Good Hotel Guide Review
A country lane across a packhorse bridge leads to this fine-looking village inn in classic dales countryside, as popular with diners as with overnight guests. With its creeper-covered facade, smart banquettes in the bar, squashy sofas in the lounge (both with fires) and crisp napery in the restaurant, it’s more hotel than pub. Run by the Carter family for over 40 years, it’s dotted with fishing paraphernalia, wall-clocks and hunting prints. ‘Very good’ ‘Yorkshire portion’ dinners are proudly local – Nidderdale trout, lamb and venison; wines extensive. Bedrooms in the barn conversions are neat and modern, those in the pub more characterful. Night-time is ‘so quiet’, a sound sleep is guaranteed.
11, 6 in converted outbuildings.
all year, closed Mon/Tues.
bar, restaurant, lounge, private dining room, in-room TV, patio, large lawned gardens.
all ages welcomed (no extra beds provided).
allowed in 2 bedrooms, bar.
B&B double from £140. À la carte £37. 2-night min. stay usually required at weekends.
Good Hotel Guide articles about
The Sportsman’s Arms
- Yorkshire Post: Top hotels to visit in Yorkshire in 2023