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The Buck Inn

The Village Green, Thornton Watlass, Bedale HG4 4AH, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The new owners have tastefully refurbished all their rooms to a high standard. I had the single and it overlooked the green where they regularly play cricket. The room and bathroom are both good sizes. I had a comfortable stay but it is a noisy pub and the background noise of TV's in other rooms and another guest snoring for... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed a delicious lunch sitting in the garden of this pub. The owners were very friendly and helpful and the service was first class. We enjoyed hearing about the matches that the pub played against other teams. The game was outdoor quoits. The little village was also most attractive and has a cricket Pitch running through the centre... More 

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Victoria J, Owner at The Buck Inn, responded to this review

We are really pleased that you enjoyed your lunch with us last week. It was great that the weather was kind that day, and that you were able to sit out in the garden. As I explained on the day, our young apprenticeship chef cooked your lunch, so I am glad that you enjoyed the food. I will pass on... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First stayed here in the 1990s, on my way to Teesside Airport, so chose it again to break up a journey down south. I remember it as a friendly and comfortable pub in a pleasant location. The new A1 confused me (should have updated satnav), so missed the turning off and only found the pub after a slight detour. The... More 

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Victoria J, Owner at The Buck Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to post such a positive review, which will hopefully give other people a good idea of what to expect from The Buck Inn. We have taken on board your comments about the steak & ale pie, and I do agree with the fact that the current presentation is not a true pie!... More 

Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We - that's myself, my wife, my two daughters and mother-in-law- stopped off here for dinner on the way back from Fountains Abbey to our holiday cottage near Reeth. I should mention that I know the landlord(s) already, and knowing how meticulous to detail the pair of them are, I had my expectations. Neither myself nor the rest of the... More 

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Victoria J, Owner at The Buck Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much for writing such a detailed and very positive review. It was a great start to the day when I read it yesterday morning! We are really pleased that you all enjoyed your meals, and it was lovely a lovely surprise to see you all. I have passed on your compliments to the staff involved, and I hope... More 

Lockerbie
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed for two nights, meeting with friends. Our room was recently modernised and very comfortable. Attractive village around a pretty village green, friendly pub with well-kept beer, and excellent pub food. Would highly recommend.

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Victoria J, Owner at The Buck Inn, responded to this review

Thanks very much for posting this review. We really enjoyed meeting the 4 of you, and are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. I will pass on your comments about the food to the staff involved, and we hope to see you again if you are back in the area. More 

Leeds
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We stayed here for 4 nights and would highly recommend this lovely village inn. Not to be missed! Spotlessly clean rooms, slept really well, great cooked breakfast, lovely location on the village green and the staff were really helpful and friendly. Thanks for a great stay!

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Victoria J, Manager at The Buck Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for giving us such a positive review. We really enjoyed looking after you all, and were glad that you were able to extend your stay. Hope to see you again at some point in the future. More 

keighley
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28 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Stayed here whilst attending a wedding. We had a room on the ground floor overlooking the village green. The room was of an excellent size, extremely comfortable bed, lovely linen, fantastic bathroom and spotlessly clean. Breakfast was top class. Lovely garden area to the rear. Lovely setting and faultless.

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Victoria J, Owner at The Buck Inn, responded to this review

I have only just noticed your review, so my apologies for not having responded sooner. Thanks very much for taking the time to write a review. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay, and will pass your comments on to the housekeeping staff about the room. I am glad that the wedding went well, and we hope to... More 

Perth, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Thank you Tony and Vicki, & all your staff for a lovely stay. It was the highlight of our trip. Good ol' customer service & warm friendliness. We even went out of our way to come back after visiting York. Nice room & modern bathroom. Free wifi, but best of all the atmosphere & ambience. Thank you also for catering... More 

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Victoria J, Owner at The Buck Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us, and what a super review it is! I was so touched to read it, and will make sure I pass on your comments to all the staff. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us, and we were especially pleased that you took... More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Had a lovely meal here on our way back from the Yorkshire Dales. The pub is in a wonderful setting overlooking the cricket pitch(the wall of the pub is the cricket boundary!!! I sampled the Gun Dog beer brewed locally in Northallerton. For lunch I ate fish chips and peas, my wife had the Masham Rarebit, and my daughter had... More 

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Victoria J, Owner at The Buck Inn, responded to this review

We were really glad to hear that you had enjoyed your meal, and many thanks for taking the time to write a review. Thanks for promoting David Wall's Gun Dog bitter as well. It sells really well here, and we try to support local brewers whenever possible. Talking of cricket, it was a very close match on Saturday and both... More 

boston
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Stayed for two nights in the middle of March and used the place as our base for long hikes on the Dales and Yorkshire Moors with English friends . The ambience was great with log fires burning all day long , delicious and generous portions for meals and breakfast, free Wi-Fi. The staff was friendly and helpful and the bar... More 

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Victoria J, Owner at The Buck Inn, responded to this review

Thank you posting this review. It is much appreciated. We are really glad that you enjoyed your stay, and will pass on your comments about the food to the kitchen staff. Hope to see you again if you are ever in the area. More 

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