An 18th-century coaching inn, located in Otley, West Yorkshire has been revealed as one of the UK’s best pubs for a winter weekend.

If you’re wondering where you can spend a cosy night or two in the countryside, The Timble Inn which provides bedrooms with “ooze cocoon-like comfort” in the Washburn Valley could be for you, according to The Guardian.

From “well-stocked” tea trays to being the ultimate walkers stop-off for “modern British dishes” after a wet and windy hike, this pub has plenty to offer.

The publisher added: “From the wilds of Exmoor to the blustery beaches of Northumberland, these characterful pubs offer walks on the doorstep, a pint by the fire, dinner and a bed for the night.”

Why is The Timble Inn one of the UK’s best pubs this winter?

The Guardian said: “Escape to the tranquillity of the Washburn Valley – one of the least famous of the Yorkshire Dales – and settle in at the Timble, an 18th-century coaching inn that makes the perfect winter retreat.

“The nine bedrooms ooze cocoon-like comfort, with pocket-sprung beds, Egyptian linens, fluffy robes and a well-stocked tea tray, and the restaurant serves modern British dishes – pickled mackerel with seaweed sourdough, roast loin of venison with pine and chestnut crumble – alongside a standalone vegan menu.

“The Nidderdale AONB is on the Timble’s doorstep, with walks for everyone from serious hikers to Sunday afternoon strollers, and Harrogate is just nine miles away.”

On Tripadvisor, The Timble Inn has also been highly praised and currently has a rating of 4.5/5 out of 529 reviews.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: There is plenty of outdoors to explore near The Timble Inn this winterThere is plenty of outdoors to explore near The Timble Inn this winter (Image: Tripadvisor)

A recent visitor said: “We loved your Inn and Timble village is a gorgeous location. The rooms are amazing; so homely and comfortable, and the food was lovely (especially the vegan menu - I'm not usually spoilt for choice!).

“The Inn is the perfect choice for a cosy, winter stay - extremely friendly staff; gorgeous rooms; lovely, traditional bar/restaurant; and fantastic food. I can't recommend highly enough!”

Recommended reading:

10 of the best UK country pubs for a winter weekend

  • Tarr Farm Inn, Exmoor
  • The Bath Arms, Wiltshire
  • The Jolly Sportsman, East Sussex
  • The Jack Russell Inn, Hampshire
  • The West Arms, North Wales
  • The Creggans Inn, Argyll
  • Joiners Arms, Northumberland
  • The Timble Inn, Otley, West Yorkshire
  • The Duncombe Arms, Staffordshire
  • Chequers Inn, Derbyshire

You can find more about each pub for your next winter weekend stay on The Guardian's website.