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The Wellington Inn The Wellington Inn
Eat and Drink
October 2022
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There's so much to explore in Yorkshire and if you find yourself in the East of the county, here's where to make a pitstop

From modern British dining to food with a view, here's our top picks.
The Ferguson Fawsitt

The Ferguson Fawsitt
East End, Walkington HU17 8RX
01482 526317
This historic inn has been recently renovated and has garnered some strong reviews since its reopening. Nestled in the village of Walkington, it offers good, home-cooked food (think homemade lasagne, beer-battered fish and classic burgers), quality ales, fine wines and a growing collection of spirits.

The Peppered Pig
Snaith Road, Turnbridge, East Cowick DN14 9BY
01405 839888
The Peppered Pig is a welcoming and relaxing place to fill up on seasonal fare. There’s something for everyone on the menu, from Yorkshire breakfasts to refined dishes such as pan roast cod with beurre noisette, along with decadent desserts and a range of sandwiches. Don’t miss the opportunity to stock up on speciality cheeses, homemade chutneys and sweet treats at the Pig’s Pantry before you leave.

The Old Star Kilham
Church Street, Kilham, Driffield YO25 4RG
01262 420619
You’ll find real ales and freshly-prepared grub on the menu at this traditional country pub in the heart of the Yorkshire Wolds. They work with local farmers and suppliers so you can expect local meat, fish and beer here.

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The Star Inn at Sancton 
King Street, Sancton YO43 4QP
01430 827269
Treat yourself at this relaxed and informal family-run pub. The full à la carte experience offers everything from braised pig cheek to a cauliflower cheese muffin – or while away a Sunday afternoon indulging in their roast menu (you know it’s going to be good when they’ve won actual prizes for their Yorkshire puddings). Their special monthly ‘Yorkshire lunch’ menu is great choice too.

Goodmanham Arms
Main Street, Goodmanham YO43 3JA
01430 873849
This is a proper Yorkshire pub, where the focus is on home-cooked food and great real ales – the pub is even home to its very own microbrewery. Lunch is served every day, while Monday night is homemade pie and steak night, and Wednesday night sees the kitchen serving up authentic Italian dishes. Sunday lunch is a must.

The Triton Inn
Sledmere YO25 3XN
01377 236078
Unpretentious food’s the name of the game at this coaching inn which dates back to the 18th century, and prides itself on being ‘unspoilt by progress’. There’s steak and ale pie, gammon steak, and plenty of seafood for you to try, including their seafood salad.

The Star Inn at Sancton
The Triton Inn

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Salt on the Harbour
South Pier, Bridlington YO15 3AW
01262 606040
Set in a former RAF hangar on Bridlington’s South Pier, Salt on the Harbour has views over the Harbour and South Beach, and the team here work hard to support the local lobster, crab and fish industry. Pick up fish and chips in the downstairs conservatory restaurant, or head upstairs to find the a la carte restaurant.

The Lamp Restaurant
55–57 High Street, Bridlington YO16 4PR
01262 676305
Specialising in traditional British fare with a modern twist, you can expect to find dishes like poached salmon fillet with lemon and dill butter, and guinea fowl with red wine sauce on the menu here. Their pretty courtyard, home to the original Victorian lamp from which the restaurant takes its name, is a perfect spot for dining when the weather warms up.

The Wellington Inn

St Vincent Arms
Main Street, Sutton upon Derwent YO41 4BN
01904 608349
Whether you want to drop in for a light bite and a pint, or stay a while in the restaurant – you can be assured of good food, excellent service and wide range of hand-pulled beers here. The menu is packed with classics from fish and chips to pie of the day, but they also take inspiration from other parts of the world – the Thai beef salad with soy and ginger dressing is our pick. Don’t miss the regular guest ales on the bar either.  

The Wellington Inn
19 The Green, Lund, Driffield YO25 9TE
01377 217294
A great village in, The Welly serves proper, quality food and a selection of fine wines, and you’re welcome here whether you’re in your boiler suit and wellies for a pre-tea pint, or in your best eveningwear for a special occasion. Their restaurant menu, which changes regularly, offers classics such as twice-baked cheese souffle and braised lamb, and there’s a veggie and vegan menu too.  

St Quintin Arms
Main Street, Harpham YO25 4QY
01262 490329
Expect a warm welcome at this historic coaching inn which specialises in Yorkshire produce and hand-pulled local ales. You’ll find creative specials on the menu too – from local venison meatballs in a rich pepper sauce, to a homemade lamb burger topped with an onion bhaji and curry sauce.

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