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Craven Heifer, Stainforth

Main Road, Stainforth, Yorkshire Dales National Park BD24 9PB, England
Craven Heifer, Stainforth
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Couldn't fault the cleanliness or price to be honest but the owner's idea of customer service/hospitality falls a long way short. They seem to have a problem with the owner of the venue up the road where I attended a function and when we got back to go to bed they had locked the door. We were told they lock... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Re-visited the Craven Heifer last Sunday for lunch, and was not disapointed. We both had the roast beef with two types of potatoes, vegetables and Yorkshire pud, but to top it all the gravy was first class for taste and quantity. Fires were on in both pub rooms resulting in a great cosy atmosphere. Good to see that time has... More 

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Buxton, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

My experience couldn't have been better. I was staying alone whilst on a local caving course (also excellent). The landlord and lady were very welcoming and friendly and went out of their way to help me out when I badly sprained my ankle. The bedroom was very clean, warm and tastefully decorated. Crisp, white bedding and gorgeous thick white towelling... More 

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Lanark, United Kingdom
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45 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I found this place when I was doing some 2000's (Nuttalls) I found the place to be warm and welcoming, The landlord might present as a little gruff at first, but I was on on my own and he made a point of chatting to me and making me feel welcome. The food was excellent and my room was clean... More 

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

we had just been for a lovely walk to stainforth foss,and decided we would have a drink and a bite to eat,on arrival found the landlord to be most unwelcoming and barely grunted at us let alone actually speak,he served us our drinks and when we asked if we could get some food he just shoved us a menu and... More 

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Huddersfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

My wife and I visited the Craven Heifer in Stainforth on Saturday and was treated to evening of log fires, great beer, and superb food. The pub has a special village type appeal and is warm and inviting. Both our meals were to a high standard in both quality and amount, the new chef seems to have made a huge... More 

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Lochaber, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

My husband ate at this pub a few years ago when he was doing the Land`s End to John o`Groats cycle ride with his friend, his memories were of good hearty food, so as we were passing through the area again we returned a few couple of weeks ago and we were certainly not disappointed! The pub is a short... More 

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Hellifield, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The Craven Heifer used to look uninviting, but after a recent walk, my wife and I decided a quick drink was required, so decided to take a chance. What a surprise to find the pub all painted up and renovated inside. As it was just coming up to 2.00pm I presumed they would be stopping serving any food that was... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The newly renovated Craven Heifer was a little bit of a mixed experience. The rooms were clean, tidy, and comfortable. We ate both dinner and breakfast there and both were reasonable, not great, but decent pub fare. The slight downside was the service, neither the bar person nor the owners made much effort to make us feel welcome. This is... More 

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Priors Marston, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Been to this pub several times over the years but had not been back for some time and having decided I needed a quick break at short notice thought I would try it again Delighted that I did the new landlord and landlady refurbished all the rooms to an excellent standard, food was plentiful and excellent but the relaxed and... More 

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