10 of the most historic pubs to visit for Yorkshire Day 2019

It's no secret Yorkshire is home to some fine eateries, but sometimes you can't beat the simplicity of a good old fashioned pub.

Sometimes you can't beat the simplicity of a good old fashioned pub
Sometimes you can't beat the simplicity of a good old fashioned pub

Instead of heading down to your local, branch out and pay a visit to one of these historic watering holes around the county.

Standing in an isolated spot, this is the highest pub in Britain and dates back to the 17th century. Home to a roaring fire, hearty pub food and real ales, it is regularly visited by hikers and bikers travelling through the Dales.
Recorded in the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest pub in Britain, The Bingley Arms prides itself on its quality, locally sourced food and extensive wine collection, which includes more than 100 varieties.
Despite almost being destroyed by fire in the nineteenth century, the building has remained relatively untouched over the years and the oak panelled walls and inglenook fireplaces make it strikingly atmospheric.
Built in 1715, Whitelock's is the oldest public house in Leeds and is well-known across the city for its great offering of real ales and craft beers, many of which are sourced from local breweries.
The cosy watering hole is believed to be the oldest licensed premises in the historic city of York and in keeping with its traditional feel, a selection of classic British pub food dominates the menu.
With a history that can be traced back to 1540, The Chequers Inn is a true traditional pub where a warm welcome, delicious locally sourced menu and a variety of regional ales can be expected on every visit.
This striking timber framed public house is thought to date from 1475 and occupies the oldest domestic building in Sheffield, and despite a refurbishment in 2013, the exterior still gives it that old-worldly feel.
Dating back to 1530, The Sun Inn is believed to be the oldest pub in Beverley and the East Riding. Centrally located opposite Beverley Minster, the inn is known for its great selection of real ales and its live music nights.
Nestled in the village of Hardraw, this charming inn dates back to the 13th century and while it has been lovingly restored, it still maintains some of its original features, and is popular for its location on The Pennine Way walk.
This picture postcard, Grade II listed inn in the village of Ripponden dates back to 1307 and occupies a scenic spot next to the River Ryburn, offering visitors both stunning views and a tasty selection of food and drink to enjoy.