Last week myself and Sarah decided to take some rather handsome fellas out to lunch. Lee from The Britannia, Guildford, and Tim from The Kings Arms, Dorking.
I have been lucky enough to have known these two for over a decade, we have also been on many holidays together, one of which being my not so tame 30th Birthday.
Tim recently took over as the manager of the Kings Arms in Dorking, and as Sarah looks after the Dorking edition of VantagePoint I thought it was a great excuse to get us all together and catch up. We went to eat at The Kings Arms, as Tim was a chef down, so he was having to practice his multi-tasking skills.
We walked into the pub, which is situated right on the high street, however you wouldn’t think it. The pub interior is lovely and traditional, with a cosy atmosphere. The log fireplaces add to the ambiance, surrounded by rich mahogany furniture, it has a homely feel to it, as well as being easily accessible to office workers and shoppers alike.
We sat in a nice quiet corner table with the open fireplace by our table. Lee ordered the fish finger sandwich, Sarah opted for the cod and chips (two sizes available) and I went for the biggest burger on the menu…shocker!
Lee was asked what bread he would like for his sandwich, he opted for granary. When it arrived, it was a very generous size, the bread was fresh and soft and came with a side salad. The fish was a goujon style, it was a fillet lightly battered. Sarah had a choice of a large or small portion of Cod and chips, she opted for the smaller portion which still came out a very good size. Again, Sarah commented that the batter was light, and the fish was lovely and flaky, the chips were crisp on the outside, whilst also being fluffy on the inside. My burger was HUGE! I had chosen the Streaking pig burger. Loaded with crispy bacon, shredded salt beef, Monterey Jack cheese, crispy onions, dill pickle and nduja mayonnaise, served with chips. It was delicious.
We sat and chatted for a while after lunch, and hear about all the exciting plans that the Britannia and The Kings Arms have going on over the next few months, from new spring menus, all the way to refurbishments within the sister pubs.
It was a lovely lunch, and I would highly recommend everyone pay is a visit. As I mentioned it’s the perfect spot in Dorking for a midweek lunch, a great pint of local ale after work, or a family meal on the weekend.
45 West Street,