Welcome to The Boars Head
A Traditional Pub and Hotel in the Yorkshire Dales providing excellent Real Ales, The Boars Head is a small family run hotel/inn located in the small village of Long Preston.
The inn offers contemporary and comfortable en-suite accommodation, good food and a fine choice of beverages including up to 6 cask ales & various malts which in the colder months can be enjoyed sat by the welcoming open fire!
The Boars Head is within driving distance of Settle, Clitheroe and Skipton for those wishing to visit a typical Market Town, we are also perfectly positioned between the Yorkshire Dales National Park, the Forest of Bowland and the Southern Lakes. There are plenty of countryside activities to do and interesting places to visit in all weathers.
The Public Bar is host to our darts, dominoes & quiz teams all of which are in local leagues.
Traditional pub games are available to play and include Darts, Dominoes, Cards.
The pub is popular with walkers and Sundays are busy with a traditional roast. They have a large car park, seperate dining/function room.
Children and pets are all very welcome.
The Boars Head provides the perfect base to explore and enjoy a wide range of attractions and activities. We are situated amongst beautiful open Yorkshire Dales countryside and yet only a few miles from many spectacular natural features, bargain shopping, country sports, farmers’ markets, historic houses, abbeys, castles and gardens. The Boars Head is the perfect place to stay, to enjoy a good meal and to relax in peaceful surroundings.
Centrally situated for many larger towns, The Boars Head is just over an hour drive from many larger towns such as Leeds, Manchester, Harrogate, Knaresborough, York, Lancaster, Preston and the Southern Lakes and therefore a perfect starting place for a great day out.
Closer to home our area has its own unique attractions. Click the name on the various attractions below to see individual information.
- The famous Settle Carlisle Railway
- The Calendar Girls Film sites
- Leeds Liverpool Canal
- White Scar Caves
- Ingleborough Cave
- Kilnsey Park & Trout Farm
- Kirkby Field Farm Centre, Malham
- Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway
- Bolton Abbey Estate
- Ingleton Waterfalls Walk
- Three Peaks
- Skipton Castle
- Pendle Heritage Centre
- Bronte Parsonage, Haworth
- Falconry & Wildlife
If you would like shopping to be a part of your holiday experience then staying here at the Boars Head could be for you.
Our location close to the Lancashire border means that we are only a short distance from the East Lancashire mill towns. These are renowned for their excellent shopping outlets where designer products can be bought at bargain prices. In contrast, we also have a local cultural heritage of arts and crafts with many outlets and workshops situated across the Dales and the Ribble Valley. The Dales are also famous for Wensleydale Cheese; the creamery at Hawes is a must if you want to take home some of Wallace and Gromit’s favourite cheese.
At The Boars Head we offer the best of both worlds – the Yorkshire Dales and Lancashire’s Forest of Bowland.
We are situated close to the edge of the glorious Forest Of Bowland, which offers a wide range of unspoilt landscapes and visitor facilities. Try the Crook O Lune or Gisburn Forest for a family bike ride or visit the Bowland Visitor Centre at Beacon Fell and explore its nature trails and the surrounding landscape. Take in Bowland’s village cafes and farm shops, its countryside sites and wildlife, or the wide-open fells and footpaths… on bike, by foot or horse. Visit www.forestofbowland.com and www.ribblevalley.gov.uk for lots of ideas for enjoyable days. Farmers’ markets in the area have become very popular where you can buy locally made and home grown produce.
Skipton Farmer’s Market is on the first Sunday of the month. Settle Farmer’s Market is on the second Sunday of the month. Grassington Farmer’s Market is on the third Sunday of the month www.farmersmarkets.net
Activities in our region
For those of you who enjoy an active holiday, our beautiful surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for all levels of sporting interests. We have golf courses, mountain biking, hot air ballooning, climbing, potholing, adventuring, horse riding, walking, quad biking, shooting, cycling, canoeing and fishing facilities; to mention just a few. View the websites below for details and contacts.
Everything from the the first moment of entering The Boars Head could not have been better.
The welcome from the staff was warm & genuine….some really excellent ales on tap served by excellent bar staff.
The food was a credit to the chefs, well prepared, very well cooked & presented, with good portions of everything whether it was the evening meals or the breakfasts.
no hesitation in recommending a stay here, I will be visiting again in the not too distant future.
Thank You to ALL the staff for the service & attention to detail.
DAVE & ANNE JUNE 2013
"My wife and I stopped there for a bar meal on Saturday 3/8/13 and were very pleased with the range of beers available even though i could only have one as i was driving. The staff were very friendly and helpful and they combined the Mushroom stronganof and a steak for me. The steak was very tender and the best steak I have ever had, my wife had the small fish and chips and said it was the best fish she had ever had. To just find this place by chance, we were so lucky and will definitely be back." Posted by Chris Pluckrose on 5th August 2013