AFTER those few hot days earlier this month, I was fooled into thinking we’d skipped spring and gone right into summer.
So when the more traditional April weather returned with a vengeance, I decided a hearty Sunday lunch was on the cards.
And the Kildrummy Inn, set in a stunning countryside location, was the perfect place for it.
With its roaring fire, comfy leather armchairs and traditional trappings, it offered the warmest of welcomes.
I love a good Sunday roast so, for me, the beef really was the only option (£11.50).
Unfortunately, after a busy lunch service, they were running low, so they gave me a portion of lamb to go with it – which was a bonus, in my book.
Both the meats were incredibly tender, juicy and full of favour. With a side dish of light, nutty potatoes and a Yorkshire pudding, it was a Sunday roast fan’s dream.
My mate went for the brie and cranberry tart (£10). The large tart was filled with a velvety cheese and sweet, tangy cranberries.
It came with crisp roast potatoes and almost caramelised parsnips.
He even told me that it was the best meal he’d had in along time.
After such high praise, I get the feeling we’ll be making a return visit to the Kildrummy Inn soon, no matter what the weather.