One thing we know is that Yorkshire does great food. With locally sourced ingredients in abundance in our county chefs are able to knock up some top nosh. This has been duly noted with five of Yorkshire’s Gastropubs named in the top 50 in the UK.
But, what exactly is a gastropub? It’s simply a pub that serves up quality food as well. This can range from small plates of Michelin star goodness to hearty dishes in country pubs. We are talking luxury, house-cured meats, artisan ingredients and more.
The Judge’s Lodging found in the centre of York came in 47th place. It serves up proper gastropub grub. The huge portions of creamy mash and chunky chips can compete with any fine dining restaurant in town. You’re sure to please any Yorkshire folk when your meal comes with lashings of gravy.
The Angel at Hetton came in 39th place after coming in 12th place for “Estrella Damm” Top 50 Gastropubs Awards, earlier this year. They applauded its “Creative ingredient pairings include cured mackerel with taramasalata and English wasabi and veal sweetbread with Pedro Ximenes sherry.”
The Star Inn, in Helmsley, which is 35th, serves “modern Yorkshire’ food made primarily from locally sourced seasonal ingredients, such as local game, North Sea fish and fresh herbs from its own kitchen garden.”
They described Beverley’s Pipe and Glass, which came in 30th as a “cosy Yorkshire country pub that goes above and beyond with their locally vibrant menu.” Highlights are its haggis scotch egg, and there’s pigeon Wellington with salt-baked celeriac purée for mains.”
Leyburn’s Sandpiper Inn ranked highest in the list in 29th place on the overall list. Sandpiper Inn was praised for its charming cosy venue with welcoming furnishings. The breast of wood pigeon with roasted beetroot and orange salad is a real highlight on the menu.
You can check out the full list of winners here.