Thursday, July 12, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #6


#6 Thirteen Pubs Around Here


I couldn't think of anything extremely interesting this week but came up with an idea while out at lunch with a friend. So, here is a list of 13 pubs around The Yorkshire Dales.

1. The Queen’s Head – our local pub. The pub you can walk in to and everyone knows your name.


2. The Royal Oak – best lunch menu out there and the home of the best sticky toffee pudding around!



3. The Shoulder of Mutton – went here just last week for a friend’s birthday. It was across the street from the next pub.


4. The Star and Garter – seriously what is that name all about?



5. The Old Station Inn – exactly what it says it is – an old train station.

6. The Squinting Cat – this is actually a kids play place – think crappy pub food with a ball pit.


7. The New Inn – these are all over the place. The best one we have found though is out in Appletreewick. They make a great Greek Burger and you can even watch the little lambs out in the pasture that will someday become a great Greek Burger.


8. The Black Sheep Brewery Pub – they have a pretty decent lunch menu and we even did the brewery tour once. Jordan absolutely hated the smell and let me tell you if you actually SAW how they made that beer it might make you think twice about drinking it.

9. The Craven Heifer – we drive by this one on the way to the airport – can’t help but love the name.


10. The Wellington – affectionately known as the Welly.

11. The George – my hubby was at the Queen’s Head once and they were discussing the best Sunday meal in all of Yorkshire – the owner of the Queen’s Head claims that they do the best meal. My dear hubby then asked “well is The George in Yorkshire?”

12. Guy Fawkes Arms – of the Gunpowder Plot fame. This little village of Scotton is one of the only ones that doesn’t celebrate Guy Fawkes night.

13. The Joiners Arms– From what I hear this is not a kid friendly establishment so I haven't been but we drive by it everyday on the way to school.




19 comments:

Robin said...

I love a good English pub. All the better when it's your neighborhood place and you can walk right in and feel at home. Here in Israel cafes serve that purpose more. Same idea, but lighter, airier, and with coffee instead of beer LOL.

Gattina said...

You make me homesick ! I miss pubs so much here in Brussels ! When my son lived in London I very often went there and I've counted about 60 pubs I was in for drawing people. I loved to eat in there, it was the best food you got and not expensive ! Near my sons house was one called the King's head and we used to play darts there ! It was so much fun !

Bernie said...

I love the look of British Pubs, not to mention the names...

I miss the UK, I was there in 2004 and again in 2005 at the time of the London Tube bombings... I still want to go back there, hey I want to live there as I am a dual citizen with Australia!

Our list is up as well if you want to stop by...

Fence said...

Those have some great names, I love the Craven Heifer and The Squinting Cat.

Happy T13

Christie O. said...

i wanna come for a visit!! we have pubs like, say, bennigans, chilis, tgi fridays, you know, the ones with character. hahahaha! happy tt!

Toni said...

I love a good pub crawl! Great idea for T13!

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Lulu said...

My most favorite TT yet!!

And speaking of sticky toffee pudding, you must try it at the Dial House Hotel in Bourton-on-the-Water. I had never had toffee pudding before until I had it there. Truly amazing. Almost worth returning to England all on it's own.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Man, I've got to get to England and see this for myself. What great names! And the buildings are amazing, too.

I suspect I'd like it where you are. So long as I skip the brewery tour...

Lori said...

Very, Very cool...I wish I could check them out up close and personal. Great pics:)

Joely Sue Burkhart said...

I *love* these pictures! What a wonderful list. Happy TT and thanks for visiting my blog!

dawn said...

I love your list. The buildings are great. Our neighbours have a Guy Fawkes night every year. Toffee pudding sounds yummy. Thanks for visiting my TT.

ewe are here said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog. :-)

I get a kick out of the names of pubs over here, and I'm delighted that they've finally banned smoking in them. (My husband's from Scotland, and the ban kicked in over a year ago up there.)

So what are you doing in Yorkshire?

m.o.M. said...

I want to live there too! Thanks for sharing!

Janine @ Moving Mama said...

A pub with a ball pit - awesome. And The Queen's Head - - hmmm...interesting name. Would it be like us calling a bar "The President's Head"?

Denise said...

Very cool. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa said...

I love how they all look so inviting.

Happy Thursday.

Inga said...

Thanks for giving us a peak in to English life. I love the pictures! Great idea for TT.

Christine said...

Excellent idea for a TT!

Love the names and the food sounds really good, I'd love to have a nice Greek Burger with a cold beer.

All those places look really fun to visit.

Happy TT!

Janet said...

OMG look at all those awesome pubs!!!