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Chefs rise to occasion for National Yorkshire Pudding Day

Yorkshire Pudding Day Hogs Head Inn Sunday Carvery Alnwick

The Hog’s Head Inn is renowned for the size and quality of its Sunday carvery and towering Yorkshire Puddings. And our chefs are going all out to top their usual creations with a competition to mark this year’s British Yorkshire Pudding Day.

The essential addition to the traditional Sunday roast only got its own designated day in 2008 but this year on Sunday February 7, The Hog’s Head Inn will be celebrating the occasion in style – and diners at the inn’s popular carvery will be able to tuck into the results.

The inn’s brigade of chefs will be battling it out to cook up the biggest Yorkie and they’re planning to take the challenge very seriously.

Head chef Chris Taylor said: “We’ll be measuring our Yorkshire Puddings so there can be absolutely no doubt about who has risen to the occasion and baked the biggest one on the day.

“Being able to cook a golden, crisp Yorkshire Pudding is a skill that should be in every chef’s repertoire and although size isn’t everything, it is a key component of the best Yorkshire Puds.”

Yorkshire Puddings were originally made in big tins and were served before the main meal, in an effort to fill up hungry families and reduce the amount of meat that was needed. Today, the tall individual portions served up with a roast dinner are the norm.

But just like the method of presenting them, there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to creating the perfect Yorkshire Pudding. Individual chefs have their own recipes – often closely guarded – that they have tried and tested over the years and members of the Hog’s Head Inn team are no exception.

General manager, Gary Turner, said: “As you can imagine, chefs can be very competitive and there is already a lot of buzz in the kitchens over who is going to make the biggest Yorkshire Pudding.

“Our Yorkies are well known locally as an integral part of our fantastic Sunday carvery that’s served every week and all our chefs are aiming to be crowned as Yorkshire Pudding king of The Hog’s Head Inn.

“British Yorkshire Pudding Day is a great way to celebrate what is such as an important part of our food heritage and we’re looking forward to seeing just how big our chefs’ Yorkies will be on the day.”

Diners will be able to enjoy some of the extra special Yorkshires with their carvery meals this Sunday and pictures of the chefs’ creations will be shared on our Facebook page and Twitter feed

 The Hog’s Head Inn’s head chef Chris Taylor shares his top tips to make sure your Yorkshire Puddings rise to the occasion…

  1.  Use equal amounts of whisked egg, plain flour and milk. Chris suggests using a coffee cup of each, which will make around 10 small puddings.
  2. Whisk the eggs before adding to a bowl
  3. Whisk the milk with a hand whisk or an electric whisk. Whisking the eggs and milk separately puts added air into ingredients.
  4. Mix the eggs and milk together.
  5. Sift the flour, adding it in parts.
  6. Using vegetable oil heat before pouring in the batter.
  7. Bake at 200 degrees for 20 minutes – the cooking time will vary depending on the size of your puddings. 

Shake Up Your Wake Up at The Hog's Head Inn

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We're going the whole hog with breakfasts to celebrate the most important meal of the day.

We've launched a breakfast fit for a king - The Hog's Head Inn's full hot AND cold breakfast for only £7.95. 

Hot options available too, at just £5.95 including bacon, sausage, egg, hash browns, tomato, mushrooms, beans and toast.

Cold option only £3.95 including your choice of cereal, fresh fruit, croissants, yoghurts, fruit juice and toast.

Filter coffee only 95p per cup or unlimited until 12 noon with this offer. Please cut out this image and hand it in when you order. 

Breakfast now served until 11am. 

Get Away for Less - DBB breaks from £44.95

Get away for less this winter with The Hog's Head Inn's famous winter break rates. 

From just £44.95 per person, per night including a tasty two-course evening meal from our selected menu, bed and breakfast here at The Hog's Head Inn. 

All bookings taken by Central Reservations on 0191 580 3610 (during normal office hours) or on 01665 606 576 at all other times. 

Offer runs until 31st March 2016. Management reserve all rights. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other Inn Collection Group offers. 

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Steak Night at The Hog's Head Inn

Go the whole hog with our Thursday night Steak Night at The Hog's Head Inn.

Each Thursday night choose any two mouthwatering steaks from our exclusive Steak menu and enjoy a FREE bottle of house wine or four beers on the house from us! 



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Earn free meals with our Diners' Loyalty Card

We've introduced The Hog's Head Inn  Diners' Loyalty Card.

Collect stamps with every main course meal bought and redeem fully stamped cards for a free main course meal.

Just ask a member of our team for your Diners' Loyalty Card and start collecting. 

Golf Breaks at The Hog's Head

Great value golf breaks in Northumberland

Combine a stay at The Hog’s Head Inn with golf at some of the UK’s best courses in outstanding locations.

We've teamed up with Alnwick Golf Breaks to give the following great golf deals:

Tri course offer playing a round of golf at Alnwick Castle Golf Club, Dunstanburgh Castle Golf Club & Alnmouth (Foxton) Golf Club with two nights bed and breakfast at The Hogs Head Inn just £138.00* per head (based on two adults sharing).

A round of golf at Alnwick Castle Golf Club, Dunstanburgh Castle Golf Club & Bamburgh Castle Golf Club with two nights bed and breakfast at The Hogs Head Inn from only £142.00* per head (based on two adults sharing).

Short breaks (All prices based on two people sharing)

  • 1 night B&B at The Hogs Head Inn and a round of golf at Alnwick Castle Golf Club- £55.50 per person
  • 1 night B&B at The Hogs Head Inn and two rounds of golf at Alnwick Castle Golf Club- £68.50 per person
  • 1 night B&B at The Hogs Head Inn and a round of golf at both Alnwick Castle and Dunstanburgh Castle Golf Club- £73.50 per person
  • 1 night B&B at The Hogs Head Inn and a round of golf at both Alnwick Castle and Alnmouth (Foxton)- £81.50 per person.

 To book your golfing break call Alnwick Golf Breaks directly on 01665 602 632 or email enquiries@alnwickgolfbreaks.co.uk

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