In desperate need of a refreshing beer while soaking up the Yorkshire sun? You’re preaching to the choir. We’re counting down the days until we can be reunited with our beloved freshly-pulled pints straight out of the barrel, and to get us prepared for that day – we’ve rounded up some of the best beer gardens to enjoy this summer in the iconic Yorkshire Dales.
1. The Lister Arms, Malham
A favourite here at The Yorkshireman, The Lister Arms is the perfect spot for a refreshing pint after tackling those pesky steps at Malham Cove, with ample seating, plenty of sunshine and a great traditional pub menu available to try. Dogs are welcome, and there’s the option to sit both at the front of the ivy-clad pub, or in its back beer garden. The pub specialises in an array of award-winning cask ales, as well as a wide range of gins and a number of refreshing cocktails. The Lister Arms, Malham, Skipton, BD23 4DB.
2. Aysgarth Falls Hotel, Leyburn
A photogenic traditional pub just minutes away from the famous Aysgarth Falls, the Aysgarth Falls Hotel is blessed with a stunning beer garden, where guests can enjoy traditional pub grub and beers in the sunshine. The outdoor space overlooks a lovely garden, and in true Yorkshire style, there’s a number of proper ales to try while you’re there. Aysgarth Falls Hotel, Aysgarth, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 3SR.
3. The Crown, Hawes
Overlooking the stunning River Ure, The Crown Pub is situated in lovely Hawes – which is also the home of the famous Wensleydale Creamery. The pub boasts both seating out front and in the back, too, with a gorgeous deck in a pergola style with seating that looks out into their garden. The warm and welcoming pub offers tasty British grub made with locally sourced produce (which is always incredible in the Dales), and of course, a great selection of beers. The Crown Pub, Market Place, Hawes, DL8 3RD.
4. The Traddock, Austwick
A luxury hotel found in lovely Settle, The Traddock is a gorgeous country house, with an even more gorgeous garden. The garden features a number of tables where you can enjoy a glorious day during British summer time, as well as a menu of AA Rosette food, an extensive wine list, and even a lovely afternoon tea that can be enjoyed outdoors. The Traddock, Austwick, Settle, Yorkshire Dales, LA2 8BY.
5. Yorebridge House, Leyburn
Not exactly a ‘beer garden’ as we know it, Yorebridge House offers a stunning outdoor space – with socially distant tables spanning their beautiful lawn. The five-star boutique hotel is well-known for its delicious AA Rosette food, however, its the views of the surrounding Yorkshire Dales that have us hook, line and sinker. Enjoy beers, wines and a tasty menu of cocktails in Yorebridge House’s peaceful setting. Yorebridge House, Bainbridge, North Yorkshire, DL8 3EE.
6. The Devonshire, Grassington
One of a number of fantastic pubs in lovely Grassington, The Devonshire is always bustling – especially in the summer, and boasts cosy country-style interiors throughout. Out front, there’s plenty of seating to enjoy the sunshine – all while taking in the busy square (that can be spotted in Channel 5’s All Creatures Great and Small). On the menu, you’ll find typical pub grub, as well as Timothy Taylors and your usual behind-the-bar culprits. The Devonshire, 27 Main St, Grassington, Skipton, BD23 5AD.
7. Talbot Arms, Settle
A sun trap of a beer garden, the Talbot Arms can be found in lovely Settle, just a short drive away from the famous Malham Cove. Bright and cosy inside, the pub boasts a gorgeous beer garden at the back, with a number of tables decked out with umbrellas so you can sink a pint in the sun. The menu offers your typical pub grub that us Yorkshire folk all know and love, and its ideally located for exploring the market town. Talbot Arms, High St, Settle, BD24 9EX.
8. The Old Hall Inn, Threshfield
Just outside of Grassington in Threshfield, The Old Hall Inn is a lovely, quaint pub, with outdoor seating both out front and in their rear beer garden. Located in a quiet spot in the Dales, the pub offers a peaceful break from rambling, with pub grub up for grabs a rotating selection of cask beers and more. The Old Hall Inn, Main Street, Threshfield, North Yorkshire, BD23 5HB.
9. Beck Hall, Malham
A really beautiful spot just minutes away from Malham Cove, Beck Hall‘s Secret Garden sits by a twinkling stream, where on a normal day you’ll find dogs playing in the sunshine while you peacefully enjoy the summer weather. The Secret Garden – which we’d definitely dub one of the Yorkshire Dale’s finest beer gardens – offers a gorgeous menu of Yorkshire Tapas to enjoy by day, and a really beautiful menu of finer dishes to enjoy in the evening. You don’t have to eat to visit, however, and can simply take in the beautiful surrounds by the stream with a beer of your choice. Beck Hall, Cove Rd, Malham, BD23 4DJ.
10. The Dalesman, Sedbergh
A cosy spot to perch up after exploring the lovely town of Sedbergh, The Dalesman features a small outdoor drinking area at the front of their beautiful pub, as well as a modern beer garden out back where barrels have been repurposed as seating. There’s a number of quirky and beautiful touches to their garden to enjoy, as well as a fantastic menu of beautifully presented food and a lovely wine list to make your way through, too. The Dalesman, Main St, Sedbergh, LA10 5BN.
11. The Station Inn, Ribblehead
Close by to the iconic Ribblehead Viaduct, The Station Inn provides unbeatable views of the surrounding Yorkshire Dales – right from its cosy beer garden. Located bang in the middle of Ingleborough and Whernside, it’s a popular place for those taking on the Three Peaks Challenge to stop off for a refresher, with sharing platters, gorgeous British dishes and plenty of locally brewed beers to try during your visit. The Station Inn, Ribblehead, Low Sleights Rd, Carnforth, LA6 3AS.
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