Denison Arms, East Ayton near Scarborough

A common theme among the TripAdvisor reviews of the Denison Arms is that the food at this East Ayton pub comes in large portions. I can confirm this.

My steak and ale pie came with chips and SIX vegetables (carrots, peas, cauliflower, broccoli, swede and parsnips). Far too much for one person and I failed to clear the plate. But the quality was just fine.

There was no way I was going to be able to complete my country walk after this blow-out and I had to resort to the bus.

Robin Hood’s Bay

Robin Hood’s Bay is a lovely old fishing village, just north of Scarborough, on the Yorkshire coast.

On this visit, however, the weather was dreadful, and we managed a coffee and a quick browse around the second-hand bookshop (all crime and romance!), before returning to our warm cottage.