Good Hotel Guide Review
Between the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District, with views to the Howgill fells, this large village inn offers classy food and bright bedrooms for walkers and gentle explorers alike. The Victorian building, with beer garden and stream, is a hub of Ravenstonedale. Run by Louise Dinnes for 15 years, together with her daughter and ‘friendly’ team, it’s known for its cheery welcome and tempting dishes. Chef Scott Fairweather offers a creative twist on local produce – perhaps cod with roasted cauliflower and fennel, or duck with spiced red cabbage and blackcurrant sauce. You can eat either in the elegant dining room with dado panelling and ice-blue walls, or the jolly bar with exposed-stone walls, open fire and collection of stuffed animals. The ‘high-quality’ breakfast includes smoked salmon with potato pancake, avocado and poached egg as well as a full grill. ‘Tasteful’ bedrooms – several recently refurbished – vary from the compact and cosy to an attic suite, as well as dog-friendly annexe rooms and glamping tents. With a contemporary cottage style – pretty patterned wallpapers, breezy colours – all have fresh milk and most have views.
16. 6 in annexe, 4 on ground floor, 1 suitable for disabled. Plus 3 glamping tents.
2 bars, lounge, 2 dining rooms, free Wi-Fi in bars and lounge only, Orange mobile network only, in-room TV (Freeview), beer garden in wooded grounds, tennis/golf in village, public rooms wheelchair accessible.
in public areas all day, but optional.
all ages welcomed, extra bed £30.
in 4 ground-floor annexe rooms (£15 per night), not in restaurant.
B&B doubles/singles from £125. À la carte £45. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.