Guest Houses

The Blue Bell Inn

01756 760230

A warm welcome awaits you at the Blue Bell Inn, Kettlewell’s oldest and best loved hostelry. With good food, local brewed ales and comfortable accommodation. Relax by the log fire and enjoy a meal and a drink after your walk. Restaurant also available for functions. Dogs welcome.


  • Traditional Home Cooked Food
  • Hand pulled cask ales
  • South facing outdoor tables
  • En-suite rooms, car parking

Racehorses Hotel

 01756 760233

The Racehorses Hotel dates back to 1760 and is located at the southern tip of the village. It has an ideal location, flanked on two sides by Park Gill Beck and the River Wharfe. Phone the hotel direct for room bookings. Our own website has tariff details and more information.

  • Extensive menu
  • Small Functions Welcomed
  • Private Car Park
  • Business Meetings catered for

Pennycroft Guest House

01756 760845

Pennycroft is a beautifully decorated 4 star guest house with spacious en-suite rooms ideally situated in the heart of Kettlewell. Twin / Double or Family rooms available throughout the year. Perfect base for walking, cycling, fishing, touring or just chilling out. Yorkshire hospitality, superb locally produced food, open fire and so much more. Email:

  • Special winter breaks on offer
  • 4 Star Awarded Quality in Tourism
  • Walkers welcome & Cyclists scheme 2007
  • National accesible scheme level 1

The Cottage Tea Room

01756 760405

Two fully en suite double bedded rooms. Featuring four poster bed, Spa baths. his and her bathrobes, DVD player with the latest films. Each room enjoys glorious views across the dales to the rear of the tea room. Special offers of four nights for three & three nights for two.

  • Free Dales parking permit
  • Same owners for 15 years
  • Bistro style evening meals
  • Dogs Welcome

Zarina’s Traditional Tearoom and Bed & Breakfast (Kettlewell)

01756 761188

Situated on the Dalesway, in the middle of Kettlewell. Owners David and Zarina have two double rooms, (adults only). Both rooms are spacious and have TV/DVD, tea and coffee facilities, licensed to sell alcohol. Price includes full English breakfast. Special diets can be catered for. Packed lunches and evening meals available on request. Secure storage for bikes. David and Zarina Belk, Market House, Middle Lane Kettlewell BD23 5QX


  • Walkers and cyclists welcome
  • Gluten and diary free available
  • Secure cycle parking
  • Spacious rooms

Fox & Hounds, Starbotton

01756 760269

The Fox and Hounds is a family run, traditional Dales free house, dating back 400 years. It is set in the beautiful limestone village of starbotton between kettlewell andBuckden. An ideal base to explore The Dales. We have oak beams, stone flagged floors and a welcoming open fire.

  • 4 star ensuite accomadation
  • Lunch and Evening meals
  • Patio Beer garden
  • Car parking

Sweetbriar Cottage B&B / Camping

01756 761307

sweetbriarSweetbriar cottage in the picturesque hamlet of Starbotton was built in 1733. Today it is a family run smallholding with pigs, chickens, bees and a large vegetable garden. Located on The Dales Way it is an excellent base for walkers and cyclists. The inside of this charming cottage has a relaxed family feel with log fires, exposed beams and stone flag floors.  There is a large garden with stunning views up the dale towards Buckden. The accommodation is a self-contained suit consisting of a bedroom, bathroom and sitting room. The bedroom has a double bed and a bunk-bed

Camping (tents only)

Camping is available in the field adjacent to sweetbriar cottage garden. There is a porta loo and outside tap. £5pppn, dogs welcome, breakfast sandwiches with tea or coffee available for £4


  • Full English Breakfast
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • TV & DVD
  • Family & Dog Friendly
  • Packed Lunches Available

The Kettlewell Hostel

01756 760232

thatonelooksnice!The Kettlewell Hostel is a thriving, stylish, independent hostel affiliated to the YHA. We have 40 beds over 11 rooms and cater for individuals and couples as well as larger groups. Private rooms for 2 from just £49. Available to hire the whole building for families and groups and activities all year round. Contact us directly or book through the YHA website.

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  • Home cooked, Delicious food
  • Excellent locally sourced beers
  • Really good WiFi
  • Self catering kitchen available