After a morning at the gym on Sunday the 6th February we decided to head on over to the Aldward Arms in North Yorkshire for a spot of traditional Sunday Lunch. We called beforehand to book and took a table for two at 1:15.
Driving about 15 minutes north of York we arrived to a roaring open log fire in a beautiful traditional bar with warm friendly staff. As I was driving my new car, I opted for a sparkling mineral water, while Paul went for a lager Shandy made up with draught Peroni and lemonade.
We sat in the bar where our food order was taken. I opted for the goats cheese starter followed by traditional roast beef. I don’t remember what Paul had for his starter as I was too busy enjoying mine. The goats cheese in crispy breadcrumbs was served up with Cranbury and walnut salad. It was delicious.
My excellent roast beef was pink, just the way I like it. Non of that mass catering stuff here. The roast had been freshly cooked that morning and was full of local Yorkshire taste. Accompanied by freshly prepared vegetables, it was one of the best meals we had eaten in a pub for a long time. My only very small complaint centred on the roast potatoes. They could have been a little better.
In the name of research we felt compelled to try the deserts. I went for the apple crumble with custard and ice cream. My words can’t do justice to what came on my plate. It was a perfect end Sunday Lunch. The only thing missing now was a large comfortable sofa to curl up on in front of a large TV where I could easily have fallen asleep for a several hours in this welcoming atmosphere.
We left two hours later, happy with this new find. The total bill was just short of £60. We bade fond farewell to our hosts and on our way out Paul bought a copy of the local food guide from the owner chef who was a nice happy cheerful chap.
Pryordurkin rating 4 stars.