The Rose and Crown in Kings Langley has recently reopened after a stunning refurbishment. Naomi MacKay and Alison Page dropped by for dinner…
The latest in a line of local pubs taking a step up to become a destination for great dining in comfortable surroundings is the Rose and Crown in Kings Langley.
The refurbishment has created a warm and comfortable ambience that makes popping in for a drink or staying for lunch or dinner a real experience.
The venue has been redecorated and refurnished, offering comfortable seating and a variety of seating areas, whether you pop in with your other half or head out in a group for a night out.
The rich, earthy colours – sage, burnt orange and browns – create a cosy ambience, dotted with touches of brass for a more opulent effect.
The menu offers plenty of choice for meat-eaters and vegetarians – and there’s a separate vegan menu too.
For our starters we opted to share a melting Baked Camembert, which was accompanied by artisan bread and a very moreish fruit chutney! We also sampled the Sticky Chicken, which was delicious, and teamed with a smoky chilli jam, as well as the Tomato and Basil Soup, which was another winner.
The fillet steak was well cooked, but the star of my plate was the Macaroni Cheese side! Alison opted for the flavourful Massaman Curry, which came with jasmine rice.
To give an idea of prices, mains start at around £15 and starters £6.50.
There’s a good choice for drinks and cocktails, and if you’re not drinking alcohol you must try the Sweet Pineapple Mule – juice, mixed with ginger ale, lime and a dash of bitters. Pineapple juice on its own can be too sweet, but this mixture counters that with the addition of fiery ginger.
We managed to squeeze in a dessert – the Sticky Toffee Pudding teamed with honeycomb ice cream was delightful, and the Apple and Damson Crumble a surprisingly light finish to the meal. We could also have opted for a Sicilian Lemon Posset or Melting Chocolate Bomb.
The menu also features burgers and hand stretched stone baked pizzas if that’s your thing, and Nourish Bowls if you are looking for a healthier option.
The Rose and Crown also offers roast dinners on Sundays and for upcoming Mother’s Day a three-course set meal with plenty of options is £30.95 per person.
Visit www.roseandcrownkingslangley.co.uk for more information.