The Kilmarnock Arms, Bridge Street, Cruden Bay, Aberdeenshire
I WAS desperate to get my fangs into some tasty pub grub at The Kilmarnock Arms Hotel.
So when I learned that Dracula author Bram Stoker signed the guest book at the Cruden Bay hotel in 1894 I thought I could surely, erm, count on sampling some tasty morsels there.
The old fashioned pub is cosy and homely and I ordered both a starter and main course from the hotel’s pub menu.
It didn’t take long for a boiling bowl of tomato and carrot soup (£3.45) to arrive. It was thick and creamy and extremely tasty.
I was shocked when my main course arrived. I had ordered fish and chips (£10.95). But rather than one fish I found I had been given two, stacked neatly one on top of the other. The thin chips were in a bowl. And a tiny dish of mushy peas, complete with a miniature ladle, were served in a dainty dish. The battered haddock pieces melted beautifully in my mouth.
The food was served, quickly, efficiently and without too much fuss, by a very friendly and helpful waitress.