Friday, 22 April 2016

Places to Eat in Yorkshire: The Kings Head, Kettlewell

Here in North Yorkshire, we were lucky enough to welcome the Grand Depart of the Tour de France in 2014. The success of that led to last year's Tour de Yorkshire, an event that will place again next weekend 29th-30th April. Because of this I thought it might be useful to share a food review that I did at a lovely country pub in Kettlewell which I'll add to the rest of my North Yorkshire restaurant reviews, so those visiting the area can have a few ideas of where is good to eat in Skipton, the surrounding areas and The Yorkshire Dales.

This is first and foremost a style blog, so it would be remiss of me not to mention my outfit. It was February when I did the review and although I blogged about it at the time, here are a few photographs of what I wore which was a Mint Velvet dipped hem, zipped front shirt dress with opaque tights and high-heeled black suede ankle boots. 
This look could easily be adapted for today's spring weather by losing the opaque tights and teaming it with a pair of wedge sandals or peep-toe boots. 

Mint Velvet zip front, dipped hem, printed shirt dress

Mint Velvet zip front, dipped hem, printed shirt dress

Mint Velvet zip front, dipped hem, printed shirt dress

This is a spring version of the dress from the current SS16 range at Mint Velvet and is a very similar print and shape.
Mint Velvet dipped hem print dress
Yoseline dress by Mint Velvet, SS16

As I said earlier, it was February when my friend Sally and I dined at The Kings head in Kettlewell. We were afforded a warm welcome by the staff and by the open fire set in a large Inglenook, a beautiful focal point in this lovely country pub. 

We each ordered a glass of Prosecco (£3.50) and perused the menu which is displayed on a large blackboard on the wall. 

The food served is British with a modern take on pub classics. To start, Sally ordered black pudding and chorizo with parsley mash, poached egg and mustard sauce. This was a beautifully presented and substantial starter which would have sufficed as a small main course or as a delicious brunch (£8.95). 

I had seared king scallops with pea puree, black pudding, crispy samphire and tomato sauce (£10.95). This was divine. The pea puree was beautifully sweet and the samphire added a little texture to the velvety scallops. 

For her main course Sally had Chicken Wensleydale, a large chicken breast stuffed with apricots and Wensleydale cheese served with heritage potatoes, air-dried ham and a mushroom cream sauce (£15.50). It was succulent and full of delicate flavours, all of which complimented each other perfectly. 

For my main course, I chose fish pie with a cheese crust served with a pan of peas (£14.50). The large chunks of fish were tender and perfectly seasoned and the cheese crust elevated it to the status of being the best fish pie I have ever eaten. 

Wines are available by the bottle and by the glass and we each had a glass of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc which complimented our main course beautifully.

Dessert was divine and I had salted caramel tart served with chocolate sorbet.  It was rich but not heavy and the chocolate and salted caramel were a heavenly combination.

Sally was equally enthused with her rhubarb and ginger pudding and I can confirm by having stolen a spoonful that it was indeed heavenly.

The Kings Head is a jewel in Kettlewell’s crown. It is the perfect place to stop for lunch or dinner after a country walk and with food of the highest quality is well worth a visit.

Love Liz x

This restaurant review was written as part of my role at Aspire magazine and appeared in the April issue.
The Kings Head
The Green
BD23 5RD
01756 761600

Outfit Details:
Dipped hem, zip front print dress, Mint Velvet, past season.
High heeled black suede ankle boots, Clarks, past season.
Bee Swarowski crystal necklace by  Danon at Lizzy O £49 (sign up to my monthly newsletter at the right hand side of my blog for exclusive subscriber discounts for Lizzy O).
Pink watch, Next, past season

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  1. Beautiful dress Liz! And the pub looks amazing, especially the food. I'm often in Yorkshire staying with family so I'll have to pop in one time - looks delicious. Jane X

    1. Thank you Jane. Yes, it's a lovely pub with very high quality food and a very contemporary but casual interior. The fire was so beautiful too especially on the cold night in February when we went! xxx

  2. I'm a real foodie, so this looks like heaven to me. I may very well pay a visit before my house sells and I leave Yorkshire for Wales!
    Love the dress Liz x
    Michelle xxx

  3. I was in Yorkshire for 11 days in Dec/Jan!! It wasn't the best time to go, that's for sure... And I could have used this restaurant suggestion! haha

  4. Amazing place and you look gorgeous x


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