Gregory Collins

MY FAVOURITE PUBS

Tan Hill Inn
Yorkshire Dales

Tan Hill Inn
Britain's highest pub and one of the most
interesting. Originally built to serve the local coal
miners and packhorse trails.
Regular live music. Camping and accommodation
in seven en suite rooms and two bunk rooms.
Meals served lunchtimes and in the evenings.
Popular with car and motorcycle clubs.
The Tan Hill Sheep Show takes place on the last
Thursday of every May.
     
Telephone:  01833 628246
E-Mail:         info@tanhillinn.com
Website:      www.tanhillinn.com
New Delight Inn
Blackshaw Head, Hebden Bridge

   
New Delight Inn
Friendly family owned pub in the hills above
Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. This rustic
pub is only an hour's drive from my Preston
home. Beers from the Tasker Brewing Company
(Formally Bridestones brewery).
Meals and snacks served evenings and
weekend lunchtimes. Camping in adjacent field.
Occasional live music.
Open weekday evenings and all day weekends.
   
Telephone:  01422 844628
Website:      www.newdelightinn.co.uk
   
Helwith Bridge Inn
Helwith Bridge, nr. Settle

   
Helwith Bridge Inn
Also just an hour away from my home in Preston
is this gem of a pub in Ribblesdale in the
Yorkshire Dales National Park. One of the last
cavers' pubs in the country, it is next to the
Yorkshire Subterranean Society's HQ, The Old
School House which offers accommodation for cavers and outdoor groups. Meals served.
Camping in adjacent field. Motor homes welcome.
Accommodation for four in small bunkhouse.

Telephone: 01729 860220
E-Mail:        manager@helwithbridgeinn.co.uk
Website:     www.helwithbridgeinn.co.uk
   Lion Inn
Blakey Ridge, North York Moors

Lion Inn
Superior pub high on the North York Moors with
stunning views over the surrounding countryside.
Situated on the Coast to Coast Walk from St.
Bees in Cumbria to Robin Hood's Bay on the
Yorkshire Coast the Lion offers camping to pre-
booked walkers. Accommodation in 12 en-suite
rooms. Meals served all day.
Occassional live music and their New Year's Eve
parties are a must. Well worth the journey!

   
Telephone:  01751 417320
E-Mail:         info@lionblakey.co.uk
Website:        www.lionblakey.co.uk
   
Clapham Bunkhouse
Clapham, Yorkshire Dales

   
Clapham Bunkhouse and Bar
Owned by the friendly Latimer Family, The
Clapham Bunkhouse includes a bar and café.
The bar is open from lunchtimes until early
evening. Accommodation  in several bunk rooms.
Popular with local cavers, the bar is the meeting
place for the Earby Pothole Club.
Occasional late licences with the bar open until
midnight for special events such as the Clapham
Street Market which takes place in every July.
   

Telephone:  015 242 51144
E-Mail:         sue@claphambunk.com
Website:      www.claphambunk.com/

   
Hand & Dagger
Treales, nr. Kirkham, Lancs

Hand & Dagger
Just outside my home city of Preston is the
Hand & Dagger, situated on the Lancaster Canal
as it winds through the Fylde. Since I have
started owning a boat this pub has become one of
my regular spots and the landlord here is one of
my favourites. Mooring on the canal below the
pub and accommodation in two "pods". Camping
may become available in the near future.
Meals served all day.

Telephone: 01772 690306
E-Mai:         info@handanddagger.com
Website:     www.handanddagger.com
   
Greyhound Inn
Barnoldswick, Lancashire

   
Greyhound Inn
Community owned pub with a lively and friendly
crowd.  Five minutes walk from Barnoldswick town
centre the Greyhound Inn hosts live music every
Saturday night and Sunday teatime.
Limited parking to rear. Outside seating on patio
to rear. Open fires. Pool table. Live sport.
Beers from a selection of local breweries.
Accommodation can be found at the nearby
Fountain Hotel.
   
Telephone:  01282 850670
Website:      www.greyhoundbarnoldswick.com

Winking Man
Staffordshire Peak District

 
Winking Man
Superior live music can be enjoyed in the large
function room to the rear of this pub which can be
found high up in the Staffordshire part of the Peak
District National Park.
Last Friday of the month is Rock Night.
Disco and karaoke in bar some Saturday nights.
Motor homes and campervans welcome - electric
hook-ups available.
Meals served lunchtimes and evenings.
   
Telephone:  01538 300361
E-Mail:         info@winkingman.co.uk
Website:      
www.winkingman.co.uk

Tunnel House Inn
Coates, nr. Cirencester, Glos

   
Tunnel House Inn
One of the best pubs I have ever come across.
Located above the entrance to the Sapperton
Canal Tunnel (currently disused), The Tunnel
House Inn is a fine example of a Cotswold pub set
in lovely, rolling countryside.
Bar and restaurant meals served all day.
Ample outside seating. Open fires.
Barn available for functions. Pizza van.
Camping sometimes available - please check.
   
Telephone:  01285 770702
E-Mail:         reservations@tunnelhouse.com
Website:      
https://tunnelhouse.com

     
Glan yr Afon Inn
Dolphin, nr Holywell, N. Wales

   
Glan yr Afon Inn
Meeting place for the United Cavers' Exploration
Team on Thursday nights, The Tafarn Glan yr Afon
(Riverside Inn) is easily found just off the A55
North Wales Expressway outside Holywell.
Meals served lunchtimes and evenings.
Accommodation in fourteen en-suite rooms.
Games room with darts, pool table and sports on
T.V.  Open fire. Electric car charging points.
Beers from local breweries.
   
Telephone:  01352 710052
Website:      www.glanyrafoninn.com
   
Miners Arms
Nenthead, nr Alston, Cumbria

Miners Arms
A great places to enjoy a meal and a few drinks
after exploring one of the many mines that makes
Nenthead one of the most fascinating villages in
the United Kingdom.
On the C2C Cycle route. Secure storage for
bicycles. Large free public car park opposite.
Accommodation in two en-suite rooms, family
room and twin room.
Meals served evenings (also weekend lunchtimes)
   
Telephone:  01434 381427
E-Mail:         theminersarms2@gmail.com
Website:      www.nenthead.com
Yew Tree
Cauldon Low, Staffordshire

   
Yew Tree
Between Ashbourne and Leek, the Yew Tree Inn
is a must see pub. The pub is somewhat like a
museum with a large collection of musical
instruments including a serpent, polyphons,
bric-a-brac and guns. There are even two paris of
Queen Victoria's stockings on display here!
Occasional live music.
Bar snacks and meals served.
Beers from Burtonbridge.

   
Telephone:  01538 309876
   
   
Packhorse Inn
Widdop, nr Hebden Bridge

Packhorse Inn
Lovely pub high up on the moors between Colne
and Hebden Bridge not far from the New Delight
Inn.  Seating in two bars.  Open fires.
Meals served lunchtimes and evenings.
Accommodation may become available again in
the near future.
The inn has a collection of photographs of the
Hardcastle Crags Railway which served the
construction of some nearby reservoirs.
   
Telephone:  01422 842803
   
   
Mishnish Hotel
Tobermory, Isle of Mull

Mishnish Hotel
Perhaps Scotland's most photographed pub, the
Mishnish Hotel is one of the colourful buildings
that line Tobermory harbour (Balamory in the BBC
children's T.V. series).
Accommodation in twelve en-suite rooms.
Meals served lunchtimes and evenings.
Extensive range of beers, wines, spiritis and
whiskies.
Regular live music and discos on Saturday nights.
   
Telephone:  011688 302500
E-Mail:         enquiries@themishnish.co.uk     
Website:      http://themishnish.co.uk

Drovers Inn
Inverarnan, nr Loch Lomond

Drovers Inn
An absolute must-see pub conveniently located
on the A82 just north of Loch Lomond. The hallway is full of stuffed animals including the pub's iconic
bear. Drinks served by kilted bar staff in cosy bar
with large open fires.  Meals served.
Accommodation in the inn and also at the Drovers
Lodge opposite. Camping at nearby Beinglas
Farm. Regular live music.This is not a Scottish
theme pub, this is the real thing!

Telephone:  01301 704234
E-Mail:         info@thedroversinn.co.uk
Website:      www.droversinn.co.uk

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