Monday, 1 September 2014

The Scott's Arms - Sicklinghall, Wetherby

Finding somewhere within Leeds to eat on a Saturday evening without prebooking at least a week ahead is becoming harder and harder. This combined with a longing desire to constantly get out of the city on a weekend brought us to Scott's Arms in Sicklinghall, Wetherby.

Nestled away in a village just north of Leeds lies this lovely (no so little pub) with adjoining farm shop. If you're wanting to dine here there is a waiter service which seats you but then you're required to place your order at the bar... Slightly confusing. Also whilst we were paying for our food (at the bar) we noticed the specials menu, not visible from our table, with options we would have chosen over the regular menu, if only someone had said something. 

Nevertheless we ordered two pales and set to looking at the menu.

The menu was a real mix of food groups, pub fare, pasta, fish, ribs, nachos? Most a little bit different from the norm and omitting some of the classics (fish and chips), I don't think I've ever been to a pub that serves swordfish before? Maybe it's all the favourite dishes of the locals? 

With it being a relatively warm day I decided to go with a salad. You can have a salad as a starter for £5.95 or as a main for £11.95 and then it comes with chips...

Seemed odd that you would get chips with a salad but I'm not on a diet so I didn't complain. The salad was nice with plenty to it, I didn't manage to finish it or the chips!
D decided upon on the outdoor raised pork and herb sausages served in a large Yorkshire pudding... But opted for chips instead of mash. Baffling. He ate it though so he must have liked it. I pinched a piece of sausage and they were very juicy and packed with flavour.

The place started to fill up just as we were finishing off and you get the feeling that they have a lot of regulars here. We paid at the bar and left with our bellies full. Not sure I would ear mark it as somewhere to return for food but I would like to check out the farm shop and possibly have another cheeky pint too.

Scott's Arms
Main Street
Wetherby (Near Harrogate)
LS22 4BD

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