Traditional pub serving up quality menu

The Bull and Sun Bridlington. Picture by Paul Atkinson
The Bull and Sun Bridlington. Picture by Paul Atkinson

The Bull and Sun, Baylegate, Bridlington

Warning! The portions here are big and tasty – so arrive for you meal ravenous.

There is a huge friendly welcome to match the warm, hearty food served on plates as big as flying sauces.

Seated at our table – booked in advance for a Saturday evening – we were quickly brought our drinks and offered a plate of nachos and dips while we looked at the menu.

There is plenty of choice so take your time. From the starters I picked posh fish fingers, £4.95, and my sister Janette opted for deep fried brie wedges, £4.95.

Four chunky fingers of cod flllet in home-made beer batter served with tartare sauce and a salad garnish duly arrived. A portion of chips and it could have been a main. They were crispy and flaky-fish filled.

The brie wedges were served with cranberry sauce and a salad garnish and declared gooey and crunchy.

The mains gave us a dilemma – curry, chilli, fish and chips, pie, lasagne, steaks, burgers, cajun chicken ...

It was a tough choice but the Bull and Sun’s famous steak and Guinness Pie, £9.95, was duly ordered by me.

Janette selected home-made chicken tikka masala, £9.95.

I could not fault the pie - filled with tender chunks of prime steak in a rich Guinness gravy and topped with crispy puff pastry. It was served with chips and seasonal vegetables.

The curry was indeed chunks of chicken breast cooked in a spicy cream and yoghurt sauce, served with rice, naan bread and mango chutney.

Desserts were plentiful, if you have room. An ice-cream sundae comes with scoopfuls of flavours of your choice, sprinkles and sauce.

The Bull and Sun does what it says on the sign – serves traditional pub grub – and it is top quality as well as quantity – in pub surroundings.

It offers smaller portions, a lunch menu and caters for all kinds of occasions. In fact I was asked when I booked if were celebrating anything special so that could be accommodated.

The pub is also famed for its Sunday lunch menu.