• Old fireplace in Yorkshire pub,

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    fire fireplace iron flames pots kettle pub inn Yorkshire Hubberholme "George Inn" Wharfedale Langstrothdale stock image stock photo
    The George stands in a stunning location overlooking the infant river Wharfe in the tiny hamlet of Hubberholme and is one of the few remaining un-modernised inns in the Yorkshire Dales. Constructed from original materials, thick stone walls, flagged floors and mullioned windows. The buildings are grade II listed and although successive landlords have made sympathetic improvements the pub remains largely as it would have been years ago. We have a welcoming coal fire in winter and there are no gaming machines or piped music in the pub! The pub was originally constructed as a farmstead in the 1600's and was once used as the vicarage. When the vicar was at home he would put a lighted candle in the window as a signal to his parishioners. This tradition is carried on today with a candle lit whenever the bar is open. The candle is also used in the annual land-letting auction known as the Hubberholme Parliament and is held on the first Monday night of the year in a tradition dating back centuries. The local farmers gather to bid for 16 acres of pastureland owned by the church, the proceedings of which go to help the poor people of the parish. The vicar oversees the proceedings and sits in the House of Lords ( dining room ) while the bidding takes place in the House of Commons ( the bar ). The highest bid made when the candle flickers out wins the auction.
    David Siddons
    David Siddons
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