The family run Packhorse Inn (built 1610) is a traditional country inn and a mecca for the Pennine Way walkers and Mary Townley Loop horse riders during the summer months. It boasts a collection of over 140 single malt whiskies and has an excellent reputation for good honest food at sensible prices. The Pub has also won awards for it's external flower displays which drape over the cobbled beer garden.
Cosy log fires and subdued lighting draw custom during the winter months and the sounds of popping roast chestnuts can often be heard.
Full of historical pictures, the inn displays information with regard to the technicalities and engineering involved in constructing the numerous reservoirs in the immediate area.
The location provides a hub of path networks with the Pennine Way only a few hundred yards down the road for those into hiking or mounting biking.
The Inn itself has 3 Bed and Breakfast rooms all en suite for those wishing to stay a night or two or who wish to visit those staying in the cottage. Prices for these start at £48 per room. Ideal for Mary Townley Loop users as there are 3 stables available and adjoining field for use.