Friday, April 04, 2008

classic Northern pubs

I'm often asked to name my favourite pubs, but there are so many to choose from and it all depends what you're looking for.

Personally, my favourite walkers' pubs are:

Yorkshire Dales - Falcon at Arncliffe. Classic, timeless, unspoilt Dales country inn where beer is served straight from the barrel.

Lake District - Sun Inn, Coniston. At the foot of the fells, with a roaring fire in asuperb cast-iron range and some great local ales on tap.

North York Moors - Birch Hall Inn, Beck Hole. One of England's classic country pubs. Full of character with two small bars and a tiny shop sandwiched in between.

Peak District - Old Nag's Head at Edale. Classic walkers' pub at the foot of Kidner Scout.

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