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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
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Bar, British, Pub, Welsh
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service
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Reviewed 14 May 2024

Second stay here to check out some walking routes to the North. New management only been in charge for a couple of weeks, so as dinner menu was still under decision ate out. Rooms are comfortable and quiet even facing the street. Obviously being an...old coaching inn the floor boards creak a bit, but thankfully only when walked on! Breakfast was adequate. Parking is good being situated at rear off a quiet lane. Bar is spacious and comfortably furnished, plus beer quality was good.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 8 May 2024

Best Sunday lunch out for years and years. Lovely atmosphere, friendly staff and food was devine! Plenty of meat and selection of beautifully cooked veg. Perfect .

Date of visit: April 2024
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Jonathan stanley, Owner at The Kings Head, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2024

Thank you for your lovely review, Hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 19 April 2024 via mobile

Super friendly and helpful staff. Room was spacious and clean. Evening meal was excellent. Had the Thai green curry which was served piping hot, very tasty and generous portion with a delicious sticky toffee pudding to finish. Thanks to everyone who looked after us.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 7 April 2024 via mobile

We booked a table for 2 for 7.15 My wife ordered the lamb and I liked the sound of the beetroot wellington but it came with potatoes and spinach. I asked if I could have fries instead but was told it comes as a meal...with spinach and potatoes. I didn’t really understand this, surely I could have had fries with the wellington even if I didn’t have the spinach. Anyway I decided to have the fish and chips instead. I wish I hadn’t bothered, the fish was very similar to a piece of frozen Birds Eye fish you get from the supermarket, not like a nice piece of battered fish you get from a fish and chip shop. Was very disappointed. The only good thing about our meal was the starter which was the battered bri. I would normally have had a sweet but decided that I wasn’t going to put any more of my hard earned cash over the bar. Overall I was disappointed.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 6 April 2024

Wasn't expecting much other than standard pub fayre and mediocre service which has been our experience of eating out recently (knowing how hard it is to find good staff). We'd booked a table for 4 with our 2 dogs and tables were nicely spaced so...room for the dogs. Good selection of beers and lagers on tap, decent G&T. The pub was busy with other diners and drinkers and was nice to see a pub which welcomes both. The menu was a good mix of standard pub fayre and some interesting other options. 2 of us opted for the half roast chicken with skinny fries Coleslaw and BBQ sauce (having seen it served to someone else and getting food envy) . One of us had the stuffed peppers and another the steak and ale pie. When our food arrived we were all impressed. The roast chicken fell off the bone, the chips were piping hot and plenty of BBQ sauce. A little stingy on the Coleslaw but thoroughly enjoyable. Our friends enjoyed their meals, the pie was a 'proper' pie with a full pastry surround and came with additional gravy. The service was fantastic. The staff were friendly, efficient and running around serving lots of tables but found time to check in and make sure we had drinks and that our food was all OK. We ordered desserts and were politely told there might be a bit of a wait as they were just serving a large party. Sure enough there was a wait but we were enjoying the atmosphere so wasn't a problem. The desserts were proper homemade puds. My creme brulee was delicious, hubby enjoyed his sticky toffee pudding which was nice and hot (something he usually moans about) and our friend enjoyed their crumble which had a proper crunchy top (not microwaved). All in all, a very enjoyable evening in a great atmosphere with good food, service and a reasonable price. We've had a few disappointing meals out where we've paid a lot more recently and I was beginning to lose faith in the hospitality sector.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 6 April 2024 via mobile

The hotel room was comfortable; clean, spacious and good fittings. Staff were pleasant. However, the food overall was not good; soggy fish, hard peas. Breakfast was equally poor-urns of tea, not even hot water and tea bags……… I would stay in a room again, but...choose to eat elsewhereMore

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 5 April 2024

Hotel stay , kettle didn't work , blood stains on duvet cover , cover was change but over duvet that had blood stains on it , any stay in hotel I expect minimum of clean bed and bathroom

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 March 2024

Sunday lunch 6/10 Vegetables hard. Food cold Not a friendly atmosphere. The pub was cold. Especially when they change £15.95 for on course. Very disappointed.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 24 December 2023

I stayed one night and had dinner and breakfast. I was looking for somewhere comfortable to spend the night before moving into my new home… I enjoyed the steak I had for dinner but people kept following me around nervously and atone point I was...stopped from leaving the open plan bar/ restaurant..l they seemed to think I was going to slip out without paying? ? Weird! Why would someone book a hotel with their credit card, have dinner and leave without paying for their dinner. I’ve stayed in numerous hotels etc all over England, Wales, USA & Italy in the past four years of travelling and I’ve never been treated like that before! I just thought it was weird…More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 3 December 2023

Always a fabulous welcome with a well stocked bar. Comfy rooms and a quality breakfast with first class ingredients.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 8 November 2023

What a fabulous pub. It was warm & welcoming. Food delicious and we felt very reasonably priced. Run by a Husband & wife team, both delightful and friendly. We were a party of 5 adults celebrating my husband's Birthday. When we were served our drinks,...I mentioned it was a Birthday drink. At the end of our meal my hubby was presented with a delicious lemon cheesecake desert and a happy birthday candle. 2 x specials on the blackboard. Our Bill was under 90 pounds with drinks. Highly recommend and hope we might have the opportunity to return until we return to Aussie.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 1 October 2023 via mobile

Lovely pub situated just off the main road. The staff were very friendly and the Sunday dinner was delightful. I had the pork which they were only too happy to serve a Yorkshire pud with on request and my partner had the beef which was...equally as nice. All served with a mixed bowl of veg. The service was quick too. Would definitely recommend 😋More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 23 August 2023 via mobile

I visited this pub to meet up with friends, as there were staying there for a few nights, the staff were very polite and helpful. There was a few of us they took out orders and moved us to a quieter room for our food....Which was all freshly cook, I didn’t hear any complaints for the rest of the party, I shall pop back in when I am out on my motorbike or out with friends and I am in that area.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 27 July 2023 via mobile

Friendly helpful staff. Good food, generous portions. Best Gammon steak in years. Room comfortable and clean. No complaints only positives. Ideally situated in the centre of this old market town and within east reach of many other attractions.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 15 July 2023

We popped in for lunch and could not have received a better service or food. Great sized portions served by friendly staff.

Date of visit: July 2023
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traveldoctoruk
6 October 2017|
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Response from Valerie J | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry I cannot help you, but I am sure there must be vegetarian options, as others have advised have a look on their website. Hope you enjoy.
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Hello, Yes we do allow dogs in our rooms and also in the bar area. We look forward to seeing you, I am sure the place has changed a bit since your grandparents owned it!
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