About Us

The Sculthorpe Aviator (originally known as the Horse and Groom which was established in 1841) was taken on by its current owner in late 2019.

The name is a nod to the nearby RAF base for which Sculthorpe is undoubtedly best known for.

Situated in the heart of Sculthorpe, The Sculthorpe Aviator is closely located to the beautiful Moor Nature Reserve and if you’re looking for a place to stay look no further than the many Holiday cottages or Airbnbs in the village including The Hideaway and Jack’s Cottage of which the Sculthorpe Aviator kindly gives 20% discount to the guests.

It has been lovingly refurbished inside and out with the added addition of the newly built Spitfire outdoor BBQ kitchen in 2022.

The restaurant offers a selection of high quality Gastropub-style food using locally sourced fresh produce, passionately served by our chefs as well as regularly changing Specials created by Head Chef Shaun Palmer, as well as Traditional Roasts served on Sundays. All are welcome with Children’s food options and well-behaved dogs are welcome in the bar and outside areas.

The Horse and Groom pub.


Our ever growing team welcomes you to enjoy our range of exclusively selected ales and lager including our own Aviator Ale and Cameron’s Chinook Lager, as well as fine wines and locally sourced food.

Hire Us

The Sculthorpe Aviator is available to hire for all your private events such as Birthday Parties, Weddings, Wakes and more. Our team can provide a well stocked bar as well as Set menus, Buffets or our unique Outside Spitfire BBQ.

Catering by the Sculthorpe Aviator.

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