The Buck Inn is a stunning Georgian coaching inn that sits below Buckden Pike, It reopened a couple of years ago after undergoing a large restoration project. The bar area has been decorated in a more contemporary style, whilst exposing and maintaining many of the original features. If you are overnighting in Cray at the end of today we recommend a pitstop here before the short, sharp climb towards the White Lion Inn.
The Buck Inn has plenty of comfy seating areas for weary walkers who just need somewhere to rest their legs for a bit with a cold drink! If the sun is shining then the outside seating area at the front of the pub offers stunning views of the village and the valley! They do good food, but if you are staying in the White Lion Inn in Cray we'd probably recommend opting for there as they generally hold a table for guests.
Opening hours vary year on year and can be seasonal. Pubs may only open on certain days of the week and only for a couple of hours.
Pubs in Yorkshire (especially in small villages) are known to close if they are especially quiet in the afternoons or late in the evening - it's always worth calling ahead and let them know you plan to visit in the afternoon or to simply check they will be open to avoid disappointment on arrival.
COVID19 – The impact of the global pandemic is evident for all local businesses over Yorkshire and the rest of the UK. Sadly, some pubs/hotels/restaurants/museums may have closed doors for good, some may be temporarily closed, and some may be open but will be operating under local guidance/restrictions from the UK government.
Depending on the dates you are walking, this may effect their normal operating hours, the number of people allowed in their property, the ability to serve customers indoors or outdoors, and in pubs it may even not be possible to serve alcohol at certain times of the day. To avoid disappointment, we recommend you check any pubs/cafe's/museums/tearooms/restaurants own website, social media or give them a call in advance of your visit. (were known we have given you the website and telephone number).