The Sportsman’s Arms- review.

The Sportsman’s Arms is a hotel and restaurant in Wath-in-Nidderdale. This is located near Pateley Bridge which has easy access to Harrogate, Ripon and Skipton.


I have never stayed in the hotel but prices start from £65. I have, however, eaten a couple of times in the restaurant. The ingredients are fresh. On my last visit I went with my parents and Fraser for Easter lunch. Booking is advisable for eating in the restaurant, although you can also enjoy bar meals.

I had a trio of seafood starter (crab, prawns and salmon), roast beef with all the trimmings as a main and then a shortbread and raspberry stack for pudding. It was delicious, hearty food but cooked perfectly. We then took coffee/tea in the lounge area, which like the bar is a cosy spot to sit and have a drink. The bar serves a good selection of local ales.

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The surroundings of the Sportsman’s Arms are beautiful Yorkshire Dales hills so it is a perfect spot for walking. After our meal we went out to make the most of it. We did part of the Nidderdale Way. It’s a nice easy walk, only the first part of our walk was a little steep but other than that it was a lovely stroll along to Pateley Bridge and back.

If you are not local the Sportsman’s Arms would be a great location to stay for walking the Yorkshire Dales and whether you stay or not the food is top notch. I highly recommend it. For more information visit the website here.

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