Imagine the enjoyment of going to two or three different pubs, sampling an ale here and there, seeing the gorgeous Dales scenery along the way, with a guide who can tell you more about the area.
Mountain Goat cater for small groups, picking up from York or within the Yorkshire Dales in one of their comfortable minibuses. Their tours are always carefully researched, and aim to take you off the beaten track to experience first-hand some of the things that are usually only accessible to those travelling by car.
The idea of the pub safari is to support local pubs, to give visitors an insight into Dales life and villages, and learn a bit about the area at the same time. They're ideal for groups of friends and family who don't want to have to force anyone to be a 'designated driver', and take away the hassle of finding isolated pubs in hidden locations!
Their pub safari routes take in different types of pub, such as the awarding winning community pub, George and Dragon, somewhere like the Kings Arms in Askrigg which doubled as the Drovers Arms in the last TV version of All Creatures Great & Small (new series currently in production) and then maybe on to the famous Tan Hill Inn where Vera has been recently filmed, and well known as England's highest inn.
The tours can include a sample of local ale at each stop, perhaps with a starter in one, main course in the next and pudding at the last. For more details see their website.