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Under new ownership and management since 2022, a newly furbished Gastropub in the heart of Sutton Valence, focusing on the fresh quality of our local farmers and producers. Be it our frequently changing and exciting A la Carte menu, the mouth-watering cocktail list, the home made bar snacks or the wide range of draft and bottled drinks, we are confident you will find something to tempt you. We now also have our Ikkadu Function room available for private hire - be it a formal dinner for 12 - 50 guests, a private area for drinks with friends (with it's own bar) or a family celebration, the choice is yours!
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice bar area and ambience - spoiled by a miserable and abrupt female who wouldn't allow our small puppy to sit on my own lap while seated!!!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff were friendly , food was amazing and you just couldn't fault anything. Have already booked to go back. Tried the special of the day which was the duck and it was the best choice.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Zak Warwood, Owner at The King's Head, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Kim - thanks for leaving this review and it was lovely to met you. So pleased you enjoyed our Duck Special which looks likely to make our new A'la carte menu which we launch in a few weeks time for the Spring. Looking forward...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We hired the function room at the Kings head in January. Well what an amazing time we had. The room was just perfect, it was set up so beautifully with fresh flowers, candles and our own private bar. The staff were perfect, they were very...attentive and on the ball. The food was incredible, we had afternoon tea. The sandwiches were lovely and we had a great variety. We had scones and a selection of delicious homemade cakes. Zak was so helpful to arrange this event with, there wasn’t anything that was too much trouble. Thank you so much for making our event so perfect. We will definitely be back very soon!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Zak Warwood, Owner at The King's Head, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Max, thank you for leaving such a great review. We are very proud of the bespoke offerings we can give to our customers in the Ikkadu room - be it an afternoon tea, a wedding, Christening, party or even a wake and without execution,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just got home from a family birthday meal. Very disappointed. very over priced for the food that we had. If it had not been my sons birthday meal I would have complained. We had the chilli beef for a starter, the beef was very chewy,...very disappointing. We then all had the steak chateaubriand for our mains. The chips were cold and the peppercorn sauce was very bitter. The staff were very friendly, but the standard of the food was very disappointing. The decor of the pub was lovely, but felt so disappointed with the meal.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Zak Warwood, Owner at The King's Head, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Tracey - I am sorry that you were disappointed with the food but even more disappointed with your comment " If it had not been my son's birthday meal I would have complained". I have checked the CCTV and have spoken to the staff...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an amazing restaurant went for the seafood night which is a Tuesday and we’re not disappointed! Had the monkfish with pear purée and braised leek which was absolutely delicious followed by the soufflé which melted in your mouth so good. So warm and cosy...service was excellent so will certainly be going again thank youMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Zak Warwood, Owner at The King's Head, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Ann - thank you for your very kind review and I am delighted you enjoyed our Seafood Tuesday (that said we do have a wide selection of seafood also available on our A'la carte menu during the rest of the week). Many people have...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a family meal (4 adults) on a Saturday lunchtime , advise booking pretty busy. Lovely inside a bit deceptive from outside. Immaculate service, no need to go to the bar, everything handled at table - lovely. Thankfully not a huge menu to confuse but...enough choice across bar food and a la carte, including specials. We all had starters and mains and all were well presented, good quality, fresh, decent proportions and hot - so not not normal gastropub - lukewarm and minimal. Our chosen mains would have benefitted from side veg dishes included. We did not order sides as these were pricey. Two comments: Food, whilst really nice and and with chef personalisation - for this area is very top end for starters and mains. Parking limited to the side - hint reverse park or exit challenging.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Zak Warwood, Owner at The King's Head, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Marten - thanks for your review and although you visited us on a Saturday lunchtime in January, you are correct we were quite busy - and it got busier later on into the evening! Thank you for also for your compliments regarding our food "very...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! We hired the private function room for my daughter-in-law’s baby shower. It was amazing. The room is stunning. Staff had set-up the table with white cloths and fresh tulips, a lovely touch. We had afternoon tea and the food was outstanding and plentiful, more...than we could eat. Staff were wonderful and nothing was too much trouble. Our afternoon was perfect and I couldn’t recommend this venue more for anyone who wants a private experience in somewhere that is that little bit special. The Kings Head will definitely be our first choice for any future events and the food was so good we’ll be booking in for a meal in the restaurant too. Well done everyone and thank you for the best afternoon.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Zak Warwood, Owner at The King's Head, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Mrs D - thank you for this exceptional review that you have left. Be it weddings, birthday parties, wakes or baby showers, my team always seem to get it right with regards to setting up the room as the customer would like it. Once...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When the kings head opened its doors in 2022 I wrote a review about their food and drink & at that time I felt it was fair comment! I understand from a number of my friends that both the food & drink have vastly improved...after a number of changes & high praise goes to their Sunday lunch which I believe is amazing, so much so congratulations to Zack & his team for all their hard work! RachalMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Zak Warwood, Owner at The King's Head, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Without a doubt our reputation for our freshly cooked food, service and ambience has grown at a very fast rate since we purchased and renovated the Kings Head in May 2022. Quite often now, at peak times, we have to explain to people that unless...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hired out the function room for a 50th Birthday meal with friends. The whole experience from start to finish was excellent. The food was great and it was a very friendly and relaxing atmosphere with a great vibe. I would highly recommend.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Zak Warwood, Owner at The King's Head, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for leaving this review. Our Ikkadu room is being booked more and more frequently for all manner of private celebrations and everyone comments on how good a time they have. As with you, we can cater for a full dinner for...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great nigh, perfect seating for 6 of us! Thank you The food was fantastic. Staff very friendly and inviting Yorkshire pudding was huge but lovely.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Zak Warwood, Owner at The King's Head, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Sarah - thank you for taking the time to leave this review and I'm delighted that you had a great experience. I have to agree with you, that our Yorkshire Puddings are somewhat in a different league to "normal" Yorkshire Puddings, but so many...More

Reviewed 13 January 2024 via mobile

Excellent food and excellent atmosphere. We were greeted by the team and shown to our table. I had the Kings Head burger followed by and stunning apple brûle. The wife had Chicken Ballantine followed by a Chocolate fondant. Lovely wine selection. Thank you Julie and...the team.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Zak Warwood, Owner at The King's Head, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2024

Dear Matt - thanks for leaving this great review and I am delighted you had a great time. Our Kingshead burger, with it's homemade and home cooked bun, has been popular since we first opened but the Chicken Ballantine is also proving very popular. Our...More

Reviewed 10 January 2024

Full of grease. lacks flavour. the average fish and chip shop will give you a better meal. never before have i seen a deep fried gherkin. even the bread is oversalted, and full of grease. really not worth the price. you'll find everything is triple...deep fried. none of my family enjoyed our meals and we're the type to be fine with some pot noodles.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Zak Warwood, Owner at The King's Head, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2024

Posted in response on 10th January - Alexandra - can you please call me at the Kings Head so I may better understand your review? I am struggling to identify when you visited and am keen to be able to investigate this. Many thanks, Zak...More

Reviewed 5 January 2024

We held my husbands surprise birthday lunch yesterday and it could not have gone smoother. I had two meetings with Zak and his chef to discuss the menu, table layout and other details. We had a set meal for 17 which included 2 different dietary...needs. We also had two little people which at the last minute attended as their after school child care was disrupted. We had a guest travelling from London running late due to her train being cancelled and service was delayed for half an hour. None of this was problem for Zak and his team. The service was spot on, the food was hot and delicious and everyone complimented. Many of my guests hadn't visited the Kings Head before although living fairly local. Many said they would come again with one couple saying it could become their "local" Thank you and well done everyone!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Zak Warwood, Owner at The King's Head, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2024

Dear Juliet, thank you so much for this review and also the very kind email you sent me. We all love a surprise and it was a privilege to be part of this one! As you know, first hand now, our food is freshly prepared...More

Reviewed 1 January 2024

There simply isn’t enough words to explain how amazing this restaurant is! Zac and all members of staff were and are amazing! We celebrated our wedding reception here; nothing was ever to much trouble. The room was spotless, beautiful, just everything we wanted. The main...event THE FOOD; 33 starts, 33 mains, 33 deserts. And not a SINGLE issue. Everyone was and will forever be talking about how amazingly delicious the food is, (which let’s be honest at weddings normally the food is the most bland thing). Everyone raved about the food, every single dish outdone itself. The people who had the roast said it was the best roast they’ve ever had. I’ve said this before and I will say it again, best quality food and service of any restaurant I have EVER been too. I will be surprised if this hidden gem doesn’t get a Michelin award, the chef is onto a winner with that menu!!! Food is beyond outstanding, and no the services from the owner to the staff is unmatched. Zac, you have done an absolute amazing/fantastic job you have elevated this pub restaurant to a Gordon Ramsay level, I am beyond happy! Thank you again, and can’t wait to come back and enjoy more food and drink!!!!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Zak Warwood, Owner at The King's Head, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2024

Dear Martee and Charlie - we so enjoyed being part of your special day and were delighted with how well things went for you both. Whilst you were celebrating your wedding upstairs in the Ikkadu function room, downstairs we were having the busiest day of...More

Reviewed 31 December 2023

A very enjoyable new year’s evening at The King’s Head. Great food, good atmosphere and attentive staff. We’ll be back in 2024. Thank you.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Zak Warwood, Owner at The King's Head, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2024

Dear Fay - thank you for taking the time to leave this review and I hope you enjoyed your sausage platter which as you know first hand, is slightly different from the traditional 'pub grub' of 'sausage and mash'! You joined us on what was...More

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