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: Tues-Sun 12.00-14.00; mains £10.50 to £22; a light lunch menu is also offered
- Dinner: Tues-Sun 19.15 (Fri 19.00, Sat 18.30) -21.30 (Fri & Sat 22.00); mains £10.50 to £22.00
- Seats: 90
- Wine: an interesting list kicks off at £14.50
- Children's portions: No children under 14 at dinner
- Wheelchair access: Yes, including lavatory
- Nearest station: Mirfield
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page.
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: all Mon; 25th Dec to 4th Jan