Having driven through the Yorkshire Dales National Park east west or north into Carperby, (situated centrally in beautiful wensleydale, just north of the spectacular Aysgarth Falls) you will find the Wheatsheaf standing proudly and distinctively on the main street, clearly apparent in its role as the village inn. From the front perspective it is not immediately obvious just how extensive is the resident accommodation behind its impressive façade. On entering the wood panelled lounge you will immediately experience the warmth and welcoming interior (with logs blazing in the inglenook in the winter). Reception is informal with guests always escorted up to their rooms, to ensure that these are in line with the expectations they developed when making the reservation. This is of course a good opportunity to meet Paul Carol or one of the friendly team at the Wheatsheaf. Anecdotes, poems, painting of local beauty spots -all provided by previous guests- adorn the walls. Off the residents lounge there is the cosy dining room with its panelled wood walls and picture lighting. In the dining room we offer the same menu as the bar but a more private atmosphere, which is also used in the morning for guests breakfasts.
Nearby is our tastefully refurbished, candlelit public bar area. This retains its traditional characterful atmosphere, which is “chameleon like” in that it is ideal both as a great venue for a quiet bar meal and drink in the early evening, but also, at other times, is a splendid environment for the village teams along with numerous other local events for example charity evenings. Basically a good place to meet the locals for those minded to mix a little later and to enjoy some good beer.
During the week the bar thrives with many local activities - our teams perform in ladies and mens darts leagues and in dominoes and the Wheatsheaf in Carperby is the hub that an inn must be for all the villages public celebrations and other occasions.
Along with a good range of soft drinks lagers ciders and smooth flow there are three top order cast conditioned ales each with a distinct character and individual following. Both our Blacksheep and Theakstons Black Bull are sourced locally and the breweries are worth a visit.
In between the residents lounge and the public bar there is an intimate snug area,home of the inns’ prized collection of silverware, trophies and even a county cap! This is a good area for a quite chat over a ploughmans lunch or even for a baby asleep in a carrycot. Yes children are welcome too.
Upstairs the resident bedrooms environment is very different from the experience that Alf and Greta would have enjoyed in the 1940s! All rooms have en-suite bathrooms with either showers or baths. Above the public areas the traditional rooms contain a wide choice of accommodation. There is a nice balance between twin rooms, 4 poster bedrooms and double rooms. The accommodation at the Wheatsheaf is very well looked after and we aim to provide you wth a warm and comfortable nights sleep.
Our new wing containing 4 Apedale rooms, by contrast to the traditional Wheatsheaf rooms, has generally larger rooms in contemporary styles and would stand comparison to rooms at most modern hotels. These four luxury rooms have large walk in power showers; they are light and airy with good views, stylish while still retaining some traditional facets. The older more traditional rooms are comfortable, well decorated and they maintain the authentic coaching inn charm (with walls out of true and the odd ghost or two). Together both styles provide plenty of choice to the discerning visitor. Should your plan be to spend active days in the countryside ,wanting a nice room to sleep in then we recommend the standard traditional rooms However if you like to spend plenty of time relaxing in your room then why not go for a little more space! And for the more romantic there are 4 posters.
Many of our rooms are now perfect for quite relaxation well away from the public bar area. All rooms have TVs thermostatically controlled central heating and tea/coffee making facilities. Staircases are wide and relatively easy to ascend . We have installed WIFI access to laptops etc for our residents.
There is a large car park for secure off road parking at the top of which a pleasant garden can be found. And now a small outside smokers shelter a short distance and tucked away at the side of public bar.