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The Moorcock Inn, Garsdale Head

The Moorcock Inn
Garsdale Head
LA10 5PU

01969 667488

The Moorcock Inn, Garsdale Head

Situated at the gateway to both the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District, the Moorcock Inn is an ideal place to stay whether you are seeking a relaxing retreat or a walking holiday. A short drive into Wensleydale will take you to Hawes, an old market town where a walk down the cobbled streets will lead you to the local shops or up to the Wensleydale Creamery, home to the famous cheeses. The rope makers and the Dales Countryside museum are also worth a visit as is the local market which takes place every Tuesday.


For train enthusiasts, the Dandry Mire/Moorcock Viaduct is visible from the Moorcock and only a short walk away. This is part of the commercial Settle to Carlisle line and includes regular steam hauled services. With it's 12 arches it stands 50 ft high, 227 yards long and is a spectacular sight.


Another few miles will take you down to Aysgarth Falls which are a must see for anyone new to the area.


Bolton Castle is an impressive sight particularly at night when it is lit up and can be seen from miles around and by day it is an interesting place to visit as the sight where Mary Queen of Scots was once held prisoner.


The village of Askrigg can be of particular interest to any James Herriot fans as the setting for All Creatures Great and Small, as can Hardraw Force as the setting for the famous waterfall scene from Robin Hood Prince of Thieves.


Heading back up into Cumbria, Kendal home of the famous mintcake, is well worth a visit, as is Pendragon Castle, once owned by King Arthur. Driving over the infamous coal road from Garsdale Station takes you to Dent, a beautiful small town which gives the feeling of stepping back in time and a trip on the historic Settle to Carlisle railway is something that certainly should be experienced.


B&B Accommodation


Garsdale Room (Four Poster) - £80 per room per night.

Cotterdale Room (Double) - £75 per room per night.

Dentdale Room (Double) - £80 per room per night

Deepdale (Small double) - £65 per room per night

Grisedale (Budget Single) - £40 per room per night (or £30room only)

Wensleydale Room (Family or Twin or King) - £75 per room per night based on two people sharing.

£10 extra per child per night (under 12's)

£15 extra per person per night (12 and over)

Single person occupancy - £50 per room per night

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“Very good”

Lovely and helpful people running it, good ale and good food - plenty of it as well. very comfortable room, nothing too much trouble. have an excellent stock of books giving information about walks in the area. good place to base yourself in the Dales...


“Top class”

Went here last night for food with friends. All local to Hawes but haven't been since the new owners took over. Have to say the refurb is amazing what a difference I felt like i was in a different place. Staff were very good and attentive which was lovely. Food was great and huge portions. The menu is limited at...


“Holiday in Wensleydale.”

Stopped by chance and were welcomed, even with three dogs. Beautiful hospitality and very appetising food, can recommend the meat pie, mind you all the other dishes looked just as good. Nothing too much trouble with very attentive young bar lady and the chef...


“Six happy diners”

The owner is my cousins daughter but this review is based on the reactions of my unrelated friends as well as my own objective observations. After a drink whilst ordering, seated comfortably on leather sofas, we went to our table in the dining/ bar area with several fellow diners. The home made liver pate with mounds of toast and butter...


“Great food and atmosphere”

Newly refurbished (long overdue) and now clean and refreshing. Called in on Sunday evening for a quick drink and ended up staying for a meal 'til closing time. Very friendly and welcoming new owners - Good beer, comfy bar area and a steak pie to die for...


“Great location, Great food, Friendly”

Hi , Been here many times before. Got there Early this morning to find its under new management and its had a much needed refurb. All very nice. it now has a new coffee/café section which is ideal for breakfast before heading out onto the fells. So after some coffee I did my walk then returned for a late lunch...


“New looks great”

Newly modernised ... moved bar.. place looks great..clean and modern without losing its rustic rural charm. .... extensive beer and wine choice at good prices.... The restaurant has only recently opened and has a restricted bar menu at moment.....don't let that put you off.... wife had chicken roast and veg.... i had steak pie chips and salad followed by an...

The Moorcock Inn, Garsdale Head
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