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RestaurantsWest YorkshireShelleyHD8

survey result

Summary

£63
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2
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2
Average
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

It’s been “a staple in the locality for half a century” and fans of this “moorland destination” (near the Emley TV transmitter) say this posh pub is “well worth the effort of finding” for “solid” traditional cooking that’s “top drawer”. Even fans note that “it has become very pricey” over the years, however, and the impression is growing ever stronger that it’s “resting somewhat on its laurels” nowadays and risks becoming “pretentious”.

Summary

£63
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Fresh from celebrating its 50th anniversary, this hill-top institution (near the Emley TV transmitter) is “just how a traditional pub should be” according to most reports. It’s become “so much more than just a pub with food” over the years, though, and – while “still a great favourite”“it’s not the cheapest” and can also appear a little “glitzy” or “corporate”.

Summary

£66
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3
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4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A windswept but lovely location” – high in the hills, near the Emley TV transmitter – sets the scene at this moor-top pub, which has been a well-known culinary destination for decades. It still provokes the odd accusation of “living off its reputation”, but most reports this year said it’s “as good as ever” with “solid cooking in huge portions”.

Summary

£58
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Set high up on the hills” – near the Emley TV transmitter – “it can be wind-swept and bitter” at this renowned, moor-top inn “but when you go in it’s as snug as anyone could want”. “It’s trading on its past reputation”, though, nowadays – the food’s still “reliable”, but “not as good as it used to be”, and with “toppy bills”“you can get better at this price elsewhere”.

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Restaurant details

Highchair, Portions
Yes
20, 32
200

Three Acres Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Three Acres Restaurant in HD8, Shelley by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Three Acres restaurant.
David B
This used to be worth a round trip from Har...
Reviewed 5 months, 16 days ago

"This used to be worth a round trip from Harrogate, but it's not as special as it was. If I was passing I might use it, but I would probably carry on to Leeds and go to somewhere exceptional."

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£10.95 £19.95 £4.00 £8.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £22.50
Filter Coffee £2.95
Extras  
Service 10.00%
Roydhouse, Shelley, HD8 8LR
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑3 pm, 6:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑3 pm, 6:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑3 pm, 6:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑3 pm, 6:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑3 pm, 6:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑3 pm, 6:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑3 pm, 6:30 pm‑9:30 pm

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