The second stop on our Yorkshire tour is The Pheasant – a country hotel in Harome. The sun is shining and we are sitting outside on a terrace overlooking the village pond. It is very tranquil and we are disturbed, only briefly, by a passing tractor. Other guests are enjoying the sun and the food and most are just shooting the breeze over lunch.
We decide to target and share the Lightly Smoked Duck Breast, Confit Duck Leg Fritter and Beetroot. It is beautifully presented and tastes truly fabulous.
Rock hunts down the North Sea Halibut with Maple Glazed Gem Lettuce, Peas and Shrimp. She is not a big fan of shrimps, so I enjoy poaching them off her plate. I trap the Gloucester Old Spot Pork Loin and Belly, Smoked Butter Mash, Black Pudding and Apple. None of the dishes are huge – but I’m not going to grouse about it – because this is definitely quality rather than quantity.
For dessert we share the Honey Heather Yoghurt, Red Grape Sorbet and Honeycomb. The sorbet is loaded with flavour and the honeycomb fires in a shot of sweetness.
The service and the food that the Pheasant provides show us they are on top of their game!