The Knaresborough Inn, (formerly known as the Dower House Hotel) reopened this summer after a huge refurbishment. We went along for lunch and I can confirm that the Inn is beautifully decorated! It’s comfortable with lots of tables, and private booths as well as plenty of nice outdoor seating for the warmer months. As we visited in November, the pub was decorated (fabulously!) for Christmas.
They are planning lots of Christmas activities including Christmas with Santa and it really would be a perfect place for your festive parties. But equally you can see that it will be gorgeous any time of year.
We visited for lunch, and nestled into a cosy corner booth. Each table is numbered and you place your order at the bar. We began our lunch with Seafood Tempura (Fried mixed seafood with lime mayonnaise), as you can see it was a generous portion.
We also tried the Dough Balls (Freshly baked in our pizza oven, with garlic butter.) There was so much garlic butter, it was amazing (and tasty)!
For our main courses we tried Scampi & Chips (Whitby scampi served with thick-cut chips, chef’s tartare sauce, mushy peas and lemon wedge). I have included two pictures so you can see both the scampi and the chips!
Another friend of mine tried the pie of the day, which in our case was a steak pie. I should have got a photo when she cut into it as it was filled with lots of steak and gravy (and I would definitely go for this next time!).
I tried the Lindisfarne Chicken (Pan-roasted chicken supreme with pancetta lardons, pearl onions and a creamy Lindisfarne mead sauce with spring onion mash.) This was delicious with a sizable portion of chicken.
Finally, even though we were stuffed, we wanted to try a dessert, so ordered Sticky Toffee Pudding (with salted caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream.) and three spoons! I can fully recommend this as delicious (and sticky toffee is not something I would normally order!).
The Knaresborough Inn was lovely with cosy décor and fantastic Christmas decorations. An ideal place to go and have a cosy lunch after a wander around Knaresborough. It would make a lovely break away too. Oh and for those of you with canine friends, it’s dog friendly too.