Samuel Smith’s Brewery operates in the region of 200 pubs; most are small pubs situated in the former mill, mine and steel areas of the north of England. Many pubs in such neighbourhoods are closing but we keep ours open and well maintained serving the local community and offering value for money. The pubs only stock Samuel Smith’s Brewery products.
The perfect pub
George Orwell described his perfect pub in a 1945 essay entitled “The Moon under Water” – Samuel Smith’s pubs accord with his ideal in several ways:
- The architecture and fittings must be uncompromisingly Victorian
- Games, such as darts, are only played in the public bar so that in other bars you can walk about without the worry of flying darts
- The pub is quiet enough to talk, with the house possessing neither a radio nor a piano (we do not have music or TVs in our pubs)
- The barmaids know the customers by name and take an interest in everyone
- a creamy sort of draught stout
- In winter there is generally a good fire burning in at least two of the bars
Pubs with B&B accommodation
Samuel Smith’s operates a small number of pubs in the north of England that offer bed & breakfast accommodation.
B&B accommodation at the pubs listed below can only be booked direct with the pub, by telephone or their own website. Rooms are NOT sold via any “online travel agents” websites or comparison sites.
The price of accommodation is the same throughout the season irrespective of local special events.
Please note that there are no televisions in the bedrooms but free WIFI is available.
- (small guest house opposite the parish church)
(opposite the Barbican Centre in York)
(in Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty)
(opposite Harewood House midway between Leeds & Harrogate)
(5 minutes walk from Leeds Arena and city centre shops)
(just off the A19 close to James Cook Hospital)
(listed Art Deco pub – a short walk from Glanford Park, home of Scunthorpe United FC)
(in the Dukeries and Sherwood Forest)
(to the east of Middlesbrough centre)
(off the M6 junction 36, close to Levens Hall and Kendal)
(small inn next to the Railway Station in a lovely little Cheshire village – 9 bedrooms)
Walker & Scott Wines & Spirits
Walker & Scott’s range of wines and spirits are sold in Samuel Smith’s pubs. The wine and spirits merchants was founded in 1721 in Micklegate, York, before being acquired by Samuel Smiths in 1956.
Remaining true to its original principles, Walker and Scott’s specially selects the highest quality wines and spirits from around the world, all of which are produced by first class independent suppliers.
Walker & Scott’s wines are single grape varietals which are produced in the designated regions of their countries of origin
Scintilla soft drinks
Samuel Smith’s pubs sell our own range of Scintilla Soft Drinks:
- Fairtrade Orange Juice
- Orange, Apple & Passionfruit Sparkle
- Cranberry & Raspberry Sparkle
- Elderflower Pressé
- Ginger Beer
- Sparkling Apple Juice
- Pineapple Juice
- Diet Cola
- Indian Tonic Water
- Diet Indian Tonic Water
- Sparkling Diet Bitter Lemon
- Sparkling Apple Juice
- Tomato Juice Cocktail
- Blackcurrant Cordial
- Lime Cordial
- Orange Cordial
- Still or Sparkling Water
All Scintilla Soft Drinks are suitable for a vegan diet except for the Tomato Juice Cocktail which contains anchovies.