When i was asked if I would like to review the Kingslodge Durham, I jumped at the chance as love food as my body shape will testament to.
Despite living in the Durham area i Hadnt heard of the Kingslodge previously but then I dont get out as much as i should. It is one of Durham Cities hidden gems in my opinion, located a stones throw from the city centre and train station, The Kingslodge inn is tucked away behind houses yet it is surrounded by some wonderful countryside known as Flass Vale.
The Bar area of the resteraunt is dog friendly, so ideal place to stop off after a walk up flass vale or if you shopping in town a 5 minute walk away.Newly refurbished to a high standard yet a homely feel , with stove fires. The staff are friendly local people and made my partner and myself and Essie our 4 month old cockerpoo very welcome.
Next onto Lunch we had been warned to wear comfy clothes as the portions were big and we certainly werent dissapointed I ordered deep fried potato skins with sweet chilli and garlic dips while my partner had home made pate on toasted bread. Ive never had a starter as big as this and was greatful i didnt order chips with my main. The skins were cooked to perfection nice and crispy with a mild garlic dip and chilli sauce.
Mains I had Sticky Lemon Chicken Tempura and Claire opted for the Kingslodge burger, the chicken was in a nice light crispy batter and the lemon sauce was divine with no hint of bitterness. The burger was as expected after the starter more than enough for the most ravenous apetite made with lean aberdeen angus beef you could taste the quality in the meat.
next onto dessert where i ordered a Knickerbocker Glory and wow what a Glorious site it was, not for the faint hearted.. Traditional with ice cream fresh strawberries and topped off with Chantilly cream i did wonder how or if i would ever get through it all , but i did though i confess i didnt eat for the rest of the day/evening. Claire ordered the warm double chocolate brownie which was equally as delicious and chewy.
The Kingslodge is in the process of refurbishing its bedrooms and we are hoping to spend a night there once complete, and again they have a dog friendly room so you can visit the wonderful city of Durham and take a pet with you.
Overall we found the Kingslodge easy enough to find even for the most anxious driver, friendly accomodating staff, nothing is too much bother and dog friendly Essie loved the fuss and the biscuits she was given.
Will definitely be visiting again soon. If you like the look of the Kingslodge all the details of overnight stays menus and prices can be found on the website and i can safely say you wont be dissapointed.