Cover Bridge Inn, East Witton
The Cover Bridge Inn, just outside Middleham, North Yorkshire, is pretty well-known to walkers and real ale aficionados. On the banks of the River Cover, adjacent to the eponymous bridge, the Cover Bridge Inn is an olde worlde pub, serving a large range of beers including an extensive, well-kept, frequently-changing range of real ales on the eight hand pumps. Not surprisingly it's been a local CAMRA winner a number of times over the years. The bar is little on the snug side (you'd imagine it to be bigger given the size of the building), but with open fires, it's a welcoming place in winter. And it's a friendly place too, with amiable service and once inside, you'll strike up a conversation with someone before too long. Outdoor enthusiasts are well catered for here, with secure cycle storage, day tickets for fishing and accommodation being available. Families are welcome, dogs are allowed - the large car park (hidden across the road) indicates the pubs popularity in summer, which is no surprise. The Cover Bridge Inn is one of those pubs that manages to provide something for all visitors to enjoy. Many country pubs have the word "Inn" in their names, but few deserve that suffix as much as the Cover Bridge Inn.
East Witton, East Witton, East Witton, North Yorkshire, DL8 4SQ
01969 623 250
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