Craven Heifer launches local menu

Local farmers, producers and suppliers across Yorkshire have been favoured on the menu of a popular Addingham pub.

The Craven Heifer, which was opened last year by Craig Minto, who also runs another pub in the area, sources high-end beef from Waterford Farm and a ‘signature range’ from R&J Yorkshire’s Finest Farmers and Butchers in Kirkby Malzeard, which is near Ripon.  

R&J’s is claimed to supply the finest foodservice establishments in the area and is said to be one of the few catering butchers in the country that has its own herd of pedigree Limousin and Charolais beef cattle.
Executive chef at the Craven Heifer Mark Owens explained that local sourcing was the “main thrust” of his job. “We promote provenance at every opportunity and always look to champion our select band of passionate local producers and suppliers by showcasing the best of Yorkshire’s home-reared meat and home-grown produce,” he said.
“Another of our key aims is to educate our customers, both young and not so young, about the values of eating healthy, sustainable locally produced food. We are spreading the ‘let’s keep it local’ ethos at every opportunity and cementing our commitment to Yorkshire food, farming and the environment, at the same time helping to boost the regional economy.”