At the end of a long walk, nothing is more satisfying than a cold, refreshing pint of beer at a good pub. There's nothing like a few sips of an ice-cold drink to quench your thirst and recharge your energy.
Going to a pub should be an enjoyable experience for everyone. That’s why an increasing number of pubs are making sure they are accessible to people of all abilities. An accessible pub considers the needs of those with physical disabilities, mobility difficulties, and sensory impairments.
So that why we have selected our top 5 accessible pubs in the Yorkshire Dales that are worth a visit this summer.
The Lister Arms, Malham
The Lister Arms is a traditional countryside inn with a real rustic charm. Nestled in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, it offers a plethora of character with its wooden beams, crackling open fires and delectable home cooked cuisine. There is now an all-terrain wheelchair available to borrow from The Lister Arms to allow those with mobility problems to experience the full beauty of Gordale Scar and Malham Cove.
If you are looking for an unforgettable experience, why not extend your stay in the Dales? The Lister Arms has an accessible room, located in the barn. Having stayed there, we can honestly say… it is pure luxury
The Black Bull, Nateby
The Black Bull located in Nateby, near Kirkby Stephen provides a selection of traditionally home cooked dishes. The menu offers something for everyone, from classic pub favourites to more adventurous dishes. The atmosphere at the Black Bull is warm and welcoming, with friendly staff always on hand to assist with queries. The premises also provide accessible toilets, making it a suitable option for wheelchair users. The venue is also family-friendly and dog friendly. Nearby to the Black Bull, we have our wheelchair hub at Rakehead Farm. Of course, no trip to the fells would be complete without a visit to one of the local pubs for a pint and a pie.
The Craven Arms, Giggleswick, near Settle
The Craven Arms is a delightful family friendly pub located on the outskirts of the village of Giggleswick. It is a modern pub and restaurant that offers an extensive selection of real ales and a menu of exceptional food. The bar and restaurant are situated on one level, making it easily accessible for all. There are also adapted toilets to ensure that everybody can use the facilities. Unfortunately though their bedrooms are not accessible. There is one ground floor room with standard bathroom. The perfect place to visit after completing the Hull Pot walk.
The White Hart Inn, Hawes
The White Hart Inn offers a tranquil retreat from the hustle and bustle of the town. The White Hart Inn boasts an impressive selection of cask ales from many local breweries as well as a wide selection of wines and spirits. The bar staff are always happy to help and advice on which tipple to choose. With its convenient location, accessible toilets and delicious food, this establishment has something for everyone. Unfortunately their bedrooms are not accessible.
The Red Lion inn at Burnsall
Set in the heart of Burnsall, overlooking Wharfdale, the Red Lion is the
ideal destination to enjoy a hearty meal whilst exploring the beautiful
surrounding areas. With the bar and toilets being wheelchair accessible,
it’s possible for anyone to indulge in delicious, homely meals or enjoy an
award winning ale. This is the perfect place to begin or finish your
adventure in the Yorkshire dales. Unfortunately they do not have any wheelchair accessible bedrooms.
Please note: All information was accurate at the time of printing. It is worth calling ahead to check that the pubs meets your specific needs.