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The Tennants Arms Hotel

Mastiles Lane, Kilnsey, Yorkshire Dales National Park BD23 5PS England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 23/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 23/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


Travellers' Choice
Now in our second year of proprietorship at this location, we are a boutique hotel situated in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, nestled under the spectacular Kilnsey Crag. We are an independent run business that prides itself on locally sourced British food, good range of cask ales, fine wines and friendly Yorkshire hospitality. Offering a choice of Luxury, Premium, Double and Twin Bed options across 10 bedrooms and 2 function rooms, the property is perfect for any occasion! Three of our rooms are also dog friendly. Whether it is a country retreat full of outdoor pursuits, a family holiday with something to appeal to everyone, a romantic escape with roaring log fires, relaxing summer evenings in our beer garden, wedding parties or just simply a visit to the Dales, we look forward to welcoming you to our gem in Wharfedale.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Horseback riding
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Kids' meals
Bicycle tours
Walking tours
Conference facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Private check-in / check-out
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Room features
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, German, Italian, Thai
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Popular mentions
annpope wrote a review Sep 2021
Grimsby, United Kingdom15 contributions1 helpful vote
This hotel appears to have gone into liquidation. I received information luckily before I travelled there. I did not receive information from hotel but from liquidation company. You cannot get hold of anyone from hotel. The website is still up and running??? I feel disappointed that no one from hotel had common decency to contact us. Or at least inform people by website
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
ANTHONY J wrote a review Sep 2021
Scarborough, United Kingdom2 contributions2 helpful votes
Booked a reservation over four weeks ago now advised that the Tennants Arms will be closed late September and therefore they have cancelled our booking. A quick look at their web page and guess what? Yes they are still taking later books at higher prices. So would guess that they have double booked us. Spoke to their receptionist two weeks ago and no mention was made of any closure. Have stayed here before but will NOT be doing so in the future! A despicable way to treat people who have acted in good faith. Do not deserve anyones custom. AVOID.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Do not book. They will cancel your booking without notice.
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Stuart M wrote a review Sep 2021
1 contribution3 helpful votes
We have just returned from what should have been a very enjoyable and memorable 3 day break in the Yorkshire Dales to celebrate our wedding anniversary . We booked a room at the Tennant Arms at the end of June and have really looked forward to our stay there. Unfortunately things did not quite turn out as we expected. We arrived ready to check in on Friday 3rd September only to find a notice attached to the front door stating that due to a lack of staff the hotel had had to close until further notice. Having travelled up from the midlands on that day we were now faced with having nowhere to stay on a very busy weekend . We tried several times to contact the number for the hotel with no success and during this time 4 other couples turned up at the hotel all with weekend bookings. After checking our email account we found that 2 emails had been to us sent around 10.45 that same morning after we had set out on our journey. Unfortunately we had no WiFi connection to able to read them until we had arrived at the hotel. We then discovered that having paid a deposit at the time of booking our balance of payment had been taken from our account without notice and so we had paid for 3 nights accommodation that was no longer available to us. We realise that over the past 12/18 months things have been difficult for the hospitality industry but to treat people in this way is disgraceful. Common courtesy doesn’t cost anything surely a phone call from the owners to explain the situation would have been in order but we feel that we have been extremely badly treated and would hope that this doesn’t happen to other people in the near future. One email we received informed us that they are now in liquidation so we hope that our experience and this review will help others not to book this accommodation and have to suffer the stress and disappointment we have just been through.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Philip M wrote a review Aug 2021
Uckfield, United Kingdom6 contributions3 helpful votes
A few months ago I stayed nearby and popped in for some food on a Saturday evening. I ordered fish and chips, but then waited perhaps 40mins for it to arrive. The chips were listed as triple-fried, but in fact were hardly single-fried, very soggy and oily/greasy. Accompanying them was what looked like a large battered piece of fish. However upon dissecting the batter I had trouble in finding any fish at all! All-in-all the most awful fish and chips I have ever had. If only I had driven to the fish & chips shop in Grassington!
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Date of stay: May 2021
Chris Bradley wrote a review Aug 2021
Market Rasen, United Kingdom3 contributions
We stumbled across this hotel by accident as it was one of the few we could find online with a family room available. Hotel was superb, room of a large size, very comfy with the best room amenities I have seen anywhere, including complementary Nespresso, always a winner for me! Went to the bar for food and drink in the evening and again food superb and surprising selection of beers too. Dan and Kim were absolutely superb during our stay, cannot recommend them and this pub/hotel highly enough.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
US$92 - US$161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Tennants Arms Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Tennants Arms Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Gordale Scar (4.4 miles), Kettlewell (2.8 miles), and Janet's Foss (4.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Tennants Arms Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Tennants Arms Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Tennants Arms Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Tennants Arms Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Retreat Tearoom & Bistro, The Corner House Cafe, and The Old School Tea Room.
Is The Tennants Arms Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.02 miles away from the centre of Kilnsey.
Are pets allowed at The Tennants Arms Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Tennants Arms Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Italian, and Thai.
Are there any historical sites close to The Tennants Arms Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Threshfield Quarry (2.5 miles).