Eat, Drink & Be Merry! View our sample menus (please note these change frequently):

New menus coming soon.


Award winning cask ales complimented by a hand picked selection of wine and spirits. View our sample drink lists (prices my vary):

By their very nature the flavours of our dishes are robust and wholesome so the wines we have carefully selected reflect the character and depth of flavour required to do full justice to your meal.

Devonshire Grill Wine List ›

Our eclectic drinks list has been put together with the help of The Wright Wine Company in Skipton, a merchant with traditional values and an eye watering selection of nearly 1000 whiskies.

Eclectic Drinks List ›

Devonshire Grill Wine List

Eclectic Drinks List

Our Story

Historic coach inn dating
back to the 16th century.

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The Calendar Girls

& The Devonshire Arms

The Devonshire Arms is where it all started, following the sad untimely death of John Baker of Cracoe in 1998 from non-hodgkin's lymphoma.

Tricia Stewart a friend and neighbour of John's widow, Angela, met with other friends from the Rylstone Women's Institute at what was then the snug bar, it was here the decision was made to revamp an old idea of Tricia's and create a Women's institute calendar with a real difference from previous offerings.

All proceeds would go to the leukemia charity and they set themselves a tough target of raising £5000.00.

Several more meetings were held in the Devonshire Arms and finally the decision was made to produce the iconic and nor world famous calendar.

The beauty of it all was that everything was done with feeling by instinct (and no doubt a few gin and tonics) and to everyone's amazement it was a phenomenal success, so much so even H.M. the Queen's Mother requested their copies.

It was in what is now The Grill Room of The Devonshire Arms that the public launch of the calendar took place in April 1999 to a mass of people and the media. The rest, as they say, is history.

P.S. The £5000 target fund thought to be so tough, has now exceeded £4 million!


The first pub or inn on the gateway to one of the most spectacular dales in Yorkshire.

The Devonshire Arms

Cracoe, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 6LA.
Tel: (+44) 01756 730 237

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Six boutique, individually furnished letting rooms.
New booking system under development.
Please call us on (+44) 01756 730 237 to make a reservation.


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Outdoor Leisure & Activites

Just some of the many reasons to visit The Devonshire Arms at Cracoe:


The Devonshire Arms at Cracoe boasts the largest pub car park in The Dales National Park and is a great spot to base yourself for local days out.

The Devonshire Arms at Cracoe now has 4 outdoor electric hookups and we are happy to welcome vehicles (or trailers) up to 25ft long and 8ft wide.

There is an external fresh water supply. Regrettably, we do not have soiled waste disposal facilities.

The parking spots are on hard standing, fully drained and we are open all year!


April 15th - October 31st 2014 (Exlcudes July 3rd, 4th, 5th, & 6th)
Call for rate. Minimum 3 nights.
£20 per night including electricity and water.

Nov 1st 2014 - 31st March 2015
£15 per night including electricity and water.

At the end of a long day relax in the warm woodbeamed bar and then enjoy high quality food in either the bar or grill.

Cycling in the Dales

For purists & hobbyists alike the Devonshire Arms at Cracoe is the perfect spot. The Tour De France passed the front door with the pre race processions followed by an amazing splash of colour as the cyclists passed through in front of a large cycling mad crowd!

The hotel is a main overnight stop and watering hole on the "Way of the Roses" being approximately 50 miles in from Morecambe and 100 miles out from Bridlington.

We will also be on the newly announced TOUR DE YORKSHIRE route, starting 2015.

The Devonshire Arms at Cracoe now has 4 outdoor electric hookups and we are happy to welcome vehicles (or trailers) up to 25ft long and 8ft wide.

There is a lockable cycle storage at the rear of the pub for those staying overnight and racks both front and rear for those just taking a break.

Click here for more information on the 'Way of the Roses' cycle route.

Walking in the Dales

There is nothing we can add to the myriad of homages paid by both the seasoned and novice walkers about the stunning scenery and variety of walks in the various dales surrounding Cracoe.

The Devonshire Arms is truly a "gateway to The Dales" with lots of local walks of varying lengths and only short distance drives to literally hundreds of other walks varying from the leisurely to the awesome! Parked vehicles? Not a problem, just let us know. In the evening join the crowd in the bar and grill.

The Devonshire Arms at Cracoe now has 4 outdoor electric hookups and we are happy to welcome vehicles (or trailers) up to 25ft long and 8ft wide.

Car & Motorcycle Clubs

Because of our location and the size of the car park, the Devonshire Arms at Cracoe is the perfect spot to meet, display, or just plain show off your pride and joy.

Private parties/meetings are always possible, especially with our reputation for fine food, great beers, lagers and wines. All of this in a genuine olde worlde Dales pub & grill.

So why not join the Caterham of Lotus 7 Club and come to the Devonshire.

As Seen On National TV

The Devonshire Arms Featured prominantly on TV during the race.

We offer cyclists:

  • 6 en-suite rooms.
  • Racks for 20 cycles.
  • Lockable cycle store.
  • Rear garden and front terrace
  • A range of tea coffee soft drinks.
  • "Science in Sport" energy drinks.
  • Smoothies & Power drinks.
  • Energy snacks.
  • Cask ales, draft beers, lagers, wines and spirits.
  • Breakfast from 8.30am.
  • Ideal base for TV crews.

The Tour de France passing The Devonshire Arms, July 2014!

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    09.00am The Crowd Begins To Gather

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    11.35am The Floats Arrive

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    13.15pm The Peloton Front Runners

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    13.20am The Peloton

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    13.25pm The Peloton

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    13.30pm The Peloton

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    14.00pm Well Deserved Refreshments