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The Kings Head

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
British, Pub, Bar
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Lynn Road, Great Bircham PE31 6RJ, England
+44 1485 578265
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did 2 courses for Sunday Lunch. 2 of us had the Halibut with white wine sauce,2 had the mushroom wellington and another the venison pie,all agreed it was very delicious and beautifully presented.The puddings were lovely too and between us we tried the tiramisu,apple crumble and the lemon posset,again we all agreed it was delicious and faultless.The staff were... More 

Thank Clifftopper
Level Contributor
177 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Kings Head lunch Xmas Day was good-ish. Lovely place, great food. Welcomed with champagne, so that helped! My starter (goats cheese mousse with beetroot) was like a breath of air on the plate (think it was a foam squirted on, with a few beetroot bits). Luckily I struggle to eat 3 courses.... Hubby liked his seafood cocktail (also tiny, but... More 

Thank happyseasidegirl
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch, Resturant was very quiet which was unexpected as other places were fully booked. Food was mediocre and the service wasn't great. Expensive meal for what was very disappointing. Won't be returning any time soon.

Thank Chloe D
Oakham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Oh dear, what has happened to this place?! This used to be a place to come for a special treat but now no one comes here! Booked a table on a Saturday night (in December!) we were the only table in a large restaurant so we asked to move to the bar as we didn't want to be alone. It... More 

Thank JimWendB
Leeds, England
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46 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Just had a lovely Sunday lunch here with family. They happily accommodated 10 of us. The Sunday roast beef was cut thickly, the vegetables (6 varieties), were well cooked and the Yorkshire pudding was big and fluffy (being from Yorkshire we appreciate these things!). A nice touch was not having to ask for extra gravy which came with the meal... More 

Thank Arnolds87
Norwich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Went for dinner and decided yo stay over as a really nice feel to the place. Staff very friendly and welcolming manager Justin was really enthusiastic about the place and didnt seem to be concerned they were quiet on a saturday night as he sees a big picture for this lovely hotel and wether its packed out or just the... More 

Thank JO J
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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180 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

We stayed here on the last night of our walking holiday. After w 12 mile walk we sat in the bar and enjoyed gin and tonic from there extensive Gin collection. This is a dog friendly hotel so our black lab enjoyed her stay. The rooms are very comfortable. The meals here are really good there are some beautiful dishes... More 

Thank Kathrynowl91
Norfolk, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Went for a meal with friends in a party of four one Saturday and we were expecting it to be good but it was simply superb. I started with mushroom soup. It's a good indicator of how skilled the chef is when he/she can make a simple dish this good. Main course was a vegetarian dish - mushroom wellington in... More 

1 Thank MarcusStafford
Norfolk, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We have visited many times over the past few years. What a difference since our last visit. Prices up, quality and service down. Very disappointed. Will not be returning in the foreseeable future.

1 Thank gem533
London, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Muddled booking, and that was just for Sunday lunch. Friendly reception staff, let down by unacceptable service, and waiting staff who attempted to make an over an hour wait for starters attributable to us......the diners. Some dishes ok, after a very long wait, they needed to be worth waiting for, but when they were served, no cutlery! By the time... More 

1 Thank Chrissie F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
British, Pub, Bar
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lynn Road, Great Bircham PE31 6RJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Great Bircham
  • Phone Number: +44 1485 578265

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?