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The Cover Bridge Inn, Leyburn

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aleand hearty left this review about The Cover Bridge Inn

Fine old 16th century watering hole, a former coaching inn, set in glorious Wensleydale. The pub takes its name from the adjacent bridge that crosses the River Cover, although it was formerly known as the Forresters Arms and previously The Masons Arms.

Internally, it’s a small two-roomer with lots of dark wood and cosy corners with the addition of two real fires. Famous for its beer quality, it has won various awards down the years and rightly features in the 2013 Good Beer Guide. The three beers we tried (Wold Top Bitter, Treboom ‘Drum Beat’ and Thornbridge ‘Jaipur’) were all in tip top condition. Unfortunately, service from the young barmaid was notably frosty, rather surprising given the pub’s reputation for a warm welcome. An off day, perhaps? Hearty pub food is available and there is a beer garden leading down to the riverside for fair weather use. Overall, highly recommended.

On 10th April 2013 - no rating submitted
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. Wittenden left this review about The Cover Bridge Inn

A classic Wensleydale pub, near the confluence of the rivers Cover and Ure.White painted, on the approach to the eponymous and attractive bridge. A public bar, with an intriguing fireplace and open fire, and a smaller saloon, again with roaring fire on an October Saturday lunchtime.
In my mind, and in those of countless others, this is the classic ham ‘n’ eggs pub, though other items on the menu are also commendably hearty. On all our autumn visits throughout the years I’ve found a varied and reliable choice of beers, largely from Yorkshire brewers.Stalwarts such as Black Sheep and Timothy Taylor were partnered on our October visit, by Wensleydale Semer Water Summer ale, and Walls’ magnificent Darkside Milk Stout. A number of draught ciders and perries were also available.
The Cover Bridge looks to be popular with local people as well as walkers and anglers: a large group were celebrating a birthday in the riverside garden, their jovial antics added a certain sparkle to our visit.This is one of our favourite pubs, a genuine unforced welcome and grand food and drink.

On 27th November 2012 - no rating submitted
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Old Boots left this review about The Cover Bridge Inn

Famous old dales inn, noted for its unusual and puzzling door handles. Two regular ales from Black Sheep and Theakstons plus five guests usually from small brewers in Yorkshire or the Lake District. The beer is always in superb condition and is served in lined glasses. Hearty meals can be taken in either of the comfortable, traditionally decorated bars with big open fires. Old brewery ads and some good drawings of dales people and places adorn the walls. There is a large car park across the road and the Gents is accessed from outside.

On 24th October 2009 - no rating submitted
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Map location corrected by Just a quick pint, then I'm off
Northallerton, 16.5 miles, 5 hr 18 min walk (show)
Thirsk, 20.05 miles, 6 hr 27 min walk (show)
Darlington, 23.04 miles, 7 hr 24 min walk (show)
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  • Car Park : Yes last updated 24 October 2009 by hondo .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 24 October 2009 by hondo .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 24 October 2009 by hondo .
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