The Christmas Countdown suggestion for the day is the award winning Ribble Valley Inns , which I can recommend for their cozy setting, real log fires, local ales and delicious rustic food made from local ingredients. They are the perfect place to enjoy a relaxed winter meal or a Sunday dinner.
I’ve eaten at The Three Fishes in Mitton and also The Clog and Billycock in Pleasington. There is also The Highwayman Inn in Kirkby Lonsdale and The Bull at Broughton, North Yorkshire
The menus include traditional favourites such as fish and real chips (cooked in dripping), steak and ale pie and various options from the char grill as well as a choice of seasonal specials. And every Sunday there is a Sunday roast menu:
We invented it in the North. We perfected it in the North. And now we’re putting it on the menu at every Ribble Valley Inn…The Great Sunday Roast. The perfect excuse to sit together as a family for a good old natter about the week gone by. Every Sunday – all day – from 12noon – 8.00pm
Simply check the web site of each individual pub – To find out which roast is on…as it will change around the pubs…as the farmer has the best quality available for us.
- Roast Ribeye of Local beef, Yorkshire Pudding, roast Potatoes, Creamed Mash & Roast Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables & Roast Gravy
- Reg Johnson’s Roast Corn Fed Chicken Breast, Roast Potatoes, Creamed Mashed Potatoes, Sage and Lemon Stuffing, Seasoned Local Vegetables. Roast Chicken Gravy
- Gloucester Old Spot Pork Loin, Crackling, Roast Potatoes, Creamed Mashed Potatoes,Sage & Lemon Stuffing, Seasoned Local Vegetables & Apple Sauce
- Henry’s of Settle Organic Roast Shoulder of Lamb, Carrots, Cauliflower, Sugar Snap Peas, Courgettes, Roast Beetroot, Boulanger Potatoes, Mint Jelly & Gravy
Also, to help with those difficult gift buying situations, they sell gift vouchers which can be redeemed against the bill in any of the RVI restaurants. I often buy them for my parents, as Ribble Valley Inns are their favourite places to dine out.
My Christmas song for the day is Carol of the Bells, now associated with the Garmin advert, but for me it will always be associated with Home Alone.
(Images from Ribble Valley Inns websites)