Gamekeeper's Inn

Gamekeeper's InnThis friendly free house inn, formerly a gamekeeper’s cottage, is superbly located at Long Ashes Park in the heart of Wharfedale, perfect for exploring the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. The newly built Poachers restaurant serves freshly cooked seasonal foods using the best of local produce. It has been awarded its first AA Rosette for excellent food and service. Guests may use the facilities at the nearby Long Ashes Leisure Club free of charge, including swimming pool, gym, steam room and sauna. There is also a beauty spa at the Leisure Club, offering a wide range of holistic and beauty treatments at an additional cost. This is a non-smoking establishment.
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The Gamekeeper's Inn is tucked away up the long drive to Long Ashes Park, well away from the road, so you wake up to the sound of birdsong and the smell of fresh country air.

Hotel details

Inn opening times: Monday and Tuesday: 11:00 to 23:00 for bar service, and from 12:00 to 14:30 and 17:00 to 20:00 for food service. Wednesday to Friday: 12:00 to 21:30 for food service, and from 12:00 to 23:00 for bar service. Saturday: 12:00 to 21:30 for food service, and from 12:00 to 23:00 for bar service. Sunday: 12:00 to 20:00 for food service, and from 12:00 to 22:30 for bar service.

General information

Rating : 4 stars
Size : 5 rooms
Currency : GBP
Check-in: from 14:00 to 23:00
Check-out : 08:00 to 11:00


  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Newspapers
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Parking
  • Soundproofed Rooms
  • Heating
  • All Public and Private spaces non-smoking


  • Sauna
  • Fitness Centre
  • Fishing
  • Solarium
  • Spa & Wellness Centre
  • Massage
  • Children's Playground
  • Jacuzzi
  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Turkish/Steam Bath
  • Horse Riding
  • Indoor Swimming Pool


  • Ironing Service
  • Internet Services
  • Packed Lunches
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet Access Included


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Food & Beverages

Food is served in the inn all day, every day. The lunch menu is available from 12:00 to 14:30; the bar menu from 12:00 to 21:00; and an à la carte menu from 17:00 to 21:30. On Monday, Tuesday and Sunday the à la carte menu is available from 17:00 to 20:00.


Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge. 


Free private parking is possible on site. 


Pets are not allowed. 

Location & area


Long Ashes Park, Threshfield
BD23 5PN Skipton


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Area information

The Gamekeeper's Inn is perfectly situated for touring and exploring the Yorkshire Dales, known to many as James Herriott and Bronte country. There are many outdoor pursuits to choose from, including wonderful walks, fishing and horse riding. You can explore the historic buildings and picturesque villages set in green fields dotted with sheep and criss-crossed with traditional dry stone walls. The area is rich with natural features : pot holes, caves, waterfalls, tranquil riversides, dramatic limestone scenery and woodland. Stump Cross Caverns is just one of the fascinating places you can visit with its fantastic geological formations. The nearby village of Grassington is an internationally acclaimed cultural centre, hosting the annual Grassington Festival of music and arts each summer featuring many well known performers.

Travel information

The Gamekeepers Inn is at Long Ashes Park, Threshfield. The nearest Train Station is Skipton. From Skipton: - Follow the road out sign posted for Grassington and the B6265. - Once near Grassington, follow signs for Long Ashes Leisure and the B6160. - The Inn is tucked away up a long driveway on the left but clearly signposted.

Hotel policies

Cancellation Policy

If cancelled up to 1 day before the date of arrival, no fee will be charged.  If cancelled later, the first night will be charged.  In case of no-show, the total price of the reservation will be charged. 

Deposit Policy

The total price of the reservation will be charged on the day of booking and is refundable. 

VAT and city/tourist taxes

VAT is included.  Service charge is included.  City/tourist tax is not applicable. 

Meal Plan

Full English breakfast is included in the room rate. 

Children and Extra Bed Policy

All children are welcome.  All children under 12 years stay free of charge when using existing bedding.  All children under 2 years are charged GBP 10.00 per night and person for cots.  All older children or adults are charged GBP 10.00 per night and person for extra beds.  Maximum capacity of extra beds/babycots in a room is 1. 

Please note that in case specific policies apply to a particular room or rate, the specific room/rate policy prevails over the general hotel policy