Susan and Andy have been running the ‘New Inn’ in Thornton Dale for many months now and although I go in fairly regularly for a beer, it has taken me until now to book a table in the restaurant.
I asked for a table for three as I intended to have a meal with my son and eldest daughter.
There is no faulting the service at the ‘New Inn’, all the staff are friendly and smile (nicely) and go out of their way to help. I don’t know all the names and I’m sorry if I don’t mention everyone but Kirsty and Rob are thorough professionals as are the others. What a team!
There is a lovely ambience in the New Inn heightened by the décor, furniture and historical detail.
On the menu tonight was local pheasant, smoked bacon and mushroom fricassee with a parma ham crisp, kale, and creamy mashed potato. I opted for this but my son and daughter went for the homemade burger with smoked bacon and cheddar cheese.
Now for the verdict. The plates were hot so the 10/10 was maintained as the meal was served. I noticed immediately that the parma ham crisp was missing from my plate (9/10) but as I consumed the pheasant fricassee I was prepared to forgive the Chef for this simple oversight. The mashed potato was flawless, lump free and creamy. The fricassee had just the right amount of garlic and mushroom and the pheasant cooked well.
Reports flowed in from my son and daughter who said that the burgers were good, the buns crispy but what was missing was gherkin. Apparently the bacon was ‘lush’.
The accompanying chips were extremely well cooked although the salad garnish was overpowering: i e too much.
Now, on to the sweets. A trio of chocolate, ginger pudding with ice cream and sticky toffee pudding with the same. All in all, well worth the money and a good end to the meal.
I know that if I had eaten a starter as well as a main and a sweet I would have needed winch assistance to leave the table,
Added to the bill, two large glasses of wine, two pints of Kronenbourg 1664 pils, two J2O’s and a diet coke and a good night was had by all.
So well done to all at the New Inn in Thornton Dale, the three of us enjoyed our meal and we will be back. Susan and Andy you are doing well. Final score 8/10
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A traditional village inn, with cozy bar and restaurant, 6 bedrooms, a holiday cottage.We offer a warm welcome, relaxed, friendly service, with quality food, prepared from locally sourced products.Traditional cask ales, an extensive wine list and wide range of other drinks are available.During the winter months, we light the open fire to chase away the cold weather.Well behaved dogs are allowed in the bar area.When leaving a review, please ensure you comment on The New Inn in Thornton Le Dale, NOT The New Inn in Cropton. Both are 2 miles outside of Pickering. Thanks. ... more less
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