“We are so proud of Jessie, our 18 year old Chef, who recently won the Flavours of Herriot Country Young Professional Chef of the Year, and certainly agree with the closing remark of the judges! This is what they said about her winning dish….

‘This finalist presented the judges with classic food on a plate. A pleasure to watch this young chef in action, putting together the well thought out dish using plenty of local produce.

Working methodically, professionally and calmly, with a clean work space. Great use of local, seasonal produce, cooked very well. A nice balance of ingredients, with the end result of a very tasty well balanced meal. A young chef who is very keen, with a natural talent. Well done!

Definitely one to watch!’

In 2018 we were delighted to have been awarded Customer Service Team of the Year at the Flavours of Herriot Country Awards. The head judge described her experience here as “This is a true community pub that offers a warm welcome to everyone. It had a lovely atmosphere, was buzzing, and the staff took a genuine interest in the customers. There was an elderly lady enjoying a Sunday lunch on her own and the staff took time to chat to her, and then when she couldn’t quite finish the plate full, they boxed it up for her to take home. I would definitely recommend a visit to sample a home from home welcome. This is a true community pub that offers a warm welcome to everyone.”

The Buck Inn is a welcoming country pub overlooking the green in the beautiful village of Thornton Watlass which is at the entrance of 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.

The Inn is located just a short distance from the A1 making us a great place for a stop over if you are in the area. The Buck Inn is located amongst a fantastic array of charming market towns and picturesque villages including Middleham, Masham and Harrogate. Our restaurant and bar is great for relaxing in and offers a choice of locally brewed real ales. All our food is made on the premises, using local suppliers wherever possible. Vicki & Tony have been at The Buck Inn for 8 years, and completed a total refurbishment of the property. This has included a new kitchen, refurbishment of all the bedrooms, a complete transformation of the function room and garden. The most recent work has included replacing all the windows with double glazing and installing patio doors, to enable better access to the garden. Despite the challenges posed by Coronavirus restrictions, over the last 2 years, they managed to replace a heating boiler, and make further improvements to external areas at the rear of the property. Future plans are to replace the table tops in the bar.