The Robin Hood Inn
(Out of town) Classy Classics
A couple of miles out of town in the hamlet of Pecket Well, the Robin Hood Inn is on the main road between Hebden and Haworth, right on the edge of the Bronte moors. It’s a good walk from the hostel, via either Old Town or Hardcastle Crags, or you can take a bus.
The Robin Hood is the local pub for the Pecket Well community but is equally welcoming to visitors. You can choose to sit in the traditional bar or in a simple, clean, elegant dining room with solid fuel stove and arched stone roof. There’s also a small beer garden. Well-behaved dogs are welcome.
The starters are pub classics and include a wholesome homemade soup with warm roll for £4.45. Main courses start at £8.45 (quiche with chips and salad or a small fish and chips); most dishes are £9-£10. Traditional British meals of lamb, chicken and beef in pies, casseroles and fillets are complemented by international choices – sweet and sour chicken, Thai prawn curry – and vegetarian options, including homemade vegetable cottage pie and “herb pudding” with spinach, cherry tomato and mozzarella.
The enormous Yorkshire pudding with vegetarian sausages (three of them) and tasty gravy is a favourite. Meat-eaters recommend the steak. Vegetables and salads are well-prepared and presented – no limp lettuce or over-cooked carrots here. Portions are very generous; the Inn has a well deserved reputation in this regard.
There’s a kids’ menu (£4.50), a set meal (£14 for three courses) and snacks and sandwiches are also available (from £4). There are Sunday roasts and Friday is “steak night”, with special offers to choose from (steak is available at other times too). Puddings include British favourites like lemon or treacle sponge, chocolate fudge cake and apple pie. With free wifi.
Food: Mon-Thu noon-3pm & 6-9pm, Fri-Sat noon-9pm, Sun noon-8.30pm