A birthday tea treat with the family, we set off not really knowing where to go, we passed The Angel @ Hetton? The Devonshire @ Cracoe? The Fountaine @ Linton? maybe somewhere different for a change so we headed for The Old Hall Inn at Threshfield just before Grassington. The Old Hall always looks welcoming as I’m driving past but had not tried eating here for years. I had heard good things about the staff, the food & the beer so we parked up and headed in, on a Wednesday night the place was really quite busy and got busier as the night progressed.
The menu is displayed all around the lounge bar and specials on blackboards above the bar and all in addition to the standard menu, a lot to digest! we settled down with a creamy pint of Timothy Taylors Landlord and studied the vast selection, lots of meat & fish choices and I did briefly glimpse some vegetarian stuff!
We ordered a typical mix of steak for the boys and fish for the girls, I don’t know why but that’s the way it was! Rather than my usual and preferred unadulterated steak both big brother and I went for the Mexican Rib Eye Steak with lime, garlic & chilli marinade and sauteed pots served with a ramekin of perfectly cooked veg (7 different vegetables crammed into a small ramekin!) Eldest son must have been feeling peckish and choose well, going for the Mixed Grill and a good example it was, with steak, gammon, sausage, black pudding, pork chop, lamb chop and egg. Youngest son went for a lighter option of the House Pate with a side order of chips and the Lady had the fish dish, apologies didn’t catch the fish dish details but it was duly polished off and looked well!
Puddings to finish were all excellent and included a Chocolate Pudding with Chocolate Sauce, Caramelised Baked Lemon Tart with Creme Fraiche & Creme Brulee.
Total bill £100 for 5 people including drinks, good value for great food, great pub and great staff… as we were leaving the Wednesday quiz was starting and the pub was packed!