Harden's says

This 18th-Century Wensleydale pub-with-rooms, in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, has been run by Paul and Helen Klein for over twenty years.

survey result

Summary

£60
  £££
3
Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The Blue Lion experience is always really very good” – whether you’re a celeb patron such as Prince Charles or just a regular diner, and “whether you want light food or a full meal, it fits the bill”; “they are excellent at game cooking and in the bar in winter with the log-fire going, it is a wonderfully cosy place”.

Summary

£60
  £££
3
Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The Blue Lion experience is always really very good” – whether you’re a celeb patron such as Prince Charles or just a regular diner, and “whether you want light food or a full meal, it fits the bill”; “they are excellent at game cooking and in the bar in winter with the log-fire going, it is a wonderfully cosy place”.

Summary

£50
   ££
3
Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “lovely” old coaching inn – stone floors, wood fires, celeb guests ranging from Daniel Craig to Prince Charles – rates well for its cooking. There are some “interesting choices on its traditional pub menu” and “it’s a stand out-place for game (perfect grouse, for which I happily drive 45 miles)”.

Summary

£52
   ££
3
Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The food is good mainstream” (“excellent grouse in season” ) at this “very-British-as-it-used-to-be” coaching inn, with a “lovely open-fired bar”.

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Restaurant details

Yes
Highchair
Yes
No dress code
Yes

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £26.00 £33.00
SundayLunch £26.75 £34.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£10.00 £28.00 £5.00 £9.25
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £27.50
Filter Coffee £4.25
Extras  
Service 12.50%
East Witton, DL8 4SN
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑12 am
Tuesday12 pm‑12 am
Wednesday12 pm‑12 am
Thursday12 pm‑12 am
Friday12 pm‑12 am
Saturday12 pm‑12 am
Sunday12 pm‑12 am

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