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   (0.1 miles from the centre of Grassington)
    Prices from
    £90
    per double/twin room per night B&B (2 sharing)
    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 128 reviews
    Rating from 128 reviews
    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
    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 128 reviews
    Rating from 128 reviews
    Call
  • Grassington   (0.4 miles from the centre of Grassington)
    Prices from
    £35
    Per person per night B&B
    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 62 reviews
    Rating from 62 reviews
    Yorkshire Dales farmhouse B&B, 10 minutes' walk from Grassington centre. Lounge with open fire, riverside garden, WiFi, free fishing & parking.
    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 62 reviews
    Rating from 62 reviews
    Call
  • Hebden   (1.5 miles from the centre of Grassington)
    Prices from
    £75
    Double Room, per night B&B.
    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 102 reviews
    Rating from 102 reviews
    Special Offer
    August, Oct & Nov Dinner B&B Special just £99 per couple
    Country barn B&B in the Yorkshire Dales. Ideal for couples who enjoy walking and cycling. Two double rooms. Tasty breakfasts. Evening meals. Free parking, Wi-Fi and bike storage.
    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 102 reviews
    Rating from 102 reviews
    Call

Accommodation in Ilkley

  • Near Harrogate   (5.1 miles from the centre of Ilkley)
    Sleeps 2
    Prices from
    £300
    Per week (seasonal) Sleeping 2
    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 9 reviews
    Rating from 9 reviews
    Special Offer
    Last minute discounts - Save 20% for September
    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
    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 9 reviews
    Rating from 9 reviews
    Call
  • Near Harrogate   (5.9 miles from the centre of Ilkley)
    Sleeps 4
    Prices from
    £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.
     
    Call
  • Nidderdale   (6.7 miles from the centre of Ilkley)
    Sleeps 5
    Prices from
    £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.
     
    Call

Accommodation in Skipton

  • Skipton   (3.0 miles from the centre of Skipton)
    Sleeps 10
    Prices from
    £430
    Per week (seasonal) sleeping 10
    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 7 reviews
    Rating from 7 reviews
    Sleeps 10 - Yorkshire Dales 5* self catering farmhouse cottage, Skipton nearby. Beautiful views, private garden, family friendly, pets welcome & car parking.
    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 7 reviews
    Rating from 7 reviews
    star
    star
    star
    star
    star
    Self Catering
    Call
  • Embsay   (1.9 miles from the centre of Skipton)
    Prices from
    £70
    Per Room B&B (Based on 2 sharing)
    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 43 reviews
    Rating from 43 reviews
    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.
    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 43 reviews
    Rating from 43 reviews
    star
    star
    star
    star
    no star
    Guest Accommodation
    Call
  • Skipton   (3.2 miles from the centre of Skipton)
    Sleeps 12
    Prices from
    £35
    Per person, per night. Sleeps 10-12+
    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 33 reviews
    Rating from 33 reviews
    Unique rural retreat mere minutes from Skipton perfect for family gatherings, friends sharing & activity/ corporate groups. 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms. WiFi, terraces & amazing views.
    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 33 reviews
    Rating from 33 reviews
    Call

Accommodation near Buckden - North Yorkshire

  • Kettlewell   (3.5 miles from the centre of Buckden - North Yorkshire)
    Prices from
    £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
     
    Call
  • West Burton   (5.1 miles from the centre of Buckden - North Yorkshire)
    Sleeps 7
    Prices from
    £490
    Per week (seasonal) sleeps 7
     
    Gold Award winning Yorkshire Dales cottage with 4 bedrooms, wood burner stove, off road parking, bike storage, range cooker & extensive grounds. Short breaks welcome. No pets.
     
    star
    star
    star
    star
    no star
    Self Catering
    Call
  • Bishopdale   (4.4 miles from the centre of Buckden - North Yorkshire)
    Sleeps 10
    Prices from
    £751
    Per week (seasonal), sleeps 10
     
    On a small knoll, facing south across the valley, sits The Rookery, covering over two acres of woodland broken by cultivated lawns and informal gardens. A wonderful place to exp...
     
    star
    star
    star
    star
    no star
    Self Catering