Food & Drink

Christian and I like to think we are foodies. I love experimenting in the kitchen (with mixed results) and we love dining out too. When we eat out, we hope to make it count. Here are my thoughts on some of the eateries in the region we’ve tried on several occasions. This is by no means an exhaustive list. Hopefully, you’ll find my comments useful and above all else, you’ll have a great culinary experience. I would recommend in all cases you book ahead to avoid disappointment. Bon Appetit. Victoria

The Hotham Arms, Hotham. YO43 4UD (half a mile)

Landlord Joe Parkinson you could describe as being a very interesting character. The Hotham Arms is extremely popular in the area, has a great atmosphere and the food is hearty. His specialities are: fantastic steaks, homemade fishcakes (to die for) and beef stroganoff. Be sure to book early. Even on cold, dark winter evenings, Joe makes the place very welcoming with big open log fires.

Tel: 01430 422939 |


The Star at Sancton: is 10 minutes away in the car. YO43 4QP (4 miles)

We regularly take friends for dinner, bar meals or Sunday Lunch and it never lets us down. An excellent destination for real foodies where husband and wife team, Ben and Lindsay, deliver a great service. Open lunchtimes.

Tel: 01430 827269 |


Drewton's Farm Shop. HU15 2AG (1 mile from Hotham).

Not just a farm shop where you can purchase fresh, locally sourced produce, Drewton's boasts a very popular café/restaurant. It is open every day and yes is well worth popping up there for lunch. Butchers counter open every day. See website for further details.

Tel: 01430 425079 |


The Goodmanham Arms, Goodmanham, York YO43 3JA.

The Goodmanham Arms is a gem of a pub in our area, run by a couple with real character and a flair for giving customers what they want. Christian stopped for a pint with a friend recently and said the atmosphere was terrific. This place is well worth dropping into especially if you like good food and a great pint. Perfect for walkers.

Tel: 01430 873849 |


The Triton Inn, Sledmere, Driffield, YO25 3XQ.

Set in the estate village of Sledmere, this traditional eating and watering hole is convenient located for visitors who’ve been for a look around the wonderful Sledmere House owned by Sir Tatton Sykes.

Tel: 01377 236078 |


Nellies, Beverley, HU17 8BN.

 If you're in Beverley, you must venture as far as Nellies for a drink at least. Its real name is The White Horse, but is known as Nellies and is legendary in these parts. You haven't lived if you've never been to Nellies. True drinking man's pub. Very atmospheric. A step back in time.

Tel: 01482 861973 |


The Triton Inn, Brantingham. HU15 1QE (five miles)

This is a great local award-winning pub with a contemporary feel to the décor and menu. The ‘Specials’ board is always interesting. Open Tuesday to Sunday (closes at 6pm), it’s a great choice for families and couples. We would recommend you book a table online or reserve a table by phone.

Tel: 01482 667261 |


1884 Dock Street Kitchen, Marina, Hull. HU1 1TB (17 miles – approx 20 mins by car)

Looking for somewhere smart to eat, with someone special, and a city vibe to boot, then this restaurant has to be a winner. The food is superb. I ate the best crab dish I’ve ever tasted at 1884 and it was followed by the most delicate and delicious tarte tatin I’ve ever had the fortune to try. Ensure you book ahead, this place is popular. 

Tel: 01482 222260 |


1884 Wine & Tapas Bar, Freedom Quay, Wellington Street West Marina, Hull HU1 2BE (17 miles – approx. 20 mins by car)

On the opposite side of the marina from its sister restaurant, this less formal eatery is perfect for a more relaxed evening with friends and family. A recent winner of the Remarkable East Yorkshire Tourism Awards, 1884 Wine & Tapas Bar offers delicious, locally sourced produce, with a Mediterranean twist, on a small plate. Diners are treated to a touch of theatre as they observe chefs preparing dishes while they wait. Great ambience.

Tel: 01482 216306 |


Winteringham fields, 1 Silver Street, Winteringham, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, dn15 9ND (20 miles – 30 mins by car)

We think Colin McGurran Chef and owner of Winteringham Fields is one very very talented man. Why? Because we’ve tasted his brilliance first hand on a plate and he most certainly delivers with flavours. We can’t recommend WF highly enough, this restaurant experience will knock your socks off. The tasting menus are to die for, be sure to choose the legendary tomato dish and if you are a ‘grand fromage‘ lover, then you’ll find yourself in heaven with Colin’s incredible cheeseboard. Life’s for living.


Carluccios, 7 Toll Gavel, Beverley HU17 9AA (10 miles, 20 mins by car)

Situated in the top right hand corner of Saturday Market in Beverley at the bottom of Toll Gavel, the national chain of Italian restaurants opened its Beverley offer a few months ago. Perfect for a casual lunch after a little shopping, I’d say.


Pizza Express, 37 North Bar Within, Beverley, Yorkshire HU17 8BD (10 miles, 20 mins)

Located close to North Bar Within, this Pizza Express must be one of the most popular in Yorkshire. Perfect for tea with the kids. You can ‘walk-in’ but you will probably have to wait to be seated.


The Westwood Restaurant, New Walk, Beverley HU17 7AE. (11 miles, 17 mins by car)

The  ‘go-to’ restaurant in the historic market town of Beverley, this chic venue is situated in a converted Georgian Court House. Service is usually excellent and the food is the ‘Best of British’. It is consistently good which is why you might find it difficult to book a table if you leave it too late.


Hull Ale Trail

A guide to the historical Old Town of Hull’s traditional pubs and contemporary bars.


Local Take Away Food

The Catch
Traditional Fish & Chips in North Cave HU15 2NJ.  behind the White Hart Inn, West Gate, North Cave.. Tel:  01430 424550. (1.5 miles)

Kerb Edge, Gourmet Burgers
The van parks outside North Cave Village Hall on West Gate. Time: 5-7.30pm (1.5 miles)

 The Station Supper Chinese Restaurant
74, Station Road, Brough HU15 1EA (6.2 miles 14 mins by car)

The Funky Fish
Fish and Chips, 57 Welton Road, Brough HU15 1AB. Tel: 01482 665524

 Bengal Brasserie
4 High Street, Market Weighton, York YO43 3AH. Tel: 01430 876767

 Delivered to the Door

Market Weighton. Units 5 & 6 Southgate, Market Weighton YO43 3BG. Tel: 01430 335377. Opening Hours: 11am - 11pm.


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