My family have fallen in love with this place for its authenticity in serving Americana. Love the grape soda! The food is excellent quality and everything it should be albeit a tad on the pricey side to add fries to a burger or 'dog as well as a drink.
We don' t have kids so we prefer to enjoy out of peak times. And I sympathise with the management policy on not bringing picnics and drinks from outside, and here's why... The untold truth of the bulk of complainers (and I know, because I've been there when some of these altercations kicked off) is that they turn up with a brood of children in order to give the kids an hour in the complimentary play facilities. And bringing all these kids, they bring snacks and drinks with them 'for the sake of the kids' and expect to occupy one of very few outdoor tables while the kids go play, and think that the purchase of a couple of items at a minimum cost, or the claim 'we eat here regularly - just not today' should entitle them to access.
Two weeks ago I watched one of these militant mothers parade her 'grieving' child and embarrass everyone around her challenging the water rule, and the unwillingness of the management to replace the contraband water with complimentary tapwater from the rrestaurant. 'Big Boss' was not REMOTELY unreasonable. Agitated mother was. And then badgered the staff repeatedly in order to put her complaint in writing to the highest authority.
For the record, in the many times I've now enjoyed delicious meals, drinks and ices there, I've never had anything but courteous, helpful, dedicated staff and a boss who loves his place, and always get tap water without issues.
If you want a diner for reasonable, objective people, come here.
Top tip... Forget Ben & Jerry's. You can buy all Yorkshire Dales' tasty range for £3.50 for a 1 liter tub!
I recommend the Coney Island with Fries and home made Cherry Coke.
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