Apr 09 2011

Elm Tree Inn – Embsay

It was ideal, the car park in Embsay turned out to be free upon our arrival, and after a pleasant but demanding 13 mile walk, more importantly, it was situated right bang next door to the Elm Tree Inn.

There were a few small tables at the front of the pub on Main Street in Embsay, but seeing as summer appeared to have arrived early, all of these were taken, thus, we went inside to find plenty of seating for us to choose from. But not to miss out on the sunshine, there was further seating available outside, in a little beer garden to the rear,hidden away between the pub and the car park.

Thus the pub itself I cannot comment too much upon, as we weren’t really in there long enough. But drinks-wise there were numerous choices on draught, all the usual bar snacks were available, and the lady behind the bar was extremely pleasant and chatty!

Price wise, well I couldn’t believe Sir Edmund came up with the old ‘can I pay by card’ trick in a country village pub. I translated this as Beaks I have no cash, you’re buying…and after all the times I’ve dipped in my pocket previously after our walks. Anyway, four pints (Strongbow, Carling Extra Cold, Lager Shandy and a Fancarl (??) Bitter), a half of soft drink thirst quencher for Sir Edmund, and 3 packets of team snacks (crisps) came to £13.80, which didnt seem too bad at all.

They also had the horseracing on a wall mounted flat screen TV at the bottom end of the pub, but being a cracking day outside, we enjoyed the very private and peaceful beer garden to the rear, and all in all the Elm Tree Inn was a good little spot.

A good end to a good day!

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