The Kingslodge Inn

4.4
169 reviews
£25 and under
British

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The Kingslodge Inn is a traditional country pub with rooms in the city. As well as delectable food served all day every day, we offer an unmissable Sunday lunch. Enjoy succulent slices of your favourite roast, complete with all the trimmings — vegetables, roast potatoes and Yorkshire puddings.Check out our winter menu below – we’ve got all you need to bring you the perfect meal. Discover a wide range of family-favourite meals on offer too, we know how to keep the whole team happy! In keeping with licensing regulations, we ask that children vacate dining areas by 9pm.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 169 People Are Saying
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CB123
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat. Highly recommend. Food is excellent.

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ALIANDMIKE
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday lunch always good and a really nice atmosphere.

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RussellT
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

As always good value food and efficient and friendly service

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jadeH
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant as always. Felt really safe. My 3 year old loves getting her activity pack (great idea!). Food was lovely and so we're the staff.

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DrJazz
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Gastro-pub tucked away in the heart of durham but with it's own ample parking (which is a rarity in Durham). Our menu was restricted due to Covid but we ate well and spent most of the afternoon in pleasant surroundings with attentive service

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service good

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IanT
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Been before, but not as good. Steak needed a recook and vegetable soup should have been called very spicy soup! Will still go again. Service very good.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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RussellT
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Value for money and excellent friendly service as always.

JD
JoannahD
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely friendly pub, excellent service and delicious food.
Dog friendly too.
Will definitely be back!

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Chris
Hampshire
3 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service - warm atmosphere, welcoming and made us and our dog feel at home :)

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SeanC
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service the waitress was wonderful

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Processgolem
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience3

We were served quickly,their was little real Ale choice and the lathers were also limited..

The starters were lovely, I had Thai Crab Cakes, my wife had Beef Chilli Nachos with sour cream. This was a huge portion for a starter.

We both had Curry options my Chickpea and potato curry could have been named Potato and Chickpea as it was top heavy with Potato

The atmosphere despite two larger parties was subdued.

They were operating a one way system for entry and exit ... Meal was okay and we left full

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Gostridder
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Came down for a bite to eat Sunday lunch time. Service was good but the food was terrible. Chips weren’t the normal home made ones we’ve been used too, we ordered an extra bowl of the chips but we were disappointed as they were dry and tasted of cardboard. The whole meal was diabolical.

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RussellT
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent food and friendly service as always. Covid precautions are subtle but effective.

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NigelB
County Durham
4 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Prob worst food I have had for a while, Venue lovely, car park easy, service was flaky and certainly had not got the grip of Covid, no sign in, paper menus , plus as food waitress , real poor, complained about re heated chips and pie being inedible, retort was do you want me to warm the chips up !
No they are yesterdays Chips and as the Managers Son was biting on the next table I may have expected more, really poor, but nice venue for a drink just dont bother with the food , rubbish

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MicheleF
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Efficient, pleasant staff. Meals came quickly were well presented and hot. Wasn’t busy due to the time I visited on a Sunday (4.15) but could also be due to the current circumstances. I didn’t realise until my meal came that because I didn’t specify I was served a standard meal which was a large serving. Definitely recommend 😊

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely Restaurant, friendly attentive staff

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FionaM
County Durham
3 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Again perfect night out for something to eat with hubby, social distancing is excellent, service was brilliant, couldn't be any better

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PaulM
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly helpful staff. Excellent covid measures. Food was delicious

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AndrewC
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good meal. All Social distancing things in place and seemed to be stuck to while we were there. Service excellent and food very good.

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LorrettaC
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very quiet despite it being a Sunday. Could not fault the Sunday lunch I cleaned my plate, which I don't normally do, but I just couldnt stop eating it!! It was delicious. The veg was cooked perfect, not sloppy or overcooked. Every aspect of thy meal has flavour. I will defo be back.

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sandra
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

sunday morning breakfast -was served by very polite staff

food was lovely --would certainly recommend

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HelenM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Our waitress was very helpful Indeed. The lamb dish was fantastic, never had lamb served like this before, truly scrumptious. Thank you 😊

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DurhamDiner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Restaurant, location and service from staff was great. They were very friendly.
Food is very poor though. Just warmed up food chain quality.
This could be a great City Centre pub/restaurant if they upped their game with the food quality. With so much competition customers expect better quality.
Unfortunately until food quality improves, we wouldn’t return.

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FionaM
County Durham
3 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been here a few times now, always have a nice meal, staff are friendly and even greater our two dogs

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vipJohnboy
County Durham
42 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I received a warm, friendly welcome on arrival. I opted for the steak pie, chips and peas and they happily changed the peas on the menu from garden to mushy. Good pub grub. The place was spotless and all Covid-19 procedures were followed.

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Graupel
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our food was well cooked, hot and tasty. Good choice on the menu and reasonable prices. Staff very pleasant and helpful, despite obvious restrictions, which made life more difficult for them. Same at breakfast time too.

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SueG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely friendly place with nice food and relaxing atmosphere.

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FionaM
County Durham
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Would have liked more gravy with my dinner, know next time to ask for extra. Felt very safe and staff were lovely

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MonicaV
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the kings lodge the food is excellent, the staff are always friendly and helpful and its family friendly. We've been back 3 times since lockdown and we felt very safe.

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ShaunC
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

First time at this lovely lovely inn. It is a superb place, excellent food and service. Our waitress Rebecca T was so friendly and helpful. We will certainly be back.

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JessL
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food as always and very present staff very friendly and welcoming

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IanH
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Would go back definitely

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EmmaC
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great friendly staff. Food lovely in a lovely clean and comfy surrounding

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YvonneH
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Rather unimaginative menu; food okay (1 meal good and 1 meal okay); rather pricey for what you get. Ambience is excellent and very well organised in line with new safety demands. Person who served us was very nice.

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CaroB
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service - staff were brilliant and great tasting food. Being dog friendly made it perfect for dining in when travelling with the hound.

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SQUEEK
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and friendly service. Quality food good portions.we went when they had a offer on which was good, but thought it would be a bit pricie. Nice and clean and sanatising.

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AimeeH
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing hearty pub food with superb quality. Friendly staff and welcoming atmosphere. Also welcomes dogs which is always a bonus for me. Would 100% recommend

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Westie
London
7 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great choice on the menu only downside mains arrived but waited ages for our sauces to arrive for our steaks otherwise no issues. Food hot great choices seating good. Will return

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The Kingslodge Inn is rated 4.4 stars by 169 OpenTable diners.

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