Fountaine Inn, Linton in Craven
Is there a better setting for a pub? Village green complete with ducks; tick. Brook running through it; tick. Cute little humpy back bridge over it; tick. A fire in the snug on a winter afternoon; tick.
Everyone comes here; blokes drinking Tim Taylors at the bar, families in another room, a courting couple in the corner and me and mum drinking excellent espresso and eating possibly the best chocolate fudge brownie this side of Bettys. It’s not just puds of course, there are sticky spare ribs, crisp haddock goujons, slow cooked lamb shoulder, Gloucester Old Spot and crackling and a good list of sarnies. You know when you walk into somewhere and it all falls into place? Great atmosphere, friendly staff, good looking menu. If you can think of a happier pub in a prettier village, I’d like to know.