The Hack & Spade

‘Informal and friendly’, Jane Ratcliffe’s ‘utterly peaceful’ B&B stands on a hillside overlooking rolling Yorkshire countryside. More

Contact details

The Hack & Spade
Whashton
Yorkshire
DL11 7JL
England
01748 823 721

Hotel information

Bedrooms

5.

Open

all year except Christmas/New Year, last 2 weeks Jan.

Facilities

small lounge, breakfast room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), garden, dinner for guests by prior arrangement, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

'soft' in restaurant in evening.

Children

not under 7.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B £125-£140. A la carte £25.

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘Informal and friendly’, Jane Ratcliffe’s ‘utterly peaceful’ B&B stands on a hillside overlooking rolling Yorkshire countryside. Its heritage is writ large across the walls: a double-handed mining spade, hung in an alcove, marking the time when a tiny Georgian ale house was extended into a Victorian pub serving miners from local quarries. Now, the ‘comfortable, simply yet tastefully appointed’ accommodation includes an ‘eye-catching display’ of fishing rods, and framed country sports scenes that nod to present attractions. Shooting, fishing and riding can be arranged by the ‘very pleasant’ Jane, ‘whose non-intrusive sociability made it clear why she has regular returning visitors’. The ‘comfortable’ bedroom offered a ‘smart, polished wood-framed bed, bedside tables with brass lamps; a bathroom with spotless fittings, a walk-in monsoon shower’. In the beamed breakfast room with wood-burning stove, Jane’s breakfasts use what’s fresh, local and available, including ‘wonderful blackberries in a fruit salad, perfectly cooked scrambled egg and sumptuous bacon, full of flavour’. A short menu of evening meals, perhaps lamb tagine, or chicken with white wine and tarragon, is available on request. (Robert Gower, and others)

Map

The Hack & Spade
Whashton
Yorkshire
DL11 7JL

Guest comments

'My wife and I stayed here for two nights recently and really enjoyed our visit. Our room was very comfortable and our meals were very good. Jane is a pleasant lady and looked after us very well. The hotel is a little difficult to locate but well worth while when we found our way down the lane. The other plus is that if you want to learn how to build your own aeroplane speak to Andy. He seems to be the expert ' - Peter Bell - April, 2015

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