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Yorkshire's Best Foodie Pub Stays Shibden Mill Inn
Eat and Drink
December 2023
Reading time 4 Minutes

If you're looking for a breakaway, these perfect pubs with rooms are serving up some of Yorkshire's best food

Food is a vital part of most holidays, and Yorkshire's pubs have more to offer than most in this regard. Check out our pick of some of Yorkshire's best foodie pubs with rooms, and get booking.

Shibden Mill Inn

In brief: A former corn and spinning mill which has been transformed into an award-winning country inn.
Our highlight: Chef Will Webster’s six-course tasting menu with matching wine flight.
Insider guide: In the heart of Shibden Valley this 17th century coaching inn is in a prime location for beautiful country walks, as well as exploring nearby Halifax and Leeds city centres. There are 11 individually-styled guest rooms which combine 17th century tradition with modern comforts. In the restaurant, fresh, seasonal dishes are created using the best local ingredients, as well as produce picked from the inn’s own kitchen garden. Enjoy everything from hearty breakfasts and light bites to scrumptious Sunday roasts and dishes from the à la carte menu, or for a real treat, try the six-course tasting menu.
Halifax HX3 7UL 
01422 365840

The Angel at Hetton

The Angel at Hetton

In brief: A Michelin-starred gastropub with ensuite bedrooms.
Our highlight: The food. Michelin-starred chef Michael Wignall delivers food that wows on every plate.
Insider guide: There a number of newly-refurbished rooms here, including individually-designed ensuite bedrooms in The Angel itself and across the road in Fell View Barn. There are also dog-friendly suites with dog beds and bowls provided. Retaining their Michelin star for another year, The Angel at Hetton’s dishes are carefully and skilfully prepared using the freshest seasonal ingredients. Whether you want to experience a tasting menu that will have your tastebuds tingling, or you’re just looking for a freshly prepared, delicious meal after exploring the surrounding dales, this historic inn has everything you want.
Near Skipton BD23 6LT
01756 730263

The Pipe and Glass Inn

In brief: A former coaching inn with a cosy pub and a Michelin-starred restaurant.
Our highlight: The extensive wine list, with a perfectly paired wine for every dish.
Insider guide: This charming inn has nine luxury bedrooms, perfect for a romantic break, weekend getaway, or an overnight retreat after dinner. The friendly pub is great for a sandwich or something more substantial washed down with a hand-pulled ale by the roaring fire, but don’t miss the Michelin-starred restaurant where head chef James Mackenzie uses seasonal ingredients from Yorkshire’s larder to create unfussy, modern dishes packed full of flavour.
West End, South Dalton, Beverley HU17 7PN 
01430 810246

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The Bruce Arms

In brief: A traditional 18th century coaching inn nestled on the cusp of Nidderdale and the Yorkshire Dales.
Our highlight: Enjoy the fresh air on the terrace or get toasty by one of the fires when it’s cold.
Insider guide: This charming coaching inn has been converted into a modern dining pub where there are no fancy words, just fuss-free favourites, on the menu. Expect to find treats such as miso-cured salmon, Yorkshire sirloin and cote de boeuf, as well as scrumptious Sunday lunches. Rest your head in one of three ensuite bedrooms (all named after famous Bruces), two of which are dog-friendly, and enjoy a hearty Yorkshire breakfast in the morning.
2 Main Street, West Tanfield, Ripon HG4 5JJ 
01677 470325

The Blue Lion Inn 

In brief: A historic 18th century inn in the heart of Wensleydale with 15 bedrooms.
Our highlight: A stay here means there’s no need to leave your four-legged friend behind.
Insider guide: Head down the original cobbled driveway and step inside this homely inn where you can cosy up by the roaring log fires after a day of exploring the Yorkshire Dales. Order a seasonal lunch from the chalked-up menu board, washed down with real ale, before retiring to one of 15 country-styled bedrooms split between the main house and the converted stables. With comfortable furnishings, all rooms have an ensuite bathroom or shower room, plus several bedrooms are dog friendly.
Main Road, East Witton DL8 4SN 
01969 624273

The Alice Hawthorn

The Alice Hawthorn

In brief: An award-winning Yorkshire pub with rooms.
Our highlight: Constructed from homegrown Douglas fir and finished with timber inside and out, the garden rooms are a treat to stay in.
Insider guide: Rest your head on a comfortable super-king bed under the beautiful exposed beams of the Grade II-listed building in the pub rooms, or unwind in one of the gorgeous garden rooms (with walk-in rain showers and large free-standing baths to be found in most of these rooms). The multi-award winning pub has been included in this year’s Michelin Guide’s best Yorkshire pubs, so don’t miss out on dinner here. The menus change throughout the year, celebrating each season, and are created with the finest local produce the chefs can get their hands on. Plus the hand-picked wine list has a number of wines to perfectly pair with your meal.
The Green, Nun Monkton, York YO26 8EW 
01423 330303

The Timble Inn 

In brief: A Grade II-listed 18th century coaching inn, with foundations dating back to 1200 AD.
Our highlight: Its five-star Gold Award rating and two AA culinary Rosettes.
Insider guide: In the quietly beautiful village of Timble in the Washburn Valley, The Timble Inn’s nine award-winning rooms (seven on the first floor and two on the ground floor) combine period character and features with contemporary country interiors. Food here is taken seriously and the relaxed restaurant is the place to enjoy the two-AA Rosette menu prepared by head chef Jamie Cann. You’ll struggle to choose between the trio of lamb loin, the roast cod with mussels and chicken ballotine to pair with your choice of wine.
Timble, near Harrogate LS21 2NN
01943 880530

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The Star Inn

In brief: A restored 14th century inn on the edge of the North York Moors.
Our highlight: Whether it’s the seasonal à la carte menu or the tasting menu with wine pairing, prepare for a feast at this Michelin-starred restaurant.
Insider guide: Having been rebuilt and refurbished after a devastating fire in 2021, The Star Inn is back offering modern Yorkshire dishes made from locally-sourced seasonal ingredients and produce from their own kitchen garden. Cosy up by the roaring fire in the pub-bar area with a glass of wine from the extensive wine list, or head to your bedroom in the Cross House Lodge just over the road from The Star Inn restaurant. Each of the 13 bedrooms offer quirky features such as a rope-slung bed, a piano or snooker table.
High Street, Harome YO62 5JE
01439 770397

The Black Swan at Oldstead

The Black Swan at Oldstead

In brief: A Michelin-starred, four AA Rosette restaurant with AA five-star rooms by chef Tommy Banks.
Our highlight: Tommy Banks is renowned for using fresh Yorkshire produce and his gastronomic creativity is second to none.
Insider guide: People travel from far and wide to sample Tommy’s creative cooking, but the five-star accommodation here also lives up to expectations. The bedrooms are named after the dales and farms around Oldstead and have heaps of character, but don’t lack in luxe. After a great night’s sleep, indulge in a proper breakfast, Black Swan-style.
Oldstead, York YO61 4BL
01347 868387

The Abbey Inn 

In brief: Michelin-starred chef Tommy Banks’ new country pub with rooms.
Our highlight: The deliciously creative seasonal menu served alongside real ales and great wine.
Insider guide: Down the road from Tommy’s renowned Michelin-starred restaurant The Black Swan, a historic abbey built in 1845 has been converted into a pub with rooms. The food, as you would expect, is ever-evolving and the seasonal menu champions classic British food with an Oldstead twist. Start with snacks in the bar or beer garden, tuck into hearty lunches in the Coxwold Room, or experience the full menu in the Piggery, before resting your head in one of the comfortable bedrooms with oak furniture, exposed beams and roll-top baths.
Byland, York YO61 4BD

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