Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty with some of the finest views in Dentdale, The Sportsman's Inn is an unspoilt example of the Traditional English Country Inn.

The building is steeped in history dating back over 350 years. From the drovers taking livestock to the nearby market towns and navvies working on the Settle Carlisle railway line to the present day tourist, this 17th century grade 11 listed building continues its long tradition of meeting the needs of those who enter.


1988-2018 

"30 years behind bars"

In 1987 whilst playing a game of dominoes (and consuming far too much alcohol) with the then owners of the Sportsman's, we decided to buy the Inn, lock stock and barrel (pun intended). Still here 30 years on and with the fourth generation of the family making the occasional appearance behind the bar (he is only 4 years old) we look forward to welcoming you to what has now well and truly become home.