Kenilworth is a small town in Warwickshire, not far from Warwick itself. One of its most notable features are the ruins of Kenilworth Castle which lie just on the outskirts of the town and also the ruins of Kenilorth Abbey in Abbey Fields Park.
When we visited Kenilworth it was mid afternoon and the sun was already staring to set, so we didn’t get time to look around the ruins, but you can get some great views of the castle from the roads into the town as well.
Our ultimate destination in Kenilworth was an evening meal at The Cross, which you can read about here. Until then we decided to have a wander around the town and see what it had to offer. We haven’t eaten anywhere else in Kenilworth before, but knew a bit about it, hubby having worked here for a bit and through word of mouth.
The first place we came to was the restaurant, Beef. On the high street, this was a restaurant we had heard about. Primarily serving steak and beef (no prizes if you guessed this one) it looked modern inside and is definitely somewhere I would like to try out.
There was also a greengrocers on the high street which we had a little look around and it had some great local produce and a few more exotic things too. We also came across a quaint little sweet shop which was adorable and selling some great retro sweets, I’m regretting not picking any up now looking back at the pictures. There were a fair number of charity shops, which I always like to stick my head into, mainly to see if there any decent cookery books I can get my hands on. You can find some complete gems hanging around at the back of these shops.
Before heading for dinner we also stopped off for a quick drink at The Almanack Pub, housed in a modern building towards the Abbey Fields End of town. This pub is part of the Peach Pub Chain which have a few pubs arounds Warwickshire and further south. The menu looked pretty nice, I particularly liked the sound of the Deli Boards they had on offer. Maybe another time!
To be honest we didn’t find much else on the high street foodie wise apart from a couple of independent cafes, but maybe we weren’t looking hard enough. Have you been to Kenilworth? Is there a gem that we didn’t discover? I’d love you to let me know.