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“Country pub, real ales, decent restaurant, ok accomodation”
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The Bridge Inn
Ranked #2 of 2 Grinton B&B and Inns
Reviewed December 3, 2013

The Bridge Inn is perfectly placed to explore large areas of the Yorkshire Dales. You can do a good day's moor and river walks from the inn itself.

It's a typical old fashioned country pub - the bar was doing brisk business all weekend at the end of November, which is a good recommendation. Good ales, log fire, plenty of conversation - a Real Pub.

We did dinner, B&B for a couple of nights. The room was ok, decor a bit dated, and the hot water needed a spell cast before it started working. We also had to remind the staff to turn on the central heating one evening. There were a couple of large lively parties for dinner while we were there - if they had continued after 11pm the noise coming through the floor would have been seriously annoying.

Breakfast was standard English; there was a good choice for dinner, fairly traditional, but well presented. The portions were just right for us - the three courses left us feeling full but not stuffed.

At 300 quid for the two of us full board it wasn't the cheapest place we've stayed in, but it very much did what it said on the tin.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 12, 2013

a lovely yorkshire pub , excellent food and a roaring fire. room clean as was the bathroom - though was abit 1970s with a pink bath... otherwise a nice place to stay . good beer and an excellent location for walkers. i would stay again if in the area

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

Pretty pub in beautiful location, very popular with walkers, tourists etc. Great stopping off point for a drink as we did recently while in the area for the day. Never had a meal here as we usually eat in the pubs in Reeth, so unable to comment on the food, but it's very pleasant to sit outside on a warm and sunny day and watch life go by.

Landlord has very sensibly decided to ban use of mobile phones inside in the public areas (we apologize for having missed the signs for this), so don't even think of popping inside to take a very urgent call when it's too noisy outside to hear properly, even if there are no customers in the bar at the time to disturb! The landlord's geniality will rapidly evaporate if you do!

Very welcoming pub. Try it - you won't be disappointed!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

But if you are looking for a warm friendly old fashioned pub offering good beer with excellent food then this is for you! Yes it isn't smart gastro pub but welcomes muddy boots, dogs and locals. The folk singers on a Thursday night were fun, The landlord and his family could not have been more helpful and the food was some of the best I have come across in a pub - a small but perfectly put together menu, - all home made from local products. Unlike a previous review I did not find the food fried or greasy. Well worth a visit.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

Stopped here for lunch the other day and had a thoroughly enjoyable meal.My wife had the salmon starter and I had the pork roast baguette "with a handful of chips" and a handful is exactly what I got.....thank goodness!
I'm tired of ordering a lunch only to be served a mammoth plateful loaded down with indifferently cooked chips and the obligatory clump of tasteless greenery decorated with sliced cucumber and tomato.

The baguette was a modest size but was filled with delicious home cooked pork (although I wish the fat had been trimmed off),home made stuffing and a touch of apple sauce.The chips were firm and crisp on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside....perfect! That was it....no superfluous salad adornments or any lame attempt to tart the dish up.

My wife's salmon starter was equally delicious and here the presentation in a bowl with the sauce around the outside creating an island for the blini base worked really well.
Although tempted by the list of desserts we had an onward journey to complete and we were pleasantly full so we passed.However, even though it's off our normal route, we will be back !

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

I loved the Bridge Inn from the moment I stepped inside. It is an old cozy building, a true inn, with old wood and carpeting, a cozy pub adjoining a more extensive dining room. I truly felt like family in the two days I stayed there. Everyone from kitchen staff to barmen were relaxed, chatty, friendly, good natured. The first night I was treated to a bunch of locals coming to the pub and trading repartee with Drew the very funny bartender. The dining room had a lounge area with two comfy chairs and some books to read. You could order a drink at the bar and bring it there. The food was very good. They made me a sandwich to order ("What do you want on it?") to accompany my bike ride the next day at a very reasonable price. The rooms were plain, which is just what I wanted. My room had a deep bathtub, too, which was a plus. Had to ask about how the shower worked (you have to turn on power). Highly recommend. Price was very good, too.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

We've just returned from two days at The Bridge Inn at Grinton. The food was amongst the best we have ever eaten in a public house hotel. The quality was excellent, the portion just right and the range of meals on the menu would put most top quality restaurants to shame. The specials on the menu were outstanding. The service was very good, they made my partner and I and our dog very welcome and comfortable. The rooms are modest, they are not luxurious, but for those with dogs and / or enjoy walking you do not expect nor need opulence. The location is superb especially for those who enjoy walking. You can start your walks right outside the front door and Swaledale has beauty, is unspolit and not too busy. There are a vast array of footpaths from the easy to the more strenuous.
The only tinge of slight disappointment was the beers. It is a CAMRA public house and in many respects the reasons for this are clear. However, the range of beers available during our stay was good, but we did drink some better pints at the Black Bull Hotel in Reeth and the Farmers Arms in Muker, particularly Theakston's Old Peculiar.
We would thoroughly recommend The Bridge Inn especially if you are, like us, walkers, dog lovers, appreciate a friendly welcome and wallow in peace, quiet and natural beauty.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Philip S
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Address: Grinton | Swaledale, Grinton, Yorkshire Dales National Park, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Yorkshire Dales National Park > Grinton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
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Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Grinton
Price Range: $102 - $108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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