I found The Old School Tea Rooms on Website as I wanted somewhere in the Dales which wasn't too far from home but out in the countryside for my husband's birthday surprise present. We stayed one night (22nd June) and up till we came had only seen this on the website. Wow, it was everything we wanted and more. We arrived too early to check in, but had a cuppa in the tea room, which is a charming place with very friendly staff, family run, lovely snacks and light meals, not to mention tea/coffee (all sorts), scones, cake etc. We went for a run out to Grassington (another lovely place) as the festival was on and returned around 2 o'clock, when we were shown to our room. We were most impressed with the room .... spacious, comfortable, nicely decorated with everything we needed (tv, free Wi-Fi, hairdryer, iron etc). The views are spectacular and wonderful to wake up to. We had our lunch in the tea room, a light lunch of sandwiches (home made and delicious) and our evening meal locally. We were very impressed overall, although the room wasn't en-suite we had exclusive use of the shower and toilet just outside our room and everything was spotlessly clean and well cared for. We were offered fresh milk to have with our tea making facilities which we thought was a nice touch. The breakfast in the morning was amounst the best I've had in any bed and breakfast, with a lovely dish prepared fresh fruit which I particularly enjoyed. I can't praise this place highly enough .... great value for money, very friendly and welcoming place both for bed and breakfast and even if you go just for a light meal or a tea/coffee and a scone. They also sell cards, mobiles, hand made bags and other hand made items and more. Needless to say we will DEFINTELY put this on our wish list for next year for a return visit, and have made a pledge to pop in for a bite to eat as we would like to go back to Grassington in the next month or so. We look forward to another stay, and recommend The Old School Tea Rooms to anyone who loves great scenery, a home made sandwich (or light meal), friendly atmosphere and charm .... they even have goats and chickens!! Took loads of photos too which I shared with my friends who loved them. 5 star in every way for us!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bed & Breakfast accommodation in a delightful old school building built in 1874. Nestled in the pretty valley of Hebden within the Yorkshire Dales National Park, the reputation of this quirky destination is growing rapidly, for both the B&B and the yummy homemade food offered in the Old School Tea Room. Other attractions on offer at The Old School are the original crafts on sale, the tea garden, pygmy goats and hens & vintage tea parties. The picturesque village of Hebden also offers a play area with swings, a slide and seesaw, a post office, a country pub and ample parking. ... more less