The Pipe & Glass

South Dalton, East Yorkshire

Rating: Good

Modern British | Pub

Since taking over the former 17th-century gatehouse to Dalton Park in 2006, James and Kate Mackenzie have worked wonders, transforming it into a stylish pub/restaurant with five boutique bedrooms, outdoor eating areas, a brilliantly designed herbarium and a ‘picking garden’ where every single species is edible. At lunchtime, you can still drop by for a pint of Yorkshire ale and a ‘proper ploughman’s’, but the kitchen has grander aspirations – so book your place in the commodious, conservatory-style dining room for food with a strong Yorkshire accent and modern British sensibilities. Salt-beef hash cakes come with Yorkshire rhubarb ketchup, fried quail’s egg and the pub’s spelt toast, while North Sea dressed crab is given the Waldorf treatment with lovage, apple and ginger. Elsewhere, loin of venison is adorned with a parkin crust, and there are big Barnsley lamb chops with devilled kidneys for those with trencherman appetites. The house fish pie receives a fillip from pickled fennel salad, and fillet of wild halibut arrives dressed up to the nines with buttered kale, roast salsify, cockles, caviar and Champagne velouté. Check the specials menu for the likes of pigeon Wellington or local sausages with bubble and squeak, but also save room for dessert – perhaps ‘a trio of apples’ or ‘five reasons to love chocolate’. The thoughtfully assembled wine list is a food-loving oenophile’s delight divided up into surprising categories such as ‘cow, pig and sheep’, ‘fish and shellfish’ etc. Mark-ups are gentle and there are 15 by-the-glass recommendations, with bottles starting at £22.50.

Rating: Good

Modern British | Pub

Dining Information:

Accommodation, Private dining room, Separate bar, Wheelchair access, Parking, Electric car charging, Family friendly, Deposit required

West End, South Dalton, East Yorkshire HU17 7PN

01430 810246