Walking the Dales Highway

June 16th – 26th 2010

Station Inn – a room with a view June 21, 2010

Filed under: Food,The Hotels — helenjbillingham @ 7:46 pm

If you don’t know about the Settle to Carlisle railway or the Ribbleshead viaduct, then this won’t mean much. But we are staying tonight in the Station Inn, right under said viaduct.

We have the executive room. It has a grotty shower, the wash basin in the bedroom, and a waterbed (?). It costs £70 – the same as the wonderful King William last night. But then I look out the window and see the hills and the viaduct and, yes really, it is worth every penny.

It is such an amazing evening. Clear blue skies and warm sun. I don’t imagine they have many of these evenings right up here. We sit in the garden overlooking that view – no-one else around. Special.

Food wise the pub does proper Yorkshire food (although technically we are in Cumbria). All there pork products come from local rare breed pigs – but they have run out of sausage and mash. I went instead for pie and chips- served with gravy of course. Big, tasty and just what’s needed.

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2 Responses to “Station Inn – a room with a view”

  1. Pam Says:

    The room was a bit disappointing. They look good on their website. Waterbed YUK! I hope they don’t read your comments. I hope you are taking loads of photo’s of the views? Silly question. Thanks to my favourite programmes Countryfile and Country tracks I am very familiar with the viaduct, dales, and the lovely Cow and Calf rocks. I’m so happy you are there for real. Love Mum
    PS Have not seen any replies. How come?

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