~ About Us ~
At the King's Arms, we pride ourselves on offering a unique blend of traditional and contemporary elements. Our establishment boasts an authentically styled bar area and a recently renovated restaurant, creating a captivating ambiance. Throughout the pub, you'll find a collection of historical photographs and memorabilia, adding to the relaxed atmosphere we strive to maintain. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in our culinary offerings, featuring exceptional seasonal and locally sourced ingredients. Additionally, we proudly showcase a diverse selection of beers from both the local village brewery and the surrounding area. To complement our menu, we have curated an extensive wine list and an impressive array of gins sourced from the picturesque Yorkshire Dales. Nestled in a charming rural village, our location serves as the perfect starting point for exploring the enchanting surroundings.
Steeped in history, our establishment dates back to the 18th Century and holds the prestigious grade II listing. Formerly owned by renowned horse trainer John Pratt, who celebrated a momentous victory with 'Imperatix' in the 1872 St Leger, our bar is steeped in fascinating tales. The ambiance is enhanced by a striking open fire, flagged stone floors, and lofty ceilings. Remnants of its past as a stable can still be seen in the ceiling hooks, once used to hang reins and saddles for drying. Above the welcoming fireplace, a prominent position is reserved for a remarkable painting capturing the Askrigg Friendly Society Bicentennial in 2009.