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“Good food, great location, pleasant staff”
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Kings Head Hotel
Ranked #3 of 3 Hoveton B&B and Inns
Rushden
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good food, great location, pleasant staff”
Reviewed 1 September 2013

We visited this location on Wednesday 28th August (bank holiday week) at lunchtime and it was very busy. The garden overlooking the river was extremely popular as you would expect & we were lucky to get a comfortable table in the shade (a hot sunny day). The food was served within 15 minutes & the waitress was very efficient and asked if we wanted any extra sauces etc. Considering how busy they were we were surprised how quick & good the food was and we decided to eat there again in the evening (we were staying in another hotel about 50 yards away).
We ate in the restaurant in the evening and all 4 of us had the carvery.There was a choice of 4 meats & loads of veg roast potatoes etc and everyone was very satisfied & could not manage a sweet. I can recommend this hotel for its restaurant & bar food & the staff were very good under pressure.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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KHTeam, Public Relations Manager at Kings Head Hotel, responded to this review, 25 April 2014
Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful experience on TripAdvisor.

We strive to provide a high standard of service everytime and this is one of those times where all the pieces fell in to place and your are correct when the sun comes out the beer garden by the river is very popular.

We look forward to seeing you in the future (Please bring the sun with you again)

Kind Regards

Thomas Page
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 September 2013

This pub has an enviable location by the waterside in Wroxham so not inexpensive. It is part of a pub chain. We visited with 6 adults and 2 small children. Because the food is ordered by a computer-controlled chain system, it was not possible to adjust the child's menu to suit individual taste.
Service slow but food above tourist pub average- an actually pretty good hamburger & nice chips!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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KHTeam, Public Relations Manager at Kings Head Hotel, responded to this review, 25 April 2014
Thank You for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor.

We have to agree the burger is one to try, maybe next time you could tackle the Ultimate Burger?

Since you have last visited us we now have a new Kids Menu with plenty of choice and scope to amend a few items if we stock them. The Kids Tapas is very popular for the little ones.

We look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

Thomas Page
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Grantham, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

This pub is in a great location for boaters over looking the river and wroxham bridge,not a lot going on for the children the for was very nice with good service drinks prices were top end of pub prices, free moorings for boats are just a few yards away plus all the shops (Roys).

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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KHTeam, Public Relations Manager at Kings Head Hotel, responded to this review, 25 April 2014
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on TripAdvisor.

We are always looking for ways of helping out the parents when accompanied with children and we hope to have a few more events planned throughout the year.

We are glad that you enjoyed our beer garden.

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Thomas Page
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2013

So.....picture the scene. There we the 6 off us 2 old gits just over 50, 3 youngers and a newborn baby outside by the river and we have all ordered our food at the same time. Well my partner and I ( who's celebrating her birthday ) got our meals 20 minutes or so after ordering and then waited nearly half an hour for the other meals to turn up, and after going in to complain about the wait was told "it will be there in a minute". Bloody cheek.

A lovely venue with a fantastic setting overlooking the broads and what do ya get apart from a very poor service......Well, nothing actually.

Guys, I need to say that hopefully someone will see that something is very badly wrong in the kitchen department and we really like to eat in this place.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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KHTeam, Manager at Kings Head Hotel, responded to this review, 25 April 2014
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on TripAdvisor.

I would like to apologise for the less than high standard that you recieved when dining with us. From time to time we do not meet these high standard and all feedback is welcome to help us improve for the future busy periods of the year.

Please do not let this put you off returning and enjoying a relaxing time.

If you wish to discuss any issues you may have with returning please do not hesitate in contacting me 01603 782429

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Thomas Page
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Colchester, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2013

Sunday evening in Hoveton, went to the Kings Head for dinner. Sat in the garden. Service was very friendly, especially with the children. Drinks served quickly, good value food, decent quality.

Would recommend,.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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KHTeam, Public Relations Manager at Kings Head Hotel, responded to this review, 25 April 2014
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on TripAdisor.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Thomas Page
Deputy Manager
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Farnborough, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 July 2013

Very good, tasty food on both occasions we went in for our evening meal. Service was good - our waitress (Victoria) let us know when the non-carvery dishes would be out so we could get the carvery at the same time which enabled us to all eat together. Can't believe the bill total was so low for the amount of good quality food we ate!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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KHTeam, Public Relations Manager at Kings Head Hotel, responded to this review, 29 July 2013
Good Evening Pauline W,

I would like to thank you for taking the time to review our place here on trip advisor and for your kind comments. I will let Victoria know as soon as she is in next about your review and the excellent service you had from her.

Yours Sincerely
Thomas Page
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Manchester
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2013

Called in here for lunch around 1:00 p.m. and the place was only half full.

The smell that hits you on entering is one of old chip fat, and judging by the look of some of the food we saw coming out i can see why.

We decided not to eat but to have a drink outside as there is a nice seating area near the river. Stood at the bar with 4 or 5 other people for over 5 minutes and nobody was interested in serving us, so we left and went elsewhere - a classic demonstration of how not to run a pub / or so called restaurant - avoid at all costs !.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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KHTeam, Public Relations Manager at Kings Head Hotel, responded to this review, 29 July 2013
Good Evening Mr Lord,

My name is Thomas and I am the Deputy Manager of the Kings Head.

I would like to hank you for your review on here, I would kindly ask you to give me a call on 01603 782429 to discuss your experience.

Yours sincerely
Thomas Page
Deputy Manager
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Property: Kings Head Hotel
Address: Station Road, Hoveton, Wroxham NR12 8UR, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Norfolk > Wroxham > Hoveton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Hoveton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Kings Head Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A beautiful Building situated by the river in the village of Hoveton & Wroxham on the Norfolk Broads. ... more   less 
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