THE VILLAGE of Stanbury is only two miles from Haworth but a million miles from its tourist hustle and bustle, and it’s home to three very different real ale pubs.

However, they do all have two things in common – great ales and fabulous views!

Coming from Haworth, the Wuthering Heights Inn is the first pub on the right. The pub dates from 1763 and has been run by Nicci and Darren for the past eight years.

The pub has a traditional main bar area with a log burner and a range of old photographs showing the history of the village. Adjoining this is the cosy dining room with a Brontë theme and another log burner. Traditional home-cooked meals are served daily.

The third room is wood-floored and the favoured room for parties and meetings. Outside there is a car park and extensive seating to make the best of the spectacular views down the Worth Valley.

Well-behaved dogs and children are welcome, as are walkers and cyclists. The pub now has its own campsite with stunning views.

Four real ales are available, with Thwaites Wainwright and Theakston Best as regulars, plus two guest beers, which change weekly.

Close by is the Friendly. This is a popular village local which also attracts those walking the Pennine Way or visiting the ruined farmhouse claimed to be Wuthering Heights.

The pub is small and retains a traditional layout with two cosy lounges either side of a central bar plus a separate games room. A beer from Goose Eye is always on, plus two others from local breweries.

Run by Brian and Sarah since 2001, it was in the 2014 Good Beer Guide. Food is served in the evenings, but not at lunchtimes. There are lovely views from the small back garden.

Finally, at the west edge of the village, we come to the Old Silent Inn, a 400-year-old roadside inn, only five minutes' walk from the bus stop. It is said that Bonnie Prince Charlie used it as one of his hideouts.

With oak beams, flagged floors and open fires, it is a building with considerable charm and is surrounded by picturesque views. Drinkers are welcome and locally sourced food is served.

Walkers will find it close to the Pennine Way, Bronte Way and Millennium Way.

The house beer (Old Silent) from Goose Eye is a 3.6 per cent golden ale, and four rotating guest beers are usually from local breweries within a 20-mile radius. John and Michelle have run the pub for 15 months and are gradually expanding it.

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