White Rose Hotel, Askrigg
The White Rose Hotel is a posh 19th Century house, that's been converted into a family-run hotel. Like most hotels, the bar's open to non-residents, who, in winter, are locals and seem to comprise most of the clientele. It's a decent enough place, serving mainly Theakston's ales - although there's also beer from the Yorkshire Dales Brewing Co, which has a brewery at the back of the hotel - and it's reasonably well-kept. There's food, naturally, and it's a pretty standard menu, although we didn't get to sample it. And although it's primarily a hotel, the White Rose has all the amenities of a normal pub - including TVs, pool table and beer garden. In summer Askrigg is awash with walkers, tourists and Herriot fans (yes, even after all these years, although the focus is now mostly on Thirsk, his birthplace), consequently al the pubs in these parts are pretty crowded, in winter it's quieter, much quieter.
Main Street, Askrigg, Askrigg, North Yorkshire, DL8 3HG
01969 650 515
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