A Derby pub has seriously upped its Christmas game by serving a festive favourite in a Yorkshire pudding.

The Cherry Tree Farm dining and carvery in Derby has combined the quirky flavours to create the ultimate seasonal sweet treat. Known for its filled Yorkshire puddings, the carvery has introduced the UK’s first mince pie Yorkshire pudding to meet the growing demand for innovative dishes and exciting food fusions.

The unique creation comprises of a hot mince pie sitting in a crispy Yorkshire pudding, drizzled with icing, dusted with icing sugar, and served with creamy custard.

Gareth Cotton, general manager at the Cherry Tree, said: “There’s no time quite like Christmas to gather the family and feast together – and no festive spread would be complete without a mince pie or two!

“Our filled Yorkshire puddings are always a hit with our guests, but usually we’re encouraging diners to pack them full of succulent meats and seasonal vegetables. This Christmas we wanted to combine the classic Yorkie pud with a seasonal sweet treat to create something truly spectacular, which also tastes delicious.

“We’re not shy of wacky and wonderful food combinations here at Farmhouse Inns, and are delighted to hear that our dish is so popular it will be rolling out across other Farmhouse Inns across the country! We hope our guests are as excited as we are to try our new seasonal dish – we’re sure they’ll love it!”

Mince pie Yorkshire puddings are available now at the Cherry Tree Farm with a RSP of £2.49, while stocks last. For more information about Christmas at Farmhouse Inns, visit www.farmhouseinns.co.uk/christmas.

The mince pie Yorkshire pudding is currently available at the Cherry Tree Farm and at 67 Farmhouse Inns sites nationwide.  To find your nearest pub, visit www.farmhouseinns.co.uk/find-us.

Farmhouse Inns has 67 pub restaurants nationwide, and is dedicated to providing delicious14-hour slow cooked carvery meats, seasonal veg, homemade cakes and 100% dairy ice cream flavours. Alongside its main carvery offering, the chain also has a separate menu featuring a wide range of pub favourites.