Bright and early Sunday morning we set off with Dawn and Gurdev to stay overnight at The Pheasant in Harome. This is the sister hotel to the Star and has been newly refurbished (partly) by the Perns, so we thought we would check it out.
First stop Harrogate to continue the breakfast quest at Weetons. That was the intention but it was heaving and so we moved on. Places to eat breakfast are surprisingly thin on the ground in Harrogate but eventually we settled for Alberts Bar & Grill on Parliament Street. The place was empty; not usually a good sign but we were playing our ribs by this time. We all ordered full english. black pudding was an extra so we had that as well.
We terrified the waitress by warning her in advance that the food was going to be featured on our website. It worked. The food was good, eggs cooked to perfection and the sausages were especially tasty. Dawn was impressed with the mushroom selection. All in all a good experience although they were a bit tight fisted with the tea.
We didn’t to spoil our appetite for dinner at the Pheasant and so liquid refreshment was the only thing on the menu in the afternoon. Black Sheep bitter at the Hare at Scawton was superb. We will go back for lunch another day as the atmosphere was good and it was very busy.
We were met at The Pheasant by Paul the general manager who was very helpful and informative.
Dinner was ordered for 7.30 and was served in an elegant dining room.
Sorry no photos, but starters included steak tartare, salmon with beetroot and comice pear, an unusual but pleasant combination.
Main courses were roast sirloin with a cep puree for Pat and Dawn. The sirloin was very rare. Gurdev had lamb and Tony had roast pheasant breast with a ravioli of pheasant leg confit. The sirloin was a bit too rare for Dawn, Gurdev loved his lamb and Tony enjoyed the game.
For dessert we had a selection of 5 cheeses to share and Pat scoffed Eton Mess. We then retired to a very comfortable lounge area (log fire et al) for coffee and cognac. Well knackered so went to bed.