Tucked away in a hidden valley in the hamlet of Dalehouse, near Staithes, the Fox & Hounds looks like any other conventional boozer, but step inside and you are in a delightful little watering hole, unspoiled and untouched by TV screens, piped music or gastropub menus. Carpets are red and swirly, stools are covered in Dralon, horse brasses are pinned to the beams and hunting prints clutter the walls. The Fox & Hounds is unapologetically old school, and so are the customers – usually a handful of locals in flat caps sharing tips from The Racing Post. The back room is equally quaint and very comfortable: armchairs, sofas, beaten copper-topped tables and a fire burning in the stove. The food is cheap and cheerful pub grub, and the beer is from Suffolk boys Adnams.