August 1st was christened Yorkshire Day in 1975 when the Yorkshire Ridings Society established it as a means of celebrating the anniversary of the emancipation of slaves in the British Empire in 1834, for which Yorkshire MP, William Wilberforce had campaigned.

Since those inaugural times the occasion has evolved into a special day which gives us Yorkshire folk licence to celebrate everything we love about God’s Own County.

And, where better to do that than at Alexander’s where flat caps have always been part of the uniform! (or Whitby of course, where the official civic celebrations are being held this year!)

From 12-2.30pm and from 5-6.30pm you can enjoy our brand new Prix Fixe Menu created by our our award winning chef, Paul Cunliffe. Featuring a real Yorkshire favourite, locally bred steak, ale and shallot pie! Or from our evening à la carte which commences at 5pm, why not try our Nidderdale lamb rump, served with lamb fat fondant potatoes?

With all our meats sourced from R&J Yorkshire’s Finest Farmers and Butchers Ltd, we are passionate about not only creating quality, flavoursome dishes, but supporting a local supplier which places animal welfare and full trace-ability at the heart of its operations.

And, you don’t need to walk far to discover the supplier of our fine wines and spirits either. The Wright Wine Company based in the town’s Chapel Hill has been serving the public and the region’s best hotels and bars since 1982. Alternatively you could opt for a glass of our very own pilsner lager, Goldie’s, created by Skipton’s Brew Monkey Beer Co and so named in honour of our building’s previous incumbent of nearly 30 years, David Goldie.

Why not conclude the day in fitting style with a trip to the iconic Skipton Castle? One of the best preserved medieval castles in England and just a five minute walk away! This awe inspiring structure was the last Royalist bastion in the North during the English Civil War – surely something worth raising a glass to on Yorkshire Day!