Have visited the Buck over the past few years while we have been camping as a family in Thornton-Le-Dale, always been ok. However after visiting last night for a family meal I can firmly say the best "pub" meal and service I have had in a long while....(also visited the New Inn the night before which is just across the road, not impressed)
The dinning room is lovely, all the waiting staff were lovely and couldnt of been more professional or polite, ordered a shared starter along with 2 main meals and a childrens meal which arrived with our starter as requested, the childrens meal fantastic value for money the fluffiest jacket potatoe with lovely "proper" chicken nuggets. The other 2 main meals where a Steak & Ale pie & Burger....well it did what it said on the menu, the pie was the best I have ever had, perfect pastry topping filled with plenty of melt in the mouth steak and sublime gravy yum yum The burger was most certainly home made!!!!! Fantastic value for money and tasted perfect....only tiny gripe is instead of frozen chips "homemade chips" in my opinion would of taken it to the next level and tbh would of paid more than the very reasonable £8.95 - will def be back at the end of the month when we're camping again!!!
Only reason I marked down the childrens activity is that you have a fab beer garden and nothing for children to do....not a problem with us as our daughter is easily pleased with running around
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Buck Hotel is a traditional English country pub in the picturesque village of Thornton le Dale. Situated in the centre of the village, we have a traditional bar, a comfortable lounge bar and a spacious dining room, as well as three en suite bedrooms. We serve freshly cooked, traditional pub food, a changing range of specials and a tea room menu during the day time. We have a large, sunny walled beer garden to the rear - an ideal place to sit and relax with a glass of wine or one of our range of cask conditioned real ales.A warm welcome is guaranteed for all from owners Andy and Alison, as well as our small and friendly team of staff. ... more less