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Craven Heifer, Stainforth

Main Road, Stainforth, Yorkshire Dales National Park BD24 9PB, England
Craven Heifer, Stainforth
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  • 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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Bergen, Norway
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6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were two couples walking The Dales High Way and arrived at Craven Heifer in Stainforth rather late in the day. Landlord and wife were quick to give us rooms and rescheduled our dinner reservation without fuss. One room was of quite good standard, the other only had a ceiling window. Welcoming hospitality tray and fresh milk made available. We... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really welcoming pub, bustling warm and friendly.we arrived at 7pm for drinks before eating. The landlord and landlady were very hands on and were working very hard to ensure the bar and restaurant ran smoothly. There were beautiful log fires in the dining room and the lounge. Customers arriving with dogs were very welcome and NO MUSIC!! Such a... More 

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Rochdale
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I use the Craven Heifer regularly as I have a caravan at Knight Stainforth. Andy and Maureen have tenanted the pub for some 18 months now and have turned it around. It truly is a village pub in a rural area. They cook excellent food, the bedrooms are clean, warm and comfortable, and they genuinely go out of their way... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for one night after walking over from Malham, damp and weary. Friendly welcome, a warm comfortable room and a good shower. Had an excellent meal in the bar.Nothing was too touble despite the pub being very busy, both the landlord and landlady still had time to chat. Next morning a really good breakfast, well cooked and tasty. We... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

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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Huddersfield
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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
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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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57 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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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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