At The Queens Arms we are incredibly privileged to have some fabulous local food producers available to us along with the very best Dales fresh flora and fauna to work with.
We are very proud and the provenance of the ingredients used at The Queens Arms – some examples of which are shown below – and you can always rest assured that if it is available to us locally, we will use it.
Fruit and Vegetables
We source herbs, lettuce and seasonal vegetables from local Dales farms and small producers. Fruit and out of season vegetables come from Yorkshire market gardeners near York and Thirsk.
Milk is from Dales Dairies in Grassington. Our cheese is provided by The Courtyard Dairy in Settle who supply us with a fabulous selection of Yorkshire and Lancashire varieties.
The fish comes to us fresh from local day boats in Cleveland.
Award winning sausages come from Richard Jackson of Jacksons of Cracoe.
We used our own Highland beef cows from Threshfield Moor for the first time in 2013. We also try and support local small holdings as much as we can by buying pork from the Hamer’s, who live in Hawkswick. Additional lamb, Pork and Beef currently comes from Stanforth’s CCM Butchers based at the Auction Mart in Skipton. Stanforth’s source all their meat from local farmers, especially the Kitching’s farm in Threshfield.
We buy game locally from shoots. Pheasant are sourced from a shoot in Litton across the valley from the pub and another shoot in Arncliffe. Grouse are bought from the shoots on both Arncliffe and Threshfield moors.
Locals supply us with our rabbits.
A number of local ladies provide us with the baking for some of our afternoon tea cakes, such as brownies.
Our egg supply is boosted from a number of local small farms in Litton.
Our bar is anchored by Queens Arms Best a 3.7% bitter brewed by Greene King, the local’s favourite. We also run guest ales which is currently Ilkely’s Wharfedale Blonde brew (winter 2016).