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Stone-built Wensleydale inn on the Herriot Trail

At a glance

Bar menu
Open all year
Dog friendly

This elegant, 18th-century coaching inn was used as the fictional Drover's Arms, vet James Herriot's favourite watering hole in the BBC drama All Creatures Great and Small. Owned by North Yorkshire hotelier Charles Cody, the inn has a big inglenook fireplace in the oak-panelled bar, where photographs show cast members relaxing between takes. The food, written up daily on an impressive mirror behind the bar, is based on top quality produce, such as game from the surrounding moors, and fish fresh from Hartlepool. Look also for loin of local lamb; pan-fried salmon; and wild mushroom risotto.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch: all week 12-2.30
  • Dinner: Monday to Saturday 5.30-9, Sunday 5.30-8

Food and drink

  • Real ales available: Black Sheep, Theakston, Yorkshire Dales
  • Real ciders: Thatchers Gold

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar

Getting here

From A1 exit at Scotch Corner onto A6108, through Richmond, right onto B6270 to Leyburn. Follow Askrigg signs to Main Street

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