Le Game Cock, Austwick

I have frequented The Game Cock in Austwick for a long time & it really has not changed much in 20 years, a traditional Yorkshire Dales pub set in fantastic scenery close to the 3 peaks and the Norber Erratics.  The Game Cock has always had a cosy bar with roaring fires in winter and good filling food but something was different!  it’s not the building, which but for a few minor changes to the layout remains the same as I remember, welcoming, warming & atmospheric with friendly staff but wait the staff and that accent? Mmmm, sounds like an “offcumdun” !

The accent and the eclectic menu betray the origins of these very hospitable offcumduns,  Eric, Maree and Family.

The Menu: Moules, Coq au Vin, Bœuf Bourguignon, Galettes, Crepes and other typical French dishes sit side by side on the menu with meat pies, homemade burgers, Italian meatballs & fish & chips.  Specials on the day we visited included Lapin a la moutarde – slow cooked rabbit in mustard sauce with potato gratin and Lamb Shank with red wine & rosemary sauce served with chive mash.

The Food: We devoured starters to share of a large dish of Moules Mariniere with all the trimmings of fresh bread & finger bowl along with the French platter which consisted of a good selection of charcuterie, salad & a game terrine.  To follow, Gamecock giant burger, which was home-made from locally sourced beef and topped with 3 massive onion rings, cheese and pancetta.  Crispy duck pancake (French Crepe Chinese style!) and Boeuf Bourguignon with Dauphinoise potato.

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The Beer: we tried a pint of Thwaites, Wainwright and albeit from the other side of the border (Lancashire not France) it was a well kept, velvety smooth golden ale, 4.1% abv.

I can recommend you visit and we will be going back for more Moules and maybe the Lapin a la moutarde…

The Game Cock Inn, The Green, Austwick, North Yorkshire, LA2 8BB, Tel 015242-51226 Website www.gamecockinn.co.uk

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About cwildman

Local Food Evangelist, 5th Generation Butcher based in the Yorkshire Dales, England. Town End Farm Shop, Artisan Butchery & Charcuterie, Home of The Yorkshire Chorizo.
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One Response to Le Game Cock, Austwick

  1. yummmmmmmmmmmmmmy duck pancake looks very taste i like this blog thanks for sharing it

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