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Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
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All reviews belly pork steak salad mash sunday roast whitebait pie curry prawns pudding potatoes the pub stayed here great place to eat friendly welcome car park lovely meal
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Reviewed 5 December 2023 via mobile

Fabulous find, great food, lovely staff warm and welcoming. Would definitely recommend and would visit again if in the area. Not cheap but good value for o

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 29 November 2023 via mobile

Fantastic food and brilliantly priced as well! Great selection and attentive service too! My partner and I thoroughly enjoyed!

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 12 November 2023 via mobile

Excellent food, all staff go the extra mile, nothing is too much trouble. We keep going back, we love it! Highly recommend.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 11 November 2023

A brilliant evening of celebration for the 1940's with war time menu well done.Food great as usual and singers perfect for the occasion.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 30 October 2023 via mobile

Nice atmosphere with attentive staff always there should you need anything. Food was really good that was reasonable priced.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 22 October 2023

Delicious steak and ale pie, fish and chips. Lovely pub, with friendly staff. Plenty of parking, Highly recommend.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 19 September 2023

A splendid meal in a very nice pub/restaurant. The place has a nice warm feeling and the welcome from the staff was great. We had starters and mains - I must commend the ribs from the specials board - so tender and beautifully cooked and...presented. Thanks for great service and a very pleasant evening.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 9 September 2023

This was the 1st time visit to the restaurant with my family, the atmosphere and surroundings are lovely and the service friendly and welcoming, we started with a prawn cocktail which was nice but at nearly £10 it was quite expensive for what it was,...then we were served our curry! Well, what can I say...the small curry came up and it tasted like a micro meal from a supermarket and was the same size, it wasn't very nice, tough chicken too, was so disappointed and at £15 quid it was way overpriced for what it was, very disappointing so didn't even bother with desserts and got the bill so could leave, £77 later for 3 starters and 3 very inadequate weatherspoons type mains, absolutely way over priced , will never eat there again ....More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 21 August 2023 via mobile

In the last 4 weeks we have visited twice each time was disappointed don’t know whether they have a different chef because we went a few months ago and the Sunday lunch was perfect couldn’t sing there phrases more

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 19 August 2023 via mobile

We ate here for both nights of out mini break , we can’t fault it ! The staff were so lovely and friendly ( thank you Amelie , Amanda and Amy ! ) I hope I’ve remembered your names correctly ! The food was delicious...and I can honestly say my steak cooked i On a hot stone was the best steak I have ever had . We do not live locally but if we did we would definitely be regulars !!!!!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 13 August 2023 via mobile

A surprise get together for wife’s birthday so 13 people to dinner. Very busy but staff very attentive. Food very good and freshly cooked

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 9 August 2023

Lovely dinner with family, great atmosphere and friendly service. Would visit again when in the area.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 8 August 2023 via mobile

We were staying with some friends in Rye and wanted to take them out to Sunday lunch. The King’s Head was highly recommended on Trip Advisor, so we booked a table for four for 1.00pm. I realise now that I should have looked further back...in the reviews, as in amongst all the glowing reviews were some terrible ones. This seems to be a pub that is either very good or very bad, and unfortunately our experience was the latter. Despite arriving a few minutes before 1pm our meal was not served until nearly 2.00pm, and that was only after we had chased it. About 40 mins after we had ordered we asked if our food would be much longer, and after going away to check the server came back and told us that it was “being done now”. The quality of the food was mixed, to say the least. The steak and ale pie was very good, and came with a good mash. The burger was passable, although the bun was very dry, there was very little relish/sauce and some salad in or with the burger would have been nice. It came with hot, well cooked chips. The only things that were good about the roast dinners, however, were the roast potatoes and the Yorkshire puddings. The other vegetables were overcooked and tasteless, and the beef and the nut roast were both almost inedible. The beef was like shoe leather - dry and tough, in a strange tasting gravy (a bit like school dinners of the past). The nut roast looked and tasted more like a slice of stuffing - it was glutinous and bland, and clearly not (I hope) homemade. Both meals looked as though they had been waiting around being kept warm or had been re-heated. No one came to ask how our food was, or even came near the table while we were eating. As we had waited so long and were all very hungry we decided to eat what we could rather than go looking for someone. The young servers were very pleasant, but didn’t know how to answer any questions, or how to respond to problems (eg. the beer we ordered was off, and needed replacing - just the end of the barrel, I expect, and we were given an alternative without question, once the issue had been passed up the chain). When they came to collect our plates they asked if everything had been ok (they could see how much food had been left) and we told them about the roasts. They said they would tell the chef. When we went to pay the (duty?) manager asked if everything had been ok, and I told her about the roasts. She said that we should have said something at the time, but I said that having had to wait so long for our food we just wanted to eat what we could. Instead of simply apologising she told me that the problem was that lots of people had arrived at the wrong time (i.e. not the time they had booked) meaning that the kitchen struggled to cope. However, we saw people on all the tables around us get served before us even though they had arrived after us, and so our suspicion was that our order somehow got forgotten. Mistakes happen, but when they do the best thing is to apologise, rather than try to justify them. Judging by all the positive reviews, the pub seems to be capable of producing great food, and anywhere can have an off-day. However, there seem to be more such occasions than there should be here, and more importantly the staff don’t know how to deal with them when they happen. We don’t blame the young servers in the slightest for how things were, but the management need to invest more time and effort in training their staff in customer service, and also in ensuring that the quality of the food produced by the kitchen is less uneven.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 2 August 2023 via mobile

Excellent food and great service, would definitely recommend.the steak and Ale pie was the best I have had for a long time, delicious.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 30 July 2023

Once again The Kings Head produces another great meal,we are never dissapointed and the staff are so obliging when it comes to special dietery requests.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Sorry been away and yes definitely dog friendly
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Hi Sorry it's been so long but yes they do cater for Gluten free diets.
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The Kings Head Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5