Stayed 2 nights specifically to experience the "Burnsall Feast Sports" once again, after not visiting for 30 years! It's a bit of a pain not getting to check in till 3p.m as we'd travelled fairly early to miss the worst of the Bank Holiday traffic, but fortunately the weather was good to walk about outside and there was plenty going on to amuse us. We also had a great mug of tea at Katies on the car park (50p). We were accomodated on the top floor of the Manor House which we found superb. A huge bed and comfortable furnishings were complemented by a very serviceable bathroom with excellent electric shower, whilst the toiletries were both exquisite and numerous (even with the opportunity of purchasing to avoid filching). The restarant can get very busy so it's worth booking ahead or at least asking ahead of your visit. The bar food was good and there some interesting options available. Breakfast was great with an excellent menu on offer but on our second morning we had to take this in the Manor Tea room due to wedding preparations in the hotel. A restaurant it aint! All in all, a very positive experience from this family run business. All staff were courteous and efficient. The only minor negative was that the drinks were a little pricey (£2.60 for a large dispensed/injected diet coke) Google the "Burnsall Feast Sports" which are an annual event. A great village tradition which includes children's events (sprints/egg&spoon) cocunut shy, skittles, etc. There is even a "classic" Fell Race whose history goes back over 100 yrs. You may wish to coincide any visit with this. You would not be disappointed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Red Lion itself is a 16th Century building located next to the River Wharfe in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National park.The Manor House is our B&B located 150 yds away from the Red Lion along the River bank, and is an ideal base for those walking the Dales Way or budget conscious.We are a traditional Yorkshire Dales family run business offering excellent cuisine focusing on local produce.Whether you wish to relax and enjoy our hospitality or explore the Dales there is something for everyone. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Red Lion Hotel Skipton
- Red Lion Skipton
- Skipton Red Lion
- Red Lion Hotel Burnsall, Yorkshire