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Captain Cook Inn (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Hambleton - BitterExcellent1
Marsden's - StoutExcellent2
Redscar - RocksExcellent1
Marsden's - BitterGood1
Staithes - Boulby BlondeGood1
Helmsley - Striding the RidingGood1
Ringwood - Shipyard Brewing Co Independence Pale AleGood1
Marston's - Pedigree New World Pale Ale (2013) (Superseded by later 3.8% version - see separate entry)Acceptable1
Truefitt - Raspberry BlondePoor1
Brakspear (at Marston's Wychwood) - BitterNot Tried0
Burton Bridge - Damson PorterNot Tried0
S43 (formerly Sonnet 43) - Bourbon Milk StoutNot Tried0
North Yorkshire - Flying HerbertNot Tried0
Black Hole - Red DwarfNot Tried0
Slater's - PremiumNot Tried0
Picture 1. Captain Cook Inn, Staithes, North Yorkshire

Visits Details

07 Jun 2017 (Stu)
Helmsley - Striding the Riding4.00Good
North Yorkshire - Flying Herbert4.80Not Tried
Black Hole - Red Dwarf4.50Not Tried
Slater's - Premium4.40Not Tried
08 Aug 2014 (McGargle)
With new owners the place has been spruced up a bit but still oozes character. Really busy as the RNLI Nightdress Parade dripped in.
Hambleton - Bitter3.80ExcellentJust what you'd expect from a traditional Northern bitter.
Truefitt - Raspberry Blonde4.00PoorJarringly dry with rasping metallic edge mid-mouth.
S43 (formerly Sonnet 43) - Bourbon Milk Stout4.30Not Tried
11 Jul 2013 (McGargle)
It you what to see how a beer should taste this is a good place to start. Ale is always kept in top condition and brings out depth (or lack) of flavour. Bit disappointed to see three Marston's beer in this renowned freehouse though.
Ringwood - Shipyard Brewing Co Independence Pale Ale4.10GoodProvenance not shown on pumpclip - designed to confuse the discerning? - this was actually a good American style pale ale. Plenty of citrus hops and smooth malt.
Marston's - Pedigree New World Pale Ale (2013) (Superseded by later 3.8% version - see separate entry)4.00AcceptableDesigned to confuse. Similar name, lower abv, less character than Pedigree. Made to be easy drinking this was anonymous. Cascade hops indeed? A generous 3*.
Brakspear (at Marston's Wychwood) - Bitter3.40Not Tried
16 Jun 2013 (Stu)
Busy late afternoon,relaxing after a walk along the coastal path.
Redscar - Rocks4.00Excellent
Brakspear (at Marston's Wychwood) - Bitter3.40Not Tried
Burton Bridge - Damson Porter4.50Not Tried
29 Sep 2012 (McGargle)
Good mix of locals and holiday home owners.
Marsden's - Stout5.10ExcellentAn extra day maturing brought out the depth of flavour. More complex notes. Long dry moreish finish.
Marsden's - Bitter4.10Not Tried
28 Sep 2012 (McGargle)
We've been regular visitors for the past eightenn years. Good to be back.
Marsden's - Bitter4.10GoodWell crafted traditional bitter brewed on the old Lion's Den plant at Cameron's Hartlepool. The micro has been bought by Marsden's and kept in situ.
Staithes - Boulby Blonde3.50GoodLight golden ale. Flavoursome, crisp and refreshing. Currently contract brewed at Revolutions.
Marsden's - Stout5.10GoodBlack with creamy, tan head. Good mouthfeel and body. Roasty grains and subdued bitterness. Drying finish.

About the Captain Cook Inn

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Staithes, North Yorkshire, TS13 5AD.

Family run freehouse at the top of the picture perfect seaside village of Staithes. The former Station Hotel is a sprawling building with lots of corners to get comfortable. Open fires, regular beer festivals and live music add to the attractions. Unstinting commitment to real ales means that an interesting choice is usually available at reasonable prices. Excellent but simple all home made food. The Capt. Cook offers bed and breakfast and is the process of refurbishing the bedrooms. They also two holiday cottages available. They will be home to the Staithes Brewery when the final planning issues are resolved. Staithes beers are currently contract brewed.

We have visited this pub 6 times, seen 13 different beers and tried 8 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TS13 5AD