An excellent gastro-pub, possibly as many as 600 years old, is still used as the village local as well as the foodies who flood in from miles around. Expect a general old-world atmosphere, with old beams and roaring winter fires; with views over the surrounding Fells.
The restaurant offers an ambitious menu with the likes off Home-Made Black Pudding with Spiced Apple Compote, Seared Foie Gras and a Red Wine Reduction; Wild Mushroom and Spinach Tartlet, Crispy Duck Egg. Tomato, and Balsamic Dressing and Goats Cheese and Horseradish Wontons with Rocket Leaves and a Red Pepper Coulis among the starters.
Perhaps Chargrilled Rib-Eye of Beef, Crushed Jerusalem Artichoke, Trompette Mushrooms, Rocket Salad, Truffle Jus and New Potatoes; Roasted Dales Lamb Loin with Crispy Lam Shoulder, Braised Savoy Cabbage, Dauphinoise Potatoes and a Rosemary Jus and Pan-Seared Fillet of Brill with Crayfish Tails and a Tomato and Coriander Broth among the mains.
Finish with Sticky Toffee Pudding; Hot Cross Bun Bread and Butter Pudding or for the more savoury-toothed their selection of Yorkshire cheeses.
The Bar/Brasserie (which is non-bookable) offers a slightly less elaborate but very lengthy menu, with plenty of choice for everyone; indeed, some of the dishes overlap those of the restaurant's.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: Mon-Sat 12.00-14.00; set L £12.95 (2 courses), £15.95 (3 courses); Sun 12.00-14.15; set L £27.50. A Bar/Brasserie Menu is offered during the week
- Dinner: Mon-Sat 18.00-21.00; set D Mon-Fri 18.00-18.45 set 'Earlybird' from £12.95 (2 courses); set D Sat £34.50; mains about £13 to £27. A Bar/Brasserie Menu is also offered
- Seats: 120, plus 20 outside
- Wine: a good list offers a good selection by the glass and kicks off at around the £17 mark
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes, but not lavatory
- Nearest station: Skipton Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: D Sun; some Bank Holidays
- Air conditioned
- Outside eating
- Rooms available