From the tiny bar where you can cosy up for a G&T in intimate surroundings, to the Michelin Star restaurant with rooms that’s been welcoming guests since the 14th century, Yorkshire’s hospitality includes some of the best food and drink you can hope to find. Here, the Good Hotel Guide shares 10 of the best pubs with rooms in Yorkshire…
The Star Inn at Harome, Helmsley
The Star Inn at Harome checks all the boxes when it comes to chocolate box inn experiences. Just quirky enough in its style with rope slung beds and log stove, cosy under a thatched roof and with plenty of scope for settling into the 14th century property with a whiskey in hand. However, alongside its old world charm it also meets the expectations of the most exacting modern travellers. The food that’s served here is central to the whole experience – famed for its Michelin Star menu including local classics like Yorkshire Dales mutton and twice-baked Stinking Bishop cheese soufflé.
Shibden Mill Inn, Halifax
An award-winning country pub nestled into a valley in West Yorkshire, Shibden Mill Inn near Halifax is idyllically located next to a stream. A former mill, this 17th century inn invites guests to experience uniquely designed 11 bedrooms, each with its own character and features – a stone archway in one, a freestanding bath in another. Downstairs meanwhile, it’s all oak beams, log fires and convivial hospitality. All of which has earned it five star status. Spend the evening putting the world to rights over Yorkshire steaks or perhaps a vegan artichoke and chicory buckwheat pizza.
The Durham Ox, Crayke
Three hundred years of history have imbued this pub with rooms with warmth and character. Inviting passers by to rest for the night with pub classics on the menu and panoramic views that stretch all the way to York Minster to wake up to in the morning. Welcoming children as well as dogs, The Durham Ox is a favourite amongst walkers, and even if you don’t have the joy of staying the night, popping in for a drink always proves popular.
The Carpenters Arms, Felixkirk
This village inn with rooms in the heart of Felixkirk has earned its reputation over the years for reliable excellence. Overlooking the Vale of Mowbray. Most of the bedrooms are in an annexe in the grounds, and for the most part are on the ground floor for easy access. Food specialises in local favourites such as roasted Dales lamb at dinner and rare-breed pork sausages and home-made black pudding for breakfast.
The Hack & Spade, Whashton
A Georgian ale house that dates back to 1806, The Hack & Spade enjoys the most spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. In the peaceful hamlet of Whashton, it has just five rooms and does a superb bed and breakfast alongside a delightful small bar that’s perfect for a gin and tonic after a long walk, or a glass of wine to be nursed through the evening.
The Pipe and Glass Inn, South Dalton
A former coaching inn on the Dalton Estate, owners James and Kate, who have run The Pipe and Glass Inn since 2006, have an eye for modern hospitality with individuality. Leaving no stone unturned, they have really drawn out all the best features of this beautiful location with a classic friendly pub serving everything you might expect alongside Michelin Star dining, five star boutique suites and a superb wine cellar. It’s the perfect balance of character, tradition and contemporary style.
The Angel Inn, Skipton
With its origins in the 15th century, The Angel Inn in Hetton is the brainchild of two Michelin-starred chef Michael Wignall. Many describe it as the original gastro pub, but to do so seems almost a disservice. Serving bucket list food, the pub with rooms also has nine en-suite bedrooms – beautifully designed in sympathetic but contemporary style. Guests can also choose to stay in Fell View Barn houses over the road from the inn, where there are three suites and two luxury studio rooms to choose from.
The Three Acres Inn & Restaurant, Huddersfield
Food is at the heart of The Three Acres Inn & Restaurant, which has been welcoming visitors to its little corner of the Pennine countryside for more than 50 years. In a village location surrounded by beautiful Yorkshire views, Head Chef Tom Davies is in charge of a menu that’s both seasonal and highly recommended by guests. A wonderful place to spend the night in its own right, the inn is perfectly placed for exploring the surrounding area, and so it has a number of rooms and suites to choose from. They are all decorated in contemporary style, but make the most of historic features such as beautiful wooden beams wherever the architecture permits.
The White Swan, Pickering
On the North Yorkshire Moors, The White Swan is an elegant five star hotel in a 16th century inn. Rich fabrics and soft furnishings sit alongside historic features that tell the story of its long past. Nooks and crannies add much celebrated character, while no stone is left unturned when it comes to providing superb hospitality. From the restaurant, where everything including the ice creams, bread and even the black pudding is home made, to the cosy dog beds that are provided for four legged friends, it’s all about the details at this beautiful destination.
The Blue Lion, Leyburn
Fast forward to the 18th century and you will find The Blue Lion at Leyburn. A genteel looking pub with rooms in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, it has 15 bedrooms to choose from and a five star reputation. The menu caters to all dietary requirements and serves up creative takes on classic dishes. Everything is beautifully presented and the style is the ideal balance between modern finishes and respect for the historic property.