Country pubs don’t come any better than this cosy example in tiny Pecket Well, high above Hebden Bridge. The chances are you’ll drive or catch a bus to this charming free house, but if you do choose to bike it or hike it, you’ll deserve much more than just a pint and a packet of peanuts!
The bar area is full of character here, while the intimate restaurant is perfect for couples, families or groups of friends. Solo travellers are welcome too of course, and the chances are you’ll get chatting to one of the regulars or bar staff soon enough. Two real log fires await you during winter, while the hillside garden and refurbished terrace provide stunning views of Stoodley Pike and the moors of Heptonstall and Oxenhope.
Our top tip is to come hungry. The menu here includes everything from freshly prepared sandwiches or homemade pub grub favourites through to some mouth-watering chef’s specials you might not have expected. Drink-wise, there’s the legendary local Landlord beer from Timothy Taylor, based over the hill in Keighley, as well as a rotating selection of continental and craft beers from further afield. If beer’s not your thing, pick from an interesting wine list or the pub’s selection of delicious speciality gins, whiskeys and other spirits.
Planning on having one too many? No problem, just leave your car in the large on-site car park and stay the night in one of three quaint en-suite rooms. Don’t worry; if those stunning Pennine views don’t get you out of bed in the morning, the freshly ground coffee and hearty cooked breakfasts most definitely will.