Gods own county is well-known for quite a few nicely reconised brewerys – think Theakson, Black Sheep and Samuel Smith. Over the years the micro-brewery zone has come to be more and more famous so its uncommon to discover a Yorkshire village with out a pub many were; initially drovers’ inns or coaching inns. Increasingly, these are including (or smartening up) bedrooms, and offering more than the wellknown pub-grub. The best of these have saved original features like stone flags, huge fireplaces and low-beamed ceilings and the robust flavoursome food, and just added a layer of comfort and finesse for 21st-century guests. The warmth, humour and crack, however, remain the same. Here's our guide to the best pubs with rooms in Yorkshire.
THE PIPE AND GLASS
9/10 Secret Yorkshire Rating
You don’t find this place by accident; a few miles short of Beverley in a village called South Dalton, it is well off the beaten track. It is sustained, instead, by a fantastic reputation among locals and its one star listing in the Michelin Guide. On this particular Monday lunchtime it is thriving, with barely enough room for our Ford Fiesta to slot in among the Range Rovers and Mercs (it attracts that kind of visitor, too) in the adjoining car park.
Inside it is blessed with all the qualities you would imagine – open fireplaces, brassy pumps etc. – but is not quite your typical country pub. You see, Pipe and Glass is a grand old property, and beyond the bar there is further seating to be found in the main dining room, upstairs private dining room and even overnight accommodation available in a duo of rooms charmingly named “Thyme” and “Sage”.
It says something, then, that there is only just enough space for us to eat in the bar after an i