“ Address: Main Street, Brandesburton, Driffield, East Riding, YO25 8RL / Tel: 01964 542 392 „
We have eaten at the Dacre Arms on alot of times and on every other time we have had a excellent meal. Last night the service was shocking from the young waitress. My Partner ordered a Jacket potato and it was black inside. Having asked the bar tender to have a look he was happy to replace it and gave her options of what she could have. He took the meal back. When the waitress came back she just " plonked " it down with no apology or service skills at all. There was no have a lovely meal or at no time throughout the meal did anyone come to see how the rest of the meal was. We are very dissapointed with the meal and the service.
Whilst on holiday recently in East Yorkshire, we visited The Dacre Arms pub located in the village of Brandesburton.
It was the second time we have visited this area and have enjoyed previous visits to The Dacre Arms. It is both a lovely pub and a restaurant, as the meals served here are a large part of its appeal.
From the outside, The Dacre Arms is typical of many country village pubs with its whitewashed exterior walls. Located on the main road in the small village, which is incidentally called 'Main Street', the pub was the first one we came to when we first visited Brandesburton a couple of years back, but we continued on up the road as we were in the car and there was nowhere to park on the road outside. We stopped further on up the road at another pub with a large car park to the side.
It was only when driving back along afterwards that we noticed there was a large car park situated at the rear of The Dacre Arms and so therefore returned the next day.
We enjoyed our visit and so on finding ourselves in Brandesburton once again a few weeks back, we decided a re-visit was essential, hoping for a meal as nice as the one we enjoyed last time.
Having parked at the rear of the pub in the car park we entered via the rear entrance, noticing that some tables and benches were near the doors, providing a place to enjoy a drink outside in warmer months, as well as a place for those who wish to smoke.
Inside The Dacre Arms, the whitewashed walls continue, with archways and low ceilings giving a cosy feel, despite the pub being large and spacious. Tables and chairs set out in such a way that offers privacy to diners as you are not seated on top of each other. There are a couple of small corners and a raised seating area also, as well as a section to the side of the bar, with a large wall-mounted flat screen TV and dart board.
We visited here twice during our last stay near Brandesburton and each time the same group of men were sat at the bar having a quiet drink and chat. It would seem that it is a popular place for locals, but looking around it seemed that a number of people who were visiting for meals had driven there, judging by how many cars were in the car park. I would imagine that when the nearby caravan and camping park is in full season, that this pub does very well with holidaymakers eating and drinking here.
Each time I have visited, I have enjoyed the comfortable and friendly atmosphere, which is down to both the appeal of the pub itself and its friendly staff.
The Dacre Arms has a long history and a pub has always stood on the site. It dates back to 1806 and takes its name from 'Lord Dacre'. Inside the pub you will find infomation on its history and some old traditions, some of which are still continuing to this day.
Whilst The Dacre Arms is seepd in tradition and character, another thing it boasts is one of the largest pub meals menu I have ever came across. As well as this there is a range of draught and cask ales complimenting the usual beers and spirits.
As we were hungry, the food menu was of most importance and being the indecisive person I am, I found myself spoilt for choice by the vast array of dishes on offer, which ranged from traditional to speciality dishes, as well as lighter options and sandwiches. Vegetarians are also catered for. A separate smaller menu for children was available too.
It was during the day and I didn't want anything too heavy or large and opted for a tasty cheese and red onion melt baguette whilst I browsed the menu looking at the larger meals available, as we planned to visit the next evening for a more substantial meal to celebrate my partner;s birthday. Prices are very reasonable here, depending on what you choose, the average price seems to be around £7 for a meal, rising higher for fish and steak meals or lower for sandwiches and baguettes with chips etc.
It was whilst browsing the menu, I noticed that Thursday nights are 'Steak Night' and as the following night we planned to visit was indeed a Thursday, we were both tempted by the offer of either a 10oz Sirloin or 8oz Rump Steak, served with a sauce of your choice from four available and also homemade chunky chips, mushrooms, peas and homemade battered onion rings, all for £10.95.
Our minds were made up and steak it was going to be when we returned the following evening.
Thursday evening seemed quite popular and most diners seemed to be opting for steak, but I did notice a couple of people ordering curries, which did look very appetising when they arrived and I made a mental note that when we visit again, I will try a curry!
We sat at a small table for two, just inside an alcove, and after deciding which steaks we wanted, we ordered at the bar.
Our steaks arrived not long after ordering and were cooked as per our requests. We had both opted for Rump steaks and they were juicy and tender. I had chosen Peppercorn sauce to accompany my steak and this arrived in a small ceramic jug and was delicious. The homemade chunky chips were large and more of a wedge than a chip. The onion rings were huge and battered and we thoroughly enjoyed our meals, which were both delicious and well presented.
The fact that the chips and onion rings were homemade rather than the frozen variety served in so many pubs, made a big difference and also made the meal look much more appealing.
Our meals were well worth the money at just over £20 for the two. They were also very filling and we had no room for dessert, despite being very tempted.
The service from both the staff behind the bar and those serving meals was both efficient and friendly. We had no cause for complaints. Not only is it cosy and traditional, it is also clean and this goes for the toliets also, which were spotless. I think there is nothing more off-putting than grubby toilets when you are visiting somewhere for a meal and that would change my mind about eating there, so I am happy to report everything is just right at The Dacre Arms, which successfully retains its Yorkshire country pub atmosphere.
Apart from the steak night there are quiz nights and karaoke nights, with details of any upcoming events posted inside the pub.
If you find yourself near Brandesburton in East Yorkshire, or are on holiday in the area as I was, then I recommend a visit to The Dacre Arms.
The Dacre Arms
Mon 11.30-2pm/ 5-11pm
Tues 11.30-2.30pm/ 5-11pm
Weds 11.30-2.30pm/ 5-11pm
Thurs 11.30-2.30pm/ 5-11pm