Heart and soul
“I’m really heartened to see the Pipe and Glass at number two, a husband and wife team, and you know they just put their heart and soul into it. Those kind of places, I think, are really special…”
Stephen Harris from the Sportsman at Seasalter in Kent is one of this country’s most admired chefs, so we were thrilled that he paid such generous tribute to us in his acceptance speech when he took the top spot in the Morning Advertiser/Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropub Awards earlier this year (we came second, by the way!).

When we took on the Pipe and Glass in the early spring of 2006, we were both relatively young – only 30 and 27. We’d both trained and worked in the restaurant industry since leaving school, but neither of us had run our own business – and nothing can prepare you for that rollercoaster ride.

A former coaching inn dating back to the 17th century, the Pipe and Glass had been at one stage a popular local pub, but had become run down as the years passed – when we took it on, it was, to say the least, shabby and the ‘fully equipped kitchen’ described in the estate agent’s ad turned out to be nothing more than a bank of microwaves, some ovens which James deemed to be ‘dodgy’, and a big deep fat fryer.

We had just £25,000 to spend on the place. It seemed an impossible task. And yet, with the help and, perhaps more importantly, the belief of our family and friends we opened two weeks later, as planned, in mid March 2006.

Since then there have been ups and downs that we just couldn’t have anticipated.



Who knew, for instance, how hard it would be to find reliable suppliers of quality produce willing to deliver to a relatively remote area of East Yorkshire? And yet slowly, we found them – and more than one literally within walking distance of the kitchen door.

And we’d love to think that our success has perhaps had a knock-on effect for others in the area, helping local producers to run sustainable businesses, giving others in our business access to their great produce, and bringing media attention to the area.

On the other hand, if you’d told us on that chilly March day in 2006 when we first opened our doors that just four years later we’d have a Michelin star shining over us, and that it would carry on shining there to this day – well, you really would have been able to knock us down with a feather!

We still believe that a major part of our success has been always sticking to our original guns – that we are first and foremost a pub, where locals can drop in for a pint and a sandwich – whilst simultaneously undertaking an ongoing programme of upkeep and innovation to keep the place fresh and interesting.

This has included a state-of-the-art kitchen, five luxurious bedrooms in the revamped gardens, a private dining suite with demo kitchen and chefs’ library upstairs, and ongoing refurbishment to the interior.

Our garden suites have been a particularly pleasing success – we opened our first two in 2009, and before long they were in such demand that we had to start planning more:  three further suites opened last year. You can read more about them elsewhere in this issue of The Pantry.

And, of course, not only has our business grown, but so has our family – there are now four of us: Toby came along in 2009 and Molly was born in 2011.


PUBLISHED :June 2016
TAGS : FOODRESTAURANTBARTHE MACKENZIES
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food served
Please see below for Christmas opening hours

monday *
closed all day
tuesday
12 – 14.00 / 18.00 – 21.30 pm
wednesday
12 – 14.00 / 18.00 – 21.30 pm
thursday
12 – 14.00 / 18.00 – 21.30 pm
friday
12 – 14.00 / 18.00 – 21.30 pm
saturday
12 – 14.00 / 18.00 – 21.30 pm
sunday
12 – 16.00 pm
(TUES-SAT 2-5pm: afternoon savouries
menu served in the bar area)

BAR OPEN
Please see below for Christmas opening hours

monday *
closed all day
tuesday
12 - 23.00 pm
wednesday
12 - 23.00 pm
thursday
12 - 23.00 pm
friday
12 - 23.00 pm
saturday
12 - 23.00 PM
sunday
12 - 22.30 PM

* open bank holiday mondays
Booking is advisable in the restaurant.
Bookings not taken for tables in the bar.


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CONTACT

01430 810 246
email@pipeandglass.co.uk

DIRECTIONS

pipe and glass
west end
south dalton
beverley
east yorkshire
hu17 7pn



Christmas opening times - food served

MONDAY 18TH
12 – 14.00 / 18.00 – 21.30 pm
TUESDAY 19TH - SATURDAY 23RD
12 – 14.00 / 18.00 – 21.30 pm
SUNDAY 24TH (CHRISTMAS EVE)
12 – 14.00 / 18.00 – 20.00 pm
MONDAY 25TH (CHRISTMAS DAY)
NO FOOD SERVED, OPEN 12 NOON – 2 PM FOR DRINKS ONLY
TUESDAY 26TH (BOXING DAY)
12 – 16.00 pm
WEDNESDAY 27TH - SATURDAY 30TH
12 – 14.00 / 18.00 – 21.30 pm
SUNDAY 31ST DEC (NEW YEARS EVE)
12 – 14.00 pm / TICKET ONLY DINNER IN THE EVENING (SOLD OUT)
MONDAY 1ST JAN (NEW YEARS DAY)
12 – 14.00 pm / CLOSED EVENING
TUESDAY 2ND JAN
CLOSED FOR OUR ANNUAL HOLIDAY,
REOPEN WEDNESDAY 17TH JANUARY 2018

Christmas opening times - BAR OPEN

MONDAY 18TH
12 - 23.00  pm
TUESDAY 19TH - SATURDAY 23RD
12 - 23.00 pm
SUNDAY 24TH (CHRISTMAS EVE)
12 - 22.30 pm
MONDAY 25TH (CHRISTMAS DAY)
12 - 14.00 pm, FOR DRINKS ONLY
TUESDAY 26TH (BOXING DAY)
12 - 18.00 pm
WEDNESDAY 27TH - SATURDAY 30TH
12 - 23.00 pm
SUNDAY 31ST (NEW YEARS EVE)
12 - 18.00 PM, FROM 2PM ONWARDS THE BAR WILL BE OPEN FOR DRINKS ONLY / TICKET ONLY DINNER IN THE EVENING (SOLD OUT)
MONDAY 1ST JAN (NEW YEARS DAY)
12 - 15.00 PM / CLOSED EVENING
TUESDAY 2ND JAN
CLOSED FOR OUR ANNUAL HOLIDAY,
REOPEN WEDNESDAY 17TH JANUARY 2018
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