My wife and I have just returned from Burnsall having spent a night celebrating my birthday. It proved to be a wonderful stay in a most comfortable and welcoming hotel. I had previously had a meal there a couple of years ago whilst en route to the Lake District via The Dales Way, remembered the meal as most enjoyable on that occasion and decided to return for an overnight stay. It would be difficult to improve on the hotel's location overlooking the village green and the wide expanse of the beautiful River Wharfe. The interior of the hotel is well maintained and retains a historic feel; there are photographs from yesteryear of fell running champions and village characters; the bar is attractive, well staffed and the restaurant has a bright companionable aura with an almost French feel to it. Our evening meal was superb; my wife said it was the best meal she has ever had and particularly enjoyed the sea bass and the fruit and chocolate crumble. For me the local estate grouse and the tarte au citron were both exquisitely flavoured and attractively served. Our room - Room 6 - had a picture book view over the village green with the hills behind; the bed was comfortable; the en-suite bathroom was scrupulously clean with Molton -Brown toiletries and bath robes provided. The small ironing board and iron proved to be most useful accessories. The breakfast was as memorable as the previous evening's meal with a wide choice of continental and English fare. I particularly enjoyed the haddock and the local honey, unpretentiously served in its original glass jar. The long established family run nature of The Red Lion has enabled it to build up a well deserved reputation over the years. We shall certainly return for a longer stay in the near future.
- 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