Just spent one night, a Sunday, at the Craven Arms ... and it was great.
Arrived Sunday lunchtime and the place was nicely buzzing with most tables already occupied - this is a place that does good food, very well and at reasonable prices. Having checked in and dropped out bags off - nice welcome from attentive staff we had time for a quick drink before going on to a family party.
Returning to the Craven Arms later that evening it was refreshing to see they were still serving food (how many places fail to appreciate that people like to go out and eat on a Sunday evening ?) - not only that but the place is so popular we had a small wait for a table for our party of 5. So it was chance to sample another of the three cask ales on tap while deciding what to eat from the menu.
Excellent choice of wine by the glass with dinner - clearly the wine has been sourced by someone who actually drinks the stuff they sell so no corners cut there.
Rooms - comfortable, clean and modern with thoughtful touches such as robes provided. Great nights sleep on comfortable bed and plenty of hot water in the shower.
Breakfast was a real treat with decent bacon, sausage, black pudding and tasty mushrooms - again someone is putting some real attention to detail here.
All in all - will definitely stay here again when next in the area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the rural village of Kelbrook, The Craven Heifer Inn has been a popular hostelry for locals and visitors alike for over 150 years. Now, having undergone many alterations and uses, the pub has undergone a complete refurbishment. A mix of traditional features and contemporary style, our busy pub and restaurant focuses on lovingly created dishes using quality, locally sourced produce freshly prepared by our team of experienced chefs. The Inns 18 rooms take a sympathetic approach to the buildings traditional roots, incorporating a contemporary flair and all the trappings of modern luxury. Each room has full en-suite facilities furnished with luxurious cotton towels, bath robes and bed linens, freeview digital television, and free Wi-Fi for all our customers. Breakfast is included in all room bookings and a night porter is on duty at all times.Style, service and attention to detail. Staying at The Craven Heifer is an ideal choice for business or for pleasure. ... more less