Stunning surroundings, excellent food, drink, and friendly staff
There were many great things about the nineties: Nintendo 64s, light-up yo-yos and tamagotchis to name just a few. And while these crazes were replaced by newer fads, other things like middle-hair partings, Calvin Klein’s ck one and, more importantly, the humble gastro pub, managed to stand the test of time.
Any gastro pub worth its salt has excellent beer at its core, but the food has to be creative and interesting too, as well as offering a selection of pub classics.
Nestled among the spectacular surrounding countryside of Cadeby, The Cadeby Pub and Restaurant is one such venue that offers exactly that, and much more besides. This impressive pub has been lovingly restored in recent years and offers welcoming contemporary décor with staple rustic features.
Everything here is locally sourced and prepared on site by their experienced chefs and the menu features a selection of elegant dishes as well as those aforementioned pub classics. On our visit one Saturday evening we began with the Cadeby sharing board. The impressive spread offered a taste of various treats including generous portions of delicious brie and stilton, slices of ham and beef, pots of hummus and chutney and a homemade scotch egg. With beautiful presentation and one of the most excellent pork pies I have eaten, it was a superb start to the evening.
For mains, I opted for the seabass fillet. The crisp-skinned fish was wonderfully complemented by salsify, al dente baby carrots, mushroom tortellini, sautéed new potatoes and a mushroom dressing – this dish really showcased the chef’s attention to detail. Meanwhile, my partner tucked into soused belly pork, pig cheek and pork tenderloin, accompanied by beautiful fondant potato, perfectly crisp apple crackling and a pork jus – a truly marvellous meaty treat.
On to dessert, and – for me – the real highlight of the evening; orange crème brûlée. Served with brandy snaps, orange ice cream, orange crisp and honeycomb, the rich creamy textures were offset wonderfully by the crisp brandy snaps, while the zestiness of the orange added an additional dimension.
As well as an excellent menu, The Cadeby offers a fantastic range of real ales, wines and speciality whiskies; catering for all tastes. In addition, the extensive function facilities – perfect for weddings, parties and corporate events – mean there’s much more to this beautiful pub and restaurant than initially meets the eye.
The huge beer garden is perfect to make the most of the summer sun and, as a bonus, each Friday throughout June there will be tapas and pizza cooked on the terrace between midday and 6pm. What better way to while away an afternoon?
The Cadeby might not be right on your doorstep, but with stunning surroundings, excellent food and drink and friendly staff, it’s well worth going the extra mile for.
The Cadeby Pub and Restaurant, Main Street, Cadeby, Doncaster, DN5 7SW
Tel: 01709 864009