Home Grown

Home Grown

Locally grown, locally sourced, it’s a buzz word, but here at Grassington House we take it seriously and Chef John has flung himself headlong into the ‘field to fork’ experience.

John’s pride and joy are his beloved Oxford Sandy & Black pigs, hand reared on a small-holding at the top of the village and served in the restaurant as rare breed pork, with plenty of crackling. A traditional breed with distinctive markings, they were virtually extinct 20 years ago. John favours them for their hardiness and excellent temperament, producing meat of very high quality and full of flavor. Diners regularly tell us that the succulent pork, fine bacon and juicy ham are some of the best they have tasted.

It’s rewarding to know that we are serving our own home grown produce with no additives, preservatives or food miles…except those spent chasing up the lane after the pigs when they occasionally escape!

Everything you eat here is made from scratch by our chefs, from the bread and cakes through to the jam, ice cream and chocolates.

John Rudden - Owner & Head Chef

“We like to know exactly what goes in to the food we serve, so that we can guarantee consistent high quality and the sheer pleasure of home-made Yorkshire Dales produce.

“Home-made jam and chutneys, freshly baked scones and bread, rare-breed pork sausages…we respect food and its origins, and take great joy in using locally sourced and seasonal produce to inspire our dishes.”