Welcome To The Craven Heifer
Main Street, Stainforth, Settle, North Yorkshire
Experience the atmosphere of a traditional Yorkshire Dales village pub.
Tom and Jasper the dog welcome you to the Craven Heifer Hotel at Stainforth.
Set in the wonderful, quintessential chocolate box village of Stainforth, in the heart of the north Yorkshire Dales, the Craven Heifer Hotel is in an excellent location both for visitors enjoying a day out or holiday in the beautiful countryside, and for locals, being the heart and hub of the village community. The pub was even visited by Prince Charles in 2001 as part of the "Pub is the Hub" campaign, when he enjoyed a pint of bitter and a whisky!
We have a wide range of activities within the area like the 3 peaks walk only 4 to 5 miles away, see our Places to Visit page for more ideas. Part way round the 3 peaks why not stop off to refresh yourself at our other hotel, the Station Inn Ribblehead at the bottom of Whernside.
I have 10 years of catering and hospitality experience, so I can offer a wide range of foods for all dietary requirements alongside good real ales. My bar staff have over 50 years experience between them, combining bar services and local knowledge to ensure you get the most from your stay with us.
where the name of the pub came from
In 1807 a massive shorthorn cow (or heifer) was bred at
Bolton Abbey. It became famous across Yorkshire because of its size and
was soon known as the Craven heifer. Several inns were renamed The Craven
Heifer as a result. Until then, the inn here had been called The Packhorse.
Stainforth sat at the junction of several long-distance packhorse roads,
and the inn had served the needs of packhorse drivers for several centuries.
|Tea & Coffee|
A nice cup of tea after a long walk is sometimes better than a pint of beer.
We not only serve a wonderful selection of Beers & Largers but also offer hot bevriges at the bar!
Exquisitely lovely golden ale. Named after Alfred Wainwright, the renowned Lakeland author who was born in Blackburn, Wainwright is a refreshing golden ale with subtle sweetness and delicate citrus fruity overtones.
|Be OUR Guests|
Make yourself at home in our inhouse accommodation. We cater for singles, couples & Families.
There are seven rooms available including short stay, long stay or just B & B
Daniel Thwaites of Lancashire has been an established brewery for over 200 years.
Daniel Thwaites Website: http://www.thwaites.co.uk