Some years ago we saw a newspaper article describing The Sportsmans Arms as "venerated" and I cannot think of a more appropriate description.
Under the same proprietorship for a staggering thirty-five years (most unusual for The Dales) the standard has never slipped and Sunday Lunch yesterday was perfect.The comfortable restaurant was full and the service was excellent as was the food-tender roast beef and a good choice of options.
We have visited the Sportsmans literally hundreds of times over that thirty-five year period and have never once been disappointed.The owner Ray Carter remains very much "hands on"The staff are all very friendly and competent and the setting is idyllic-this place is a good as the Michelin starred restaurants in the area and,frankly,better value for money.
Don't ever retire Ray!
- Also Known As:
- The Sportsman's Arms Hotel Pateley Bridge, Yorkshire, UK