For years we would stop in Pateley Bridge for something to eat after doing a long walk in the nearby area. Much of the time we were heading to the fish and chip shop as we would be a little dirty from a walk or wanted something quick and warm. We didn’t really explore many of the other places to eat in Pateley Bridge so I have put this post together to highlight some of the great local businesses from pub dining, restaurants and cute cafes.
Pubs in Pateley Bridge
The Crown Inn
The Crown is located at the bottom of the high street and is a popular spot for both locals and visitors. The pub has two different sections to one side there is the bar style area with lounge sitting room style seating with a dartboard called the “Whine Bar”. To the other side of the pub is the dining area which is carpeted. The pub offers up lunchtime meals, evening meals and drinks of a wide variety. They do offer up live music, wifi and is dog-friendly. This is probably one of the more popular places to eat in Pateley Bridge for people who are out walking or hiking.
The Royal Oak
The Royal Oak pub is located on the opposite side of the river from the Oldest Sweet Shop in England. It is a large white building that like the rest of Pateley Bridge has been there for a very long time. The pub itself has ample space for drinking and eating outside in the warmer months and plenty of cosy corners inside for winter. The pub offers up great traditional English pub food and reviews are all good. The pub does welcome dogs but please do check with the owners before bringing them inside, especially on wet days.
Restaurants in Pateley Bridge
Harefield Hall is an elegant hotel in Pateley Bridge. The hotel has a great restaurant with a wide variety of high standard meals. They have 2 rooms which can be hired out for private dining or events. They have separate menu’s for starters, mains, desserts and Sunday lunch menu. The Harefield Hall is catered to over 16’s adults only and no children and families are allowed. This is a general rule throughout the hotel as it is very high quality and standard of hotel and dining. Harefield Hall is one of the fanciest places to eat in Pateley Bridge due to the age limit of guests and quality of the food, it is definitely a fine dining experience.
Olley’s Pizzeria & Ristorante opened in 1996 and has kept its name since. The restaurant proudly serves fresh Italian thin base pizza with homemade sauce. All dishes are made fresh to order so each can be amended to suit the customer. Olley’s Pizzeria has to be one of the best restaurants in Pateley Bridge due to the fresh food, cosy dining. Olley’s also have an extensive wine list available with beers too to suit every taste bud. The pizzeria is located over the bridge by The Royal Oak pub.
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Bengal Cuisine is an Indian restaurant serving traditional dishes using locally sourced ingredients. The restaurant doesn’t just supply ample seating indoors but offers a takeaway option. Bengal Cuisine is tucked away in a corner of a shop front, the shop front is the Pancake House. There is a doorway to the right for the restaurant. They do not sell or serve alcohol but if you do wish to bring your own you can.
The Willow Restaurant and B&B
The Willow Restaurant is a quaint English country restaurant nestled in an 18th-century building. The restaurant is owned and run by head chef Margaret Ninness. The food is locally sourced and caught in the Yorkshire Dales and cooked fresh in the kitchen. Margaret Ninness cooks fresh Nidderdale lamb, freshly caught trout and sea fish from the Yorkshire Coast. There is a fully stocked wine cellar to accompany any fine meal in the restaurant.
Cafes in Pateley Bridge
Rachel’s Tea Room
Rachel’s Tea Room is located on the opposite side of the bridge along with the Royal Oak. The cafe is highly regarded with many as Rachel’s cakes are to die for and are delicious. Rachel’s Tearoom is dog-friendly which is handy to know for anyone out with their 4-legged friend. The tea room staff are warm, welcoming and friendly and of course, all the food looks and tastes delicious. There is freshly homemade quiche with salad or new potatoes for lunch along with many other options to tempt you in. Rachel’s has to be one the best cafes in Pateley Bridge for the fresh and innovative cakes along with great service.
The Pancake House
The Pancake House is located at the bottom of the hill a couple of doors down from the Spar. The cafe is a popular choice for fresh sweet or savoury pancakes and waffles. They do offer gluten-free options for those who need it. They are a family friendly business that serves up amazing food, milkshakes and ice creams and gets their produce from the local suppliers. The Pancake House has to be one of the best places to eat in Pateley Bridge as so many people love Pancakes and a sweet treat.
That is our complete list of places to eat in Pateley Bridge. Of course, there are plenty more within the Nidderdale area and will be sure to cover those in the future. If you have eaten or visited at any of these places or looking to visit the lovely village of Pateley Bridge and need any tips to let us know in the comments.