Why you need to go to these top 5 gastro pubs in & around Beverley

There are some places that are blessed in the food stakes and we are lucky that Beverley is such a place. We have more restaurants in the town than you can shake a stick at and I’ve talked about some of them here and here, but today I want to talk pubs. Not just boozers, of which there are some gems here too, but foodie pubs or to be trendy about it, gastro pubs.

The Carnivore and I love nothing more than pulling on some wellies and having a bracing winter walk to one of our favourite gastro pubs or in the summer, getting my beautiful Pashley out and having a pootle down country lanes. Just be careful not to wobble if you decide to indulge in a wee drink with your pub lunch!

If you’re in the market for some top nosh then you can’t go far wrong in this area and so I thought I’d put together a list of some of my favourite foodie pubs for you to enjoy.
      First up, Pipe and Glass! This place really needs no introduction as it is one of the most celebrated gastro pubs in the area, situated a few miles from Beverley town in beautiful South Dalton. It has a Michelin star and everything. It’s come a long way since it’s early days 10 years ago and now, rather excitingly, they seem to be producing their own ranges of food and sauces. Ingredients are locally sourced where possible and it doesn’t get much more local than the stuff they grow in their own gardens. I love this place because it offers luuurvely vegetarian food, as well as big hearty meat dishes for the Carnivore. I also love it because it feels so homely inside. The pub part is a cosy little nook but at the back there is a full restaurant, complete with garden conservatory. It’s sat within the South Dalton estate which means you can walk off your lunch in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside.

      Rose and Crown is a fairly new entrant because it has recently been taken over by the folks at Triton Inn and whilst we have only eaten there once so far, it offers open fires throughout, big wing backed chairs to get snuggled in on winters nights, and it’s got one of the town’s better beer garden for warmer days. The carnivore enjoyed the steak dish he had, even commenting it was one of the nicest he’d had in a while, whilst I was very pleased indeed with my vegetarian wellington on parsnip mash. As it’s in the town but also on the edge of the superb Beverley Westwood, you can either meander into town to one of the other many quality pubs on offer, or work up an appetite by having a long walk on the wild, rolling pasture lands. You’ll even get to meet our resident cows.

3     The Light Dragoon is an under the radar option in the gorgeous east Yorkshire village of Etton, which is a few miles north of Beverley town. We love crossing the fields near our house to get to this pub, we just have to watch out for the enormous bull, and we like the fact they have a muddy boot room especially for walkers and cyclists. This pub has become infamous because of the Processed Pea club which is a folk music night known across the land. The food has always been good when we’ve visited but it is set to get even better as it is currently closed for a £2m refurbishment and they are bringing in new chefs to give it that special gastro culinary twist. We cannot wait to try the new look Light Dragoon!
            The Woolpack, bearing no relation to the Emmerdale favourite, is ideally placed on a quiet residential street a minute’s walk from the lovely Beverley Westwood.  So close is it that you can often hear the faint moo of one of our celebrated cows while enjoying your pint. It is a great olde worlde boozer, offering many ales to choose from, but it made the list for the quality of a Sunday lunches, primarily. That said, it is so popular that you have to get in there early to even stand a chance of getting a table and trying the food. It is quite bijou inside but all I need to say about this place is Yorkshire puddings and pies. Try them and you’ll be back I’m sure.

5    The Wellington is another real contender for one of my favourite gastro pubs in the area, although it is a 10 minute drive or an hour’s walk from Beverley in Lund, on the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds. It prides itself on being a traditional country inn and its setting at the heart of the village reminds me of something out of Heartbeat, with bunting hanging from the quaint buildings here. The one thing that is beyond the traditional is the food here, and although it is a little pricier than the usual pub fayre, oh my it is so worth it. There’s plenty on the menu for the more adventurous foodie or the more traditional chicken and chips types. Get the large round table at the back of the pub if dining with a large party, otherwise there are plenty of cosy nooks for two.

There are many more superb establishments I could add to this list but there is a lot of amazing food to get through here so perhaps I’ll do a part two later in the year. I’d love to hear from you if you do visit these or any other gastro pubs in the area and most importantly, which dishes you recommend.

Happy eating!

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