Although still firmly a country pub, the emphasis is firmly on the food front at this hostelry on the Huddersfield to Wakefield road. But unusually, no bookings are taken so arrive early to guarantee a table, even then there can be a scramble when the food order book is opened. The food on offer is a mixture of traditional-pub-grub and more adventurous offerings.
So expect the likes of Sweet Pickled Herrings with Beetroot, Apple and Horseradish; 'Wild Mushroom & Truffle Oil Risotto'; 'Roast Pigeon Breast with Braised Lentils & Cranberry Compote';
Mature Cheddar Cheese Soufflé and Prawn Cocktail among the starters.
Perhaps Crispy Roast Belly Pork with Mustard Mash, Braised Red Cabbage and Apples; Grilled Fillet of Sea Bass with Pesto and Provencal Vegetables; Confit of Duct Leg with French-Style Peas and Pommes Dauphinoise and Scampi and Chips with Pea Purée and Tomato Fondue among the mains.
Finish with the house speciality Hot Raspberry Soufflé with Vanilla Ice Cream; Sticky Toffee Pudding; Almond Tart with Vanilla Crème Anglaise or seasonal 'Rhubarb Pavlova'.
Sandwiches, open sandwiches and excellent light meals are also offered at lunchtime.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: Mon-Fri 12.00-15.00, Sat 12.00-21.00, Sun 12.00-19.00; mains about £10 to £25, plus Bar Menu; Two Dine for £13.99 Mon-Fri 12.00-15.00; Sun Roast £12.95
- Dinner: Mon-Fri 17.00-21.00, Sat 12.00-21.00, Sun 12.00-19.00; mains about £10 to £25; Two Dine for £13.99 Mon-Fri 17.00-21.00; set D £12.95 (1 course), £17.99 (2 courses), £21.99 (3 courses)
- Seats: 90
- Wine: a list that travels the world, kicks off at around the £20 mark and has a good selection by the glass
- Wheelchair access: Yes, including lavatory
- Nearest station: Mirfield Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page.
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: all Mon; 25th Dec to 4th Jan