We have some great catering companies and a gastro pub on the doorstep so you couldn’t be in a better location.

Famous for beer, Swaledale lamb, and georgeus cheeses

God’s Own County and Heaven for ‘Foodies’

Famous for beer, Swaledale lamb, and gorgeous cheeses – there’s a local saying that a good Swaledale cheese would roll down the hill from Smarber farm to Low Row village (intact)! Well maybe we won’t recommend that but we can recommend the best of the best caterers around.

Whatever you’re looking for or however many guests you’re entertaining we have a line-up/collection/squadron of the crème de la crème of local catering companies.

Lady G’s Cookery

Experienced event and wedding catering, Lady G will help you plan through every eventuality and tailor make the menu to fit your requirements. Clients can even theme their event if required: from the best of local, to Tapas, Italian and Moroccan dishes.

Fairhurst’s Event Catering

Fairhursts specializes in event catering for all different types of events, putting into practice the knowledge and skills that can only be acquired through over 30 years of high quality service in the industry.

Penleys of Richmond

Penleys offer a variety of event catering options from small informal gatherings to large corporate event catering including: hot and cold buffets, Yorkshire tapas, evening and breakfast wedding menus, canapés, sharing platters, afternoon tea, bbq & fine dining menus.

Coverdale Kitchen

At Coverdale Kitchen, we pride ourselves in sourcing the highest quality local produce in Yorkshire. We provide catering for all types of celebrations in the Dales. We are a bespoke caterer so we don’t provide set menus as we like to create a menu for each event and not restrict anyone’s options but we can provide sample menus or suggestions on request and will work with you to cater for your event just how you would like.

Parklands Catering

Parklands Catering is a friendly and flexible catering service, that creates bespoke meals for any event. Owner, Angela Swinbank, has 35+ years of experience within the catering industry. With her knowledge and expertise, a delicious meal tailored specifically to your needs will be on the menu. Reach out via phone or email to find out more.


During our stay, we hosted a family picnic on the lawn. Highly recommend Guy Fairhurst catering for a dinner or an event. Also, used the Aga to slow cook lamb - YUM We can't wait to return!
- Natasha L
Food of the utmost quality

The Punch Bowl Inn

Alternately, the Punch Bowl Inn has a reputation for providing food of the utmost quality, using only the best local and seasonal produce sourced from local farmers, and game from the surrounding moors.

Regular favourites include:

  • Field Mushroom stuffed with blue Swaledale cheese
  • Braised beef casserole and herb dumplings
  • Guinea fowl supreme

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