Kettlewell is a delightfully typical Yorkshire village, nestling with its pebbly beaches alongside the river Wharfe, under Great Whernside. It was the location for many of the scenes in the film Calendar Girls.
Scargill House is just a mile from the village, along a narrow country road lined by dry-stone walls and lots (and lots) of sheep. Walking into Kettlewell is an ideal way to fill an hour, get a bit of exercise, meet some local people or get hold of the Sunday papers.
The village shop
The village shop is open weekdays from 8.15 am to 5.00 pm (only half days on Thursdays in winter), and 9.15 am to 11.00 am on Sundays.
Stop for a real treat — whether coffee and cake or a hearty lunch — at either Zarina's or the Cottage Tea Rooms.
The Racehorses Hotel
Featuring two open fires and beers including Black Sheep and Taylors Landlord
The Blue Bell Inn
Local beers (Theakstons or Black Sheep), comfy nooks and crannies, and a dartboard.
Besides pub food, one of Kettlewell's tea-shops, the Cottage Tea Room, turns into a bistro on Friday and Saturday nights (Saturday only in winter), with a varied dinner menu. Booking is recommended.
The Post Office
The post office provides the only cash withdrawal facility in the village (selected bank cards only). It is open during the week from 10.30 am to 1.30 pm, and closed on weekends.
The village church
Kettlewell's church, St Mary's, offers the following services:
- All-age worship on the third Sunday of the month at 9.30 am
- Holy communion on the 2nd, 4th and last Sunday of the month at 11.00 am (Common Worship)
- Morning worship on Wednesdays from 8.30 to 9.00 am
- Methodist service on the first Sunday of the month at 11.00 am
Find out more
See the Kettlewell Village website and the website for the Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival (August)