Inspiration

There is nothing quite as satisfying as sipping a cool glass of something refreshing amidst the stunning scenery of gods own country during the summer months.

Voted Yorkshire’s favourite pub in 2015, The Fleece Inn at Barkisland offers locally brewed cask ales, lagers, stouts and ciders as well as a rather good wine list, all set within a back drop of stunning countryside. Watch boats float by at The Bull Inn, a very old traditional country inn set on the banks of the River Ure in the picturesque village of West Tanfield, near Ripon.

Nestled in the fold of the Shibden Valley, near Halifax, Shibden Mill Inn is steeped in history and has a fantastic selection of Cask Marque accredited Ales on tap to quench your thirst. Spend a relaxing afternoon at The Fairfax Arms in Gilling, near York where the streamside beer garden offers a perfect spot for al fresco dining in the summer months. Enjoy a drink in the pretty surroundings of the beautifully planted beer garden at The Queen o’ t’owd Thatch in South Milford among vegetables, herbs and fruit used by the chefs in the kitchen to create delicious menus.

Perched on the edge of the Village Green in the picturesque village of Hutton Rudby, The Bay Horse has the enviable reputation for serving one of the best Sunday lunches around and their beautiful hidden gem of a beer garden is perfect for al fresco dining.

The Crown and Anchor is perched right next to the River bank on the edge of the historic town of Beverley. Enjoy this idyllic spot with a lazy afternoon in the secluded beer garden. Meander through the surrounding countryside of Cubley Hall followed by a refreshing glass of something cool in their tranquil beer garden.

Nestled in the picturesque village of Ledsham, historic pub The Chequers Inn offers a true taste of Yorkshire with a selection of regional ales and a delicious daily food menu, perfect enjoyed in their relaxing beer garden.

This feature was part of our 2016 Summer Guide.