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The Cover Bridge Inn, Leyburn

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East Witton
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Old Boots left this review about The Cover Bridge Inn

January 2023
Under new management and fewer guest ales available although it had Old Peculier from the wood. The beer quality and service were fine as was the food, just something not quite the same. The jury must remain out, hopefully the pub will be as good although different to before.

24th October 2009
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 5th January 2023 - 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.

Update 1/11/2021
We hadn't visited for three years, having heard on a pre lockdown trip North that there had been a change of ownership. We arrived just before two on a November Monday to be told that the kitchen had shut, but after some discussion the landlady relented and took our orders.Alas, the iconic ham'n'eggs was unavailable.That aside,every thing was fine,the atmosphere as good as ever.The Masham mafia were out in force on the bar,with the addition of a couple of beers from Wensleydale and Pennine Breweries.My ultra pale Mistral from Wensleydale was enjoyed with relish.

On 1st November 2021 - no rating submitted
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Will Larter left this review about The Cover Bridge Inn

The Cover Bridge Inn has been on my to-do list for a few years now, but somehow I was always passing this way when it was closed. (Maybe their opening times have changed, as the pub is open from 11 every day except Sunday when it's 12.) I finally made it this week, and was very glad to open the door (it's a tricky latch) onto a pleasant bar room with a very good fire. Through a door to the right is another room, with another section of bar counter (and another fire). Both sections of the bar have four hand pumps, making eight in total (see photos for beers available when I was here). My pint of Black Sheep Best was in very good condition, but there were several other beers I'd have been happy to go for if it weren't for the need to remain upright on my bicycle. A few of the other customers were clearly doing walks along the valley and having sandwiches with their lunchtime drinks. There was a friendly atmosphere and I left the pub with some regret, but intending to return before too long.

On 5th March 2020 - rating: 10
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23rd Sep 2023, 21:49
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23rd Sep 2023, 21:24
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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 11 May 2021 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 04 March 2020 by Will Larter
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 24 October 2009 by hondo .
  • Darts : Yes last updated 04 March 2020 by Will Larter
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 24 October 2009 by hondo .
  • Micropub : No last updated 11 May 2021 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 24 October 2009 by hondo .
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