Craven Arms, Appletreewick - pub details
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|Nice to stop here if out on a walk, ride, drive through the valley or staying at Masons Campsite just down the road as we were. It's a very interesting pub inside and out with lots of nooks and crannies and bits of interest. The front left bar is a cosy little room with old pub games - some playable and some not - with Ring the Bull and Bagatelle. We were here on a very nice early autumn day, sitting outside enjoying the last of the sun, but it would be nice to see the pub when the weather closes in and all the fires are lit. I'll bet it's nice then too.|
The beers were all good, but at quite touristy prices and the Old Peculier kind of took the p*ss a bit bit at Â£4.40 a pint (although in very good nick). Yes I know it was "from the wood", blah, blah, blah, but I can get it from the wood in a pub local to me (200 miles away) at Â£3.60. Masham is only just down the road!!
Customer service from the young girl was a bit poor, with barely a hello and a smile and it did seem like a bit of a youth club at times with lots of young people, who weren't working, but probably did work there at differing times of the week.
That said - nice pub and will be back in the dale again soon.
littledrummerboy - 2 Oct 2014 13:59
|This was our first stop on a 10 pub crawl of North Yorkshire. It feels like a remote outpost, being situated in the Yorkshire Dales overlooking moorland. Amazingly, they had 8 ales and 3 ciders - Dark Horse Hetton Pale & Chuck Barn Bitter, Thwaites Original, Theakston Old Peculier, Wharfedale Blonde, Moorhouses Blond Witch & Black Witch & Saltaire Raspberry Blonde plus Ty Gwyn, Welsh Scrumpy (possibly Gwynt y Ddraig) & Cornish Orchards Pear Cider. The building itself has a number of different rooms to drink in. It's a cosy haven for walkers, cyclists and climbers. Food is obviously important. The only drawback here is the price. With its location and good drinks selection, this pub just about made our pub of the day. It was all downhill from here!|
blue_scrumpy - 13 Apr 2014 18:35
|Visited this pub at the weekend, what a fab pub !! Lovely location, serving great beer. There was Moorehouse Blonde Witch and Hetton IPA, plus at least 2 more... I sampled a pint of the Hetton IPA and it was really good !! There was a real fire and it was a dog friendly pub.... this is what a local country pub should be and makes you feel proud to be a Yorkshireman !! |
Enigma35 - 5 Feb 2013 21:47
Even ignoring the Craven Arms’ stunning location, it ranks as one of the most interesting pubs that I have ever visited.
The weather stone at the entrance puts a smile on your face before you even walk through the door … and when you do you are greeted by friendly staff and an impressive line-up of hand-pulls. I opted for Moorhouse’s Blonde Witch which was superb. There are several different public rooms decorated with everything from photographs and memorabilia relating to the pub to display cases containing birds’ eggs to old coins and other metal objects dug up locally. Even the toilets are “interesting” …
I have to agree with Cravenite’s comments about the replica cruck barn built at the back of the pub in 2006/7. It is amazing.
I cannot comment about the food except to say that although we did not eat here, plenty of other customers were, which is always a good sign …
Full marks !!!
steve2905 - 29 May 2011 03:48
|Tip top ! Excellent beer - very often from Saltaire Brewery :-) but other stuff also quality. The food is expensive but worth it.|
DerekDrinkforbrains - 2 Aug 2010 01:03
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