Inns of Character

  • The Judge's Lodging York

  • The Lister Arms at Malham

    Nestled at the foot of Malham Cove, The Lister Arms, with its roaring log fires and delicious home cooked food, is a walker’s paradise.

  • The Royal Oak at Keswick

    Set in the heart of the Lake District, The Royal Oak at Keswick is the perfect place to combine a love of walking with a warm and welcoming stay.

  • Penny Street Bridge, Lancaster

    Escape the hustle and bustle of city life to historic Lancaster and spend some time in the relaxed surroundings of the listed Inn of Penny Street Bridge.

  • The Fleece at Cirencester

    At the heart of the Cotswolds, The Fleece at Cirencester is the perfect base for exploring Tetbury, Bourton-on-the-water or Cheltenham , and further afield to Oxford, Stratford and Bath.

  • The Millstone at Mellor

    Escape to the charming Millstone at Mellor and relax in cosy dining rooms, feast on home cooked food and sleep in comfortable beds.

  • The Lion At Settle

    In the heart of the breathtaking Dales, the newly refurbished Lion at Settle showcases its traditional coaching inn heritage and deliciously prepared ingredients from the surrounding areas.

  • The Bull’s Head, Earlswood


About Us

With eight Thwaites Inns of Character within the portfolio and still growing, our vision is to offer a collection of Inns which are all unique in their own right, but with a shared enthusiasm to offer great local food, with the warmest of welcomes and a comfortable stay.

Each Inn has been carefully chosen because of its location within the heart of local communities or its setting in and amongst some of the most spectacular countryside in the Yorkshire Dales, Lancashire and the breathtaking Lake District.

Each Inn prides itself on never standing on ceremony. It’s about good honest home cooked food which is simple, but beautifully executed. All of the ingredients are seasonal and sourced from local suppliers who have all been handpicked. And, as you would expect from a Thwaites Inn, you can choose from an enviable selection of real ales, including seasonal specialities and our own Signature Range.

Bedrooms are individually decorated and full of character, with all the facilities you need to make your escape from the hustle and bustle so much more relaxing. And if comfy beds, bags of fresh air and fantastic walking trails don’t send you easily off to the land of nod, the aroma of our hearty English breakfasts cooking below you will in no doubt rouse you from your slumber.

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