Croft Gate Bed and Breakfast Accommodation, Ingleton.

A luxury 4 star bed and breakfast in Chapel-le-Dale, near Ribblehead Viaduct and Ingleton in the Yorkshire Dales.

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A lovely meal out

31/8/10

It’s nearly a week now since we went out for a meal to celebrate a family birthday. We chose the Game Cock at Austwick because so many guests have said they really enjoyed their meal there.  It certainly lived up to expectations – the food was good, the service exemplary and we had a cosy little table tucked away in an alcove.

Game Cock

Best of all for us  – you can an evening meal as early as 5 o’clock.  Sounds ridiculous, but on busy days we often crawl into bed  happy but exhausted at 8 pm so early dinner is needed. Bank holiday Sunday was warm and sunny but the quality of the light and the profusion of blackberries are an indication that the year is passing.  The onions and garlic are ‘gathered in’ and drying out in the workshop.  There are still plenty of courgettes to pick and we have begun harvesting and freezing the runner beans.  Each morning  now we are woken by a cacophony of chattering swallows  and martins as they gather together on the electric cables prior to their long migration.  Sadly, any day now, we will waken to find silence and know these sweet and special little birds have deserted us.


We popped the TV on Sunday evening to watch Secret Britain and low and behold, there was Julia Bradbury  being filmed wandering over the limestone pavement a stones throw away from the bottom of our garden! We know we are lucky enough to live in a very special place and it always warms the heart when others recognize this too.

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