Welcome to the Black Bull Hotel, Reeth's oldest surviving Inn.
It's where the locals go, come and join them for
Yorkshire Dales welcome.
Dating from 1680, the Black Bull is Reeth's oldest surviving Inn. Overlooking the village's expansive green, this old hostelry provides quality
accommodation and a wide
variety of foods ranging from bar snacks and our popular
Carvery to table
d'hôte and an à la Carte
menu in our intimate
The Black Bull Hotel, Reeth in Swaledale and the surrounding area has much to offer people of all ages and interests. From Pony trekking
to Pot holing, Museums to Mountain biking. Pick up a leaflet from the Hotel reception or visit Hudson House Dales Visitors Centre just next door to us.
Visit the historic castles of Richmond, Castle Bolton and Jervaulx Abbey. Travel west over Tail Brigg to the market town of Kirkby
Stephen, south over the Buttertubs Pass to Hawes or north over Stang to Barnard Castle.
Your hosts Richard &
Kim welcome you to The Black Bull, Reeth.
Why is the Black Bull sign upside down?
Bob Sykes, a previous landlord of the Black Bull was more than surprised when National Parks officials took exception to his attempts to tidy
up the exterior of the public house. He removed the render from the outside of the hotel to expose the original 250-year-old walls. The work was partly carried out to comply with
English Tourist Board accommodation grading requirements.
But Mr Sykes also feared that the crumbling render was a potential danger to the public. However, Park officials threatened
legal action if the render was not replaced.. The Authorities argued that the building would originally have had some form of render. Shortly after the render was removed, some local
pranksters turned the sign upside down in protest at the Authorities attitude. The sign has moved now but still remains upside down.
The Black Bull -We're Reeth's only hotel listed in the B&B online