Thumbs up from Raymond Blanc

Prue Leith & Raymond Blanc

Our sister pub, The Killingworth Castle, was graced by the presence of not just one but two Michelin star award winning chefs and restauranteurs last week, those being Prue Leith CBE and Raymond Blanc OBE.

Ms Leith, a food writer and novelist, is a regular visitor to both The Ebrington Arms and the Killy, and claims to enjoy paring our ‘Goldie’ pale ale with our menus.

Last Sunday, Ms Leith dropped into the Killy for lunch with the acclaimed French chef.

Mr Blanc later tweeted saying: “The chefs of the Killingworth gave a great meal to the grande Dame Prue Leith and myself. The beef was very tender and the rice pudding delicious… nearly as good as mine!”

The multi-award winning chef, and owner of the world-renowned Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons in Great Milton, met with Killy chefs Nathan Bowles and David Hall (pictured above) and thanked them for his meal.

Mr Blanc also congratulated us on the pub, complimenting the design and ambiance, describing The Killingworth Castle as a “charming inn”.

Claire Alexander, joint owner of both the Killy and The Ebrington Arms, commented; “It’s an honour to have such patronage visit our pubs regularly and a real boost for both pub teams that do a fantastic job.”

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