The Shibden Mill Inn in Halifax and The Clytha Arms in Clytha, Abergavenny are among 50 Great Pubs in England and Wales named in the Daily Telegraph. Alastair Sawday, who compiled the list, says he was looking for places where “the beer is good” and “the food delicious and sourced as locally as possible.” The Shibden is a “rambling old inn” with a “pubby feel” whereas The Cytha is on an old coaching route and is in “gorgeous surroundings.” Sawday’s personal favourite is The Royal Oak Inn in Luxborough, Dunster in Somerset where the lamb and venison “almost walk off the Exmoor hills.” There is also no background music, no fruit machines and no mobile phone reception. The Daily Telegraph 03/05/08 page 1, 2 (Weekend)