"We are so thrilled to be in the finals of the prestigious White Rose and Flavours of Herriot Country Awards in 2018. The winners of both awards will be announced in November.

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A Destination

The Bull is an old traditional country inn set on the banks of the River Ure in the picturesque village of West Tanfield which lies just north of the ancient Cathedral City of Ripon. Restored in 1699, parts of the inn are formed from what was once the ferryman’s cottage and the artist JMW Turner drew scenes of the nearby ancient Marmion Tower on one of his many tours of Yorkshire.

Located at the gateway to the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, The area around West Tanfield is steeped in history and is an ideal base from which to tour the area. For walkers interested in exploring the countryside, routes such as the Ripon Rowel, Yoredale Way, the Staveley Circle and the Way of the Roses are close by. For family entertainment. Lightwater Valley is just a short distance away. The Bull Inn has a small private dining room-cum-family room and children are welcome to eat there.

Well behaved dogs are welcome and might even be offered a biscuit or two from the jar on the bar.

A range of home-cooked dishes which feature local produce, is offered at lunch times and evenings. 

Free wi-fi available for all our patrons, juts ask at the bar for the password. 

Car park opposite the main entrance 


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The Bull Inn is often looking to recruit new part time staff, especially in the holiday season. Please just contact us and we’ll have a chat.


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