What makes a good Yorkshire Dales pub? I suppose the first consideration might be the beer that's served there - preferably from a local brewery including Black Sheep Brewery, Theakstons, Yorkshire Dales brewery in Askrigg, Dent Brewery, Kirkby Lonsdale Brewery and Copper Dragon in Skipton. The beer supply couldn't be closer than in the Black Bull in Paradise. Or maybe beer's not your thing and you'd like to try the 'pub with no beer'?
If it's Summer you might want a pub with a lovely outdoor space or somewhere attractive to sit and watch the world go by such as at the Fountaine in Linton. During the Winter, our many pubs with real fires become even more popular. Walkers who like to wander with their dogs will no doubt like our list of dog-friendly pubs.
Most Yorkshire Dales pubs serve excellent food and drink. Some of our pubs have 'interesting' traditions such as ferret racing at the Craven Arms in Appletreewick or candle-lit land letting at the George Inn in Hubberholme, or those where quoits are played. Some pubs are particularly good places to go for specialist knowledge or meet locals who're in know, such as the Richard III in Middleham where horse-racing is a hot topic of conversation. There are pubs with James Herriot connections such as in Askrigg and Carperby, or you might like to go somewhere more remote to enjoy watching the stars such as the CB Inn or England's highest pub, Tan Hill Inn.
Whatever your taste in pubs, take a look at this list of places all recommended by locals and regular visitors.