The culinary scene in Yorkshire is one of the main reasons why so many tourists come to the county and why so many natives are as proud as they are about being lucky enough to come from God’s Own Country. At The Bankhouse Inn in the heart of West Yorkshire – in Pudsey, directly between Leeds and Bradford – they are even more proud that most, and they show their pride in the food that they cook and serve to the hungry punters of Leeds, which uses the very best of local products and ingredients, while also maintaining an international outlook and taking on influences from all over the world. Pay them a visit at their pub on Bankhouse Lane, just a short hop from Leeds city centre, to discover what they have to offer: do mind that you book a table before you go, however, as they will get crowded on occasion.
Leeds is home to plenty of great restaurants, and indeed, so is Bradford. It stands to reason, then, that the land in between would also boast an eatery or two that would be worth a cursory visit, and if you’re looking for a restaurant in West Yorkshire that merits a trip in the car into the more rural areas, then you can do a lot worse than The Bankhouse Inn. They’re a gastropub in Pudsey – on Bankhouse Lane to the south of the town – with a commitment to the very best that the farms and fisheries of Yorkshire have to offer. The Bankhouse Inn kitchen uses those ingredients to create British dishes that we all know and love, as well as favourites from around the world, and all you need to do is to take a trip to Pudsey to taste as many of them as you can take. Let us talk you through a few of them.
We’ll imagine that there are two set menus – though, of course, you will be choosing from the a la carte – of British and international favourites. Begin your hometown dinner with some smoked haddock fish fingers with pea puree and tartare sauce, and follow them up with a beef short rib, braised in Masham’s own Old Peculiar bitter and accompanied by fondant potatoes and savoy cabbage. Globe trotters can instead plump for a salad of Thai crispy beef to start, and then a vegetarian option such as a courgette and feta cheese stuffed puff pastry tart with olive and rocket salad. There are plenty of pub grub classics too – burgers, steaks, gammon, fish and chips – so whatever you’re into, you’ll find it at The Bankhouse Inn on Bankhouse Lane in Pudsey. Book a table now.
lovely food set in a great location. staff could not have been more helpful. - perfect place to catch up with old friends - thank you
6 rating food always excellent, would recommend to anyone with a cosy fireplace and great drinks. Prices also very reasonable for high quality good time alround.
Gorgeous home cooked food and friendly staff. Lovely pub too, very welcoming and homely. Would 100% be returning to try other meals on the menu
Great food and great service, made the special effort to move our table to accomadate the dogs no hassle at all even though it was busy
We all selected the lunchtime sandwich menu with tea and coffee afterwards - the meal was excellent for the price we paid. The service was also very good, we were not rushed into selecting from the menu and the food came out shortly after ordering.
Booking was easy and the Bankhouse in Pudsey is a lovely place to eat. We arrived on tues eve and it was pizza night . The pizza was really nice and plenty of choice even for vegetarians. Would strongly recommend .
We booked on line, the website made no mention of the fact that Tuesday night they only served pizzas. I was looking forward to a starter and main course. I never eat pizza , having said that they were good pizzas. I would have preferred to have been shown to our table and having our drinks order taken there, rather than hanging around at the bar, waiting for the drinks, otherwise the service was good.
The staff are very friendly and the food is excellent. We had a lovely meal with all the family and were very happy that the dog could come too. I can't wait to go back.
The menu at the restaurant is different to the one online - it doesn’t say it’s a sample. The main course I chose was unavailable 15 minutes after I ordered it as the butcher apparently didn’t deliver pork that morning ! Why wasn’t I told this before choosing and why didn’t they get any more as they had all day ? The steak I had was over cooked and expensive for the meal I received, one other guest ordered a burger and said it just tasted awful - he left most of it . Would not recommend.
Great atmosphere and all food presented and tasted gorgeous. All four of us enjoyed our meal. Generous portions too. Could not eat dessert. Music was an added bonus. Would definitely go again.