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Food and drink in the Yorkshire Dales

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There’s plenty to keep your taste buds entertained on a visit to the Yorkshire Dales and there’s nothing inspires an appetite quite like an afternoon walking in the Dales. After all that fresh air, you’ll need a hearty feast and perhaps a pint or two to quench your thirst. 

The Yorkshire Dales are world-renown for their award-winning real ale breweries, why not sample a pint of Old Peculier at the Theakston Brewery in Masham, or take a tour of the Black Sheep- once part of the Theakstons family. The Copper Dragon in Skipton is also well worth a visit if and guided tours of the brewery are on offer. Perhaps the most famous export of the Yorkshire Dales is the famous Wensleydale cheese, made by hand at the creamery in Hawes. See the cheese being made and learn about the heritage at the creamery’s museum before trying it for yourself at the Calvert Restaurant.

The bustling market town of Skipton has an abundance of fine dining. From traditional pie and mash to Thai, you’ll find cuisines to suit all tastes here. The Angel at Hetton is popular with visitors and locals, with customers travelling from far and wide to enjoy delicious freshly prepared local Dales bred lamb, beef and seasonal game. You’ll also find a variety of lovely pubs and trendy cocktail bars here to enjoy after a busy day exploring the Dales.

You’ll never be far from a quaint tea room in the Yorkshire Dales, pay a visit to the world-famous Betty’s of Harrogate to sample their legendary afternoon tea or pop into one of the area’s many tea rooms or cafes for a delicious slice of cake- the perfect reward for a long morning walking in the Dales. Alternatively, why not stop by one of the towns on market day to discover a variety of locally grown produce- ideal for picnic supplies!