We've tracked down the best places to settle in with a pint and some good food that welcomes your dog too.

Fountaine Inn, Linton in Craven
One of the prettiest pubs in the county, sitting as it does on the village green complete with babbling brook and ducks! Great atmosphere, food and beer – and your canine chum is welcome too. 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. Great atmosphere, friendly staff, good looking menu. If you can think of a happier pub in a prettier village, I’d like to know.
Cricket Inn, Totley
‘Dogs, kids and muddy boots welcome’ is the sign over the door of this handsome pub in a leafy Sheffield suburb – so there’s much to recommend it. On a fine day sit in the garden with a pint of Richard Hawley ale and watch the cricket. Perfect .At the Cricket Inn, local restaurateurs Richard and Victoria Smith have joined forces with award-winning brewer Jim Harrison of Thornbridge Hall and Simon Webster of Henderson’s Relish to create a happy, friendly, laid back pub serving wholesome, grub.In the middle of nowhere on the outskirts of Sheffield, it’s a classic country pub. ‘Dogs, kids and muddy boots welcome’ is the legend over the front door, and it sets the tone for the afternoon, with oak floors, tongue and groove walls and crackling open fires to sit on top of on a perishing South Yorkshire day, of which there are many. 
Crown Hotel, Middlesmoor, Nidderdale
Reassuringly traditional 17th century boozer in glorious Nidderdale with outstanding views over Gouthwaite Reservoir, plus good pub grub and an excellent pint of Thwaites Wainwright.
On a late summer’s day, the last gasp before we batten down the inevitable hatches what could be better than to find yourself sitting outside a 17thcentury pub in warm sunshine. There are so many things here to delight; cobbled lanes, jaw-dropping views down the valley, Gouthwaite Reservoir glinting in the distance, good beer and snuff. Yep, you heard me. Snuff.Outside, locals, walkers and overnight stayers primed for the Nidderdale Show ease back into their chairs eking out the last of the September sun. We reluctantly drift off to make the journey back to Todmorden. To paraphrase Van Morrison; wouldn’t it be great if it was like this all of the time?
White Swan Inn, Pickering
This elegant, atmospheric old coaching inn is always worth a visit; sitting in one of the two bar rooms with a pint and the paper is always a pleasure – and you don’t have to keep Fido in the car – he’s more than welcome.
Anvil Inn, Sawdon, Scarborough
There’s a great atmosphere in this old pub – in part down to the blacksmith’s bits and bobs by the original fireplace – but mostly it’s the warm welcome from Alex and Mark plus fabulous food of course.Pulling off a business and personal partnership in a busy Yorkshire pub isn’t an easy trick, but Alex Warricker and Mark Wilson have created a gastropub with knobs on. We’re not saying it’s a marriage made in heaven (though it might be, for all we know!) but the Anvil at Sawdon is close to our idea of nirvana; relaxed vibe, good beer and great food – all in a converted blacksmith’s forge, with artisan bits and bobs and the huge stone chimney intact.Mark trained with Andrew Pern and James Martin in Scarborough, and for our money his skills are parallel. 

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