Having just read the previous contribution about The Bowes Incline, I suppose the old adage of not being able to please all of the people all of the time, comes to mind, but then we didn't expect (or need) a trouser press ??
This hotel/pub is a real gem, and that goes for the food too. We had no problem raising someone to come to reception - you just have to press the bell, and someone comes. It really isn't the type of place where a full time receptionist is required. For many other country pubs, the disadvantage of being down a long cul de sac, and with no obvious route from the A1, would have meant a really tough time to snap up passing trade, but The Bowes Incline clearly fields that curve ball with ease, with what it has to offer. Clearly word of mouth and reputation pay dividends, and it is testament to the staff that run it, not to mention the chef ! The menu is truly extensive, but very appetising and creative.
We'll certainly be back.....More