Good Hotel Guide Review
Overlooking the cobbled square in one of the most attractive Dales villages, this smart restaurant-with-rooms combines chic bedrooms and creative food with a warm Yorkshire welcome. It’s hard to miss Sue and John Rudden’s handsome Georgian house, whose terrace is a perfect spot for post-walk pints or a spoiling afternoon tea. Inside, it is anything but traditional: a bistro-style dining room has bold contemporary lighting and shimmery colours, while bedrooms are luxuriously modern. Expect oversized headboards, velvet cushions; in larger rooms, perhaps a gold-painted French-style bed, chandelier and roll-top bath. Smaller rooms are cosy ‘but comfortable’, with ‘a very powerful shower’ and a view of the village square. All rooms have bathrobes, home-made biscuits and Sedbergh Soap toiletries. John’s creative food is as striking as the decor; dishes from this ‘very inventive chef’ might include Gloucester Old Spot pork belly with ham fritter and tarragon jus or duck breast with vanilla parsnip and rhubarb. Breakfast includes home-smoked salmon, and bacon and sausages from their own pigs. It is ‘so good that the memory lingers all day’.
5 The Square
all year except Christmas Day.
lounge, bar, restaurant, in-room TV (terrestrial), civil wedding licence, function facilities, terrace, cookery classes, parking, public rooms wheelchair accessible.
in public areas.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in bar and terrace only.
per room B&B single £117, double £135–£175, DB&B compulsory on Sat, single £160, double £235–£265. Tasting menu (Sun & Mon) £55 for two, market menu (lunch Mon–Sat, early dinner Tues–Thurs) £18–£20, à la carte £35.
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