At the foot of the beautiful Malham Cove, an incredible formation near Skipton, North Yorkshire, created at the end of the Ice Age, there is a boutique hotel like no other. Beck Hall is England’s very first fully plant-based hotel, so basically, you can go from alarm to eye mask on without having to think about whether you’re eating vegan or not.
Surrounded by rolling hills and magnificent limestone landscapes, the small but mighty hotel provides an enchanting escape from everyday life. After a day of exploring, unwind in one of the 20 whimsical en-suite rooms, spend a summer evening in the streamside restaurant and bar, or get cosy on a winter’s night by a roaring fire in the snug.
Whether you’re looking for a laid-back, familiar favourite after a long walk or you’re ready to be taken on a foodie adventure inspired by world flavours, Beck Hall offers something to suit every taste. Using the best ingredients from local suppliers, the Beck Hall kitchen creates mind-blowing plant-based dishes that are uncompromisingly delicious, wholesome and indulgent, whilst being cruelty-free, sustainable and seasonal.
Menus include a fully vegan (and delicious) breakfast bar, Chai latte porridge, and vegan twists on classics such as the avocado and carrot lox bagel. Lunch looks like sandwiches, bowls and wholesome classics, with base ingredients including dhal, sweet potato and chickpea, and even a yummy-sounding juicy mushroom steak.
For your main meal, Beck Hall offers the option of à la carte or a Sunday Roast, with everything you could ask for from herbed seitan ballotine and Middle Eastern kofta, to mushroom stroganoff pudding or ‘steak’ pudding and handmade seitan roasts or mushroom Wellington. There is also a separate children’s menu if you’re bringing the kids along, encouraging a plant-based diet for the little ones, too.
You can even treat yourself to afternoon tea, served between 12pm – 4pm daily, consisting of loose leaf teas, chef’s selection of fine sandwiches, warm homemade scones with butter, jam and cashew cream and a selection of indulgent cakes. The afternoon tea is £16.95 per adult (£9.95 per child) and you can add a glass of prosecco for just £5 – a bargain if you ask us!
Built in 1705 as a yeoman’s cottage, Beck Hall became a ‘wayfarers’ hostel’ in the 1930s. Over the years, this quaint, riverside cottage has grown into a little hotel comprising 20 unique, cosy and characterful rooms. What’s more, all breakfasts, laundry, toiletries and hospitality trays are 100% plant-based, so you can rest assured that your stay is creating a minimal effect on the environment.
Choose from the ‘Historic‘ rooms, cosy ensuite rooms housed in the original 1705 cottage with character vaulted ceilings, mullioned windows and antique furniture; ‘Superior‘ rooms, with guaranteed stream or garden views with luxurious sofas; or unique, cosy and characterful ‘Classic‘ rooms – all of which are dog-friendly, naturally, and benefit from WiFi, smart TVs and tea and coffee making facilities.
The idyllic location of Beck Hall also makes for the perfect place to get out in nature, what with Malham Cove and the Yorkshire Dales so close by, so whether you’re vegan curious or just love a good walk, and somewhere dog-friendly, why not check out this gem of a hotel, just an hour and a half from Manchester? Find more information and book here.
Beck Hall is located at Cove Rd, Malham, Skipton BD23 4DJ.