Beck Hall

Malham, Yorkshire

Come for the glorious walking and bring your dog. Return to afternoon tea in the garden then supper in the bustling restaurant


31 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 3


You’ll feel instantly at home here with either Andy or Louise at the helm aided by a happy team of staff. Huge sliding glass doors allow guests to spill out from the restaurant into the pretty streamside garden. Malham is a mecca for walkers with the famous cove just under a mile away and Janet’s Foss, Gordale scar and the Tarn not much further.This is some of the most stunning and remote countryside in the UK and it’s great for cycling as well as striding. Wild swimmers will be happy too with rivers, lakes and waterfalls to hurl themselves into. And dogs will love it all as much as their owners.Gird your loins for breakfasts of thick cut back bacon from the local farm shop, bangers from happy pigs and free-range eggs from the Dales. The restaurant, which is also open to the public, specialises in good, seasonal and local food cooked simply. Sleep well in comfortable bedrooms, all very different, all beautifully dressed, and dog-friendly too – beds, mats and bowls can be provided for your hound.

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We think you'll love

  • Walking or cycling from here straight into the Dales
  • Having a cream tea in the garden on sunny days
  • Sitting round the roaring fire in the snug on miserable ones
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Home truths

  • The village can get very busy in the school holidays
  • The streamside rooms may hear noise from the restaurant until closing time
  • People with mobility problems may find the bridge over the beck difficult


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dogs welcome
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights at weekends.
Lunch from £6.95. Dinner, 3 courses, £56. Afternoon tea from £14.95.


Nightly price
from £75
5 Twins
From £75
5 Family rooms for 3
From £95
21 Doubles
From £75


We have been staying at Beck Hall for at least 5yrs, and loved every minute, but this was the first time we had been since the new management took over, and the extensions built, and I was a bit apprehensive in case the had lost the character, I needn’t have worried, I didn’t think you could improve on perfection, but Andy, Louise, Linda and all the staff have managed to do that. I am so looking forward to visiting again this October. See you on the 2nd. Highly recommend.

Patricia, Thornton cleveleys

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The neighbourhood

Malham has a post office, a few pubs and footpaths galore over the Dales. The nearest shop to buy food is Townend Farm Shop, just over two miles away but a pleasant walk. Settle is less than twenty minutes by car and there you can get on the scenic railway to Carlisle, which takes about four hours there and back but whisks you through some stunning scenery. Skipton (11 miles) is a thriving market town with lots of interesting history and a castle to visit.

Local points of interest from Andy & Louise Macbeth

  • Built in 1705 as a yeoman’s cottage, Beck Hall became a “wayfarers’ hostel” in the 1930s under the ownership of an adventurous explorer called Mr Hardacre.
  • Whilst wandering through “wildest Yorkshire” he stumbled upon “the most quaint of cottages” that seemed “forlorn and forgotten”, according to hotel literature of the time.
  • Over the years, this quaint, riverside cottage has grown into a 21-bedroom hotel and restaurant.
  • Beck Hall’s streamside location and Yorkshire Dales wildlife have inspired the whimsical interiors. Many of Mr Hardacre’s prized artefacts from his travels have been incorporated into the décor.
  • Spring 2018 brought the launch of the new restaurant and two guest rooms as well as the introduction of a whimsical afternoon tea and a new sustainable menu offering the best of local ingredients.
  • Beck Hall is proudly openly dog-friendly and which dogs are loved, not just tolerated, and allowed in all areas of the hotel & restaurant


Andy & Louise Macbeth

Yorkshire lad Andy and Lancashire lass Louise uprooted from their London home and careers to set about creating a truly dog-friendly hotel. They've poured energy and much love into renovating the hotel then extending it by building the restaurant with its glass doors onto the garden, a new bar offering cask ales and two new streamside rooms. They have two sets of twins at home so you'll rarely see them both at the hotel, but they have obviously earned the respect and affection of the locals in the village and their lovely staff - Andy and Louise are 'Living Wage' employers, one of very few in the hospitality industry.