The pull towards the Stansfield is its fantastic food and picturesque setting. This place is just truly enjoyable and is so much more than a quiet country pub.
Serenity is the key to The Stansfield’s success, with no noisy fruit machines, riotous sports on plasma screens or quibbling over the pool tables, attentions are turned to what it does best, good food, good drink, and fantastic customer service.
It is little wonder why this pub is so popular, it happens to be possibly the best turned-out within a five mile radius. The traditional design with exposed beams combined with a pleasant decked beer garden set the scene of this quite fabulous place.
It is quite large with an equally large dining area to the left of the bar which seems almost separate to the rest of the venue.
Given the mood in the Stansfield, it attracts a more mature crowd, with a few younger business types thrown in for good measure. Younger people should not be deterred by this though, it is what you make of it and a good evening can be had by most.
A great deal of pride and effort goes into the food preparation and service, in fact, it cannot be called simply ‘pub grub’, that would an insult.
This Greencliffe Taverns’ gem is without doubt the food on offer, rarely would you be even slightly disappointed by the tasty culinary creations here. The menu is diverse yet still good, honest food.
The salmon is always a winner, cooked to perfection and served on a comforting risotto, another lovely dish is the duck in plum sauce if you favour a more protein rich meal.
Most impressive is the speed of service with starter dishes and their intricacy, the same goes for the puddings with the raspberry cheesecake with amaretto sauce being completely to die for.
Unless all you drink are Cosmopolitans, you can’t be disappointed with what is on offer behind the bar. Along with a variety of real ales, there’s a lengthy list of fine wines and a good choice of non alcoholic beverages too, along with the standard draught beers, bottles and many spirits.
The Last Word
This Greencliffe Tavern gastro-pub (one of two in West Yorkshire) most certainly delivers. There simply isn’t a rival for the food served here for miles, and for those with a little more of a discerning taste for alcohol it’s a great place to socialise.