Good Hotel Guide Review
A ‘friendly and cosseting atmosphere’ awaits at this smartly turned-out gastropub, in the beautiful Washburn valley. Run by the Stainsby family, the former 18th-century coaching inn mixes period character – flagstone floors, exposed beams, open fires – with more contemporary country style. Our ‘superior room lived up to its name’, reports a regular reader, ‘large, with places to sit and write’ and a ‘really comfortable’ bed. Rooms at the front have views of the surrounding countryside; those at the back overlook the garden. Downstairs, the bar is ‘bright and cheery’ while the restaurant is ‘smartly laid out’, with well-spaced tables. Musak was promptly turned down on request. The ‘excellent’ food is Modern British with a Yorkshire twist: maybe confit duck terrine, pear purée and pickles followed by roast cod loin, creamed savoy cabbage, baby leeks, mussel and parsley butter – all was ‘attractively presented and delicious’. Service is ‘crisp, cheerful and efficient’. Not so the patchy Wi-Fi signal but, say readers, it’s a small price to pay for the superb location and the warm atmosphere. ‘An ideal sanctuary from which to explore the Yorkshire Dales.’ (Simon and Mithra Tonking)
9. 2 in cottages, 4 with own private entrance, 2 on ground floor.
all year, restaurant closed Mon (lunch and dinner) and Tues (dinner), except by prior arrangement.
bar, restaurant, residents’ lounge, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), garden, public rooms wheelchair accessible.
at meal times in public areas.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in public rooms (from midday to 4 pm only), 2 bedrooms (£20 per dog per night).
per room B&B £150–£240. À la carte £45.