Yorkshires Best Pubs, Inns and Restaurants with Rooms
THE BLUE LION
In brief: A homely pub offering delicious food and cosy rooms.
Our highlight: A stay here means there’s no need to leave your four-legged friend behind.
Insider guide: This quintessential English coaching inn in the Yorkshire Dales is the perfect base for exploring the surrounding countryside, and their 15 homely bedrooms are perfect for a weekend break. Cosy up beside the roaring log fire in the real ale bar and enjoy the afternoon indulging in great pub grub – their Sunday lunches are up there with the best.
East Witton, near Leyburn DL8 4SN
THE BLACK SWAN AT OLDSTEAD
In brief: A Michelin-starred restaurant with rooms.
Our highlight: The food. Tommy Banks (Britain’s youngest Michelin-starred chef in 2013) is renowned for using fresh, Yorkshire produce.
Insider guide: People flock from far and wide to sample Tommy Banks’ creative cooking, but proving it’s not just about good food, the five-star accommodation does a superb job of living up to expectations. The nine individually-designed bedrooms are furnished with in characterful style, and along with Banks’ award-winning Yorkshire breakfast, The Black Swan makes the perfect spot for a gourmet weekend away.
Oldstead, York YO61 4BL
THE FAUCONBERG ARMS
In brief: A 17th century country inn serving wholesome food with eight cosy rooms to boot.
Our highlight: Starting the day off right with a hearty Fauconberg Yorkshire breakfast.
Insider guide: Recognised as one of Yorkshire’s best traditional village inns, The Fauconberg Arms pride themselves on their relaxing atmosphere where you can cosy up by the fire and enjoy a home-cooked pub meal alongside a variety of fine wine and ales. After a fabulous meal, wind down in one of their cosy bedrooms before a day of exploring the picturesque village of Coxwold and the rolling green countryside of the North Yorkshire Moors and National Park.
The Fauconberg, Coxwold YO61 4AD
01347 868 214
PIPE AND GLASS
In brief: A superb restaurant with luxury, boutique suites.
Our highlight: It holds a Michelin star – what’s not to love?
Insider guide: This charming inn is renowned for its Michelin-starred restaurant, which is truly a treat for the taste buds – with seasonally-changing menus showcasing the very best of fresh, local produce. The four luxurious boutique suites are ideal for a romantic break in Yorkshire, whilst the Ryeland and Swaledale bedrooms can be connected by a private entrance area, perfect for families. Meanwhile the garden rooms boast a host of little luxuries, including private patio areas and stunning views.
West End, South Dalton, Beverley HU17 7PN
THE RED LION
In brief: A family-run business which has a plethora of accommodation and two choices of dining venues.
Our highlight: The range of accommodation on offer.
Insider guide: Originally a 16th century Ferryman’s inn, The Red Lion combines Victorian brass beds with modern styling in their pub rooms, whilst The Manor House B&B (located just 150 yards away) has bedrooms with views over the village and the River Wharfe. There are also self-catering cottages adjacent to the hotel which adopt an upside-down layout to take full advantage of the stunning views. Back at the pub, the bar is a great place for an early evening pint before heading to the restaurant or brasserie for a delicious meal. Menus are changed seasonally to reflect the finest ingredients available which are used to create each dish.
By The Bridge at Burnsall, near Skipton BD23 6BU
THE SANDPIPER INN
In brief: A charming 17th century ivy-clad inn with two boutique rooms.
Our highlight: The charming exposed beams and original fireplaces.
Insider guide: Offering a warm welcome, good food and an extensive list of wines, ales and whiskies, there’s no reason not to make a stay of your trip to The Sandpiper Inn. Their two cosy bedrooms and fabulous food from chef patron Jonathan Harrison in the traditional bar and snug areas make for the perfect getaway.
Market Place, Leyburn DL8 5AT
THE LISTER ARMS
In brief: A 17th century coaching inn set in the heart of the stunning Dales.
Our highlight: The converted Lister Barn, with six beautiful rooms and a shower just for the dogs.
Insider guide: This cosy inn offers individually designed rooms with plenty of quirks and character. In the pretty village of Malham, it’s the perfect base from which to explore the surrounding Dales, before coming back to base and enjoying some delicious home-cooked food and award-winning cask ales in the lively (dog-friendly) bar. The ever-changing menus make use of seasonal produce and showcase hearty and wholesome good food.
Malham, Skipton, BD23 4DB
THE STAR INN
In brief: An eccentric pub and restaurant with Michelin-star status – and a hotel across the road.
Our highlight: The quirky bedroom with its own private snooker table.
Insider guide: Celebrating 25 years, this historic thatched inn has a rich past, but there’s certainly nothing dated about the menu, which is described as ‘modern Yorkshire’. Make an evening of it and book into one of 13 of their quirky rooms, which all have bags of character.
Main Street, Harome, near Helmsley YO62 5JE
THE CHARLES BATHURST INN
In brief: A traditional 18th century inn nestled in the Yorkshire Dales.
Our highlight: Most of the game and meat here comes from neighbouring farms and estates.
Insider guide: This cosy inn offers 19 luxurious ensuite bedrooms and delicious food in the award- winning bar and restaurant. Ideally placed for exploring the Yorkshire Moors, Pennine Way and at the midpoint of the Coast to Coast walk, this is the perfect spot for those looking to explore. And after a day in the great outdoors, indulge in good, seasonal home cooked dishes in their restaurant, washed down with a real ale or glass of one of their fine wines.
Arkengarthdale, Richmond DL11 6EN
THE ANGEL AT HETTON
In brief: A Michelin-starred gastropub with 15 ensuite bedrooms.
Our highlight: The food. Two Michelin-starred chef Michael Wignall delivers food that wows on every plate.
Insider guide: Dating back to the 15th century, this casual and contemporary inn offers individually designed and decorated bedrooms, many with magnificent views over Rylstone Fell and beyond. Second in the National Restaurant Awards for 2021, The Angel at Hetton offers dishes that have been carefully and skilfully prepared using the freshest seasonal ingredients. Whether you’re wanting to experience a tasting menu that will have your tastebuds tingling, or just looking for a freshly prepared, delicious meal after exploring the the surrounding Dales, this historic inn has everything you need.
Hetton, Near Skipton BD23 6LT
THE TIMBLE INN
In brief: A Grade II-listed 18th century coaching inn with foundations dating back to 1200AD.
Our highlight: Whether it’s an indulgent Sunday roast or a fabulous breakfast to start the day, The Timble Inn do food right.
Insider guide: Hidden away in the quiet yet beautiful village of Timble, this romantic five-star inn is the perfect place for a getaway. With two AA Rosettes, the restaurant offers a relaxed ambience where you can enjoy a tasty meal prepared by head chef Jamie Cann and his team, who use only the finest quality local ingredients to create stylish and substantial dishes. After you’ve indulged in delicious food, head back to your room for a comfortable night’s sleep. The nine luxury rooms have a casual yet elegant feel and include Egyptian cotton towels, robes and slippers which give the ultimate home-away-from-home comfort.
Timble, North Yorkshire LS21 2NN
GUY FAWKES INN
In brief: A medieval inn in York that stands in the shadow of York Minster.
Our highlight: Free guided walking tours across York for all guests.
Insider guide: This historic inn is the very birthplace of the notorious Guy Fawkes and, although many years have passed, the history has been so well preserved that you get a true sense of the times. Offering 13 four-star ensuite bedrooms, each room reflects the Inn’s history, with some suites enjoying unrivalled views of York Minster. Head down to the AA Rosette candle-lit restaurant to enjoy local real ales served alongside a blend of classic and modern British pub food.
25 High Petergate, York YO1 7HP
THE FOUNTAINE INN
In brief: Cosy rooms and fresh pub grub in the perfect location for walkers.
Our highlight: The quirky studio room inspired by the work of local artist Sheila Bownas.
Insider guide: Start your day off right with a delicious breakfast after a night in one of the five guest bedrooms, all with stunning views. Indulge in delicious pub food, all based on seasonal and fresh ingredients from around the local area.
Lauradale Lane, Linton in Craven BD23 5HJ
In brief: Award-winning luxury accommodation in the heart of Swaledale.
Our highlight: The inglenook fireplace which makes the perfect spot to curl up in front of with a glass of something cold.
Insider guide: This charming country house, tucked away in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, has two beautifully appointed drawing rooms stocked full of books and magazines which you can enjoy whilst winding down before you head to the new on-site bar and restaurant. Using fresh and locally sourced ingredients, the team behind 1783 Bar and Restaurant create a menu that combines the visions of the head chef with the best Yorkshire produce, offering a fine dining experience in a relaxed and informal setting.
On The Green, Reeth, Richmond, Swaledale DL11 6SN
In brief: A renovated 12th century inn in the stunning North York Moors.
Our highlight: The tasting menus created by multiple award-winning head chef, Paul Jackson and his team.
Insider guide: In the pretty countryside village of Scawton, The Hare is the perfect place for a romantic getaway, with plenty of walks to explore around the local area before heading back to enjoy a fine dining experience in a relaxed and intimate setting. Each dish on the tasting menus showcases different cooking techniques, from modern to more traditional methods, as well as The Hare’s personality on each individual plate.
Scawton, near Helmsley YO7 2HG
THE KING’S HEAD
In brief: A homely pub with delicious food and cosy rooms.
Our highlight: The snug bathrobes in the rooms, alongside White Company products and Nespresso machines.
Insider guide: The King’s Head has 10 bedrooms full of charm and home comforts, including little luxuries which make this pub the ideal pick for an overnight stay. With a home-from-home style of hospitality, alongside delicious food, as well as a range of expertly crafted cocktails and a bar filled with boutique spirits and a range of world beers, you can’t go wrong here.
37–38 Saturday Market Place, Beverley HU17 9AH
SHIBDEN MILL INN
In brief: An award-winning country inn nestled in the fold of the beautiful Shibden Valley.
Our highlight: The AA five-star bedrooms with rustic charm.
Insider guide: This 17th century inn was originally a corn and spinning mill before being converted into a country pub in 1890. Now offering 11 individually styled, comfortable bedrooms, the Shibden Mill Inn is the perfect walkers retreat. After exploring the valley, head back to the pub for a delicious meal and cosy up by the roaring open fires with a refreshing pint. Food here is created using locally sourced Yorkshire produce as well as ingredients from their very own kitchen garden – the Sunday roasts are not to be missed.
Shibden Mill Fold, Shibden, Halifax HX3 7UL
01422 365 840
THE LAMB & LION INN
In brief: An old English inn with a rich history.
Our highlight: A homely restaurant alongside four-star bedrooms – what’s not to like?
Insider guide: Detach from reality and unwind in this characterful York inn which offers regional ales and a mixture of satisfyingly presented classic and cosmopolitan dishes, served in a charming parlour-style restaurant with high ceilings and carriage lanterns. There are 12 four star AA-rated ensuite bedrooms which you can retire to after a day of exploring everything York has to offer.
2–4 High Petergate, York YO1 7EH