Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Yorkshire Wolds Walk - A walk and Sunday lunch at the Jolly Farmers Pub, Leavening

Sunday was spent walking on the western edge of the Yorkshire Wolds near Leavening followed by a visit to the Jolly Farmers for Sunday Lunch.

Deepdale Nr Acklam
A five mile walk through attractive countryside with great views  was certainly a great way to earn  lunch. I'd picked a route off the map that was close to Leavening and was mainly circular  The walk dropped us from the top of the wolds down in to a dale bottom and that inevitably meant a thirst and appetite inducing climb back out again.

I'd passed by the Jolly Farmers a number of times and put it on my list to visit. The pub occupies a long thin single storey building that may have once be a barn. When approaching down the street from the North the building bears little sign of being a pub with the entrance being on the other end. 

Once inside I found a selection of beers on offer and the one that caught my eye was the Royal Wedding Ale brewed by Wharfebank Brewery of Otley. With the impending Royal nuptials I decided to be patriotic and try a pint.  Thirst quenched by this good beer it was time to check out the menu. I opted for the Sunday lunch which at £11.95 for three courses was good value. It started with a so-so Yorkshire Pudding in onion gravy, a well-cooked plentiful Roast Beef & trimmings main course and was finished by a really good Bread & Butter Pudding.

The view up Deepdale
Overall, we had a satisfying appetite inducing walk followed by a trip to a good local pub. When walking in the area again and seeking refreshment and refueling the Jolly Farmers would be on the list for a repeat visit. 

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