George Inn, Hubberholme

Kirk Gill
North Yorkshire
BD23 5JE
01756 760223

The George Inn, dating from the 17th century, is a solid Dales pub with thick stone walls and mullioned windows (photo 1). It is in the tiny village of Hubberholme in Langstrothdale on the banks of the River Wharfe (photo 3).

Food is served lunchtimes and evenings and booking is recommended for evening meals. Pies are a speciality and Monday night is Pie Night. Four cask beers are served and accommodation is in six ensuite bedrooms.

A candle on the bar remembers the time when the pub was the vicarage of St Michael and All Angels church across the river (photo 4). A lighted candle was kept in the window to show that the vicar welcomed visitors. The candle is now used during the annual meeting of the Hubberholme Parliament, which raises funds for the poor of the parish. The candle is lit to start proceedings and when it goes out the meeting ends.

This was the favourite pub of Yorkshire author J. B. Priestley, and his ashes are scattered in the churchyard.

The pub has two rooms with flagstone floors, oak beams and a large stone fireplace. Above the fireplace pride of place goes to a large trout, not caught with rod and line, but found stranded in the river close to Hubberholme in 1933 (photo 2).

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