Guide Book Vouchers
This hotel does NOT accept the 25% discount vouchers in the print guide.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Occupying a prime spot in a moors-edge market town, this ‘excellent hotel’ has been a local hostelry for 450 years, though the Buchanan family has been at the helm for just 37 of those. Guests this year were impressed by the ‘well-appointed rooms’, the excellent meals and the ‘pleasant, proactive staff’. Locals prop up the bar in the popular tap room, dogs lolling at their feet; it’s an ideal spot for sampling real Yorkshire ales. The Bothy lounge, which occupies an old barn, has a well-stocked honesty bar and an inviting array of books and games, plus squashy sofas flanking the log-burning stove. Bedrooms are scattered across the main building and in converted stables (‘extremely comfortable’). In the main building, traditional finishes are in keeping with the hotel’s history, perhaps a four-poster or a chaise longue; in the outbuildings, it’s decidedly more modern, with toasty under-floor heating. The cosy restaurant serves Darren Clemmit’s seasonal ‘short and simple’ menu. ‘I had a most enjoyable dinner of dressed crab, followed by half a lobster, new potatoes. The very well-presented breakfast was just as good, with a huge choice of hot dishes.’ (Graham Child)
21. 9 in annexe, on ground floor.
lounge, bar, restaurant, private dining room, Bothy residents’ lounge/event room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), small terrace (alfresco meals), 3 electric charging points, restaurant, bar and lounge are wheelchair accessible, toilet not adapted.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in some bedrooms, bar and lounge, not in restaurant (owners may dine with dogs in snug).
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B single £121–£215, double £151–£219, D,B&B double £219–£279. À la carte £36.