Falcon Inn

North Yorkshire - Arncliffe

A historic pub interior of regional importance

Listed Status: II


Arncliffe
BD23 5QE

Tel: (01756) 770205

Email: thefalconinnarncliffe@gmail.com

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/thefalconarncliffe

Real Ale: Yes

Lunchtime Meals: Yes

Evening Meals: Yes

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Seekers after a true old-fashioned pub experience in the Dales will find a rare oasis in this lovely pub-cum-hotel, owned by the same local family for more than 140 years. The Falcon eschews modern gimmickry and the last significant changes to its pub interior, which occupies the back parts (the front two rooms being for hotel guests), all happened in the 1950s. It was then that the old back corridor was merged into the smoke room, a full-blown bar-counter created, and stillaging introduced in the servery - where beer is still served direct from a jug to this day. A conservatory extension for hikers was also added and the semi-private kitchen ceased doubling as a pub room.

Seekers after a true old-fashioned pub experience in the Dales will find a rare oasis in this lovely 200-year-old pub-cum-hotel. In the Miller family for generations, the Falcon eschews modern gimmickry and the last significant changes to its pub interior, which occupies the back parts (the front two rooms being for hotel guests), all happened in the 1950s. It was then that the old back corridor was merged into the smoke room, a full-blown bar-counter created, and stillaging introduced in the servery - where beer is still served direct from a jug to this day. A back conservatory extension for hikers was also added at that time (rebuilt more permanently around 1975) and the semi-private kitchen ceased doubling-up as a pub room. The hatch to the latter is still clear to see.

Other Heritage Pubs still using a jug to serve at least one real ale are the Barley Mow, Kirk Ireton, Derbyshire; Holly Bush, Makeney, Derbyshire; Star, Bath, Somerset; Anchor, High Offley, Staffordshire; Dyffryn Arms, Pontfaen, Pembrokeshire, West Wales; and the Cresselly Arms, Cresswell Quay, Pembrokeshire, West Wales.

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