I can't tell you exactly how many pubs we have, but the number that still continue to serve happy customers in the Dales is encouraging, especially when so many are closing elsewhere.
The popularity of our pubs is probably helped by the ever growing number of beers, gins and even whiskies being produced here.
You'd probably expect to find plenty of "muddy boots welcome" pubs in the Yorkshire Dales but many visitors are surprised by the quality of food now served. This has meant some pubs feel more like fine dining restaurants but a reassuring number definitely still have a corner where you'll find a group of older men with very few teeth ready to share their tales and insight into the local area in return for a beer.
There are pubs which are firm favourites in the Winter thanks to their open fires, pubs which are much-loved in Summer thanks to their wonderful outdoor seating areas. Some pubs are known for the amazing welcome they offer to dogs, with at least a couple offering special non-alcoholic dog beer or ice-cream.
Music is a particular feature of some pubs, whether this means welcoming Friday night fiddlers, feeding singing revellers after an agricultural show, or putting on their special events.
Some pubs feel like they're stranded in time, still plying their trade as a welcome refuge from the world and important stopping points before a long climb over yet another hill.
We've gathered together a list of pubs recommended by locals and visitors on this page. If there are any that you think or missing do let me know!