A pub in the Yorkshire Dales is among the greatest in Britain that is “worth travelling for”, according to The Telegraph.

The Craven Arms in Appletreewick has been described as a pub “to savour”.

Travel writer Will Hawkes said: “The prerequisites for a great British holiday, as I see it, are threefold: attractive scenery, decent weather and at least one great pub.

“Given the rate at which our pubs continue to close, finding the latter is not as easy as it once was, so it’s important to support the really good ones – such as these 10 classics in some of Britain’s most beautiful regions.”

You can see all 10 "great British pubs worth travelling for" here.

Why is the Craven Arms ‘worth travelling for’ according to The Telegraph?

Will commented: “Stone-flagged floors, oak beams, low ceilings, gas lighting, old games (try “Ring the Bull”) and wonderful beer: the Craven Arms may be the platonic ideal of the rural English pub. It really is one to savour, from the faux road sign at the entrance that declares the Craven Arms to be 'the Gateway to the Ales' to the hearty grub that draws customers from near and far. 

“You can stay, too, albeit not in the pub. There are three shepherd’s huts, which provide a perfect base for exploring Wharfedale, from Skipton Castle to paddling/wild swimming in the river Wharfe during the warmer months.”

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Great British Life: Have you visited the Craven Arms for a pint or some food?Have you visited the Craven Arms for a pint or some food? (Image: Tripadvisor)

On Tripadvisor, the Craven Arms has a current rating of 4.5/5 out of 1,016 reviews.

A recent customer posted: “What can I say, you need to visit to realise what an amazing place this is , think I can safely say one of the best country pubs I've visited. You no its good when a pub in middle of no where is jam packed with customers.

“Plenty local ales on offer , food some of best I've had for sure , great service even lucky that live music was on in the impressive barn too. plenty of history in the place too , about the pub and local area. hopefully get to visit again. you have to go to realise just how good this place is.”

Another added: “I’ve visited this pub many times. It’s a very old pub inside set in a stunning location. The food is simple amazing pub food of a very high standard. The staff are friendly and welcoming. I just love everything about this place.”