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Kings Head Restaurant

Station Road, Ivinghoe LU7 9EB, England
01296 668388
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Ranked #2 of 3 restaurants in Ivinghoe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $163
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Having been recommended by many over the years finally got our act together for a delicious 5 course lunch taster. Will be back soon as perfect for that special occasion.

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Liphook, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Three friends and myself had dinner here on Saturday evening to celebrate a birthday. We'd all travelled up from Hampshire and stayed at a local hotel. On arrival at the Kings Head we were greeted by a rather abrupt little man who guided us to a small bar area for pre dinner drinks. Our group found this little man rather... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We came here last night for the very first time having read the prior reviews ( not the last couple ) how good it was. The food was amazing, the duck especially so, the portion sizes were gigantic to the relief of my partner who polished off a portion of leftover duck when it all couldn't be eaten! The service... More

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Ely
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This restaurant has been an icon of what is best and delightful about eating out in Britain for as long as I can remember. Having never eaten here before, I was almost faint with apprehension as friends took us here for dinner last night as a surprise. What a treat I thought!!! I recalled the tales of gorgeousness, delight and... More

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Ivybridge, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Had dinner here last night with 2 other couples who have been before. Service was very good friendly and not overly overbearing. The food was generally good without being exceptional - certainly not Michelin star quality but enjoyable. One of our friends had a voucher for half price dinner which was not only good for the 6 of us but... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

My family has been visiting this restaurant for 50 years. My grandfather and Grandmother would always consider this restaurant the best there is. However NOT any more. We decided to go for my Grandmothers Birthday yesterday. To ensure we made the most of our day we booked early for A la carte lunch. On arrival at 12:30pm we were told... More

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jonathan o, Owner at Kings Head Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to review our restaurant and dining with us. Sorry to hear you found it a disappointing experience, we always strive to send out a high quality product with service to match giving a great overall dining experience. I shall address your points 1 at a time. We had a very busy weekend, we sold... More

Tring, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

In fact, a great place full stop, consistently good food and faultless service, George run's a tight ship and has done for years. There is a reason he and the restaurant are still there, it's because it's outstanding. It's a dining experience, not just a place to eat.

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Unfortunately we do not get there this often because we are living in Mallorca as well as loving to travel. I have visited this restaurant since 1986 and it me has never changed in quality of food, superb service and just overall a beautiful place to visit. I recommend it highly

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I'm not sure if we have been going to the same King's Head as some of the other reviewers! We have eaten here many many times over the past 25 years the last time being yesterday and I do wonder about the patronising and condescending tone of some reviewers- 'nostalgic, slightly pretentious'- where is the evidence that the diners are... More

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England
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

If you look nostalgically back to the slightly pretentious food and service of the 1970s and 80s, this is the place for you, but be prepared for inflation. We've eaten here several times and the food is always OK, but it's very expensive, the service is mediocre, and why can the wine bottle not remain, in sight, on the table?... More

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