Pipe & Glass Pub with rooms in South Dalton, East Yorkshire

Prices from:
£195 per night

David Hancock says:

  • Proper pub in postcard-pretty village
  • Serene location – walks from the door
  • Warm welcome and lovely local staff
  • Michelin star, exciting pub food
  • Menus built around Yorkshire produce
  • Excellent local ales, top-notch wines
  • Jaw-dropping bedrooms

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Pipe & Glass South Dalton, East Yorkshire, HU17 7PN

The personal touch

James and Kate Mackenzie have held a Michelin star at the Pipe and Glass South Dalton since 2010, so you can expect high standards across the board at their handsome 17th-century country inn out in the East Yorkshire Wolds. What you might not anticipate is just how relaxed and ‘pubby’ the place is; you’re equally welcome to splash out at the chef’s table or curl up by one of the roaring fires after a walk, with a pint and a plate of Yorkshire rarebit or a bowl of soup. Bag a leather chesterfield in the snug for a pre-prandial snifter, before moving through to the stylish dining room or the airy conservatory with its views over James’ kitchen garden to the rolling Wolds beyond. The smartly flagged patio beckons on balmy days – it’s great fun enjoying a Michelin-starred lunch alfresco – but on winter nights the place comes into its own, positively glowing with warmth and comfort.

Sticky fingers

Children are really welcome and there’s quite a choice on the kids’ menu, from cheese on toast with crispy bacon or smoked salmon salad to cinder toffee ice cream and mini doughnuts with chocolate sauce.

Muddy paws

No dogs in the pub or rooms.


There are picnic benches to the front of the pub and posh teak tables on the terrace out back – just beyond the conservatory dining room. The full menu is served alfresco on warm days and in the evening during the summer.

What’s on?

Occasional wine evenings hosted by James Mackenzie’s wine supplier.

What’s the Damage?
5 doubles £195 to £230

What Else?

  • All credit cards taken
  • Private dining facilities
  • Alfresco dining
  • Disabled access
  • Parking

Michelin Star; AA 2 Rosettes; Harden’s; Waitrose Good Food Guide


Pipe & Glass South Dalton, East Yorkshire, HU17 7PN

Do not disturb

If the public rooms in the pub feel traditional, nothing can prepare you for the bedrooms! Situated at the back and with lovely views, they’re the last word in stylish glamour. Furniture is of the bespoke kind; the marvellous mattresses have been hand-made in Whitby and the solid oak wardrobes come courtesy of a local craftsman. The two suites are aptly named given their location, overlooking the kitchen garden: Sage is pure glamour, themed in silver and black, while Thyme glows with gold and aubergine hues. Three more spanking new rooms (Rosemary, Lovage and the Master suite, Mint) have funky wallpaper, designer textiles and a cool, contemporary feel. The master suite, with its vast sleigh bed and fur throw is the very essence of comfortable luxury. Bathrooms – some with huge walk-in showers, others with marble-walled wet rooms – are spaces you’ll be reluctant to leave. Talking of which, why not indulge in the ultimate treat: breakfast in the comfort of your room, plus a cheeky Bloody Mary to start the day in style.

Creature comforts

Bespoke furniture from specialist local craftsmen; hand-made mattresses from Beavers of Whitby; homemade cookies.


Wi-Fi throughout; flatscreen TV; Bose Bluetooth docking station; Pure DAB radios.

What’s for Breakfast?

Full English with James White’s sausages; smoked haddock with eggs en cocotte and grain-mustard sauce; Yorkshire black pudding hash cakes, fried egg and brown sauce; kippers; porridge; soft-boiled egg with spelt soldiers.

What’s the Damage?
5 doubles £195 to £230

What Else?

  • All credit cards taken
  • Private dining facilities
  • Alfresco dining
  • Disabled access
  • Parking

Michelin Star; AA 2 Rosettes; Harden’s; Waitrose Good Food Guide

Eat & Drink

Pipe & Glass South Dalton, East Yorkshire, HU17 7PN

Mastering the menu

Chef/landlord James Mackenzie was sourcing and using local produce long before it became de rigueur, and he’s got it down to a fine art. He won his Michelin star back in 2010 and the cooking reflects his passion for flavoursome food – breakfast and afternoon tea included. The menu changes daily, but expect the likes of home-cured ‘bresaola’ of duck breast with confit duck leg rissole, blood orange and celery followed by slow-cooked crispy shoulder of lamb with kidneys Turbigo, cumin-spiced lentils, cucumber pickle and minted sheep’s yoghurt. To finish, how about Yorkshire rhubarb trifle with saffron custard and East Yorkshire sugar cakes. If you’re still peckish mid-afternoon, a ‘proper ploughman’s’ or a prawn cocktail might be the answer. On a fine day, take afternoon tea out on the terrace – perfect with a glass of Gardet Champagne. Sundays are epic here, and the pub is eminently child-friendly – so make a day of it with roast sirloin of Yorkshire beef plus gravy laced with Two Chefs beer or James White’s sausages with bubble and squeak. The wonderfully airy, spacious conservatory at the back is perfect, and the kids can run around safely in the garden. The private dining room on the first floor offers tasting menus for 6 – 10 people, ideal should you wish to take all of the rooms as well!

On the menu

Yellison goats’ cheesecake, beetroot macaroon, golden beets, candied walnuts and watercress
Salt-beef hash cake, fried quail’s egg, Yorkshire rhubarb ketchup and crispy pickled onion rings
Guinea fowl, crispy leg meat parcel, devils on horseback, sautéed heritage potatoes, burnt onion purée, kale and sherry cream
Wild turbot with lobster, leeks, cider and a Lindisfarne oyster fritter
Yorkshire rhubarb trifle, saffron custard, ginger wine-soaked parkin crumbs and East Yorkshire sugar cakes

Sunday Roasts

Roast beef, Yorkshire pudding and ‘Two Chefs’ gravy
Gloucester Old Spot pork, black pudding forcemeat and cider gravy
Slow-cooked crispy shoulder of lamb with mutton and kidney faggot

Foodie Extras

Afternoon tea with cut sandwiches, small desserts and fresh scones (£15)
Afternoon ‘savouries’ menu – soup, pâté, prawn cocktail, rarebit, ‘proper’ ploughman’s etc
Regular menu available outside on the back patio; there’s a takeaway menu too

Time to Eat

Lunch: 12 noon – 2pm (4pm Sunday)
Afternoon tea: 2pm – 5pm
Afternoon savouries: 2pm – 6pm
Dinner: 6pm – 9.30pm (10pm Saturday; no food Sunday evening)

Local, local, local

Meat – James White Butcher, Driffield (www.jameswhitebutchers.co.uk)
Smoked meat and fish – Staal Smokehouse, Long Riston (www.staalsmokehouse.co.uk); Three Little Pigs, Dalton Holme (www.threelittlepigschorizo.co.uk)
Fish – Hodgsons, Hartlepool (www.hodgsonfish.co.uk)
Game – R&J Butchers, Ripon
Cheese – Shepherd’s Purse, Thirsk (www.shepherdspurse.co.uk)
Real ale – Great Yorkshire Brewery, Cropton (www.thegreatyorkshirebrewery.co.uk); Wold Top Brewery, Driffield (www.woldtopbrewery.co.uk); Scarborough Brewery (www.scarboroughbrewery.co.uk); Black Sheep Brewery, Masham (www.blacksheepbrewery.com)

Behind the bar

Created by the Great Yorkshire Brewery in Cropton, Two Chefs honey beer (seasoned with a twist of lemon thyme) is a celebration of the friendship between owner James Mackenzie and Andrew Pern of the Star at Harome. The four-strong line-up also includes Wold Top Blonde, Black Sheep Bitter and the delightfully floral Cascades from the Scarborough Brewery. Cider fans can sup pints of Moorlands draught. The well-considered wine list offers a large number by the glass, including sparklers and Prosecco.

Bar snacks

Bar ‘nibbles’ (‘a pound a pot’): wasabi nuts, olives, chilli-salted nuts

Time at the bar

12 noon – 11pm (10.30pm Sunday)

What’s the Damage?
5 doubles £195 to £230

What Else?

  • All credit cards taken
  • Private dining facilities
  • Alfresco dining
  • Disabled access
  • Parking

Michelin Star; AA 2 Rosettes; Harden’s; Waitrose Good Food Guide

Food Trail

Take it back home
Tour the brewery that brewed your favourite pint, visit the shop on the farm that reared your delicious Sunday roast beef, and seek out the roadside stalls selling the local crab and samphire on the inn’s menu, the Food Trail features the local artisan producers and suppliers where you can buy to enjoy at home.

Change of scenery
Looking for a pub for lunch following a country walk, a different venue for dinner, or a good café for coffee, light lunch or afternoon tea, then the best in the area are listed below. If you find a new and exciting eatery in the area that’s worthy of a mention on the Food Trail, then please to do let us know – gabrielle@innplaces.co.uk.

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Goodmanham Arms, Main Street, Goodmanham YO43 3JA

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Drewtons Farm Shop, South Cave HU15 2AG

This is a terrific spot - there's a farm shop, deli, tea room and restaurant - all under one rather handsome roof. They've won any number of awards and are very proud to be supporters of their local farming community.


Flourish & Prosper, 1 Vicar Lane, Howden YO25 7AB

What Sean and Julie Welsh don’t know about wine isn’t worth knowing! You’ll find lots of delicious treats to take home from the delightful deli; choose from over 40 cheeses, local chutneys and picnic hampers.


The Westwood, New Walk, Beverley HU17 7AE

The Westwood is a handsome restaurant in a stunning Georgian courthouse run by twins Matthew and Michelle Barker who serve up simple, stylish, modern British food.


Falcon Arms, Main Street, Withernwick HU11 4TA

For years, Richard & Lindsay Johns ran a fine dining restaurant – now they’ve shifted their considerable expertise to this handsome, relaxed country pub in picture-perfect Withernwick, deep in the Wolds.

Out & About

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The East Yorkshire Golf website offers a ‘golf passport’, allowing you to play at four courses in East Yorkshire for a special price - Beverley Golf Club, Driffield Golf Club, Hainsworth Park Golf Club and Hornsea Golf Club.


Hull Truck Theatre, 50 Ferensway, Hull HU2 8LB

The home of iconic British theatre company Hull Truck, the theatre offers a vibrant, year-round programme from ground-breaking drama to stand-up comedy and family fun. Expect drama, music and dance from across the UK and beyond. Events for the Hull Jazz Festival and Hull Comedy Festival also take place here annually.



The Beverley Hat Company, 46 Lairgate, Beverley HU17 8EU

Hatter and milliner Annabel Anderson has produced one-off bespoke designs for customers attending Ascot and Royal Garden Parties, and also makes tiaras. She designs/makes silk hats, winter felts and fine straws by commission, and the shop is full of stunning hats and amazing fascinators.


Polly & Fred, 91 Walkergate, Beverley HU17 9BP

Polly & Fred is a children's boutique offering a wide selection of unusual and quality children’s wear from babies up to age ten. There’s a focus on ethically traded organic clothing and top UK brands.


The Vintage Home Store, Skirlaugh HU11 5AH

Featuring cabinets packed full of antique and collectable pieces, together with pitches offering larger items. There's a very good selection of pottery and porcelain, (especially Hornsea) and you'll also find shabby-chic furniture, kitchenware, jewellery, glass, militaria, toys and silver.


Beverley HU17

Beverley is a rather charming small town with cobbled streets and little courtyards in a beautiful and historic setting. The town centre has plenty of high street names, and it's famous for its Saturday market. As well as the market there are many smaller, independent shops, and antique and craft arcades tucked away down the narrow streets. North Bar Within and North Bar Without contain one of the greatest concentrations of listed buildings in the region, and are divided by the 15th-century North Bar.


Hepworth Arcade, Silver Street, Hull HU1 1JU

Hepworth Arcade is a delightfully ornate, glass-roofed Victorian beauty and home to some quirky independent shops, from hats to vintage and shabby-chic homeware, and the famous Dinsdale's Joke Shop.

Places to visit


Burton Constable, Skirlaugh HU11 4LN

A fascinating country house, complete with its original collections and interiors, you'll find 30 rooms filled with furniture, paintings, sculpture and country-house paraphernalia.


Rudston Monolith, Rudston YO25 4UH

Standing in the Norman churchyard of All Saints Church, Rudston Monolith is the tallest prehistoric standing stone in Britain. It's nearly eight metres high, weighs 26 tonnes and is made of glomerate moorstone grit from the Cleveland Hills (possibly from Grosmont, 40 miles away). At ground level, its circumference is five metres and an excavation conducted in the late 18th century suggested that half its real height is below ground. A popular myth about the stone's origin is that the devil, angered at the building of a church on this pagan sacred hill, hurled a huge stone javelin or thunderbolt at it, but divine intervention caused it to be deflected and it landed in its present position.


Flamborough Head and Flamborough Cliffs Nature Reserve, Bridlington YO15 1BJ

Between Filey and Bridlington, the white chalk cliffs of Flamborough Head thrust out into the sea 'like a great whale'. Arrow heads and flints found in the area suggest it was occupied in the Bronze Age or perhaps even the Stone Age. The cliffs are a Site of Special Scientific Interest due to their geological and biological significance, and are home to one of the most important seabird colonies in Europe. In summer there are tens of thousands of breeding auks, gannets and gulls - a memorable and noisy experience. The chalk grassland is rich in flowers that attract butterflies and some unusual moths.


North Cave Wetlands, Dryham Lane, Brough HU15 2LY

North Cave Wetlands is a good example of a 21st-century nature reserve, developed in the footprint of a large sand and gravel quarry. It's now a thriving oasis for wildlife, with a mixture of shallow and deep-water lakes and reed beds providing habitats for wildfowl, waders, terns and gulls. A 2km perimeter path gives access around the established nature reserve and four large hides are positioned to give excellent views over key areas.


Burton Agnes Hall, Burton Agnes YO25 4NB

Burton Agnes Hall is an Elizabethan stately home that's been in the same family for more than 400 years. It's full of treasures, from magnificent carvings commissioned when the Hall was built, to French Impressionist paintings, contemporary furniture, tapestries and other modern artworks. Described as 'the perfect English house' by the author of England's Thousand Best Houses, much of the house's charm comes from it being a much-loved and lived-in home.


Sewerby Hall, Sewerby YO15 1EA

Set in 50 acres of early 19th-century parkland, Sewerby Hall enjoys a dramatic cliff-top position with spectacular views over Bridlington. The house appears as it would have looked in 1910, using furniture from the Victoria and Albert Museum. The restored servants' wing includes a working kitchen, and there are award-winning gardens, with woodland walks and secluded sun-traps as well as the Marie Curie Daffodil Trail in spring.Sewerby Zoo has domestic and wild animals from various countries such as ring-tailed lemurs and Humboldt penguins (fed every day at 3pm).


Beverley Minster, Beverley HU17 0DP

One of the largest parish churches in the UK, Beverley Minster is bigger than a third of all English cathedrals and is regarded as a Gothic masterpiece. Work on the present structure began around 1220, and took 200 years to complete. It is as an extremely fine example of perpendicular design, and the twin towers of the west front formed the inspiration for the design of Westminster Abbey. The church contains one of the few remaining Anglo-Saxon frith stools in England (anyone wanting to claim sanctuary from the law could sit in the chair, which dates from before 1066).


Kiplingcotes Chalk Pit Nature Reserve, Market Weighton YO43 3NA

Kiplingcotes Chalk Pit is a riot of colour in summer; the species-rich grassland is full of flowers and butterflies, and farmland birds such as yellowhammers. Quarried until 1902, nature soon took over. Autumn and winter grazing by Hebridean sheep and Exmoor ponies helps keep some of the rough competitive grasses in check, allowing finer grasses and flowering plants to thrive. Ant hills built by yellow meadow ants are scattered across the nature reserve and are characterised by being covered by springy beds of wild thyme - very fragrant when crushed.


The Deep, Tower Street, Hull HU9 1TU

Billed as 'the world's only submarium', The Deep's spectacular tanks contain thousands of sea creatures (including seven species of shark), 2,500,000 litres of water and 87 tonnes of salt. It's incredibly impressive and tells the story of the world's oceans as well as allowing you a close up view of sharks, rays, turtles, penguins and more. It's also a centre for marine research. Marine biologists look after the animals in the collection as well as carrying out research into the marine environment.


Sledmere House, Sledmere YO25 3XG

Sledmere is a Georgian house - and also an Edwardian one - rebuilt and redecorated in the 1790s, it was almost completely destroyed by fire in 1911. Fortunately most of the contents were rescued and can still be seen on view today. The reconstructed house is worth a visit just to see the beautiful and splendid plasterwork and the fine examples of furniture by Chippendale, Hepplewhite and Sheraton.


South Cave Falconry, South Cave HU15 2AH

A purpose-built centre with spectacular views over the Yorkshire Wolds, South Cave is a good place for families. You can have a guided tour of the aviaries, see the owls and other birds of prey, watch a training session or flying display. There's a small animal petting centre, too, with pygmy goats, rabbits, ducks and other animals.


The Yorkshire Wolds is a lovely and peaceful region of undulating chalk uplands, secret valleys and charming villages, meaning its claim to be a ‘walkers’ paradise’ is no exaggeration. You can wander all day without meeting anyone, and there are all kinds of routes to suit every level of fitness and ability. Whether you choose a short circular walk or something more challenging, the scenery is pretty impressive. Yorkshire Explorer can put together a tailor-made walking itinerary for you, whatever your interests. They’ll make sure your route covers your ‘to see’ list and that your luggage is taken care of. They’ll help you if you’re riding, as well, whether on two wheels or horseback, advising the best routes to take and transporting your luggage.


There are dozens of quiet country lanes criss-crossing the rolling chalk hills and leading to fantastic views and pretty villages. Linking all this together is the 146-mile Yorkshire Wolds Cycle Route, which is probably best ridden in a clockwise direction. ‘Big Skies’ day ride routes are also available (download them from the yorkshire.com website). East of the Wolds is the agricultural low-lying Holderness plain. Small seaside towns and villages and the Spurn Head peninsula lead round to the Humber estuary. The Trans Pennine Trail arrives in Hull beneath the Humber Bridge and traverses the centre on its way to Hornsea. West of the Wolds, York is one of Britain’s top cycling cities, with a wealth of historic attractions and events. The Way of the Roses is Britain’s newest coast to coast route, travelling 170 miles between Morecambe and Bridlington, passing through York and Lancaster, as well as Settle, Pateley Bridge and Ripon. The landscape is varied and beautiful, including the Lune Valley, Yorkshire Dales, Nidderdale and the Yorkshire Wolds, and it makes use of traffic-free paths, on-road cycle lanes, country lanes and quieter roads.


Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival (www.ncem.co.uk) takes place in May, and there’s the Jazz & Blues Festival at Burton Agnes Hall & Gardens in July. The Humber Street Sesh is in August, with around 180 acts performing to over 40,000 people, as well as work by local artists, comedians and photographers, and local food stalls. In September the Freedom Festival celebrates Hull’s unique contribution to the cause of freedom as birthplace of anti-slavery pioneer William Wilberforce MP. Hull International Jazz Festival takes place in November, and so does the Hull Comedy Festival.

Getting there

Location, Location, Location

By Road
Follow the signs to the Pipe & Glass off the B1248, NW of Beverley. The pub is on the corner of West End and Main Street in the village.

By Rail
The nearest train station is Beverley (just over 6 miles). The journey from London King’s Cross takes around 3 hours (change at Doncaster).


West End, Beverley, South Dalton, East Yorkshire, HU17 7PN

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