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Multi-award-winner by the headwaters of the River Eden

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Open all year
Kids play area
Wheelchair access

The fells rise all around the conservation village of Ravenstonedale and this handsome, many-gabled, 19th-century inn, owned and run for 13 years by the enterprising Louise Dinnes. In the friendly bars, where dried hops droop from the ceiling, at least eight wines are served by the glass, and the real ales roster features regulars from the Black Sheep brewery and rotating local guests, and a gallery-worth of framed pictures, large over-mantel mirror and comfortable furnishings echo the inn's early high-Victorian days. Award-winning seasonal menus, prepared by Scott Fairweather and his team, apply in both bars, the lounge and in the two beautifully decorated restaurants. An idea of their skills will be apparent from celeriac and apple soup, prunes and black pudding on toast as a starter; chicken and chestnuts with pancetta, mushrooms and tarragon sauce; or perhaps roasted pork and octopus with chorizo, lentils and grilled sweetcorn to follow; and banana bavarois with tropical fruit to round off. Overnight guests have 16 tastefully decorated, en suite rooms to choose from, with dogs welcome in the four that are in the annexe. They're also welcome in the three glamping tents in the tranquil riverside gardens, where you might even spot a red squirrel.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 8am–1am
  • Lunch: all week 12–4
  • Dinner: all week 5–9

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Real ales available: Black Sheep Best Bitter, Guinness, rotating local guest ales
  • Real ciders: Westons Stowford Press

Price guide

  • Main course from13
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required
  • Wedding receptions


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • Play area available
  • High chairs
  • Baby change


  • Ramp access available
  • Accessible toilets


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

M6 junction 38, A685 east towards Brough; or A66 onto A685 at Kirkby Stephen towards M6.

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