On the second leg of the Pennine Way my walking friend had the foresight and good fortune to book into the Keld Lodge in Swaledale. Following a 15 mile and damp walk we arrived, not in the best condition, but were welcomed very warmly by the owner, Nick Granvill. Nick was the perfect host personified. This is so important. Following the welcome nothing was too much trouble for Nick. The drying room was expansive and efficient. Our evening meal, served by Nick, was excellent. Red wine was carefully presented at room temperature. Everything stated on the web site is to be believed.
We continued our walk the following morning, knowing the Keld Lodge was a jewel of an experience on our route.
- Also Known As:
- Keld Hotel
- Keld Hotel Keld
- Keld Lodge Yorkshire
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A warm welcome awaits you at Keld Lodge. This former shooting lodge and youth hostel is now a comfortable hotel and restaurant. We are situated in beautiful Swaledale close to the half-way points on the Coast to Coast walk and Pennine Way. The full glory of one of Yorkshire’s finest dales sits on our doorstop offering a wide variety of local walks and interests.Our aim is to ensure that our guests enjoy every aspect of Keld Lodge – from the warmth of our welcome and high quality accommodation to our excellent food and real ales. Superb views of Swaledale fill the windows of our conservatory dining room, lounge and many of our bedrooms. Comfy chairs and a huge picture window in our snug provides a comfortable and informal place to sit, relax and enjoy the dale. Whether you join us for a hot or cold drink, a tasty lunch or dinner or an overnight stay we believe you will experience some rather special Yorkshire hospitality. ... more less