From the seaside taverns of the North Sea coast to the old-fashioned walker’s pubs of the Wolds, we’re taking a look at the best watering holes that East Yorkshire has to offer.
The Pipe and Glass, South Dalton
A Michelin star chef and a Michelin star brewer? Sold! Needless to say, The Pipe and Glass is one of Yorkshire’s top pubs. It has gained an international reputation and won many major awards for its service. Foremost among these is the pub-restaurant’s Michelin star, which has been held by the establishment for six years. Try any one of the meals on the menu, which mixes the exotic with the down-to-earth, and you’ll know why. When it comes to beer, the pub brings another Michelin star winner into its complement with Two Chefs, a honeyed ale created by Pipe and Glass’s own James Mackenzie and fellow recipient of the prestigious Michelin Star, Andrew Pern. It’s the pub’s signature beer and it’ll leave you wanting more, just like the food.
The Victoria, Hornsea
Another pub combining traditional British grub with something a bit more exotic: This time the flavours are coming from the east, with Indian curries and Chinese creations worthy of the finest Asian restaurant sitting next to the best British beef, pies, stews and mash. The Victoria accompanies its excellent food with proper beer, including three cask ales, plenty of bottled offerings and a good cider selection.
The Station Hotel, Pocklington
When you cook anything, even if it’s on more pub menus than a pint of beer, you can make it stand out thanks to care, attention and a bit of innovation. When you eat at The Station Hotel you realise this and appreciate that the owner already knows it too. Much of the food here is what you would expect from a classic British pub, but don’t expect anything average or mediocre. The vegetables are fresh, the meat is done to a tee and even the chips are outstanding in this archetypal food lover’s establishment.
The Star Inn, North Dalton
Well, it seems that the Dalton area has a high concentration of impressive taverns. This outstanding country pub sits next to North Dalton’s village pond and serves the best in no-nonsense pub grub. Alongside that there’s a broad selection of refreshing beers and fine wines to make your day.
The Hope and Anchor, Blacktoft
This is not just somewhere to eat and drink, it’s a destination for great food and beer served in a beautifully decorated country environment by the River Ouse and the popular Blacktoft Sands Nature Reserve. On a nice day you can have your meal on top of the riverside walkway, enjoying the cracking view over the water; when the weather’s less than clement, you can still enjoy the surroundings in the conservatory, all while eating the best food for miles around.