Inns of Character

  • The Judge's Lodging York

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • The Bull’s Head, Earlswood

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  • The Great Winter Sale

    With everyone feeling the pinch in the New Year, we wanted to give you every reason to sneak away and spend a day or two relaxing – without breaking the bank. So, choose to stay at one of our Thwaites Inns of Character and from the moment you walk through the doors you’ll find the […]

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  • We’re supporting Tax Equality Day

    We will be supporting tax Equality Day for the second year. Join our inns on Wednesday 24th September and save 7.5% on all food and drink! We’ll be supporting the national day of action to lobby the government to reduce VAT in the hospitality se

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  • The Inspector Calls…

    and we’re delighted to have retained our 5 star Inn rating for the Fleece at Cirencester from the mystery man. It’s always a nervous time when, on check-out, you hear the “I’m from the AA, could you spare a few moments?” and then it’s off

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  • York’s iconic Judge’s Lodging re-opens

    On 1st July following a six month, £2.2 million major development programme, The Judge’s Lodging reopened its doors to the city of York. The Judge’s Lodging has undergone a major transformation both inside and out, creating a wonderful settin

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  • The Royal Oak at Keswick – From little acorns mighty oaks do grow

    On Monday 26th May following a four week, £625k redevelopment and proudly sporting a new name and logo, The Royal Oak at Keswick reopened it’s doors. The Royal Oak at Keswick – formerly the Inn at Keswick – has undergone a major transformatio

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  • Inn the Making

    The past few months have been a very busy yet exciting few months here at Thwaites Inns of Character. We are working hard to transform two properties so they will become fully fledged Inns of Character this Summer. The Judges Lodging in York has b

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  • Millstone – Winners in the Stars in Tourism Awards 2014

    We’re delighted that the Millstone at Mellor have scooped the award for the Customer Friendly Website in the Stars in Tourism Awards 2014 at the Annual Awards Ceremony. Organised by the Ribble Valley Tourism Association the awards celebrate creativit

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  • Millstone – Highly Commended at the Visit England Awards

    Tourism Pub of The Year - A Highly Commended at the Visit England Awards which puts us in the top pubs in England. This is such a great achievement and we would like to say a big thank you to all staff, locals, residents and diners that make The Mil

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  • We’ve won the Chamber of Commerce Award

    We’re pleased to announce… The Fleece at Cirencester has scooped the Chamber of Commerce Award – recognising a business which has made a significant contribution to the business life of Cirencester. A big thank you for all your support since o

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  • Welcome to our new recruit – The Bull’s Head in Earlswood

    Welcome to our new recruit – The Bull’s Head in Earlswood, near Solihull, reopened last week and is already making its mark on the local area. It’s always been a popular stopover for walkers and cyclists exploring the area, and now the new country ki

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  • We’re INN the running…

    for another national award at The Millstone at Mellor is through to the finals for the Tourism Pub of the Year in the Visit England awards. Anson and the team are delighted to be representing both Thwaites Inns of Character and the county at this pre

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  • Winner in The 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

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  • Tour De France 2014

    Yorkshire has been chosen for the opening stages of The Tour de France – find out why by clicking here >  

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  • Taste of Gloucester Food & Farming Awards

    TASTE OF GLOUCESTER FOOD & FARMING AWARDS – BEST PUB FOOD 2012   We are proud to announce that we have won the award for Best Pub Food, it’s great to have all of our hard work recognised. Come down and taste for yourself some of t

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  • Thwaites Nutty Black

    We are pleased to announce that Thwaites Nutty Black has been named as the World’s Best Mild and of the nine best dark beers in the world. World’s Best Mild 2012, Sweet plummy nose, burnt, smoky, taste with dark fruit and lots of dark malts. Biscui

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  • The Millstone at Mellor wins The Tourism Pub of The Year!

    The Millstone at Mellor are pleased to announce that they won the prestigious Tourism Pub of The Year in The Lancashire Tourism Awards 2012/13.  Anson said he believed the reason for his award was the pub being ‘the hub of the village’. He said:

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  • The Millstone at Mellor have been shortlisted for 3 prestigious awards…

    The Millstone at Mellor are proud to have been to have been shortlisted for 3 prestigious awards in this years Lancashire Tourism Awards. These awards celebrate Lancashire’s tourism industry and recognise the outstanding qualities and achievements of

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  • Penny Street Bridge are ‘INN’ the Good Food Guide!

    We are delighted with our new place in The Good Food Guide 2013. The Good Food Guide reviews the best restaurants across the UK and only ones that ‘impress’ make in into the guide. Inclusion is based entirely on readers recommendations and inspect

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  • Millstone at Mellor is now a 5* Inn

    We’re now a 5* Inn! We’re delighted with our new accreditation and the AA Inspector’s commendation. Why not come on down and see all our hard work completed and enjoy the 5* Inn experience. We’ve joined an exclusive club of just 28 five

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  • The Fleece at Cirencester now a 5* Inn

    We’re delighted with our new accreditation and the AA Inspector’s commendation, which we have reproduced, with their permission, below. AA Quality Standards Report – Visit Summary – May 2012 In terms of AA Quality standards and as a resul

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