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Two rosettes awarded to Knockderry House

Earlier this year we achieved our 4-star, two-rosette award from the AA. We’re utterly delighted to receive recognition for what we love – good service and great food. Between one and five rosettes are awarded for various levels of culinary skill, and two rosettes puts us amongst the best restaurants in the country. Only ten […]

Posted on: 02 May 2016

The Perfect Sunday Roast

After a long working week and a Saturday filled with all the jobs you couldn’t quite get to, is there a more satisfying sound than the sizzle of searing meat or the crunch of a roast potato? The mighty Sunday Roast has been at the heart of British tradition for centuries and, like any national […]

Posted on: 02 April 2016

Food and Wine at Knockderry House

It is 14 years since Murdo and I, as novice hoteliers, found ourselves trying to create a wine list for our small hotel. The previous owners had in their wisdom decided that wine was superfluous to their needs, or perhaps as a result of an ecstatic party to celebrate our purchase (another story) had consumed […]

Posted on: 27 February 2015

Marmalade – A Knockderry Favourite

I remember my mum making marmalade in a large copper pot and telling me as she stirred, that this favourite breakfast preserve was created after a ship full of Seville oranges was wrecked off the coast of Dundee. If legend was to be believed the citizens of Dundee gathered up the lost fruit and made […]

Posted on: 22 February 2015

Chieftain of the Puddin’ Race

It is that time of year again when all true Scots living south of the border hanker after a haggis supper.  And by that I mean a traditional Scottish sausage made from a sheep’s stomach stuffed with diced sheep’s liver, lungs and heart, oatmeal, onion, suet and seasoning, not the deep fried imposter with chips, […]

Posted on: 16 January 2015

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