The Dawnay Arms, built in 1779 is situated in the picturesque village of Newton on Ouse,at the gates to Beningbrough Hall. With a large garden to the rear, which stretches down to the river.

The Dawnay Arms
Newton on Ouse
YO30 2BR

Call: 01347 848345
Contact us by Email


To ensure we all keep safe we have put in place some extra measures in line with Government guidance. Please see details below


  • On arrival, please enter through the front door only.
  • You will need to provide us with name and phone number for your party. This will be kept secure for 21 days and then destroyed.
  • If inside or on the terrace, table service only.
  • If seated in the garden, we are serving drinks and light lunches only. These should be ordered at the bar by 1 member of the party.
  • We are strongly encouraging bookings for food and drink tables, though we will accommodate walk ins if we have availability.
  • Groups of no more than 6 please, and no grouping of tables.
  • Please respect all social distancing measures when moving throughout the premises.
  • Alongside our usual strict cleaning procedures, we have also placed sanitiser stations for your use.
  • All team members will continue with their usual regular hygiene. Hand washing every 15 minutes and between individual table services and moving rooms. They will be wearing appropriate face coverings to welcome you and during service for all our extra safety
  • We encourage you to provide a face covering for when you use the bathrooms, but ask that you please keep it on you at all times, or in an appropriate bag (i.e. not on the table).
  • We will be offering a pre order option when you book a dining table to maintain maximum social distancing. Menus are sanitised after every use.
  • We encourage you to use contactless payments
  • Dogs are welcome as always, but must be kept on a lead at all times. This includes the garden.
  • To maintain adequate social distancing children must remain at the table with you during your visit


More in depth information will be emailed to you with your booking confirmation and booking reference number


These measures will be under constant review and may change at anytime subject to government guidance, therefore we urge you to please read it prior to your visit and do not hesitate to contact us should you require further clarification


We thank you for your continued support and kind co-operation to help keep us all safe at The Dawnay Arms

Martel and Kerry