Hope and Anchor crowned best pub in Lincolnshire for the third year running

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 29 Apr 2019

The picturesque Hope and Anchor pub in South Ferriby has beaten every other pub in Lincolnshire to be recognised for its quality - and not for the first time.

This is the third consecutive year the pub has been given the top award for Lincolnshire.

So how did the pub beat hundreds of other contenders to retain its county crown?

Chef Patron Slawek Mikolajczyk believes it's all about how the food is prepared.

"Getting all our meat from the best suppliers in the country. It is aged for 100 days in an aging cabinet, which is controlled for temperature and pH to deliver the perfect texture," he said.

Chef Patron Slawek Mikolajczyk in the Hope and Anchor's kitchen

"After that it is cooked on a Spanish BBQ called a Josper which is 400 *C, so it is cooked in a flash and gives it a wonderful smoky flavour.

"People can't get enough of it - some come back three or four times a week.

"We're also big fans of local produce and farmers, and constantly introduce new dishes on the menu depending on what fresh ingredients are available. We might get some lambs from the next village and have lamb dishes on the menu for a week, and then change it up when a roe deer or fresh garlic is locally available."

Read more: Young apprentices learning from the professionals at award-winning North Lincolnshire restaurant

The Hope and Anchor team will be attending the awards ceremony in London at which the regional winners and overall best pub in the country will be revealed.

Just one of the many mouthwatering dishes served up at The Hope And Anchor

"It would be nice to win, but it's just great to be amongst so many talented people. We wouldn't complain if we came back with something extra though!" Slawek said.

The South Ferriby pub, which employs around 14 chefs and 35 front of house staff, was also listed in the 2018 Michelin guide.

It welcomes both parties celebrating special occasions and walkers who fancy a drink after a scenic walk, and values its casual, informal atmosphere. Booking is advised if you wish to try the restaurant out for yourself, but anyone can walk in and enjoy a pint.

The Hope And Anchor, South Ferriby

As well as excellent food and drink, it also has five rooms available - several with gorgeous river view over the Humber.

When Scunthorpe Live tried the restaurant for ourselves, we found hearty, well-crafted food with plenty of adventurous specialities. We labelled it a "real triumph of taste".

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