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Proper Pubs and Brilliant Breweries

What is it that makes a great pub? Is it the people? The beer? The food? We think it’s all those things and more, and here in Yorkshire you’ll find a pub for every occasion, all with the perfect mix of Yorkshire folk, a great beer and incredible food.

The Star@Sancton is the perfect traditional village pub, devoted to sourcing and using local produce from East Yorkshire. Set in the traditional farming village of Sancton, The Star is surrounded by the beautiful rolling hills of the Yorkshire Wolds.

In the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, visit the award winning Clarendon Hotel, a traditional 18th Century Inn located in Hebden about a mile away from Grassington. The perfect base for a walking or cycling holiday.

Cubley Hall is located near Sheffield and offers the ideal location, nestled in the Pennine green belt on the edge of the Peak District National Park. Lose yourself in the surrounding countryside and unwind within the ambience of Cubley Hall’s pub.

Located in the small village of Gate Helmsley, the Duke of York Inn offers a traditional Yorkshire pub experience with stone floors, wooden beams and a warm, friendly welcome. It is perfectly located for a relaxing day out with friends and family.

From historic breweries with coppers gleaming under oak-timbered ceilings and mystic brews frothing in antique stone ‘square’ to microbreweries with state-of-the-art stainless steel, todays dedicated Yorkshire brewers are busily producing hundreds of varieties of real ale for the people of Yorkshire to enjoy.

The city of Leeds has a great selection of pubs and bars. The Northern Monk Brew Co. in Leeds brews all their ale in house, just like the monks did back in the 7th Century at Kirkstall Abbey. Each of their beers are unique in taste, colour and origins.

Set in Masham, North Yorkshire, Black Sheep Brewery produces much loved cask, keg and bottled beers. For a day out with a difference, besure to book on one of their “shepherded” tours of the brewery.

Another well-known Yorkshire brewery is Theaskstons also in Masham, North Yorkshire. You can taste the brews fresh from the cask and smell the hops in the air! Head to their Visitor Centre for a great day out.

You’ll always get a warm welcome at the Brown Cow Inn in Bingley, a family friendly pub with open fires and a great atmosphere. Enjoy delicious food and draught beer, and explore over 20 specialist beers, 10 malts and a wine list as long as your arm.

Brewed in the shadow of the Abbey, perched on Whitby’s iconic cliff top, Whitby Brewery use only the finest floor-malted barley and whole hops to make some of the best beers about. Alongside traditional ales they sell limited runs of beers from their Experimental Brewery - for those who are looking for something a little different.

The Mayfield, in Seamer village just outside Scarborough, is a traditional English pub which serves an extensive range of quality food, a superb selection of real ale and wines, and offers an outstanding line-up of entertainment.

Music legends and beer go hand in hand right?! Well they do at the Great Yorkshire Brewery in Cropton. Now one of the fastest growing microbreweries in the UK, the brewery has joined forces with the band ‘Madness’, to produce three new beers.

Head over to Brass Castle Brewery, in the centre of Malton. Within two months of opening, Brass Castle won Champion Beer at the York CAMRA Beer Festival. The town centre location means that the brewery is always open to visitors and a tap room opens every second Saturday of the month from 12-8pm, serving freshly-brewed beers.

This article was taken from our Autumn 2016 Guide.