Why Our Pub is Great
An old coaching house built between the late 15th and early 16th century under the ownership of the Hull Brewery Co. Ltd.
The Pub was originally known as the “Horse and Jockey” and then the name was changed in 1813 to “The Altisidora” in celebration of the victory of the horse of that name in that year’s St. Leger at Doncaster. It had earlier been called the “Evander” in celebration of another local racehorse.
Altisidora (the horse) was owned by the local squire, Richard Watts and was trained by “Old” Tommy Sykes at his stables near Malton. The horse was a chestnut filly, born in 1810 and as a three-year-old won two out of her first three races before embarking on a second season which saw her win the St. Leger, beating fourteen other horses and this after no less than ten false starts. This victory must have made both the squire and the people of Bishop Burton very proud, so what more obvious a tribute to the filly’s success than to rename the village pub after her.
A small village on the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds in the historic East Riding of Yorkshire.
In 1934, the village was described by a renowned architect as one of the 15 fairest villages in the land; we still believe it is so today. While images of the village continue to figure in many books and calendars, it is an active community that can trace its roots back to prehistoric times. Its villagers knew the Romans and the Angles; it is mentioned in the Domesday Book and was in the Middle Ages an important manor of the Archbishops of York when it acquired its present name. The village was originally referred to simply as Burtone, thought to mean a fortified farmstead. It then became South Burton to distinguish it from North Burton (now Cherry Burton).
Visitors to Bishop Burton will want to spend an hour or so wandering around its complex pattern of lanes viewing an attractive mix of estate houses, open spaces and farms dating back several centuries. The village has two ponds, the larger of which is referred to as the Mere and hosts a number of geese and ducks which always welcome visitors bearing bird treats.
You can find out lots more information about the Village by going to the Village website, from where the above introduction is taken (With thanks) www.bishopburton.org.uk
About Our Food
Proper, authentic pub food is what we do. Think delicious plates of comforting, traditional favourites, with delightfully modern twists. Steaks and grills are the stars of our menu. Moreish sharers, nibbles and salads are ideal if you want a quick bite, or if you want something a little different try one of our daily specials. We promise to always make you feel welcome, whether you're having a beer and nibbles in the bar, or enjoying a more leisurely meal in the dining area.View our Menus
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Altisidora, Bishop Burton, Beverley, HU17 8QF