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The White Lion Inn, Cray

The White Lion
BD23 5JB

01756 760262

The White Lion Inn, Cray

Nestled beneath Buckden Pike, The White Lion Inn is a former drovers hostelry set in the splendid surroundings of Upper Wharfedale. Taken over and refurbished during 2015 the Inn has been tastefully restored to its traditional form with original beams, open log fire and stone flagged floors. Our nine luxury ensuite rooms blend modern facilities with traditional Yorkshire charm.


Hand pulled ales, regularly changing fresh cooked menu and luxurious accommodation means The White Lion Inn is the ideal destination. With glorious walks on our door step it’s also perfect for dogs and their walkers, who are all welcome to stay.


Opening Times:


Bar        12pm – 10.30pm

Lunch    12pm – 2.30pm

Dinner    6pm – 8.30pm


The Bar:


A refreshing pint, a glass of wine or a warming nip, our bar is open from midday everyday, welcoming everybody two and four legged. There’s a great range of draught lager, cider and hand pulled ales. The bar specialises in ales sourced from independent Yorkshire brewers and specialist Yorkshire gins.


Enjoy drinking and dining surrounded by original stone flagged floors, roaring open fire and traditional beamed ceiling. Alternatively relax in our cosy snug with log burning stove and comfortable chesterfield sofas. Ideal for an after dinner retreat or to while away a lazy afternoon.


In finer weather, enjoy sitting outside watching and listening to the river Wharfe cascade down Cray Gill. Stepping stones across the river lead to open fells and spectacular views of Wharfedale.


The Food:


From soup and a sandwich for the hungry rambler to a complete relaxed dining experience, we have a menu for you. Dine by the fire, snack by the river or nibble in the snug, you’ll find the perfect place to enjoy.


Our food incorporates the best ingredients the Yorkshire Dales has to offer. Working closely with local farmers our dedicated team tailor every aspect of our menu from breakfast to dinner to include as much produce that Upper Wharfedale provides.




Our 9 newly refurbished rooms blend modern facilities with traditional Yorkshire charm. We have four Superior Rooms, four Standard Rooms and one Twin Room. All rooms are within the original pub and adjoined converted barn, offering comfort, colour, character and stunning views.


All rooms include:


Tea and coffee-making facilities

Free WiFi

Flat screen TV

H2K toiletries


Superior Rooms benefit from a huge king size bed, luxurious robes,

underfloor heating and a more spacious bedroom area.

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The market town of Hawes is situated in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, amidst wonderful scenery in Wensleydale - one of the glorious Yorkshire Dales.  A lively street market takes place in Hawes every Tuesday, when locals from all around the area come in to town to do their shopping and catch up with friends over coffee, a snack or lunch in one of the excellent tea shops or pubs.


With its bustling cobbled market square, fringed by shops offering local foods, arts and crafts and clothing, Grassington is an attractive, busy town, set against the backdrop of the Yorkshire Dales.


With its ancient caverns, wooded valleys, luscious meadows and traditional Yorkshire stone buildings, it's no surprise that Nidderdale has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  Home to the oldest sweetshop in Britain and one of the country's most well known agricultural shows, Nidderdale is the perfect base for walking holidays and relaxing family breaks.


Over 900 years old, Skipton Castle is one of the most complete and best preserved medieval castles in England and is well worth a visit at any season of the year.  Visitors can explore every corner of this impressive history-rich castle, which withstood a three-year siege during the Civil War.  View the Banqueting Hall, the Kitchen, the Bedchamber and Privy.  Climb from the depths of the Dungeon to the top storey of the Watch Tower.

The White Lion Inn, Cray
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