25 : The Fountaine Inn, Linton-In-Craven

The Fountaine Inn, Linton in Craven, BD23 5HJ Tel : 01756 752210


"Probably the most beautiful Dales Inn in the most beautiful of settings .... babbling streams, stunning hillsides, and charming stone-built cottages framed by beautiful gardens and well established trees". The quote comes from the website of the Fountaine Inn, Linton In Craven. Whilst there might be a few too many "beautifuls" for my liking, there is no denying that it is a grand pub in the best Yorkshire traditions. It overlooks a village green and a stone bridge over a rippling stream. You almost expect Robert Hardy dressed up as the vet Siegfried Farnon to come trundling over the bridge in a 1930s Austin : it's that kind of place, all very All Creatures Great And Small.


The pub itself is a lovely place with a series of small rooms and a substantial dining room at the back. There is a good selection of food on offer and a fine selection of beers. I had a pint of Thwaites' Wainwright. Named after the great Lakeland writer, Wainwright is a lovely, light golden colour with a hint of sweetness and a dash of citrus flavours. It was a really nice pint in a really nice pub. Beautiful in fact.





6 comments:

John F said...

Looking forward to hitting some of these 2010,when we come over.

Alan Burnett said...

John,
Let me know when you are around these parts and I will buy you a pint of best real ale.
Alan

John F said...

I was hoping you would say that.
We plan a week on a canal boat in July, then a week in the York area.
And then up in the air for about two more weeks.
I recreated as close as I could an English Pub in one of our rooms.
Mom and Dad love hanging out in it.
I was born in Selby a long time ago, but don't get back as often as I would like.

John F said...

Have ya stopped doing the pub/beer ratings?

Alan Burnett said...

I have not included them in the last few I have done. Do you think they are useful. Should they be reintroduced? Let me know what you think

John F said...

I like them and find them fun and useful.