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



Nothing makes us happier than when a guest returns to us time and time again.  And so, to thank guests who come back regularly, we created Affinity. Affinity is similar to other hotel loyalty programs in that you can use your points across all Inns of Character as well as Shire Hotels. Find out exactly how it works below;

Here’s how it works.

For every £10 you spend when you stay with us  – you earn 1 point.

Every point you collect is worth £1 towards a future stay with us.

Book your reward stays online 75 points midweek and 120 points weekend – per room per night including breakfast.

Enjoy all these extras…

A late check out on Sundays and Bank Holidays – it is subject to availability but just mention this to us when you make your booking and we’ll do our best to oblige – at no extra cost to you.

Special members offers to spend points or pounds on.

Online access to manage your Affinity account and how you want us to stay in touch.

Plus – you’ll also be able to spend and redeem points with our ‘big sisters’ – the 4 star Shire Hotels group.

To join affinity call 0800 854 290 for your application form.

Affinity members login. Click here.