The Clevedon at Ben Rhydding
The Clevedon’s philosophy of making an occasion of life’s simple pleasures permeates through every aspect of the restaurant’s daily dealings. Keeping a dual focus on classic and contemporary British cuisine, the brigade of chefs has gained local acclaim for the skill, precision and care with which they deliver their crowd-pleasing menus.
The Clevedon’s dining room and terrace enjoy commanding views across Wharfe Valley. Large French windows invite the outdoors in and provide a feast for the eyes at every turn. Inside, The Clevedon’s hallmark chartreuse green hues are scattered throughout, overlaid across a neutral-toned backdrop of dusky crème-coloured fabrics and furnishings. The overall effect is a light, airy and tranquil environment, which instantly makes guests feel at ease.
Menus present British cuisine at its finest, offering both classic and modern fare for diners to delight in. The menu changes regularly due to seasonality – sometimes as often as weekly – making masterful use of the seasonal, local produce that’s abundant in Yorkshire. A sample offering might see diners start with the likes of venison pastrami with roasted sweetcorn, courgette and pickled shimeji mushrooms, or Cornish crab claw meat accompanied by watercress yoghurt, chilli mango, spring onion and sesame pastry. The selection of exceptional mains sees diners tuck into rabbit and wild mushroom pie served with honey-glazed carrots, new season broad beans and redcurrant sauce, and tahini-glazed duck breast masterfully paired with ginger and coconut cream, braised split peas and charred vegetables. Dishes like roasted butternut squash and sage risotto with crispy goat’s cheese are sure to impress vegetarians, while seafood-lovers can indulge in pan-fried sea bream with kohlrabi fondant, artichoke cream, smoked pancetta and wild rocket.
Sundays at The Clevedon spell a roast lunch that consistently pleases weekend visitors. Two- and three-course options ensure all appetites are catered for, and the kitchen’s expertise makes an appearance in perfectly roasted, succulent meats, expertly prepared seasonal vegetables and vegetarian options that are a cut above the average nut roast.
Completing an already compelling picture is a private hire service that delivers on all fronts. Poised to cater for all manner of get-togethers, The Clevedon’s team ensures that special occasions are in safe hands.