There's nothing I love more than spontaneous days out in the sunshine and last week when the UK had one of its hottest days so far this year, my husband and I made an impromptu visit to Roundhay park in Leeds for a sunny afternoon walk. Roundhay park is one of Europe's largest city parks covering more than 700 acres - twice the size of Hyde Park in London. The parkland has two beautiful lakes, several cafes and restaurants and plenty of fun activities for all ages, it is one of the best places to be in Leeds when the weather is nice. During our visit to Roundhay, we nipped into The Roundhay Fox which is a Vintage Inn pub on the outskirts of the park. I have driven by the pub on numerous occasions and really wanted to see if it was as good as some of the other Vintage Inns that I had visited.
The Roundhay Fox is a quintessential British pub with tweed furnishings, an array of ciders and ales on tap and a dog welcome, family friend atmosphere. Initial TripAdvisor made me a little bit apprehensive about my visit, but it was incredibly welcoming and I loved the decor. I'm not usually one for Sunday lunches, but I decided that since I had done 20,000 steps walking around the city that I deserved a hearty lunch and ordered the 'roasted butternut squash and Portobello mushroom tart' for £9.95. When the dish arrived, I couldn't believe the portion size and it tasted amazing. Everything was cooked to perfection, albeit the quantity being a bit too much for me. My Yorkshire pudding was light and airy, the vegetables were roasted in rosemary and the tart was really flavoursome.
My husband and I had such a wonderful Sunday lunch for less than £25 for two people and left the Roundhay Fox with our stomachs full to the brim. I decided to write this post because I was really impressed with everything from start to finish - the pub was really busy with lots of people enjoying the sunshine, but the meal arrived really quickly after we ordered. When I next go to Roundhay park, I will definitely be visiting the Roundhay Fox again.
Have you been to Roundhay park before?