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The Scott’s Arms an inn with character

A mid-weeknight out is always a treat, and tonight was no exception. Dating back to the 16th century, the Scott’s Arms is a venue rich in history, with many tales to tell, including the occasional ghostly whisper.

The inn gained popularity in the 18th century when fashionable carriage rides brought visitors to its doors. Today, it continues to captivate guests with its timeless appeal. Upon stepping into the inn, we were met by a warm and friendly welcome. The character of the Scott’s Arms is immediately apparent, with its wooden beams and cosy log fires creating a rustic ambiance. It’s the kind of place where you instantly feel at home.

For those warmer days, the beer garden is a delight. Stunning and inviting, it’s the perfect setting to relax in the sunshine with a cheeky glass of wine or two. And when the weather isn’t as kind, the pergola and warm blankets provide a snug retreat. The Scott’s Arms also boasts a stunning events room, ideal for private parties, family gatherings or special occasions. And for those looking to extend their stay, the delightful en-suite rooms offer a comfortable and charming overnight option.

As for the food, the new spring menu at the Scott’s Arms is a delight. The specials board is particularly enticing, offering a variety of seasonal dishes that showcase the best of local produce.

For starters, I opted for the sautéed king prawns with chili and garlic (£8.50). The prawns were perfectly cooked, with just the right amount of heat from the chili and a wonderful depth of flavour from the garlic. John chose the dusted calamari, roasted in garlic and lemon juice (£5.75). The calamari was tender and crispy, with the garlic and lemon providing a fresh and zesty kick.

For the main course, I selected a dish from the specials: sous vide chicken fillet wrapped in crispy prosciutto ham, filled with creamy Rosary Ash goat’s cheese, fire-roasted red peppers and basil pesto, served over a tomato and garlic sauce with sautéed potatoes and wild rocket (£18). This dish was a symphony of flavours, with the rich and creamy goat’s cheese perfectly complementing the smoky prosciutto and sweet peppers. The tomato and garlic sauce added a lovely tang, while the sautéed potatoes and wild rocket provided a satisfying contrast in texture.

John went for one of the chef’s specialties: the pork tomahawk (£23).

This char-grilled loin chop, accompanied by belly and crispy crackling, was a true carnivore’s delight. The barbecue spiced butter added a delightful smokiness, and the stem broccoli and sweet potato and parmesan mash rounded out the dish beautifully, offering both freshness and indulgence.

Dessert was a decadent affair. I couldn’t resist the lemon meringue tart with raspberry sorbet and fresh raspberries (£8). The tart was light and zesty, with a perfect balance of sweet and tart flavours. The raspberry sorbet was refreshing and paired beautifully with the tart. John opted for the rocky road chocolate brownie with honeycomb chocolate swirl dairy ice cream (£8.25). Rich, fudgy and utterly indulgent, the brownie was everything a chocolate lover could wish for, and the honeycomb ice cream added an extra layer of sweetness and crunch.

The bar at the Scott’s Arms offers a wide selection of beers, wines and spirits to suit every taste, making it easy to find the perfect accompaniment to your meal. Overall, our evening at the Scott’s Arms was nothing short of fabulous. The combination of historic charm, warm hospitality and outstanding food made for a memorable dining experience.

Contact us

The Scott’s Arms

Main Street, Sicklinghall,

Wetherby LS22 4BD.

Tel. 01937 582100

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