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Food and drink

We have many inns and most villages still have a pub at their heart. They are great places to socialise, meet people and enjoy being part of village life. Many have garden areas for the summer with wonderful views over the surrounding countryside. Inside cosy bar areas with log fires and wood-burning stoves are perfect for when the nights draw in.

There is a superb range of places to eat in the Yorkshire Dales from award-winning high quality restaurants to traditional pubs with good hearty meals and well-kept local beers. Many of the pubs specialise in their food and pride themselves on using high quality local produce. They are justifiably popular and you may need to book ahead at busy times.

Taste the landscape

Explore our ‘A Taste of the Dales’ Food and Drink Map, which is a food lovers dream come true! Why not embark on a delectable adventure and follow our map for a gastronomic journey through the region, showcasing local pubs, coffee shops, ice-cream parlours, and farm to table restaurants. Taste the finest local produce from famous cheeses to artisan ales, and savour the unique flavours of the charming Dales countryside.

We also have our annual Yorkshire Dales Cheese Festival, which celebrates all of this!

Below are some suggestions to get you started…