David Hancock's fourth 'Pub Walk Of The Week'
The Square & Compass, Worth Matravers, Swanage, Dorset (Dorset Coast Path)
The Pub: This splendid old pub has been in the family for generations and remains unchanged; a narrow, rare, drinking corridor leads to two hatches from where ales come from the cask. With a pint of home produced cider and a homemade pasty, you can chat in the flagged corridor or settle in the parlour; there are painted wooden panels, wall seats, and a wood-burner to warm you on wild nights. A national treasure!
David Hancock's third 'Pub Walk Of The Week'
Stackpole Inn, Stackpole, Pembroke, Pembrokeshire (Pembrokeshire Coast Path)
The Pub: A jolly, thriving, dining pub with infectiously enthusiastic owners and a chef with local food connections: as much as possible is Welsh and all is cooked from scratch. Ramble through several rustic-smart rooms with carpets and slate floors, warmed by wood-burners and freshly painted, soft-lit and cosy. Daily specials (fresh sea bass, Welsh Black beef) compete with a sensibly priced menu: perhaps local pork in an apple and cider cream sauce.
The Second of our ‘Pub Walks Of The Week’ From David Hancock
The Horseshoe Inn, Levisham,Pickering,Yorkshire (North York Moors)
The Pub: The 19th-century Horseshoe Inn stands proudly at the head of Levisham’s pretty main street. Step in to find oak floors, beams, open fires, a chalkboard menu and a really lovely welcome. Yorkshire Warrior and Black Sheep are on tap as good value food (prepare for big Yorkshire portions) flows from the kitchen: Whitby crab and prawn risotto, shortcrust steak and ale pie, chunky hand-cut chips – perfect fodder for walkers.
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Owners' Recipe - Salad of Salt Beef
A hearty salad with colour and flavour galore. What better way to welcome back the Summer?
Our friends, James and Kate Mackenzie, know how to tempt palates. At the Pipe and Glass Inn in Beverley, East Yorkshire, they've won awards for their food and hospitality. We asked them to serve up a salad worthy of a British summer.
'Salt beef is a good old-fashioned meat, but very under-used. We use the brisket which is brined and then boiled for hours; treat it as you would a joint of gammon. Using the brisket with its nice fat content gives the beef a moist and tasty texture. The salad of salt beef uses green beans, radish, Lincolnshire poacher and quail eggs. A simple and colourful dish which could be a starter or a main course.'
Lifting the spirits (and the real ales)
The weather wants us to stay indoors, but we've got our Wellies and our pac-a-macs and we're not afraid to use them. Especially when this weekend sees the first instalment of our Special Summer Pubs pull-out in The Times Weekend section (9th and 16th June).