you welcome and good food options are on hand at reasonable prices. Our Bedroom No.3 was fresh, modern and excellently appointed. I have passed the Flask for over sixty years and the treat has been to stay there.
I was staying at Grouse Hill Farm the campsite just down the road i went into the pub for an evening meal and a couple of beers and the food was delicious. The pub is dog friendly as well which was a bonus as i had my dog with me
We've stayed here quite a few times and I honestly can't understand why some folk write such poor reviews about it. We booked in again for a couple of nights last week and as usual Max and Urzula were the perfect hosts. The room we had this time was on the ground floor, no view out of the window but as always it was spotlessly clean and had all the amenities we needed. The breakfasts are nicely cooked and plentiful, and the evening meals are excellent. We will be staying here again as it's so handy for Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay and Scarborough and I can't think of a better place to enjoy a nice relaxing break.