We had a quick stop today in three pubs and cafes en route, as we might as well support the local economy as we’re selfless and generous people. They were (i) the Ribblehead Station Inn, (ii) the Old Hill Inn and (iii) White Scar Cave Cafe.
THE RIBBLEHEAD STATION INN
We had a brief stop at the Ribblehead Inn, located near to the railway station and the starting point of many for the Yorkshire 3 peaks. The pub has changed internally since our last visit two years ago, with the bar moved to the other side of the pub. It felt a little more sterile than our last visit, when it felt more like a traditional pub, but it was clean and the staff were friendly. The real ales were reasonably priced and the food menu looked interesting, although it was a little early to eat.
Of particular note are the male toilets, offering one of the best views from any pub toilets that I can remember…..
OLD HILL INN
It doesn’t look great from outside, but this pub is homely inside and has a real character to it. The staff member was friendly and engaging, with the real ale selection being relatively interesting for a small pub. There’s a piano to play in the main room and some sugar statues located around the building. There’s also an old time recorder which has been donated to the pub for those people wanting to measure their walking times. Not as precise as the LDWA challenge walk certificates offered by Norfolk and Suffolk LDWA though 🙂
WHITE SCAR CAVE CAFE
The final stop on the route was the White Scar Caves Cafe, another modern looking interior. Nice and clean, engaging staff and the food was at the appropriate hot temperature. The bonus was the pleasant views and it meant that we had just a short walk into Ingleton.