Everyone agrees it’s top marks for effort here – the owners have made a serious effort to combine pubby virtues & real ales with a short but stylish, ingredients-led menu. There’s a relaxed feel to the whole operation, while a venison haunch with roasted Jerusalem artichokes, chive flowers & almonds, plus homemade chutneys & freshly baked bread give a hint of what’s gastronomically in store. Elsewhere, carefully sourced, quality ingredients feature in such dishes as heritage tomato salad with smoked Ribblesdale goats’ cheese, tomato consommé jelly & basil jelly, for instance, or fillet of coley with pea purée, crispy skin, fennel shavings, green peas & fried potatoes with a tarragon veloute. To finish, whole orange & almond cake with a marmalade cream is a highlight of the dessert menu. Definitely worth a detour off the M1.