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Welcome to Bull Hotel in Sedbergh

Welcome to the Bull Hotel in Sedbergh, nestled in the Howgills on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. We’re just few minutes away from the M6 and close to the Lake District. We offer great value accommodation that is full of character. Plus we’re a thriving local public house offering fine ales and superb locally sourced food, offering breakfast, lunch & evening menus. Join us for a refreshing change, all taken at your own pace. Make yourself at home, that goes for all the family and pets too! Whether you’re staying with us for business or pleasure – you’ll always be very welcome.


Pick your favorite meals from our menu


Superb locally sourced food


Great value accommodation


A thriving local public house

Favorite dishes

special occasion magical moments

The food was fabulous and well presented by a big smiley face; not often seen nowadays! We will return.

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How Does Hotel Star Rating Work?

Hotel ratings have always baffled us. We are never sure as to how a hotel star rating, nor are we aware of the factors that are included in rating a hotel. As of now, we know that rating that is given for a hotel depends on the facilities that a hotel can provide to the clients. Most of us even today believe that 5 is the maximum star rating that hotels can get, which is not true star rating exceed that point. So, here are some of the things that you have to know when it comes to rating a hotel.

Standardised rating:

Even today, while we have reached globalisation in a lot of factors, we still haven’t reached a standard as to how hotels have to be rated. The global countries follow different rating systems. A hotel that is ranked at three-star rating might have a two-star rating in one place and four at a different place. So, this is one of the biggest problems with the rating in the modern times. However, recently there are steps taken to bring a globalised rating system.

If you how CRAs work:

CRAs mean the Credit Rating agencies that are functions across the globe. The CRAs work to rate the financial trustworthiness of an individual, hotels, companies etc. There is a particular ranking system that these credit rating organisations practice. That is the same pattern that the hotel ranking systems follow. There are also AAA and AA rating and based on that star ranking is given to a hotel.

Facilities in a hotel:

The rating factors always focus on the facilities and goodwill of an organisation. The facilities that are provided in a hotel and divided into five layers and a star for each rating. Passing this as a measure the hotels are rated. The locations nearby, the tourist attraction a place enjoys are also some of the factors that are taken into count while rating a hotel.


It is also a known factor that affordability of a person decreases as the hotel rating goes up. It is also stated that there are only 26 hotels in the world that can be called as star hotels as per a recent survey. Then imagine the kind of luxury and the facility that people who stay there. So, when it comes to rating, there also a goes a price along with that, and that is the reason as to why affordability becomes as a question mark for a common man in taking an accommodation at a star hotel.

What to remember when choosing a star hotel:

Here are some of the factors that you have to remember if you are choosing to stay in a five-star hotel. Remembering this one thing will help you save a lot. Look at the list of factors or the facilities that are available with the hotel. Make sure that those are the facilities that you will make use of or better avoid such a package. This way you are expending on something that you wouldn’t use and save money as well. Know More

5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Hotel

Listed below are some of the factors that you have to make a note of when you are booking a hotel. This way you will be able to make the right choice.

How much you are planning to spend:

How much you are planning to spend the money on a hotel will play a major role in deciding the type of hotel that you will stay. This is one of the major factors that you will have to decide on before going to a hotel. This is because it is only based on the budget you can look for the amenities in a hotel and the facilities that it can provide. In case if you can’t afford it, or if you can afford better then you can always look for a better option.


In most of the cases, we will have a reason such as a tour when we are trying to look for an accommodation. The location of the hotel will play a major role in many cases. In both cases, if you are travelling alone or with family, you will have to consider the safety factor. Then you will have to check the proximity of the hotel with regard to the tourist spots and also other facilities such as food, hospitals, supermarkets and much more. That is why location plays a major role.

Recognitions and reviews:

Be it new or old the reputation of the hotel I always based on the recognition it gains both online and offline. In case if it is a relatively new hotel to earn online reviews then you valuation can be based on the reviews and the comments of the people nearby or the ones who have already stayed there. This way you can find out the real position of the hotel, the facilities it can offer and the quality of the services.


Amenities are the facilities the come along with the hotel can be the next deciding factor. These are the special facilities that are provided by a hotel. It can include factors like food, exclusive accommodation and catering, outfit section, gym, swimming pool, library and much more. In most of the cases, the price comes as a package. So, if you are sure that you will not put a facility to use, make sure to skip to a different package. So that you will at least use everything for which you are paying.


The approach of the staff and the working crew and the facilities will have to according to the convenience of the customer, and they have to be designed in a customer friendly way. This way you will not have troubles in the hotel. Few hotels do not permit or have a cancellation policy. Once done is done and there is no coming back. We always have a change in plans, and a hotel without a cancellation policy or a return policy might not work.

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