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“Great food, lovely room and obliging hosts. Recommended”

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Craven Heifer, Stainforth
Ranked #2 of 2 Stainforth B&B and Inns
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“Great food, lovely room and obliging hosts. Recommended”
Reviewed 4 August 2014 via mobile

Stayed here with my boyfriend for two nights while attending a wedding at nearby Taitlands. Perfect location for this; only 5-10 minute walk from the venue so if you are a wedding guest, you can't get closer. Parking is provided which was great for our rental car.

Lovely cosy rooms, comfy and clean. Beautiful stained glass windows are a definite feature. The room and en suite were small but perfect for what we needed. Plenty of tea/coffee and fresh milk provided.

Had both dinner and breakfast there and both were sizeable and delicious. You get big portions and it is great value. Everything is cooked to order and the staff are so obliging.. As bridesmaid I had to leave early the morning of the wedding but they ensured I was fed even though this meant rushing them outside of standard breakfast hours... Much appreciated!

The hosts were wonderful; even staying up to rescue two lost wedding guests that were found in lashing rain in a phone box down the road.

As the bathroom was quite small, I think the room could definitely benefit from hooks on the back of the door to hang towels to make better use of the space. There was also no bin in the bathroom but these are tiny things. It was perfect for the event and great value. Definitely recommended!

Stayed July 2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 July 2014

I stayed at the Craven Heifer for a weekend as I was climbing the three peaks (about a half an hour drive from the hotel). I was really happy with my room (14), although a single occupant I was given a family room so I had lots of space. The bathroom was a good size, clean and with a lovely hot shower. Plenty of tea and coffee available. Bed was very comfortable also. I dined in the hotel both nights and the food was delicious, the portion sizes are huge and you definitely get what you pay for, and then some. The staff are all friendly and efficient, the service was very quick even when the restaurant was busy. The hotel is a five minute taxi ride to skipton centre and the train station, and it only costs £5. Overall I'd definitely recommend this hotel, and I'd certainly stay again.

  • Stayed July 2014
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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

Our family enjoyed a tasty dinner here on Monday night; fish & chips, jacket potato and Chili con carne. The interior was ok but the atmosphere was sadly very lacking with the staff efficient but not overly welcoming when we initially entered the pub. We had hoped to eat here twice as it's so local to where we are staying but we will be looking for something more warm and inviting for the money instead.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

In the middle of June we did the Yorkshire 3 peaks and stayed a couple of nights in this quaint pub.

The Accommodation:
Recently refurbished, lots of room, comfy beds, quite location - all in all very good!

The Food:
We was certainly setup for the day, hiking the 3 peaks, after their full English breakfast, everything you can imagine on one plate! We also had dinner there and this was also nice!

The Service:
Welcoming and humorous! They couldn't of been more accommodating and really did everything they could to make us feel welcome!

Enjoyed getting to know the landlord (what a character) and found out the they had recently taken on the pub and undergone a large refurbishment, meaning most of the reviews on here are obsolete!

Enjoy your stay! I certainly did!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Yarm, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 June 2014 via mobile

We arrived a party of 17 for Sunday tea.
The lady came out explained that the chef had walked out and could we bare with her.

We ordered the large order and waited. It was a while coming due to the afore mentioned missing chef but when the food came out it was lovely and hot and tasty.
Well done for providing that dinner under pressure!

  • Stayed May 2014
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Reviewed 2 June 2014 via mobile

Had a bedutiful meal here on Saturday. Very large portions but so good. Andy and Maureen welcome you. Julia is back. Wonderful. Have looked at the rooms you wall not find better at the price.
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Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 May 2014 via mobile

Our 2nd time there this year not sure if we will go again grumpy ignorant staff couldn't even say hello it wasn't busy in fact very quiet so no excuse you could cut the atmosphere with a knife expensive beer prices and warm beer however it looks nice and clean didn't eat so can't comment on the food

  • Stayed May 2014
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Additional Information about Craven Heifer, Stainforth

Property: Craven Heifer, Stainforth
Address: Main Road, Stainforth, Yorkshire Dales National Park BD24 9PB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Yorkshire Dales National Park > Stainforth
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Stainforth
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Craven Heifer is a traditional Yorkshire Inn. Roaring log fires, real ales, fantastic pub food and quality en-suite accommodation. Situated in the picturesque Yorkshire Dales village of Stainforth; 3 miles from the bustling market town of Settle and approximately the same distance to the start of the Yorkshire 3 Peaks walk. We offer you a fully refurbished inn. All of our rooms and all of the bar and restaurant areas have been fully refurbished in 2014, giving you a comfy and relaxed environment to enjoy the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. ... more   less 

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