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The Friar's Head

Akebar Park, AKEBAR, Wensleydale, DL8 5LY

This 200-year-old pub lies in the heart of Wensleydale, known for its castles, abbeys and waterfalls. Located next to an 18-hole golf course and at the entrance to Akebar Holiday Park, The Friar's Head overlooks beautiful countryside and has grounds where you can play bowls or croquet. Inside you'll find exposed beams and stonework, and hand-pulled Yorkshire ales at the bar. There are lush plants and vines in the Cloister conservatory dining room and in the evening it looks magical in the candlelit. From the frequently changing menu, typical dishes include tapas choices, twice baked spinach and gruyère soufflé; slow-braised lamb shank; Yorkshire farmed venison steak served pink with caramelised onions and juniper sauce.

Further information

Tel: 01677 450201
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Principal beers

Cumberland Corby Ale, Theakston Best Bitter, Black Sheep Best Bitter, Timothy Taylor Landlord, Wensleydale Semer Water, Guinness


All week
10-3 5.30-11.30 (Fri-Sun 10am-11.30pm Jul-Sep)


Children welcome.
Family room.
Coach parties catered.



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From A1 at Leeming Bar onto A684, 7m towards Leyburn. Entrance at Akebar Park

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