You would think that after 24 hours of doing little but eating we wouldn't be able to fit in another meal. But I am made of heartier stuff - even for a 'southerner' and our final stop for lunch at The Fleece, also in Addingham, was a memorable one. We did walk off our hearty breakfast and with the cold wind coming in off the rolling hills needed some hearty nourishment and a warm Yorkshire welcome. Which we got, in spadefuls.
The Fleece has 'Yorkshire grub, done proper'. They also serve fantastic beers and wines to go alongside the great cooking with local ingredients. They've used their imagination in terms of the little extras..... and are careful to include the best of the regions produce on their menus.
I was delighted to see freshly made pork crackling as an accompaniment to drinks was on the menu too - this is about as far removed from pork scratchings than you are likely to find anywhere!
|Freshly made pork crackling|
|Yorkshire blue cheese and pear salad.|
My partner opted for the Pig on a Plate which was pork fillet in parma ham, braised cheek, twice cooked pork belly, black pudding apple puree and mashed potatoes - again he said that the pork fell apart it was so tender and the sauce was more like a perfect gravy.
|Pig on a Plate|
|Woof cooked in a curry sauce with mussels and crayfish potato cake|
All in all we were very impressed with the lunch at The Fleece Inn. They have opened a shop next door which sells hot coffee and things to take away. As I said I think they are missing a trick not selling things like the local cheeses as I would have filled my car, but the sausage roll which I did buy was devoured warm later in the day and was overflowing with filling and flavour - a real triumph!