With Mothering Sunday fast approaching on 19 March, you might be looking to treat your mother with a delicious meal out.
We’re very fortunate to live in Yorkshire, home to some of the best restaurants, cafes, and eateries in the whole of the UK.
So, discover five fantastic Yorkshire restaurants that are well worth a visit to treat your mother this Mother’s Day.
1. The King’s Head, Beverley
The King’s Head in Beverley is an ideal location to celebrate Mother’s Day this year.
From its impressive white façade to its sleek yet homely interior, The King’s Head has the comfortable feel that proper pubs need, making it the perfect location for a Mother’s Day lunch out.
The pub’s Sunday menu features a range of pub classics, from cottage pie to an ale-battered fish and triple-cooked chips, as well as chargrill steaks and an impressive range of pizzas.
Alternatively, you can opt for a traditional Sunday roast, with choices of roast beef, pork, chicken, or a mushroom and camembert wellington.
Booking is not essential but you can reserve a table for up to eight guests online via The King’s Head website if you want to guarantee that there will be a table available.
2. The Inn at Scarcroft, Scarcroft
A member of the Vintage Inns chain, The Inn in the quaint town of Scarcroft presents a brilliant option for a wholesome, homely lunch out for Mother’s Day.
The pub offers a three-course set menu specifically for the day, featuring a range of culinary choices for £25.95. Whether you’d prefer fish and chips or a Sunday roast with all the trimmings, the menu is highly varied, and also features vegetarian and vegan options.
You can book for either the Saturday or Sunday, too, giving you extra flexibility for when most suits you to go over the weekend. Use the booking form on The Inn at Scarcroft’s website to reserve a table.
3. The Stables Kitchen @ Burton Constable Hall, Hull
If your mother prefers finger sandwiches and scones to a full sit-down meal, taking her for afternoon tea at the Stables Kitchen at Burton Constable Hall is a great option.
The Stables Kitchen will be hosting Mother’s Day afternoon teas from 16 to 21 March for £18 per person, featuring a range of sweet and savoury treats. There are vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options, meaning it should be suitable for most dietary requirements.
You could also take a walk around the grounds or even the hall itself, a Grade I-listed building built during the Elizabethan era situated on a park designed by famed English landscape architect, Capability Brown. To do this, you will need to pre-book tickets in advance.
To book for afternoon tea, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01964 508167.
4. Grantley Hall, Ripon
For an extravagant Mother’s Day to remember, you could consider booking in for Grantley Hall’s Mother’s Day luncheon.
Grantley Hall is one of the most luxurious hotels in the UK, boasting an AA Inspector’s Choice Hotel award for 2021. The hotel is also famously home to Shaun Rankin’s Michelin-starred restaurant.
The Mother’s Day luncheon will be held in the impressive Grantley Suite, and tables are available from 12pm to 2:30pm with the event ending at 5pm. The afternoon will consist of a delicious lunch and live entertainment, and every mother will receive a gift on the day, too.
At £95 per person (£35 for under-12s, £25 for under-5s), this is a slightly more expensive option, but will undoubtedly be a memorable event that will show your mother how much you appreciate her.
To book, get in touch with Grantley Hall’s events team by emailing email@example.com or calling 01765 620070.
5. The Fleece Countryside Inn, Halifax
The Fleece Countryside Inn is exactly what it says in the name: a cosy pub situated in the middle of the countryside, lying in the rolling hills of the Ryburn Valley and overlooking the village of Ripponden as well as views across the Calder Valley.
It’s also a five-star AA countryside inn, and holds two AA Rosettes for culinary excellence.
On the day before Mother’s Day (Saturday 18 March) this year, The Fleece Countryside Inn will be hosting their “Ladies Afternoon Tea”. Indulge your mother with a feast of savoury treats, including crispy halloumi and “posh” fish and chips, before moving onto a sweet course featuring homemade scones and mini cheesecakes.
Tickets are £30 a head and can be booked online via The Fleece Countryside Inn’s website.
Bear in mind that there is a minimum requirement of six people per table, although it may be possible to go with a smaller party. Make sure you call first on 01422 820 687 if you’re looking to go with fewer than six people.