The Buck Inn is a welcoming country pub, overlooking the green in the beautiful village of Thornton Watlass, which is at the entrance to Wensleydale, gateway to the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It is the ideal base from which to explore this fantastic part of the country, whether you are keen walkers, cyclists, sightseers or are simply looking to relax and unwind. We welcome families and dogs, and also offer fishing and golfing breaks.

We are located just a short distance from the A1 making us a great place for a stop- over, if wanting to break a journey to/from Scotland. The Buck Inn is situated amongst a fantastic array of charming market towns and picturesque villages, including Middleham, Masham and Harrogate. Our bar and snug are great for relaxing in, offering a choice of Cask Marque assured, locally brewed real ales. All our food is made on the premises, using local suppliers wherever possible.

Vicki is celebrating 10 years of running The Buck Inn this year. We bought the property in May 2014, and have totally refurbished it, including putting in a new kitchen, upgrading all the bedrooms, a complete transformation of the function room and garden, replacing all the windows with double glazing and installing patio doors, to enable better access to the garden.

Despite the challenges posed by the Covid pandemic, the business continues to thrive, thanks to a loyal team of dedicated staff, and some very supportive regular customers.

We are delighted to have recently won “Country Pub of the Year” for the Harrogate & Ripon CAMRA region.