It was my wifes birthday recently and as usual there was the hiatus of what to buy her. Although we have only been married for a short time, I know from experience that whist she likes surprises, it is wise to check about something as important as a birthday. Imagine my surprise, when having turned down several suggestions, Ann decided that what she really wanted was a new cooker! OK that threw me for a while, but I decided that the surprise would have to be to go somewhere special on the day. In the end, I chose the Timble Inn, in the lovely little village of Timble near Otley, in North Yorkshire. Paul and Marie have done a splendid job of refurbishing the old inn. We stayed for dinner, bed and breakfast and we had a fabulous stay. The food was excellent and the decor and comfort of the bedrooms were absolutely luxurious. We would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone.