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Craven Heifer, Stainforth

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Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Every time that we stay in Settle we take the riverside walk up to Stainforth for a pint and a bite to eat at the Craven Heifer. We visited in May with our dog and weren't disapointed. The Thwaits is still a great pint and the food was excellent (possibly even better than last time)

Thank KuriIti
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Newly refurbished and new management. All the food is freshly cooked and very tasty. Had one of the best cheese pies ever. If you're passing by you need to pop in. My wife had the steak pie and said it was wonderful.

Thank Paul N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found this pub via the BT Sport 'pub finder' page but was disappointed to be met by the most cantankerous landlord I'd ever met upon arrival. One drink was more than enough as it was obvious that non locals were not welcome here. We went and found a much better, more welcoming pub a few miles down the road. If...

1Thank Graham E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been here before twice in fact and came another two times during this visit. The food is amazing and every time I come back I hope the Steak and Stilton pie is still on the menu (Most definitely my fave!). I am due to come back next week for another camping trip and look forward to eating here...

Thank Elliedust
Reviewed 11 April 2017

4 of us stayed over after doing the 3 Peaks. The rooms were as cosy as ever, and the beer in top shape. Thwaites Original and Wainwright were excellent and well priced. The food was just great. Big portions, really well presented and so tasty after 25 miles of walking. Andrew and Maureen were really welcoming, and Andrew joined us...

Thank briancathybarker
Keswick, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 April 2017

What a great place to eat. Just come back from a weeks holiday in Stainforth and first night decided to eat in the local pub. Food was so fantastic that we gave up all thought of cooking ourselves and ate there every night. Every night we tried something different and all came with the same quality of lovely home cooked...

Thank Alexandra L
Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

What a fab pub that Andrew and Maureen run with Darren the chef cooking up some amazing food with Maureen in the kitchen! My husband is a pie connoisseur and raved about his game pie, with real gravy, made the proper way and I had beer battered succulent fish and chips. The Whitebait starter was excellent, not dried up crumb...

1Thank CarolLeeRobinson
Solihull, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Let's get one thing out of the way first, yes the husband can come over as being grumpy. That aside this place is lovely. It's not on a main road so is nice and quiet if you want to relax. The beer is fine and the food is more than fine. I was on this trip on my own but...

Thank MrSheepish
Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We discovered this place by accident but will definitely be returning. The staff/owners were very welcoming and friendly, the surroundings cosy and very clean and the food was delicious. I had the vegetarian curry which was full of flavour and very filling, they can so often be insipid and disappointing, and my Mam had the fish and chips which were...

Thank deniselanderson
Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Visited this pub whilst walking with a group. Variety of lunches including Soup and a sandwich, jacket potatos and Quiche with new potatos and salad. All food Avery good and reasonably priced. The Beer is good as well. (Thwaites) would visit again if in the area.

Thank MikeT23

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
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 

Additional Information about 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
Number of rooms: 7
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“Amazing food”
Elliedust, 25 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Did not stay so cannot comment”
MikeT23, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
“can only comment on our room but in the location you are surrounded by the Yorkshire dales.”
stainless61, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“They are all good and unaffected by other pub users”
NeilA112013, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Check the beer garden out it is very peaceful”
rsjd, 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
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