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   (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   (0.1 miles from the centre of Grassington)
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    £90
    per double/twin room per night B&B (2 sharing)
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    17th Century Coaching inn with rooms & restaurant in Grassington with cask ales, a real log fire & 15 ensuite rooms. Bar and restaurant holding up to 100 diners and outdoor seating
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  • Grassington   (0.4 miles from the centre of Grassington)
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    £35
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    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

  • Near Harrogate   (5.1 miles from the centre of Ilkley)
    Sleeps 2
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    £300
    Per week (seasonal) Sleeping 2
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    Affordable luxury 200 year old cottages near Otley & Harrogate on the eastern edge of the Yorkshire Dales. Cosy log fires, private gardens, catering service and parking. Free Wi-Fi
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  • Near Harrogate   (5.9 miles from the centre of Ilkley)
    Sleeps 4
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    £485
    Per week (seasonal) sleeps 4 + 1
     
    Delightful two bedroom conversion cottage in the Washburn Valley near Harrogate. Panoramic views, garden, free Wi-Fi & parking. Dog friendly by arrangement. Families welcome.
     
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  • Nidderdale   (6.7 miles from the centre of Ilkley)
    Sleeps 5
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    £490
    Per week (seasonal) sleeps 4 + 1
     
    Beautiful rural holiday cottage in Nidderdale set on a 200 acre farm with two bedrooms, bike storage & private tours of the milking parlour. Families welcome. Dog friendly.
     
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Accommodation in Skipton

  • Embsay   (1.9 miles from the centre of Skipton)
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    £70
    Per Room B&B (Based on 2 sharing)
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    Stunning farmhouse B&B near Skipton with attractive en-suite rooms, delicious breakfasts, free parking and Wi-Fi. Ideal for walking, cycling and exploring the Yorkshire Dales.
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  • Skipton   (3.0 miles from the centre of Skipton)
    Sleeps 10
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    £430
    Per week (seasonal) sleeping 10
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    Sleeps 10 - Yorkshire Dales 5* self catering farmhouse cottage, Skipton nearby. Beautiful views, private garden, family friendly, pets welcome & car parking.
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  • Embsay   (1.5 miles from the centre of Skipton)
    Sleeps 3
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    £274
    Per week (seasonal), sleeps 3
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    This detached bungalow sleeps three people in two bedrooms in the Yorkshire Dales village of Embsay near to Skipton.
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Accommodation near Buckden - North Yorkshire

  • Litton   (2.9 miles from the centre of Buckden - North Yorkshire)
    Sleeps 2
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    £280
    Per week (seasonal) sleeps 2
     
    Romantic Yorkshire Dales holiday apartment with half tester bed, exposed beams, fitted kitchen and beautiful views. Shared use of indoor pool and sauna. Short breaks welcome.
     
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  • Litton   (2.9 miles from the centre of Buckden - North Yorkshire)
    Sleeps 2
    Prices from
    £280
    Per week (seasonal) sleeps 2
     
    Contemporary cottage on the Yorkshire Dales with four poster bedroom, luxury bathroom with double-ended bath, fitted kitchen and shared use of indoor pool. Pet friendly.
     
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  • Litton   (2.9 miles from the centre of Buckden - North Yorkshire)
    Sleeps 4
    Prices from
    £420
    Prices per week (seasonal)
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    Charming, award winning self catering cottage for four set in beautiful rural countryside. Shared indoor heated swimming pool and sauna. Private parking. Ideal for families.
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