The Wheatsheaf Inn is a family business run by two sisters: Claire Boulton-Lear and Emily Skelton. Both have extensive experience in the hospitality industry.

The Inn

The Inn was built in the early 1800s and began life as both the local coaching inn and the village butcher’s. Throughout its lifetime the inn has passed through generations of families, some who still live in the village, adding to the sense of charm and traditional hospitality that runs through the heart of this quintessential Yorkshire Dales accommodation.

We pride ourselves on providing a warm welcome, a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, and a home from home accommodation in the wonderful Yorkshire Dales National Park. Our primary focus is the guests and ensuring that they have the best experience possible.

The inn’s history is well documented throughout the bar and snug area, with photographs adorning the walls depicting life within the village and the inn itself.

Famous past guests

During the Second World War, the Wheatsheaf hosted two internationally acclaimed stars from the worlds of literature and film: Alf Wight (more famously known as  It Shouldn’t Happen to a Vet author, James Herriot) spent his honeymoon with Joan his wife in November 1941. Incredibly, only six weeks later, in January 1942, Greta Garbo stayed following an evening entertaining troops at Catterick Garrison with Henry Hall the band leader.