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Kings Head Hotel Restaurant

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
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Updated 02/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 02/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
PRICE RANGE
US$11 - US$20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, European, British, Pub, Gastropub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews steak evening meal nice atmosphere stayed here cooked to perfection many thanks the pub library ross breast dog broccoli rooms ale pint pubs royal
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After huge disappointment at service in a restaurant and leaving we had nowhere to eat and called into the Kings Head on the off chance. SO GLAD WE DID. It was fabulous. Wonderful staff and the food was amazing, the steak some of the best...we have ever had. It was the night Liverpool won the cup on penalties and being from Merseyside we were watching on phone, the staff kept asking score and joined in fun. The chef came out and talked with us and we congratulated him on his great cooking. A terrible night turned into a fabulous evening. Thank you Kings Head.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 1 May 2022

Have been a customer here for many years. However, sadly on my recent visit with a friend it's seriously gone downhill 😕 We tried to have lunch in the bar area. Only to be moved as tables were reserved even though they had no signs...on them. We complained we couldn't eat lunch crouched over our food so a table was found for us in the restaurant which was fine. Sadly, the only food we could eat was the risotto as we are both vegetarians. When it came it was basically a bowl of stogy rice with a couple of mushrooms and a little of undercooked broccoli 🥦 When asked by the waitress if everything was OK we did complain. Almost £14 for what was in effect, a bowl of stogy rice, was too much. Both my friend and I left most of our food. We told the waitress we were unlikely to return She replied "That's fine!" Obviously not caring one jot that we didn't enjoy our meal. She then presented us with another bill for drinks which I thought we had already paid for. This outing was a serious treat for us as we are both pensioners on a very limited income. We weren't offered any refund or a complimentary dessert which would have been nice. The hotel is now very tired. It's in serious need of a refurbishment. When we used the facilities one toilet was out of order and the other had no lock on the door. We can't comment on the bedrooms The dining room used to be quite posh with linen tablecloths etc. Not now. It's now an extension of the bar. Not a good experience 😕More

Date of visit: May 2022
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James V, Owner at Kings Head Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2022

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We are sorry you didn't enjoy your wild mushroom risotto, with onion puree and tenderstem broccoli. When ordering. you told your server, that this was the first time you had tried risotto, so maybe, it...More

Reviewed 8 March 2022

From the very start of booking, we had a great experience. There are people who talk to you and do all they can to achieve what you really want. At reception, we met Jamie who had helped us with the reservation and all his colleagues...were equally helpful and genial people. We had some special arrangements for a birthday and the staff went the extra distance to make it all work really well. This is an old and very cosy hotel with a great atmosphere. Lovely rooms and bar for quiet relaxation - don't change it. The restaurant was superb with some beautifully prepared and served dishes that were imaginative and delicious. Everything was a success. You are quite some distance from our home so we don't know when we might return but I have already discovered other friends who have eaten with you. We commend you all.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 5 March 2022 via mobile

Great Atmosphere in the bar area Excellent service in the restaurant with friendly helpful staff Delicious food over all three courses Highly recommended

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 24 February 2022 via mobile

The hotel was very nice. Nice separate “entertainment/ socialising” areas, really nice atmosphere throughout the building. Great alcohol options at the bar. Staff were all very pleasant. Stayed for a night and breakfast was very tasty.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 17 February 2022 via mobile

What can I say about this place,from the moment we arrived we felt at home , dog was so welcome staff excellent and really friendly and attentive and helpful,food was excellent,room great,really looked after us for my wife’s birthday and our anniversary. Been to 5star...and not had a better experience will certainly be back thanks to all the staff for a great time keep it up xxxxMore

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 30 January 2022

Lovely aged establishment with good ales and cider, and a can't argue with that. It could have been a lot nicer if the management had taken the time to either light some of the fires or put the heating on, it was uncomfortably cold in...the bar and other rooms so we didn't stay long.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 1 December 2021 via mobile

We stayed here for 1 night in a superior room... Wow amazing.... The staff on arrival and all the time we were there were super helpful and friendly. The evening meal for the 4 of us was served piping hot and absolutely delicious as was...breakfast the next day, and large portions. Will we stay here again... That's a big YES... I can highly recommend staying here.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 9 November 2021

For the first time I had stayed in the beautiful village of Ross-on-Wye , I wanted to taste some of the beers made by the Wye Valley Brewery sited in Stoke Lacy , Herefordshire. I had researched some pubs in Ross one of which was...the Man of Ross situated a few hundred yards down from the Royal Hotel where my wife and I were staying. We had walked down from the hotel the previous night to the pub called the Man of Ross , just up the road from the Kings Head where we now stood, so as to taste the beer called Butty Bach which is Welsh for "Little Friend". However, the Butty Bach at the Man of Ross was a 'miss' . Virtually no 'head' on the beer and not a nice taste. So , here we were at the bar of the Kings Head. Would it be any better ? I ordered half a pint of Butty Bach and asked the barman if he would pour the beer so that it had a nice head on it. I wanted a taster first before ordering a pint ! My wife and I tasted the beer and agreed that , although it was lacking a little bit as far as a head was concerned , it was as tasty as good beers tasted before. So I ordered another pint but asked the barman if he could put the beer sparkler on the tap so as to get a better head. He was quite happy to do this and , having a little wait for the beer to settle , I returned with my pint to my wife. The beer was superb ! A nice creamy had and lovely flavour ... , as good as a pint in the Bear Hotel in Cowbridge and the Brunswick Arms near the Uplands in Swansea. Success !More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 21 September 2021

Some very good food in a busy and friendly restaurant. There was a wake going on elsewhere in the hotel but the staff coped very well with the competing demand! We had the haddock & chips and the pork belly, both cooked excellently. Only downside-...the beer. A pint of Hay Valley Hopfather left its mark through the night. Many trips to the toilet and stomach still churning the next day. Dirty glass? Beer off? Don’t know but it took the gloss off the eveningMore

Date of visit: September 2021
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James V, Owner at Kings Head Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2021

Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your meal and appreciated the hard work and professionalism of our team. All our glasses are cleaned in a commercial glasswasher before each use. We take pride in the quality and freshness of our local...More

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RyefordPaul
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Response from Patrick H | Reviewed this property |
The easiest entrance for a chair would be past the main entrance and right towards the Kings Head signed Car Park. Thirty yards down you’ll see the rear entrance via the beer garden. I know because I parked the car here and... More
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Thank you for your enquiry, I'm sorry we missed your message. We would recommend potential guests ring the hotel on 01989 763174, when looking to book a table reservation.
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Kings Head Hotel Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4