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.
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Last minute booking on a busy Friday evening complete with live music. There was room for the two of us and our dog. Attention was good, food excellent, bit noisy but we were pre warned and accepted that would be the case. Will definitely return. Thank you
Excellent freshly cooked food and service. Very good value for money too.
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.