Craven Arms, Appletreewick - pub details
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|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
|This really is a very special pub. Beautifully decorated inside, with a gorgeous real fire, a large and sensitive cruck barn out back for large parties of diners. The ale selection is as good as you'll find round these parts. Look out for the 'Sue Ellen sat here' stool at the bar and photo of the actress who turned up some years back. Really nice and friendly locals and staff as well.|
The food is not quite up to the higher prices demanded, but overall probably in my top 3 pubs of all time.
Scottie_chorlton - 3 May 2010 13:48
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