The Stansfield Arms’ Steak & Kidney Pudding Really Made an Impression :
On our West Yorkshire visit, our relative Christopher suggested dinner at The Stansfield Arms, a traditional English pub in the Apperley Bridge area of Bradford.
As a local, Christopher knows this pub well enough to recommend it for people like us who don’t eat meat. These Yorkshiremen are meat eaters and when the menu came, I was quite relieved to find that they have a section for vegetarians. What’s more, the vegetarian meal options are really quite creative.
Steak & Kidney Pudding
Amongst the five of us we had various dishes, but the one dish that made an impression on us at dinner was the beautifully prepared Steak & Kidney Pudding that Christopher had.
Even as vegetarians, we appreciated this aesthetically created traditional English dish . And, whilst we admired the perfection of the dish, Christopher tucked into it with such gusto that we knew it had to be good, his only complaint being that it was very filling.
About The Stansfield Arms
The Stansfield Arms is a historic pub which dates back to 1543. This is one of three historic Yorkshire pubs owned by twin brothers Chris and Nick Green. The other two pubs are The Black Horse at Askwith and The Chevin Inn at Menston. There’s room for 120 diners at The Stansfield Arms any time, but the pub still manages to maintain its traditional features and atmosphere. On a warm summer afternoon, its beer garden is an ideal place to enjoy that lazy Sunday lunch.
If you’re travelling in the West Yorkshire area and would like to sample really traditional English homemade food, The Stansfield Arms is one of the good pubs to call into. Their menu is interesting and some of the traditional dishes include:
- homemade chicken liver, rosemary and brandy pate
- steak and kidney pudding
- warm salad of black pudding and bacon
- slow roast lamb shank
- confit of cherry duck breast
- traditional fishermans pie
As can be seen from the few dishes above, the cooking style is creative and according to the owners they use locally-produced products.
The Stansfield Arms
Apperley Lane, Apperley Bridge
West Yorkshire BD10 0NP
Tel: 0113 250 2659
Mon – Fri : 11 am – Midnight (Fri and Sat – open till 2 am)