Neatly kept pub with attractive furnishings, open fires, five real ales and popular food; bedrooms
The good pub guide review
Set in one of the most beautiful corners of the Yorkshire Dales, this friendly pub offers a warm welcome, hearty food and good ales and other drinks. The bars have beams and white-painted joists in low ceilings, some exposed stone walls, log fires (one in a beautifully carved heavy wooden fireplace), attractive built-in cushioned wall benches and stools around a mix of copper-topped tables, little wall lamps and quite a few prints on the pale walls. There's a cosy snug. A Robinson's ale, John Smiths Bitter, Tetleys Best and two guests on handpump, 13 wines by the glass, a good range of gins and malt whiskies served by efficient staff; background music, darts and ring the bull. The terrace, looking across the road to the duck pond, has teak benches and tables under green parasols, and the hanging baskets are most attractive. The five well equipped bedrooms are in a converted barn behind the pub. There's plenty of good walking and cycling nearby.
The good pub guide food review
The thoughtful menu includes sandwiches, pork pie with stilton and rocket salad, house-cured salmon with beetroot pannacotta, goats cheese and lemon oil, chicken wrapped in prosciutto with Mediterranean roasted vegetables, goats cheese and sautéed potatoes, vegetable and chickpea tagine, lancashire cheese and onion pie, smoked haddock with chickpeas, chorizo, sweet peppers and a poached egg, slow-roasted beef brisket in ale with mash and yorkshire pudding, Welsh lamb burger and chips, and puddings such as bakewell tart with ice-cream and chocolate fudge brownie.
Fountaine, Linton, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 5HJ
Pub Group: Individual Inns