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Helwith Bridge Inn

Helwith Bridge Inn
Helwith Bridge
North Yorkshire
BD24 0EH

01729 860220

Helwith Bridge Inn

Carol, Paul and their staff welcome you to the Helwith Bridge Inn, a traditional, independently owned, free house, real ale pub. Set in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, you can look out to Pen-Y-Ghent, the first ascent on the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge. The pub is a haven for; walkers, cavers, climbers, cyclists and campers; as well as being a meeting place for the locals of Helwith Bridge and Horton in Ribblesdale. You will be assured of a warm and friendly welcome.


Backing on to the River Ribble and the Settle to Carlisle Steam Railway line, the Helwith Bridge Inn is the perfect place to stop off or make as your base whilst you enjoy the many activities and scenery of Ribblesdale.


There is no shortage of activities for you to enjoy in the Yorkshire Dales. Whether you are young or old, the Yorkshire Dales and Ribblesdale have an array of choices to either test or challenge you, or simply allow you to relax and take a rest from the hustle and bustle of every day life.


Not only is there the 3 Peaks walk starting from Horton but there are numerous long distance walks and shorter circular walks either close to or passing by the Helwith Bridge Inn. The Helwith Bridge Inn is the start and finish of the annual 3 Peaks cycle race and hosts an annual biathlon. It is also close to many mountain bike routes and the National Cycle Network.




Hotel Paradiso


If you are looking for low cost accommodation and do not fancy pitching a tent then a bunk bed might be your answer. The Helwith Bridge Inn has its own 4 bed bunk facility. It is very basic, but clean and very cheap if you frequent our bar. It is called Hotel Paradiso and is located only a few metres from the pub entrance.


£5.00 per person per night (Sleeps 4 people)


To book call Martin or Christine on 01729 8604220




The Helwith Bridge Inn offers you basic camping facilities at a field adjacent to the car park. There are no showers and limited toilet facilities out of opening hours. At just a few pounds per person however, it is ideal if you want a low cost stop over or weekend away in the Dales. The bar is just 50m away.


£3.00 per person per night


To book call Martin or Christine on 01729 8604220


Food & Drink


The Helwith Bridge Inn serves proper pub food and good local real ales, pub grub, in a friendly warm environment. Not only that, you look out towards Pen-y-Ghent, one of the Yorkshire 3 Peaks, are right at the side of the river Ribble and if you time it right you might see a steam train passing by on its journey from Settle to Carlisle. We do not serve posh nosh but good portions of pub grub to help fill you up after a day on the fells.


The Helwith Bridge Inn prides itself on providing you with a wide selection of cask conditioned real ales. You will at busier periods of the year have a choice of upto 8 real ales at any one time. Many of these ales will have been brewed locally. The Helwith Bridge Bitter and Ingleborough Gold are usually on the bar and are brewed by the 3 Peaks Brewery based in nearby Settle.

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“Great hosts”

Three men and a dog on a walking holiday found the place so friendly after our disappointment with The Crown. Good food good beer and a great Yorkshire welcome from Paul and Carole. I recommend the sixteen ounce steak and the onion rings were gorgeous…

“We'll be back”

We visit the Settle area a few times a year. Paul and Carol are great hosts and we are always given a warm welcome. The Beer is well kept and Ciders are available. Very much a "Local" for us away from home in Somerset…

“Perfect hikers accommodation and pub, can't wait to return”

We stayed one night in the Hotel Paradiso bunkhouse and had a few drinks over a couple of nights in Helwith Bridge Inn. We were in the area to complete the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge. If every hiker-friendly pub in the country was like this I would be in heaven. I am happy to admit to being old fashioned and...

“Brilliant location”

Just spent three days at the Helwith Bridge, and had a lovely time there. It is in a great location for traveling around the Yorkshire dales and the three peaks . The food is all home made and delicious with (proper chips) and around five or six different beers to choose from . They have a bunk house which sleeps...

“Great food, great beer, fantastic value!”

Helwith Bridge Inn is a great place to go for a drink and dinner. Don't be put off by the exterior, this place is a gem! The food is fantastic. We had the steak and ale pie (full of meat) and the scampi, served with a wonderful salad, all freshly prepared. The beer was the best my husband had in...

Helwith Bridge Inn