Review on Gray Ox
The prospect of 'excellent food near the M62' might draw travellers to this revamped hostelry with a growing reputation. The kitchen makes good use of local produce and a generous helping of Spanish specialities for a lively menu with a strong Mediterranean slant.
You might be offered queen scallops topped with garlic butter and Gruyère to start, ahead of steamed sea bass with wilted greens and noodles or aged fillet of beef wrapped in filo with seared foie gras, red wine and cep sauce. As a finale, try the assiette of Yorkshire rhubarb or vanilla pannacotta with hot fudge sauce.
At lunchtime you can also get sandwiches ('open' and 'traditional'), although the must-have dishes are steak and Theakstons Ale suet pudding or a pie laced with Cockerhoop Ale served with red cabbage and 'proper chips'. The owners also take wine seriously and have put together a tasty list from around the globe.
Dan Maxwell and Dave Clokey
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 – 2.00pm (12.00 - 7.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 6.00 – 9.00pm (6.00 - 9.30pm Fri & Sat)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express