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Craven Heifer, Stainforth

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 September 2016

It is over 40 years since I last visited this local village pub in Stainforth, North Yorkshire and if my memory serves me well, little has changed since my previous visit - there are still the oak-lined walls and stone clad floors with a raoring log fire in the small bar There were only two other couples in the pub...

Thank DavidWDoughty
Reviewed 15 September 2016

The 'Grumpy Old Man' wears a T shirt advertising the fact - a sense of humour!!! The food is home made and excellent with portions so large they are super filling. Dogs are treated to water, biscuits and chocolates (if owner agrees) by Maureen. Towels are proved for wet dogs. I was there tonight when 3 ladies negotiating the Pennine...

Thank NeilA112013
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Thank you for your review - I am sorry that I missed you but look forward to your return and I can definitely recommend the steak and ale pies. PS. I prefer Eric Pollard lol

Wakefield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 September 2016

That's the sign in front of the pub, so there is a warning lol - Victor meldrew wasn't obviously around when we all went in for a drink with our dog but there was a lovely landlady and a normal bloke pulling pints. The beer garden is a lovely area but unfortunately we didn't get to eat here but did...

1Thank rsjd
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Forget the reviews of 'lovely meal' blah blah blah. Quite simply don't put any money over the bar of this establishment . Visited with my sons and dog after a long walk and were treated like dirt by the miserable old bloke who I suspect was the landlord. Let me make this clear, I'm a recently retired professional with 3...

5Thank mrcharles157
Bedale, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Called today for a light lunch and coffee. Baguettes good value. Very nice. Dog welcomed. Good riverside patio. Very clean. Landlord and lady pleasant. Good stopping point after a walk. Would visit again.

1Thank Heather A
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

A group of around 20 of us turned up to scout the place out. I've got to be honest I was going to give this place the worst review I've ever provided based purely on the welcome of the landlord and landlady. A few have commented on this. Reluctantly and under pressure from my mates I returned (only pub within...

Thank NEcoastman
Sudbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 August 2016

My husband and I were staying in Stainforth for our honeymoon and discovered the pub on our first evening. The pub itself is a cosy, nicely furnished traditional building and the hub if the village. Andrew and Maureen, the landlords were very friendly from the moment that we walked in, take the time to talk to them, they really are...

1Thank JulesK47
Reviewed 16 August 2016

We called for a drink after a walk along the Ribble from Settle to Stainforth Force. Nice village pub. Thwaites ales. The Wainwright was quite nice. It was a lovely day , so it was great to sit in the beer garden alongside a gurgling stream. No sign of the grumpy landlord, just a pleasant young man behind the bar.

Thank lowvalleyred
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Staying in Stainforth, visited the pub twice, once for a an evening meal and once for a beer in the evening. On the first occasion had a great meal, very well presented and very tasty. The young lad taking orders and serving us was exceptional but the landlord was very unfriendly and "grumpy". Visited the next day for a few...

1Thank Johnno2112
Reviewed 29 July 2016

We (us two and the dogger) ate here twice within 6 days whilst we were staying at a pretty cottage in the village. We chatted to the landlord and landlady, as well as several dog-owning regulars, and the hairy hound had a big biscuit treat while we settled down to enjoy some of the very best pub food in the...

1Thank snowsledder

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  • Breakfast included
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Craven Heifer is a traditional Yorkshire Inn. Roaring log fires, real ales, fantastic pub food and quality en-suite accommodation. Situated in the picturesque Yorkshire Dales village of Stainforth; 3 miles from the bustling market town of Settle and approximately the same distance to the start of the Yorkshire 3 Peaks walk. We offer you a fully refurbished inn. All of our rooms and all of the bar and restaurant areas have been fully refurbished in 2014, giving you a comfy and relaxed environment to enjoy the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Craven Heifer, Stainforth

Address: Main Road, Stainforth, Yorkshire Dales National Park BD24 9PB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Yorkshire Dales National Park > Stainforth
Number of rooms: 7
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“can only comment on our room but in the location you are surrounded by the Yorkshire dales.”
 of 5 bubbles stainless61, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“They are all good and unaffected by other pub users”
 of 5 bubbles NeilA112013, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Check the beer garden out it is very peaceful”
 of 5 bubbles rsjd, 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Give it a try”
 of 5 bubbles andywaterworth, 15 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Room 1 is a great room!”
 of 5 bubbles roisinj916, 28 Jan 2016 | Read review
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