The Devonshire Hotel, one of two award-winning inns with rooms at Grassington along The Ales Trail

The Devonshire Hotel, one of two award-winning inns with rooms at Grassington along The Ales Trail

The Ales Way – Wharfedale’s own Ale Trail takes in 15 of Yorkshire’s finest inns, most of which are easily reached along the Pride of the Dales bus service. Order a pint of Wharfedale Best, Blonde or Black in any of the 15 pubs on the trail and receive a special stamp. If you collect 10 stamps you’ll receive a free Ales Way T-Shirt, plus your name will be entered into the ‘Hall of Fame’ and appear on The Ales Way website. If you visit all 15 of the inns you’ll be the lucky recipient of a souvenir box set with two bottles of beer and a branded pint glass.

The Ales Way – Route & Inns along Wharfedale’s Ale Trail

The route of Wharfedale’s new Ales Way will stretch from Ben Rhydding to Hubberholme, and will include the home of the Wharfedale Brewery, The Flying Duck in Ilkley. Amongst the 15 inns are some of Yorkshire’s most iconic pubs including The Craven Arms at Appletreewick near Skipton, The Devonshire Hotel at Grassington and The George Inn at Hubberholme, a gem of an old inn overlooking the river Wharfe with mullioned windows, flagged floors and stone walls. Visit The Ales Way website for a full list of all 15 real ale gems many of which offer accommodation.

Use Pride of the Dales Bus Services

Pride of the Dales bus services pass all but two of the pubs along The Ale Trail and they operate from Monday to Saturday between Ilkley, Skipton and Grassington, and from here on to Buckden via a circular route between Grassington and Hebden. The two inns not featuring directly along the bus route are easily reached by other means. The award-winning Wheatley Arms is within walking distance (around 15 minutes) of Ben Rhydding station and The George Inn at Hubberholme is about a 20 minute gentle walk along the Dales Way from Buckden which is a stop off point on the bus service route.

Where to Stay

Stay in one of the inns along the Ales Way - many of these award-winners feature in-house accommodation. Or if you're dipping into the Ales Way on your Yorkshire Dales holiday browse and book from our selection below featuring a superb choice of Yorkshire Dales cottages and B&Bs around top spots along the Ale Trail including Buckden, Appletreewick, Grassington, Kettlewell and Hubberholme.

Accommodation in Grassington

  • Grassington   (4.8 miles from the centre of Grassington)
    Sleeps 4
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    £250
    Per Week (Seasonal) Sleep 4.
     
    Fully equipped Wharfedale caravans near Skipton with 2 bedrooms. Showers & beautiful views. Located on a quiet caravan park/farm site within the Bolton Abbey Estate. Sleep 4.
     
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  • Grassington   (0.0 miles from the centre of Grassington)
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    £80
    Per room per night including breakfast
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    Well appointed Grassington B&B ideal for exploring the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. Ensuite rooms, delicious breakfast, comfortable lounge and lawn garden. Parking and bike storage.
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  • Grassington   (0.4 miles from the centre of Grassington)
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    £35
    Per person per night B&B
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    Special Offer
    Winter warmer breaks 3 nights only £85 per person
    Yorkshire Dales farmhouse B&B, 10 minutes' walk from Grassington centre. Lounge with open fire, riverside garden, WiFi, free fishing & parking.
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Accommodation in Ilkley

  • Ilkley   (4.0 miles from the centre of Ilkley)
    Sleeps 2
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    £209
    Per week (seasonal), sleeps 2
     
    This lovley, detached cottage is situated within the grounds of the owners' home, in the village of Menston just three miles from Otley and can sleep two people in one bedroom.
     
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  • Ilkley   (0.6 miles from the centre of Ilkley)
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    £59
    Per room per night (based on 2 sharing)
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    Luxurious Ilkley hotel providing guest accommodation within beautiful grounds. Ideal venue for weddings and banquets. Wheelchair accessible, Wi-Fi internet access and parking.
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  • Ilkley   (0.4 miles from the centre of Ilkley)
    Sleeps 10
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    £876
    Per week (seasonal) sleeps 10
    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 142 reviews
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    5 star Gold Award Ilkley holiday cottage perfect for groups & large families. Five bedrooms, M2 accessibility, leisure facilities & Virgin TV. Off peak short breaks. Dog friendly.
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Accommodation in Skipton

  • Skipton   (0.9 miles from the centre of Skipton)
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    £25
    Per room, per night
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    Newly refurbished Skipton hotel with ensuite double & family guest rooms. Free Car Parking, 30 minutes of initial free Wi-Fi, nearby food outlets. Family friendly. Pets accepted.
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  • Grassington   (6.5 miles from the centre of Skipton)
    Sleeps 4
    Prices from
    £250
    Per Week (Seasonal) Sleep 4.
     
    Fully equipped Wharfedale caravans near Skipton with 2 bedrooms. Showers & beautiful views. Located on a quiet caravan park/farm site within the Bolton Abbey Estate. Sleep 4.
     
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  • Skipton   (0.2 miles from the centre of Skipton)
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    £55
    per night (2 sharing)
     
    Skipton guest house with two recently renovated en-suite rooms. Ideal for couples. Free Wi-Fi, bike and luggage. Room only. Close to restaurants and cafes.
     
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Accommodation near Buckden - North Yorkshire

  • Kettlewell   (3.5 miles from the centre of Buckden - North Yorkshire)
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    £250
    Per week (sleeps 4)
     
    An idyllic Yorkshire self catering holiday cottage in Kettlewell situated in the heart of the village in the magnificent Yorkshire Dales. Pets welcome. Sleeps up to 4 people
     
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  • Starbotton   (1.7 miles from the centre of Buckden - North Yorkshire)
    Sleeps 6
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    £446
    Per week (seasonal), sleeps 6
     
    This luxury property is in Starbotton, and sleeps six people in three bedrooms.
     
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  • Newbiggin   (6.3 miles from the centre of Buckden - North Yorkshire)
    Sleeps 2
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    £278
    Per week (seasonal) sleeps 2
     
    Charming terrace cottage in Newbiggin rated 4 star Gold by Visit Britain. Off road parking, garden, wood burner stove & one double bedroom. Plenty of period features. No pets.
     
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