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The Buck Inn

The Village Green, Thornton Watlass, Bedale HG4 4AH, England
The Buck Inn
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
13 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 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 

Richmond, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Called here on Friay 27th March at 5.30 pm.Food started at 6pm, we hadn't booked as we were on our way back from playing golf.It looked the nicest place in the local area of various maybe pubs to eat.Normally would booked before for a Friday evening.Landlord and Landlady greeted us.We decided to have a drink in the cosy bar with... 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 write such a detailed and positive review. We were delighted to read your comments, and I will pass on your compliments to the staff who were working on the evening of your visit, and to our butcher! We hope to see you both again next time you are in the area. More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Stayed here quite a few days over the past weeks whilst dealing with a family situation in local town. Accommodation to a very high standard, breakfast plenty of choice and beautifully cooked, Bar has a roaring log fire and good selection of local beers and reasonably priced wines. residents loungs and good wifi. Pub is situated in a traditional Yorkshire... 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 such a positive review. We are really pleased that you had a comfortable stay on the last few visits to The Buck Inn, during what has been a difficult time for both of you. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. More 

Redditch, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We have a lovely stay here in what was stressing personal circumstances. Hosts were very helpful and it was lovely to sit next to a roaring fire and relax after a strained day. Locals were very chatty and friendly. Breakfast was brill.

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review for us at this worrying time for you and your family. We are pleased that we were able to offer you somewhere comfortable and warm to come back to at this difficult time. Best wishes to you both, and see you in the New Year. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This place is lovely, situated in an idyllic English village. Staff are really friendly and warm. The food was amazing and breakfast was a feast. The room although small was made up by the king size bed. Pub was full of locals, so you know it's a good place if the locals love it too.

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

Thank you so much for your positive feedback. It was great to meet you both and we hope you are enjoying the rest of your stay in the UK We are really pleased that you had a good time here, and will pass on your comments about the food to our chefs. Many thanks once again. More 

Wem, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We had lovely stay at the Bucks Heath. The owners we very friendly and welcoming. The room was clean and the bed was extremely comfortable. The evening meal and the cooked breakfast were delicious. We look forward to staying again.

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

Thanks very much for your feedback. We really do appreciate guests taking the time to write a review. We are pleased that you found the new beds to be comfortable, and that you enjoyed the food. We hope to see you again next time you are visiting the area. More 

Bega, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We were delighted with the Inn. The new owners went out of their way to make us welcome. As we were driving ourselves with only a map they directed us the next morning to a close town to buy a GPS. They even sourced the cheapest for us. Meals were great and the locals coming into the pub were very... 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 write a review, and for your lovely comments. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, and hope you also enjoyed the rest of your time in the UK We have passed on your comments about the food to our chef, and one of our "regulars" was pleased... More 

Crewe, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
19 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We pre booked for one night's stay We thought that something was different when we approached the Buck noticing that the pub had been repainted. On going into the bar at night there were new people behind the bar, and Mike the ex licensee was sat having a pint.On chatting it transpires Mike has retired. The builders were in and... More 

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

It was great meeting you both, and thanks for taking the time to write such a comprehensive review. We are so pleased that you approve of the refurbishment work that we have carried out so far, and you will be pleased to know that the room you stayed in is the next to be done. We are both delighted to... More 

Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Thornton Watless is a small farming village well placed for exploring both the Dales and the Moors. The Buck Inn is located on the village Green facing the cricket pitch. The owners, Victoria and Tony Jowett, were extremely friendly and looked after us very well. The food was great, especially the breakfasts. The bedrooms were a bit dated but well... More 

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

We are both really pleased that you enjoyed your stay, and it was great meeting you. Hopefully if you are in the area in the future you will come back and see what we have done with the bedrooms. Many thanks for taking the time to write a review. More 

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