Pipe and Glass Inn

West End South Dalton HU17 7PN

Chef James Mackenzie's Pipe and Glass Inn is a beacon of rustic style, garnering East Yorkshire's first Michelin star in 2010 and keeping it ever since by sticking to first principles. Local, seasonal produce is at the heart of a sensibly priced menu that celebrates proper English cooking. Dishes are rooted in the region, and while the cooking's clever it's not pretentious, so regular favourites like the unmissable fish pie sit alongside things like slow-cooked lamb with cumin lentils or bangers, bubble and squeak. Veg and herbs are from the kitchen garden, and there's a proper menu for children that treats them as serious little diners. You can eat in the clubbable bar like an average punter or make a reservation and dress up a bit for the cheerful restaurant – the menu and the polite, attentive service is just the same. The inn itself is lovely and olde-worlde, with a shady garden, conservatory and outdoor dining in decent weather. It fits right in to pretty-as-a-picture South Dalton, an estate village with blue-doored estate cottages, handsome church and duckpond. Indeed, the inn stands right at the entrance to the Dalton Estate, so there are some fine parkland walks to hand, either to work up an appetite first or walk off dessert. There are some very stylish B&B rooms too, if you plan on doing the whole thing properly.

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