The Angel Inn

The Angel Inn - in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, a joy to drive to and a treat to stay: tasty fare followed by a claw foot bath and a delicious bed...

This 16th Century inn remains staunchly, reassuringly traditional ” but has been at the forefront of the gastronomic pub food revolution since 1983. Expect nooks, crannies, beams and crackling fires, and a stylish three rosette restaurant.

Thought has gone into every detail, from the antique furniture in the timbered rooms to the fabrics and the colours. There's even a ‘Wine Cave' for small intimate weddings.

Menus change with each season and include dishes ranging from filo 'moneybags' of seafood in lobster sauce ” the fish comes fresh from Fleetwood ” to our own Yorkshire twist on tapas ('Yapas'!).

Vegetarians get more than an afterthought and the sticky toffee pudding is legendary.

Exquisite bedrooms, split between the converted Barn and adjacent Sycamore Bank, are all different; perhaps a French armoire, a cast iron bed, a claw-foot bath, a private garden. All have top-quality fabrics, pretty colours, cosy bathrooms, and, in the newer rooms, a contemporary feel. However it’s the little extras that will stick in your memory; the fresh milk and lemon in the fridge for your teas, the complimentary canapes served in the room at 6pm.

The glorious up-hill-and-down-dale drive to get here is also part of the charm. Everything about the Angel Inn is sensational from the welcome to the setting, to the food.

Conference Facilities near Skipton


The Snug is particularly suitable for all sorts of occasions ” small dinner parties, business lunches and special celebrations ” comfortably seating up to fourteen guests. We will create a menu just for you and can also recommend wines to complement your special meal.Business guests can use the Snug for a meeting, breaking out for a relaxed lunch in the bar, and at the end of the day we will re-set the room for a formal dinner in the evening.

Wedding Venues in North Yorkshire


Everything we do is bespoke. Whether you choose a ceremonial wedding breakfast or an informal jamboree we offer you the same high standards of service and hospitality for which The Angel is justly recognised. One of the most atmospheric and intimate wedding venues in the country. Exchange your vows in a wonderful candlelit, rustic wine cellar with a grotto-like ambience. Seating for up to 40 guests (total ceremony 70 guests)Seating up to 70 guests for a served or buffet wedding breakfast, we can produce Three Rosette standard food for you and your guests. A three course menu is offered with coffee and petit fours, from £50 per person for a set menu, to £65 per person for a choice menu of three starters, three mains and three puddings.

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Bolton Abbey

Bolton Abbey is situated on the banks of the river Wharfe, 20 minutes drive from the Angel. Explore the ruins of the Priory, wander along the riverside, woodland and moorland paths or relax in the Cavendish Pavilion.

Malham

Malham is a small village at the Southern base of the Yorkshire Dales. A pretty place surrounded by limestone dry-stone walls and has a stream running right through the middle of the village. Ideal for walkers ” Malham Cove, Gordale Scar, Malham Tarn and Janet’s Foss. 20 minutes drive from the Angel.

Grassington

Grassington is a true Yorkshire Dales honey pot village attracting visitors year round. The centre of the village is nestled around a cobbled market square and is home to myriad independent shops, pubs and eateries.

Skipton Castle

At the top of Skipton’s main street, 10 minutes drive from the Angel, stand the massive twin towers of Skipton Castle. Over 900 years old, the castle is one of the most complete and best preserved medieval castles in England.

Embsay Steam Railway

A 10 minute drive from the Angel is Embsay Station which was built in 1888. From here you can catch a steam train to Bolton Abbey Station. See website for timetable.

Settle

Nestling on the banks of the River Ribble, Settle is a busy market town surrounded by some spectacular countryside. Situated in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, Settle is a town full of charm and character with something to offer all who visit.

Pateley Bridge

Pateley Bridge is an old lead mining village in Nidderdale. Nearby attractions include Stump Cross Caverns and Brimham Rocks. 30 minutes drive from the Angel.

Kettlewell

A picturesque village in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, made famous as the location for filming of the Calendar Girls. 25 minutes from the Angel.

Worth Valley Railway

Step back in time and enjoy a train ride through the heart of Bronte Country. Keighley Station is 25 minutes drive from the Angel.

Haworth

Haworth is a hill top village in the heart of West Yorkshire’s Bronte Country. Situated above the Worth Valley amid the bleak Pennine moors, Haworth is internationally famous for its connections with the Bronte sisters. 30 minutes drive from the Angel.

Salts Mill, Saltaire

Famous for its David Hockney exhibition, arts and crafts and cafe. 25 minutes drive from the Angel.

National Media Museum, Bradford

This fabulous free museum is devoted to film, photography, television, radio and the web. It also houses a five storey IMAX screen. Located in Bradford centre, 40 minutes drive from the Angel.

Harrogate

Harrogate has fabulous shopping, cafe culture, fine cuisine, glorious gardens, graceful architecture and a glamorous heritage as a European spa town. Harrogate is also home to the relaxing Turkish Baths and Health Spa. 40 minutes drive from the Angel.

Ingleton

The village of Ingleton is surrounded by magnificent countryside with caves, waterfalls and the three peaks of Ingleborough, Penyghent and Whernside. 30 minute drive from the Angel.

Ribblehead Viaduct

Ribblehead Viaduct is the most impressive structure on the Settle-Carlisle railway. Hundreds of railway builders lost their lives building this line. In particular building the viaduct, with its 24 massive stone arches 104 feet above the moor, caused such loss of life that the railway paid for an expansion of the local graveyard. 25 minutes drive from the Angel.

Newby Hall

Newby Hall is one of England’s renowned Adam Houses and was built under the guidance of Sir Christopher Wren in the 17th century. It is an exceptional example of 18th century interior decoration. 40 minutes drive from the Angel.

Ripon Race Course

For more than 300 years, Ripon has hosted some of the most exciting, most prestigious and most enjoyable horse racing in the country. 40 minutes drive from the Angel.

Masham

An historic market town, set in lower Wensleydale, Masham has the largest market square in Yorkshire and is home to the Black Sheep Brewery. 1 hour drive from the Angel.

Middleham

A most unusual place with a colourful history, a 12th century castle and a thriving horse racing community. It is set amidst the breathtaking beauty of the Wensleydale countryside. 50 minutes drive from the Angel.

Leyburn

The traditional market town of Leyburn has developed as the traditional centre for mid Wensleydale shopping and trade. Here you will find Tennants Auction Centre and many quality craft shops and workshops for candlemaking, pottery, jewellery, glassmaking and a chocolate factory and shop. 45 minutes drive from the Angel.

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Contact

Phone: 01756 730 263

Fax: 01756 730 363

Address

The Angel Inn'
Hetton
'Near Skipton
'North Yorkshire'
BD23 6LT
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Prices

Studios From £150.00
Sunday to Thursday £175.00 Friday & Saturday Bed & Breakfast based on two people sharing.

Suites from £175.00
Sunday to Thursday £200.00 Friday & Saturday Bed & Breakfast based on two people sharing

Awards

AA 3 Rosettes
AA 5 Star Restaurant with Rooms
Visit England 5 star Restaurant with Rooms