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DUE TO building refurbishment we wont be open until late September


Racehorses Hotel Update October 2021.

Firstly, I like to thank all my customers and residents over the years, who sent me good wishes by email and telephone and thank you for your patience.

Update of the Hotel.

At the beginning of July, a company was contracted to refurbish the hotel from the 12th July.

It was decided that the hotel would be renovated in two phases.

Phase one was to be completed by 20th September. We hope the kitchen, bar and the two bar areas would be open, but bar area floor was dug up on 15th September, so this did not happen.

Phase two (the rest of the hotel ground floor is (supposed) to be completed by 14th January 2022.


In December, we hope to reopen the bar area (Phase one) to start a new chapter in the Racehorses history. I will keep everybody updated.

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Find a place to relax, unwind, and enjoy everything that North Yorkshire has to offer. Located in the beautiful surroundings of Kettlewell, our country hotel boasts 14 amazing bedrooms, a restaurant with delicious gourmet food, and a sun terrace with simply stunning views of the river. When you consider our free Wi-Fi™ and parking alongside these aforementioned amenities, you really do have everything you need to have a great time when you choose Racehorses Hotel. A warm greeting is guaranteed from our team and we have more than 30 years’ experience in making guests feel welcome.

Our hotel has been here for more than 100 years and we have a great reputation. If you’re ready to stay in comfort, get in touch with our beautiful hotel now!

“Great Food and Beer”

“Kevin and staff very good, location good, plenty of car parking, great food and beer excellent.”

“Comfy Beds”

“Comfy beds and pleasant room. Evening meals were good quality and served quickly.”

“Friendly and Helpful Staff”

“Really friendly and helpful staff, good breakfast and dinner and fantastic location. Would recommend and definitely return.”

“A Gorgeous Village”

“Location in central Yorkshire, in a gorgeous village. Spacious room. Strong Wi-Fi, plenty of parking. Excellent food.”

"Location Is Great”

“The location is great. The facilities have been well maintained and updated and the staff were friendly and helpful.”

“Beds Were Very Comfortable”

“The landlord Kevin was really helpful and friendly and his staff were a credit to him. The beds were very comfortable and the food was great. We loved the atmosphere of the pub. Not flashy or modern. Just cosy and welcoming. We will definitely visit again.”

“Pleasant, Obliging Staff”

“Good atmosphere in Hotel, very pleasant, obliging staff.” Rooms were clean and warm which was needed after a day walking the Dales. The evening meal we had was amazing the battered fish was massive! Breakfast was good and even though there was only a 45 minute slot and most people arrived at the same time the cooked breakfast arrived quickly.”