Inglenook Fish and Chips, Ingleton, August 2018

Yorkshire three peaks. Done! After a long descent from Ingleborough, and then a detour to Horton-in-Ribblesdale, we weren’t in the mood for a pub trip tonight, so stopped off in Ingleton to pick up fish’n’chips from Inglenook before heading back to the camp site.

We had popped in on Sunday afternoon so that Mrs MOFAD could confirm that this was yet another Yorkshire establishment that doesn’t serve Yorkshire fish cakes. For those not in the know, a Yorkshire fishcake isn’t mashed fish and potato, instead a slice of fish is placed between two slices of potato, battered and then deep fried. That’s purely academic though, because Inglenook don’t do them.

What they do instead is a classic portion of fish’n’chips, as well as some rather nice fish goujons which Mrs MOFAD had to make do with, due to the lack of the aforementioned Yorkshire fish cake.

A rather untidy photo, because if you’ve just finished the Yorkshire three peaks (spread over three days), eating takes precedence over food styling…

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Wainwright always liked to have fish’n’chips after his fell walking exploits, they are very good for refuelling. A Yorkshire classic on Yorkshire day.

Clapham Cafe, Bunkhouse and Bar, Clapham, August 2018

Another quick post. I would like to tell you about the cafe bit and the wonderful array of cakes and pastries that they have on offer. However, I have no idea if they actually have any of these things, because this cafe follows the Linda Smith rule of tea shops – in that it closes around 30 minutes before you want to have some tea and cake.

Imagine that you owned a cafe at the foot of one of Yorkshire’s three peaks, right next to a big car park full of cars whose owners have been walking up the nearby hill. Would you slavishly close at 5pm in high summer when people could be still be out walking? No, neither would I.

Instead, here is the beer that I had, accompanied by my own choice of snack. This was Bob On by Copper Dragon, full of massive bitterness and a refreshing pint after a long day out on the fells.

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Cafes in high traffic tourist areas – stop closing so early! We want cake!