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In one of the Yorkshire Dales's quietest areas, the Washburn valley, yet only 20 minutes from Harrogate, this former coaching inn has built a steady reputation for its food; Sunday lunch, for example, continues well into the evening. Dishes, served at tables spread throughout the whole of the flagged and beamed ground floor area, are smart modern British cuisine with an impressive wine list to match. Most of the nine contemporary-country style bedrooms, some in the next-door cottage (the latter ideal for groups of friends), have original features of beams and deep-set windows with lovely views across the village and countryside. There are walks from the doorstep, a sun-trap beer garden and the two ground-floor rooms are dog-friendly.



We love being able to step straight out of the door and take quiet woodland walks around the nearby Fewston and Swinsty reservoirs.

The Timble Inn is in a sleepy Yorkshire Dales village, 15 minutes' drive from the market town of Otley with pubs, shops and restaurants.
By car: Timble is 4 hours 40 mins from London and 1 hour 40 mins from Manchester. Free parking is available on-site.
By train: Skipton and Harrogate stations both have links to London via York and Leeds and are around 20 minutes in a taxi from the hotel. thetrainline.com

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Style & Character

Foodies and others who want a chilled-out break in a smart country pub in a quiet village. We like the funky touches of raspberry-coloured walls and fairy lights around the beams which give a fun yet smart feel.

Service & Facilities

Returning to the pub after a day's walking, it was a treat to be able to have a cuppa - or a pint - in the south-facing beer garden and enjoy the views over the lower Wharfedale valley.

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Garden
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Pet-friendly


In the main building, Room 8 has beautiful views both over the village and countryside. The two rooms in the next-door cottage are ideal for a group of friends, or a family.

Classic Twin/Double, Superior Twin/Double, The Nidderdale Suite
Facilities include: ensuite bathroom, Harrogate-based H2K toiletries, bathrobe and slippers, tea and coffee facilities, Egyptian cotton linen, free Wi-Fi, TV

Food & Drink

There's an impressive, and tempting, separate vegan menu which might include a spicy hotpot, and fruit crumble with vegan ice cream. Sunday lunch does not hold back with a choice of several roasts plus a vegetarian dish and traditional fish and chips, and indulgent desserts such as treacle sponge. Make sure you leave room, and leave time…

The Timble Inn: 2 AA Rosettes, modern British cuisine, informal atmosphere. Open for breakfast and brunch Weds-Sun, lunch Weds-Sat, dinner Mon-Sat and Sunday lunch 12-7.30pm. Mains from £16.

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