Located in the beautiful heart of Beverley, The King’s Head prides itself on using quality, British produce in its creative yet mouthwatering dishes. It’s the ideal spot to head whether you’re looking for a bite to eat with colleagues, celebrating a special occasion, or a place to meet before a night out.
I was kindly invited to the boutique pub and restaurant to sample their new spring menu. As it was one of the first evenings where the sun was still shining, it was the perfect time to get in the mood for the warmer weather and the tasty food and beverages that come with the sun.
As you already know, Beverley is one of my favourite places to visit. If you’ve not visited the market town before, I’d highly recommend it for a day out. Read my guide to Beverley here.
The spring menu has seasonality at its core, mixing the crisp essence of spring with classic, timeless flavours.
This is nicely reflected by the stunning decor, which combines the traditional pub-style aesthetics of open fires and dark wood with more modern accents like fresh flowers and vivid artwork.
To start I chose the buffalo mozzarella on a bed of asparagus, peas, broad beans and mint. The tender cheese had been marinated in a lemon and olive oil dressing that tasted simply divine.
Don’t get me wrong, I like veg but I would have never usually have opted for such a green dish when out for a meal. However, I was more than pleasantly surprised at just how tasty this was.
Greens often get a bad name for being a bit boring but I cannot express how much I enjoyed this. I’m that impressed that I am keen to try this recipe at home – I think it would make a brilliant summertime lunch snack.
Meanwhile, Aaron opted for the spiced lamb & poppy seed sausage roll with mango chutney – it looked fabulous. With this unusual, yet simple starter, The King’s Head did a wonderful job of put a spicy, Eastern twist on a Yorkshire favourite.
For my main course, I selected the roasted cauliflower & chestnut mushroom penne pasta with crème fraîche. Again, I was thoroughly overwhelmed by the flavours. I liked the fact that, although it was cheesy, the sauce wasn’t so thick that it laid heavy in your gut – unlike the pasta bakes I make at home!
Topped with a light crumb and packed with cauliflower and mushrooms, this dish certainly encapsulated the Maytime season.
I even managed to squeeze in a couple of chips from Aaron’s plate. These were divine! He picked the ale-battered fish and triple cooked chips.
For afters, we opted for the sharing platter. We were feeling particularly indulgent and this was the best way to taste and get those all-important photos of a wide array of their yummy desserts.
My personal favourite was the Giant Profiterole that centred the slate board that the quintet of mini puds was served on. I’ve had many a choux pastry in my lifetime but never had one with such a distinctive and creamy filling.
I’m a lover of brownies but I think I – shockingly – preferred the lightness of the profiterole.
Meanwhile, for those who love zest, the lemon meringue Pavlova is a great choice.
We finished our meal with cocktails (or a mocktail for Aaron as he was driving). I picked out the Pining for Rum – it seemed fitting – whilst he stuck with a non-alcoholic mojito.
Overall, The King’s Head certainly made for a lovely, memorable evening. It’s very rare that Aaron and I have the chance or the budget to enjoy such an amazing three-course experience.
The staff were super attentive too and definitely knew their stuff about the new dishes, sharing their knowledge with each party that arrived. A just want to say a huge thank you to them for making us feel very welcome.
We’ll be back!
*I kindly received an invite from The Kings Head to sample their new menu in an exchange for an honest review. As always, all opinions remain my own. Read my full disclaimer here.