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“The Place to go for a steak”
Review of The King William IV Pub - CLOSED

The King William IV Pub
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Steakhouse, British, Pub
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Braintree, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“The Place to go for a steak”
Reviewed 28 June 2014

Visited the King Billy for a meal while staying at a nearby guesthouse. Comfortable pub with a nice atmosphere. We went on a Friday evening and were advised to book beforehand which was very good advice as it was full when we arrived.

They specialise in rump steaks although there are other dishes on offer. We opted for the 400gr rump steak meal which was on offer for £34 for two. The steak was delicious, cooked to perfection and served with 'proper' home cooked chips, huge battered onion rings and a very tasty salad. I can't comment on the desserts, we were too full of steak to even contemplate them.

The only criticism would be the small choice of ales on offer. The sign outside boasts fine quality real ales which failed to deliver with only 2 beers, a cider and Guinness on draught during our visit.

  • Visited June 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“I will be going back”
Reviewed 26 June 2014

I had 500g ribs and 500g rump steak. Perfect cut of meat, cooked perfectly, BBQ sauce on the ribs was the best I've ever tasted, real chips.

Friendly, prompt service, chef came out the kitchen and let me choose my steak.

I really can not fault the place, I will be going back.

  • Visited June 2014
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“The best steak in the UK!”
Reviewed 14 June 2014

The best steak and good homemade chips awesome sizes for a great price. 750g rump medium rare cooked to perfection, with a lovely creamy peppercorn sauce. Nice staff always very helpful. Owner and chef a lovely bloke, always happy to talk to customers and has great rapport. Would recommend to anyone, anyone who has any complaints really should talk to the owner and chef before writing a review as they are always happy to help you. Great steak, great gammon, great burgers, great ribs, great homemade desserts too. As well as the biltong cheese, yum! - Connor

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Connor M
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York, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great steaks!”
Reviewed 5 June 2014

The "King Billy" as it is known locally doesn't look much but if you like well cooked great steaks, then this is the place for you!
They managed to deliver a well done and rare steak at the same time with both perfectly prepared and hot.
The onion rings, chips and salad were all excellent, as were the sauces - we had garlic mushroom and peppercorn.
Highly recommended and great value for money!

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Andy G
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“2.2 kg fillet steak .. best steak, best cooked and lovely atmosphere”
Reviewed 30 May 2014

2.2 kg fillet steak .. best steak, best cooked and lovely atmosphere

Ive never had a steak or meal as nice .... and the atmosphere and the staff are amazing...

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Terry V
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