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King Henry VIII

££ - £££, British,
Hever Road, Hever TN8 7NH, England
+44 1732 862457
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Hever Road, Hever TN8 7NH, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

Dropped in here after a trip to Hever castle based on is trip advisor reviews and very glad we did. Food was amazing and best pub food we have had after 8 or so attempts. 2 of us had the pork belly and mustard mash...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Matt P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Second time we have visited due to its very convenient position next to Hever Castle. Who ever owns this pub is sitting on a gold mine! We visited at Christmas, the decorations are absolutely amazing, you feel as though you have gone back in time....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Bikingdiver
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What an absolute gem of a pub, so perfectly old fashioned and cosy. Had light lunch- baguettes It was ok, relish lovely, veggie sausages cooked to an inch of their life! The chips though were very tasty. Service took awhile My review though is really...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank karenr358
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were staying in the Anne Boleyn Wing at Hever Castle as a birthday treat for my wife.By the end of the afternoon we were all Anne Boleyned out and in need of some supper - we tried to reserve a table but failed -...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank david e
Reviewed 5 days ago

My partner and i were on a weekend break in Hever when finding this place. It being round the corner from Hever castle and only a short distance from our hotel we were pleased. There is a reasonably sized car park across the road and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Be7hMoignz
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited this pub with my son and young children. The lady behind the bar was rather brusque but once shown to our table we were served by a pleasant waiter and ordered a roast. Although there was no child's roast on the menu we...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Suzicott
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the food here and the atmosphere is always pleasant even at busy times. You have to book early to avoid disappointment but it's well worth it.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Julius S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an amazing meal here this evening. There had been an issue with the booking which was resolved by David. Have only eaten outside before so it was great to finally sit inside and have dinner and start our weekend. The team were attentive, friendly...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank madlizzie04
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a table for 4 with some old friends and were glad we did. The service, food and ambience were everything we could remember from our last visit several years ago. It is quite rare to find a pub/restaurant that manages to keep up...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank CyprusloverGodstone
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to this pub yesterday on a very rainy day. We were met by very friendly staff and the order was taken very quickly. The food was excellent and the whole experience very pleasing. Will definitely go there again.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank james b
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1 October 2017|
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Response from paul d | Reviewed this property |
yes they are ie afternoon and must be parent controlled fully as no running around and well behaved
19 August 2017|
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Response from poshpinsey | Reviewed this property |
not sure really it has an outside conservatory area which may possibly be ok ?
18 May 2017|
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Response from Karen A | Reviewed this property |
No, I don't think it does.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hever Road, Hever TN8 7NH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Sevenoaks District  >  Hever
  • Phone Number: +44 1732 862457
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The King Henry VIII is a truly historic English pub, from its dramatic Tudor chimney stacks to its oak beams, open fires and panelled bars, all restored using traditional Tudor craftsmanship. The current building dates from 1647 but a pub has occupied the site since 1597.Opposite the entrance to Hever Castle, where Anne Boleyn spent her early years, this half-timbered and peg-tiled pub is a real gem. In summer the beautiful beer garden and pond make visits especially memorable and the roaring fires and polished wood panelling make it a welcoming and cosy place for colder months.Customers can expect excellent food in generous portions and a wide range of ales, beers & wines.
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