Our lovely week came to an end all too soon.
I had read that the Craven Arms in Appletreewick
( pronounced Ap-wick by the locals !)
was a good place to eat so on our last day we set off to find it through more glorious countryside
and of course there were daffodils along the way.
The Craven Arms was easy to find
perched along the side of the road in what looked like the middle of nowhere.
No other houses or building except for the farms across the road and in the distance.
I love the way these pubs just crop up like this.
Warm and welcoming inside with a buzz of conversation and a glowing fire to take the chill out of the air
There were plenty of others there, most of them locals meeting for lunch or just catching up
It's a tiny place with not much room but we managed to secure ourselves a table and order our lunch.
I have to say that my only complaint about these pubs is not the quality of the food but its repetitive nature.
I don't need to read a menu they all have the same items on offer...
*Fish & Chips and Mushy Peas
* Steak & Ale Pie
* Gammon, Eggs and Chips
Scampi & chips
and if you are very lucky
* Sausages and Mash ( my fav !)
Never-the-less we ordered and were happy with our meals then we went outside to explore.
Inside we had seen a display about the construction of a building called a "Cruck Barn"
a reasonably new building which is joined on to the rear of the pub building and is used for special occasions such as weddings.
We climbed up to the back car park to get a good view of it from the outside.
Its thatched roof is not made of the usual straw but is bracken I think.
A most unusual building.
Back out the front we came upon the first tree with new leaves we have noticed
and further down the road we saw some more
I love these pretty winding roads
with more lovely views round every corner
Is it any wonder my heart belongs to Yorkshire ?