There is an old mill from 1784 (rebuilt in the 19th century after a fire) by the Upper waterfall which has a tea room also selling ice cream. I never had time to visit it (those buses!) but I have no doubt it was as good as many others and the location is very cosy if also touristy. It is one of the oldest countryside industrial sites so it is a listed building and you can have a look at the old stables and smithy too. Having recommended this, I now have to tell you that if you bring a picnic, you can also eat on the grassy banks of the Upper fall...
These tea rooms are not located in aysgarth, they are a short drive away in Hawes-the chances are that if you are staying in the aysgarth area you will visit Hawes at least once.Laburnam house is also a bed & breakfast, but I have only eaten at their tea rooms I have never stayed there, although they seem very friendly and are centrally located.
Visiting with my little dog meant that I could not eat inside , but thats no problem there is a small patio area ( complete with drinking bowl for dogs), and if the weather is not so nice adjacent to the patio is a little covered area with table and chairs.
Favorite Dish: You can have full meals here, which look very good. I have only had tea and cake ( homemade ) which was delicious, watch out for the cheely sparrows though who will fly down and beg for crumbs.
A good standard hotel/pubserving excellent food.You can eat outside (although you are practically sat on the road if you do this), in the bar where there is a large number of tables set aside for eating , or you can go through to the "beer garden", dogs are allowed in the beer garden , but not in the bar lounge. If you are a resident at the hotel there is a larger garden area for your use which is cordoned off from the general public.
The service is quick and the atmosphere is very friendly, the sort of place you pop into for a quick drink and end up having a meal and staying all evening!
Favorite Dish: I have only eaten here once, but I WILL be back, the roast beef and yorkshire pud I had was the best I have ever tasted!, huge portions,The beef was succulent and tender, massive yorkshires, lots of tasty gravy, lots of veg- I had no room for desert! and very reasonably priced too.
A big pub with indoor and outdoor seating - though most of the outdoor is by the roadside. The food is OK if nothing spectacular - at least that's true of the veggie stuff anyway. Being The Yorkshire Dales the meat dishes are no doubt substantial and many.
Favorite Dish: Mushroom Omlette & Chips!
Actually, it's what I wanted - I love a good omlette.