Out and about in West Yorkshire recently, we came across a little gem of a pub called the The Huntsman Inn near Holmfirth.
We were virtually swept into it during a howling gale (it’s on the edge of the moors and the weather can be brisk at the best of times up there, but this was a particularly ferocious day!) and discovered to our joy a lovely cosy retreat with an open fire crackling and a menu full of scrumptious sounding, very decently priced food.
Over the years, we’ve been finding it harder and harder to find pub food of the sort offered at The Huntsman – there seems to be a yawning gap between top of the range gourmet pubs and cheap and cheerful chains that rely on standard menus and pre-cut chips. We weren’t looking for Michelin star standards, just good quality homemade pub food and this place certainly seemed to have it. Unfortunately, we didn’t have time for a full blown main course meal, so opted for their homemade soup and sandwiches, but plenty of people were tucking in with gusto around us.
For just under £6 each, we found our meals to be great value – we each had a hot sandwich which came with a lovely mug of chunky fresh homemade vegetable soup and the piece de resistance, proper hand-cut chunky chips. It was just what we needed to help us thaw out, delicious, comforting and most certainly recommended.