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Kings Head Restaurant

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Station Road, Ivinghoe LU7 9EB, England
01296 668388
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Proper Old Style Service

Been to the Kings Head twice now and both times have been really impressed with the excellent service, it's almost like stepping back in time to when service used to matter. The Aylesbury duck main course was totally delicious, the portion size was huge, but we enjoyed it so much we polished off... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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  • Special occasions
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English first
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Been to the Kings Head twice now and both times have been really impressed with the excellent service, it's almost like stepping back in time to when service used to matter. The Aylesbury duck main course was totally delicious, the portion size was huge, but we enjoyed it so much we polished off the lot! It's well worth a visit,... More 

Thank COYI_HammersFan
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading some of the reviews I was somewhat apprehensive about booking a table for lunch to celebrate my wife's birthday. These thoughts were soon forgotten, from the moment we entered the restaurant we were made welcome initially by the lady on reception then by the matre de, who explained all the different menus in a relaxed and unhurried fashion.... More 

Thank Robert M
Buckinghamshire, England
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45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have known this restaurant for many years. Disappointing that there is an extremely limited selection of wines by the glass. Felt that the mocktails(alcohol free cocktails) were limited to a choice of 4 and mine tasted less than average. The tart starter was disappointing. I would have loved an old fashioned "Irish coffee" at the end of the meal but... More 

Thank Jasmine2
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26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My son and his partner invited us to the King;s Head to celebrate our significant birthdays. While initially slightly apprehensive that it might be a little too formal and expensive, all my fears proved groundless. Our welcome could not have been friendlier. We were made to feel immediately at home and quickly relaxed while the owner explained the intricasies of... More 

Thank Bob W
Watford, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came here to celebrate with my partner and I was expecting nothing but the best. The food I had was excellent but my partners starter was overdone and the cheese board seemed past its date and to be honest she felt ill that night. The service however was very slow we got served homemade butter but no bread and... More 

Thank PGP48
South Northants
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch here with friends in celebration of two sixtieth birthdays. Two of our party knew the restaurant well, one from regular visits over thirty years. Everything was every bit as good as we hoped, even knowing that the personal recommendations would be pretty reliable. Food and service were excellent, with the proper attention to detail sadly lacking in so... More 

Thank Forgergirl
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Decided to have a lunch before the Christmas rush. Excellent choice of menu great deal of attention paid to every detail of ones visit. Leisurely coffee in the lounge to top up a magnificent lunch thank you we will be back.

Thank Sheila S
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were greeted by a very pleasant lady who took our coats .The owner then showed us to one of the small bars where we were served canapés while we ordered our drinks and looked at the menu. We decided on the roast beef which was delicious All the meals are inclusive of a starter and dessert plus tea or... More 

Thank Barb045-11
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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161 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

It was a birthday meal. There are a number of rooms for a drink first and in which to chose your food. The rooms and service a little old fashioned but no bad think. The welcome was warm. Limited menu but plenty of choice. We all took the smokers save one butternut soup. Mains we split between blade of beef... More 

Thank Middlemiss
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Great Menu, wonderful food expertly cooked and faultless service. Certainly the best restaurant and the nicest atmosphere of anywhere around (and we have tried most). The Scallops were excellent as was the fish. Very good wine list and excellent quality wine for the price.

Thank John R

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Station Road, Ivinghoe LU7 9EB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Buckinghamshire  >  Ivinghoe
  • Phone Number: 01296 668388

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 163
  • Cuisine: French, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions


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