“Sister establishment to the Charles Bathurst Inn, above, the Punch Bowl, or PB Inn, is a plain, flat fronted 17th century hostelry that stands halfway along Swaledale with superb views of Whita Side opposite as it swoops down from the fell through stone-walled fields to the narrow valley floor and the river. Both CB and PB Inns have the same ethos: straightforward, uncomplicated hospitality; affordable, agreeable and up to date accommodation; excellent food and drink.”
Written by Fiona Duncan
“Why do people love staying in your hotel? The quiet location, warm and friendly atmosphere, comfortable rooms and fantastic locally sourced food.
What is there to do in the area? Walking, mountain biking, visit many market towns of Richmond, Hawes, Leyburn.
What kind of breakfast do you offer? Full English breakfast, kippers, smoked salmon with scrambled egg, porridge, homemade toast, cereals, apricot & prunes, greek yoghurt
Do you offer other meals? Lunch served 12 – 2.30pm dinner 6 – 9pm
And can you recommend good places to eat out locally? The Charles Bathurst Inn in Arkengarthdale. Overton House in Reeth
Which are your most popular room types, and why? the superior rooms with four poster beds they are more spacious and have fantastic views of Whita side and Swaledale
What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers?
Located within some of the most breathtaking scenery in Yorkshire, The Punch Bowl Inn, Swaledale, offers high quality accommodation, excellent facilities and a very warm welcome.
The original character of this 17th century inn is discerningly combined with contemporary luxury, to provide our guests with a stylish yet relaxing base from which to enjoy the stunning Yorkshire Dales.”
"I reflect as I eat that I am enjoying this grub much more than the last restaurant meal I’d indulged in, where the chef was as precious as his tricksy menu and the bill for one would have fed at least two people here at the PB Inn."
Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)