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“It is probably off if you want it!”

The Kings Head Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 10 Restaurants in Wye
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$24
Cuisines: Bar, European, British, Pub, Gastropub
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Good for: Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“It is probably off if you want it!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014

Recently stayed three nights and have reviewed the hotel but feel the failings of the restaurant need a second waring to the unsuspecting.
Choose three dishes for each course as it will probably be off. Don't expect what arrives to be exactly what you ordered as part of the dish you chose may be off but you were not told, example no kidney in the lamb and kidney brochette, in fact no brochette just lamb!
The wait staff are lovely and embarrassed by the slowness of the kitchen which at breakfast is painful even assuming the chef turns up on time which he failed to do one morning leaving us to have croissants.
On a positive note the fondue starter is excellent and the wine list good. The staff front of house try there best but there is a distinct lack of management presence and people being left to cope as best they can.

  • Visited June 2014
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014

This place looks very stylish; the decor is very modern and trendy. The service was very slow despite the fact that the restaurant was half empty. After waiting an hour for starters, they arrived with our mains: cheese fondue served with sausages and mash was a weird combo.

Bearing in mind the excellent restaurants in and around Ashford, I wouldn't choose this restaurant again.

  • Visited April 2014
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Memorable birthday dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

My first visit to The Kings Head with my family ( who have recently moved into the village) for my birthday dinner on 30th May. 5 star service and 5 star food. There is a warm ambience here as soon as you enter. The staff are very attentive but not overbearing - just right. There is an extensive menu with extra daily specials - something for every taste and the portion size is generous. Our party of four chose mains of fish pie, lamb burgers and belly pork - all delicious and beautifully presented. The desserts were equally tempting and the cheeseboard with several local cheeses was tastefully presented with crackers, celery, grapes and relish. We shall definitely return again and again. Booking essential!!

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Worsteadweaver
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Amazing food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

Just delicious. We had evening meal, cooked breakfast & Suday lunch-all to die for. The decor and style of the place was full of rustic charm-just perfect

Visited June 2014
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Thank 1983zaza
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London
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“Lovely overnight stay with family at The Kings Head”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014

This was our first visit to Kent and we will certainly be going back! Arrived late afternoon on a Sunday and checked into our family room which was a perfect size for a family of 4 with small children (4 year old and 2 year old in a travel cot). The rooms have a boutique hotel feel with little attention to details such as the bathrobes hanging in the room.
The bar felt very welcoming and relaxed and they were happy to cater for the children with yummy organic apple juice and colouring pens and pictures.
We had a really delicious evening meal - chicken with lemon and tarragon risotto for me and pork belly with black pudding mash for my husband (he absolutely loved this), the kids had fish and chips from the children's menu which they thoroughly enjoyed. They also loved the ice-cream!! I can highly recommend the rose wine which was suggested to me to try by one of the owner's, I need to find out the name!!
Our overnight stay was great, the beds were very comfortable and the room layout was just right for our family.
Breakfast the next morning was good, we tailored the breakfast for our children and the chef was happy to cook what we requested.
We went out to explore the following day and ended up at the seaside in Hythe which was only 20 minutes drive, there seems to be lots of family friendly attractions close by which we would like to try on our return.
We would highly recommend The Kings Head whether you are a local looking for a relaxed restaurant for a delicious evening meal or a family looking for somewhere a bit different to stay and explore the beautiful Kent countryside. A beautiful pub in an area of outstanding natural beauty!

  • Visited May 2014
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