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


Best Accommodation Operator – 2013 Publican Awards

We’re delighted  - winners of the Best Accommodation Operator at the 2013 Publican Awards.  The competition was fierce and judging intense with mystery visits, panel interviews and financial scrutiny – but we’re proud that our wonderful team of people at the inns, and the support team back at the centre too, have been recognised for all the hard work that goes in to setting up and establishing a new business.

Awarded with Cask Marque

The Independent Award for pubs serving great quality cask ale. The Cask Marque scheme is operated by an independent body, pubs are visited unannounced by an assessor twice a year. The assessor checks all cask ales on sale for – temperature, appearance, aroma and taste. All 6 of our Inns are awarded with Cask Marque.

5* Inns

We’re delighted to announce that two of our Inns of Character have been awarded with AA 5 star inn status – a small but exclusive club of just 28 in the UK. This is fantastic news for The Fleece at Cirencester and The Millstone at Mellor, who are both already award winning inns.

Tourism Pub of the Year 2012 – 2013

The Millstone at Mellor won The Tourism Pub Of The Year in The Lancashire Tourism Awards 2012-13.
We are also proud to have been highly commended for The Small Hotel Award & The Taste Lancashire Award.


The Millstone at Mellor is the proud winner of The Lancashire Life Hotel of The Year award. Read more >