A refurbished Georgian inn offering a high standard of accommodation and award-winning food, cask ales and wines. An ideal base for the dales.
We have 17 individually decorated and cosy bedrooms, some of which are brand-new. They are a sensitive and imaginative blend of the old and the new, retaining the traditional charm of this historic inn while incorporating the most up-to-date facilities.
Imaginatively created by local interior designers Lawson Wright, the new bedrooms are fully equipped to meet the needs of the modern visitor with flat-screen television and wireless Internet access. They are comfortable and contemporary, providing the perfect bolthole from the bustling world outside.
They are also the base from which to plan your activities. If you need any help at all, all you need to do is ask and our friendly and dedicated staff will do their very best to meet your request.
The atmospheric public bar, with its cosy ambience full of character, intimacy and charm, is an ideal rural retreat. The old-fashioned flagstoned-floor and welcoming fire provide the perfect setting for a relaxing and friendly drink.
There is a tantalising range of hand-pulled ales on offer, including Black Sheep, Theakstons Best and John Smiths on cask, together with a fine selection of quality wines from leading northern vintners Firth & Co.
The smart contemporary 60-cover brasserie complements the traditional public bar perfectly. It serves the very best modern, cosmopolitan cuisine, from mouth-watering pizzas and pasta dishes to seasonal game, fish of the day and wicked puddings in an equally modern setting.
Hallmark dishes, which are established favourites include moules marinere, warm salad of black pudding, smoked bacon and shallots topped with a poached egg, homemade steak and ale pie, slow braised lamb shank, breast of chicken stuffed with blue wensleydale cheese served with a smoked bacon risotto and of course homemade treacle sponge served with custard and homemade iced liquorice terrine served with a caramel sauce.
All food is freshly prepared, using a wide variety of mainly Yorkshire ingredients from Whitby to Swaledale.