The Cavendish Arms, Embsay, is ideally located just one mile from the market town of Skipton, at the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales, 40 minutes from Leeds, Bradford and Harrogate. We’re also convenient for Lancashire, Cumbria and the North East.

We believe that we have something to offer everyone. Whether you’re looking for a good meal, a proper pint, a venue for a get together or just time to relax, we’ll do our best to make sure you leave happy.
All our food is freshly cooked, on site, by chef and licensee Owen Pugh.
We offer a wide range of traditional pub meals, alongside more adventurous dishes on our weekly-changing special boards. All ingredients are sourced as locally as possible, some within the village itself.
The dining room, with it’s warm wood glow and views over the gardens, is a wonderful setting for bar meals, buffets or simply drinks with family and friends. We can tailor every occasion to suit your requirements and your budget so please drop by or call us to discuss details.
At The Cavendish we’re also very proud of our beer which we serve using the higher maintenance AutoVac system. We think the extra effort is worth it.
On a sunny day take your enjoyment outside with a stroll in the beer garden: find a quiet table or sit on the grass and simply watch the world go by.
Well behaved children and dogs are always welcome.


  • Beer garden
  • Car park
  • Disabled facilities
  • Dogs allowed
  • Family friendly
  • Food
  • Function room
  • Outside area
  • Real ale
  • Real fire
  • WiFi free
  • Dart board
  • Pool table
  • Big screen
  • Football
  • Terrestrial TV