Eating at The Hand

amazing food, every day of the week

Our Head Chef, Grant Mulholland, has built a strong reputation for superb cuisine, freshly prepared with informal flair and generosity. He's been awarded two AA Rosettes for "culinary excellence" and we're delighted to have been included in the prestigious Michelin Guide. We also take our health and safety responsibilities seriously, so we’re proud to be able to say that we hold a Five Star Food Hygiene Award. We’re one of very few inns throughout the country to achieve this.

As you would expect from a heavyweight kitchen team such as ours, all our food is prepared from fresh ingredients on the premises: we don't use frozen stuff from a catering wholesaler. We do, however, buy in the steak and ale and chicken and gammon pies, both specially made for us by The Great North Pie Company - so good we can't beat them.

The menu changes constantly, although certain "old favourites" - freshly battered fish and chips (hand cut, of course), or Welsh lamb rump - just won't go away. There's always at least one vegetarian option, as well as fish as fresh as you fancy and with a bit of notice Grant, together with Second Chef, Eifion Edwards, are happy to cater for special diets.

You don't have to come for a meal: you're welcome to drop in for coffee or tea or a pint of foaming ale!

Click here for a sample menu

Click here for a sample Sunday lunch menu

Click here for our wine list

Click here for a sample breakfast menu

Click here for our sample children's menu