Real ales and hearty meals cooked from local products in front of open fires, read on....

Buck Inn, Malham

Built in 1874 on the site of an old coaching inn. The Buck Inn is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Sue and John pride themselves on the quality and choice of their cask beers and also on the food menu including the famous Malham and Masham Pie. Set in the centre of the village, it is the perfect place to start and end your walks.

A the Buck, there is a Hikers bar where dogs, families, muddy boots are always welcome. Eat, drink, play pool or darts or simply relax.

There is a heated patio area for those summer days and nights and in the winter, you can snuggle upto the log fire which is located in the Lounge Bar

The Lounge bar is next door to the Hikers bar and in both bars are six cask beers including Timothy Taylor's Landlord and Theakston's Old Peculiar.

Parking to the side and front of the building on the oppsite side of the road.

Buck Inn, www.buckinnmalham.co.uk, t. 01729 830317

Listers Arms, Malham

The menus are traditional in the sense that they offer you a warming array of home cooked dishes that you know and love, yet they’re brilliantly perfected beyond the norm by Chef Patron, Terry Quinn and team. You can enjoy dishes which are freshly prepared to order using good quality local ingredients, sourced from trusted suppliers in the area including delicious cuts of meat, seasonal vegetables and cheeses. And if you can find space for a pudding after your generously proportioned main course, you won’t be disappointed. Look out for the ‘Lister Loves’ board hung above the fireplace to see the dishes of the day.

Being owned by Thwaites ensures that there is always a ready supply of  finest cask ales on offer. There are guest ales from like-minded brewers, as well as the Thwaites Signature Range created by Head Brewer Steve Fielding, to compliment the seasons. In addition, there is a great selection of lagers, ciders, wines, soft drinks, speciality liqueur coffees and even a bowl of water for your dog too.

But what makes dining at The Lister Arms so relaxed is all the cosy little nooks that you can hide yourself away in. You can sit beside one of the cosy log burners in your own secluded part of the bar and lounge. Or, for more formal occasions, enjoy an intimate meal or big family celebration in a lovely rustic dining room where everything is taken care of.

Listers Arms, www.listersarms.co.uk, 01729  830330

Victoria Inn, Kirby Malham

The Victoria Inn is a mile down the road from Malham in Kirby Malham. It provides substantial pub meals including the best steaks in the area. It has a good selection of real ales in front of open fires. Granny Boos fish and chips can also be taken away. The finest steaks and hearty ale pies at reasonable prices.

Victoria Inn, www.grannyboos.com, 01729 830499

The Angel, Hetton

The Angel is one of the best known and best loved inns in the country and quite simply a delightful place to dine.

Its origins in part are over 500 years old and as you would expect, full of atmosphere and charm with oak beams, nooks, crannies and crackling log fires yet with a style that’s both sophisticated and up-to-date and, above all, supremely comfortable. Food is of the essence. Experience tasty well presented food using the freshest and finest seasonal produce from around the region. Meat and game from the Yorkshire Dales and Lancashire, fresh fish from the East and West coasts, legumes and soft fruit from the local farms and everything baked, cooked and produced in its own kitchens to offer you an exciting choice of classical and contemporary dishes. Choose between the relaxed Bar Brasserie or slightly more formal Restaurant.

The Angel, www.angelhetton.co.uk, 01756 730263