Good Hotel Guide Review
Real ales in the bar, a handful of smart rooms and a deserved reputation for its food make this ‘excellent value’ village inn ‘a great stop-over near Harrogate’. ‘We were very impressed,’ say readers who chanced upon it. ‘The service was friendly and we really enjoyed our stay.’ It’s also handy if you’re off to the races at Ripon, Thirsk or Wetherby. Neat and fuss-free bedrooms have ‘top-quality’ furnishings with super-king beds, light-oak furniture, and plaid wool headboards and throws. Two have a bath as well as shower, one a romantic double-ended affair. Although it’s a roadside inn ‘we did sleep well’. You can tell this place is serious about food; there’s home-made focaccia to nibble on while reading the menu, a generous mix of pub classics and more elaborate dishes. As well as pub standards such as home-made beef and onion pie, you might find harissa-spiced lamb shank, or pancetta-wrapped monkfish. ‘Our meal was delicious,’ say readers who decreed that the home-smoked salmon with langoustine bisque risotto was ‘amazing’. Breakfasts don’t disappoint, either, with ‘excellent’ coffee and ‘top-class’ cooked dishes. (Jill Cox)
bar, restaurant, patio, in-room TV (Freeview), parking, public areas wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.
in public rooms.
all ages welcomed, no charge for extra bed.
in bar area only.
Amex, MC, Visa.
B&B doubles from £110. À la carte £32.