Friday, 22 April 2016

A Review of The Kings Head, Kettlewell, Yorkshire

It was in 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 Lizzy 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
Kettlewell
Skipton
BD23 5RD
01756 761600
www.thekingsheadkettlewell.co.uk

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5 comments

  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

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    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

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  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
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  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

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  4. Amazing place and you look gorgeous x

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