King William the Fourth Inn was built on the site of another Pub in 1904 by Landlord John Wain, no relation to the cowboy! The story goes that John Wain continued to serve in one half of the new pub while the old was still being demolished on the other half of the site so service was not interrupted.

king billy

Some locals still remember drinking in The King Billy, as it was affectionately known especially in summer in the cool cellar complete with fresh water stream, and it was reputed to have sold the best pint in Settle!

For the last 25 years the building has been used as an Antique shop and more recently bought by Hazel and Andy Hiles in 2004 who have restored it to it’s former glory and converted it into a stylish and comfortable guest house.