The Falcon Inn, Arncliffe, Littondale - Yorkshire Dales

A famous Dales pub - the original Woolpack in Emmerdale Farm

Welcome to the Falcon Inn

Set within the Yorkshire Dales National Park lies the valley of Littondale, its dry-stone walled fields, rich green steep hillsides of open pasture, woods, craggy outcrops and exposed moorland, show the Yorkshire Dales at its very best.

Following the winding course of the river Skirfare up the dale, one arrives at the village of Arncliffe, a small farming community set around a broad village green. At the top of the village you will find the Falcon, a truly old fashioned Inn unspoilt by modern gimmickry, the original Woolpack of Emmerdale fame! 

The Falcon, with its mullioned bay windows and Ivy clad exterior, offers superb Dales hospitality, dogs are most welcome. Ale - Timothy Taylors Boltmaker (formally Best Bitter)  is still served in the time-honoured fashion: from cask to glass via a jug to this day, a guest ale is available on hand pump. Bar snacks are served daily in the snug and back bar with evening meals served in the dinning room (prior bookings only & at least 24hrs notice please).

There are six letting room with either twin beds or doubles (we also have a single room) with the option of en-suite facilities. The residents’ dining room and sitting room both look out onto the village green and surrounding cottages, the sitting room’s blazing open fire creating a perfect atmosphere for a post-dinner coffee or maybe one of our 30+ Whiskys. We also have a cosy little cottage available all year round which sleeps 3 in 2 rooms.

Set in the conservation area of Arncliffe, the Falcon is an excellent base from which to explore the delights the Yorkshire Dales has to offer. It is ideally situated to take advantage of many scenic walks, with superb geological features nearby, such as Gordale Scar, Malham Cove and Kilnsey Crag. All around are opportunities to view the Dales wildlife, flowers and stunning scenery.

The Falcon has it's own private Fly fishing with 2 miles of challenging double bank fishing on the river Skirfare, which gently winds its way down Littondale. The river is not artificially stocked and is inhabited by wild brown trout. Fishing (plus helpful local knowledge) is available from Monday to Saturday during the trout season. Day tickets are free to Falcon residents and available to non-residents from the bar for £25 per rod. NO SUNDAY FISHING

We hope to see you soon

Steven and Joanne

Opening Hours 


Monday  to Thursday

12 p.m. till 3 p.m.

7 p.m. till 11 p..m.

Friday and Saturday 12 p.m. till 11 p.m.

Sunday 12 p.m. till 10.30 p.m. 


Food served daily  12 till 2.30 p.m.