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The Ancient Unicorn

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  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“ancient unicorn”(29 reviews)
“the pub”(13 reviews)
“pennine way”(12 reviews)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very pleasant stay at this friendly establishment. Our room was clean and comfortable. The bathroom was spacious with both a bath and wonderful shower. The menu in the pub was somewhat limited but the food was high quality. The breakfast was excellent....More

Thank Helen J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We met an old friend here for Sunday lunch and I was very satisfied indeed. The food was very tasty and the service attentive without being overbearing. It was half way between our two locations (York and Cumbria) and I was not disappointed.

Thank CraigHamilton1981
Reviewed 30 December 2017

This was our 4th stay at the Ancient Unicorn this year. We decided to have 4 nights stay over Christmas as we have enjoyed the place so much this year. Andy the owner and his lovely wife Fiona were the best of hosts as always...More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 27 December 2017

We had Christmas Fayre at the Unicorn in early December, and we were very disappointed. the meals were tasty, and well cooked, but the choice of dishes was very limited, and such small portions. We had the turkey for main course, and there was no...More

3  Thank williamaM2177IV
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the Unicorn last week whilst on route to Scotland..and very glad we did too.A lovely warm welcome by the staff on arrival helped,but the open fires did help as well ..It was knocking up -4 and doing its damndest to snow so...More

Thank Gerry H
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US$68 - US$112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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nutzzz
17 September 2016|
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Response from Philip J | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I have seen dogs in for lunch-time, There is the main bar/dining area with large fire and then just round the corner a small snug with a few chairs and table and another fire. Also plenty of room outside on the terrace... More
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nutzzz
17 September 2016|
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Response from Billie65 | Reviewed this property |
We stayed there with our 3 dogs and took them with us into the bar when we went for our evening meal. Not sure if they are allowed in all areas - we didn't take them into the dining room where breakfast was served and there... More
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ashleighb98
13 August 2016|
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Response from MJD1952 | Reviewed this property |
Yes two choices I think, one was vegetable lasagne and I don't recall the other one.
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"Rooms in the main pub have the best views whilst the charming rooms in the converted stables are quieter/more..."
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"did not stay in rooms"
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"One of our group had a room with well equipped kitchen, and small dining area - very handy for a family."
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"Ask for one with an opening window"
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