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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    £40
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    Grassington inn providing B&B accommodation with an on-site restaurant and bar, in the Yorkshire Dales. Pet-friendly and ideal for walking, cycling and fishing breaks.
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  • Grassington   (0.1 miles from the centre of Grassington)
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    £75
    PER ROOM: Based on 2 people sharing.
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    Gold Award-winning Grassington guest house. On-site parking. Located 100yds from village square. Rated excellent by Tripadvisor travellers. WIFI. Delicious breakfasts.
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  • Grassington   (0.1 miles from the centre of Grassington)
    Sleeps 4
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    £300
    per week (seasonal) Sleeps 4
     
    Grassington cottage gem in the heart of the village with 2 bedrooms, a country cottage style kitchen, parking and shed storage. Ideal for festivals & Tour De France route. Sleeps 4
     
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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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  • Fewston   (6.2 miles from the centre of Ilkley)
    Sleeps 4
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    £300
    Per Week, Seasonal (Sleeps 4) Short breaks also available.
     
    Fewston holiday cottage between Harrogate and the Yorkshire Dales, close to reservoirs and perfect for walking, cycling and fishing. Families welcome. Sleeps 4.
     
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  • Ilkley   (0.4 miles from the centre of Ilkley)
    Sleeps 6
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    £645
    Per Week, seasonal sleeps 6
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    Gold Award winning Ilkley cottage with three bedrooms, outdoor seating area, modern kitchen & parking. Use of onsite hot tub & sauna. Shared kid's play area. Dog friendly.
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Accommodation in Skipton

  • Embsay   (2.2 miles from the centre of Skipton)
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    £35
    Per person per night (2 sharing)
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    Beautiful Yorkshire Bed & Breakfast, close to many walks & cycle rides in Skipton, known for breeding & training sheep dogs. Free parking and WIFI. Locally sourced breakfast.
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  • Skipton   (3.0 miles from the centre of Skipton)
    Sleeps 11
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    £1,800
    Per break (sleeps 11)
     
    Beautifully presented Yorkshire Dales cottage with 6 bedrooms, wood burner stove, double height ceilings with arched windows, decadent dining room & private garden. Short breaks.
     
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  • Skipton   (3.2 miles from the centre of Skipton)
    Sleeps 12
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    £35
    Per person, per night. Sleeps 10-12+
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    Unique rural retreat mere minutes from Skipton perfect for family gatherings, friends sharing & activity/ corporate groups. 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms. WiFi, terraces & amazing views.
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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 6
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    £500
    Per week (seasonal)
     
    Superb cottage ideal for family holidays to the Yorkshire Dales. Bright modern kitchen. Private garden, shared use of indoor pool, sauna and children's play area. Pet friendly
     
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  • Litton   (2.9 miles from the centre of Buckden - North Yorkshire)
    Sleeps 2
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    £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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