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Welcome to The Boars Head

A Traditional Pub and Hotel in the Yorkshire Dales providing excellent Real Ales, The Boars Head is a small family run hotel/inn located in the small village of Long Preston.

The Boars Head at Long Preston is a lovely, 1700’s Dales Country Inn with cosy en-suite rooms, friendly restaurants, open log fire, rustic beams and lots of character. It is located in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, only 4 miles from Settle and 12 miles from Skipton.

The inn offers contemporary and comfortable en-suite accommodation, good food
and a fine choice of beverages including up to 6 cask ales & various maltswhich in the colder months can be enjoyed sat by the welcoming open fire!

The Boars Head is within driving distance of Settle, Clitheroe and Skipton for those wishing to visit a typical Market Town, we are also perfectly positioned between the Yorkshire Dales National Park, the Forest of Bowland and the Southern Lakes. There are plenty of countryside activities to do and interesting places to visit in all weathers.

The all-year round Short Break is our speciality and we can cater from a romantic dinner, to friends and family celebrations through to parties and themed evenings.

Your hosts, Craig & Derek, give you a warm welcome to their charming Country Inn.

After forming a business partnership 5 years ago Your hosts, Craig & Derek have been working tirelessly to try and  accommodate all tastes and pockets, ‘our priority being to make your visit a pleasurable and memorable one’.

The Public Bar is host to our darts, dominoes & quiz teams all of which are in local leagues.

Traditional pub games are available to play and include Darts, Dominoes, Cards.

The pub is popular with walkers and Sundays are busy with a traditional roast. They have a large car park, seperate dining/function room.
Children and pets are all very welcome.

Local Attractions

The Boars Head provides the perfect base to explore and enjoy a wide range of attractions and activities. We are situated amongst beautiful open Yorkshire Dales countryside and yet only a few miles from many spectacular natural features, bargain shopping, country sports, farmers’ markets, historic houses, abbeys, castles and gardens. The Boars Head is the perfect place to stay, to enjoy a good meal and to relax in peaceful surroundings.

Centrally situated for many larger towns, The Boars Head is just over an hour drive from many larger towns such as Leeds, Manchester, Harrogate, Knaresborough, York, Lancaster, Preston and the Southern Lakes and therefore a perfect starting place for a great day out.

Closer to home our area has its own unique attractions. Click the name on the various attractions below to see individual information.

Skipton Castle, Yorkshire

If you would like shopping to be a part of your holiday experience then staying here at the Boars Head could be for you.

Our location close to the Lancashire border means that we are only a short distance from the East Lancashire mill towns. These are renowned for their excellent shopping outlets where designer products can be bought at bargain prices. In contrast, we also have a local cultural heritage of arts and crafts with many outlets and workshops situated across the Dales and the Ribble Valley. The Dales are also famous for Wensleydale Cheese; the creamery at Hawes is a must if you want to take home some of Wallace and Gromit’s favourite cheese.

Watershed Mill Visitor Centre, Settle. Boundary Mill, Colne, Lancs. Botany Bay, Chorley, Lancs. Darley Mill, Harrogate, N. Yorkshire. The Platform Gallery at Clitheroe, Lancs

At The Boars Head we offer the best of both worlds – the Yorkshire Dales and Lancashire’s Forest of Bowland.

Image by www.pureyorkshire.co.uk

We are situated close to the edge of the glorious Forest Of Bowland, which offers a wide range of unspoilt landscapes and visitor facilities. Try the Crook O Lune or Gisburn Forest for a family bike ride or visit the Bowland Visitor Centre at Beacon Fell and explore its nature trails and the surrounding landscape. Take in Bowland’s village cafes and farm shops, its countryside sites and wildlife, or the wide-open fells and footpaths… on bike, by foot or horse. Visit www.forestofbowland.com and www.ribblevalley.gov.uk for lots of ideas for enjoyable days. Farmers’ markets in the area have become very popular where you can buy locally made and home grown produce.

Skipton Farmer’s Market is on the first Sunday of the month. Settle Farmer’s Market is on the second Sunday of the month. Grassington Farmer’s Market is on the third Sunday of the month www.farmersmarkets.net

Activities in our region

For those of you who enjoy an active holiday, our beautiful surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for all levels of sporting interests. We have golf courses, mountain biking, hot air ballooning, climbing, potholing, adventuring, horse riding, walking, quad biking, shooting, cycling, canoeing and fishing facilities; to mention just a few. View the websites below for details and contacts.

Cycle the Dales | Yorkshire Dales | Forest of Bowland

Recent Reviews

Brilliant !!

Everything from the the first moment of entering The Boars Head could not have been better.

The welcome from the staff was warm & genuine….some really excellent ales on tap served by excellent bar staff.

The food was a credit to the chefs, well prepared, very well cooked & presented, with good portions of everything whether it was the evening meals or the breakfasts.

no hesitation in recommending a stay here, I will be visiting again in the not too distant future.

Thank You to ALL the staff for the service & attention to detail.

I’d definitely recommend it.

We came here for a relaxing night away and a walk in the countryside nearby. The pub has a great selection of hand pulled beers and whiskey alongside the usual Guinness and lagers.
We had our tea here too. The portions were huge and the food tasty with good value. Two starters, two mains and a bottle of wine for fifty quid.
Stayed June 2016, travelled as a couple


“Great location”
Wanted somewhere as a base for walking in the Dales, Great walks from the door.

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