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Kings Cliffe Road | Apethorpe, Apethorpe PE8 5DG, England
01780-470627
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Visitor rating
  • 40
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
U3A tramps hike at Apethorpe

Welcomed on arrival,pre ordered lunch, went for a 6 mile hike ,returned to very warm welcome food and service excellent, good selection of food and ales.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015
landlubber2014
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ramsey cambs
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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59 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
ramsey cambs
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Welcomed on arrival,pre ordered lunch, went for a 6 mile hike ,returned to very warm welcome food and service excellent, good selection of food and ales.

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Apethorpe, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We live in the lovely village of Apethorpe and oh boy are we lucky to have this as our local. We frequently eat at the Kings Head and have never been disappointed. Whether it's Bangers and Mash or a Venison Carpaccio every meal is fantastic. Simon and Charlotte have worked so hard to get the business to where it is... More 

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Charlottekings, Owner at The Kings Head, responded to this review

Hello Pat! Thank you so much for your review. Simon and I really do appreciate having such wonderful locals such as yourself and family that support us in everything we do with the pub. It really is great to know we have such a supportive group of friends and customers (in which you are both) behind us every step of... More 

Peterborough, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

As a member of a local walking group, we frequently use this pub for lunch, and it's a favourite with many of us.It's delightful inside with a snug bar, and separate dining area. It's rather unfair to judge a pub / restaurant over the Christmas rush but , as usual, the reception was very friendly and helpful. The service struggled... More 

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Charlottekings, Owner at The Kings Head, responded to this review

Dear Michael Thank you for your review, it is really great to see our regular walking groups opinions - especially lovely ones like yours. We would like to apologise about your soup and venison not being hot when it was served. It is always rather busy around Christmas time and sometimes we could do with more pairs of hands than... More 

King's Cliffe, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We (party of four) visited for lunch last Saturday. We were warmly welcomed and shown to our table. Drinks were ordered first and then main courses. The ambience of the restaurant was very nice with two log fires burning. All four courses arrived together. The food was well prepared and served on warm plates. The menus have a good choice... More 

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Charlottekings, Owner at The Kings Head, responded to this review

Dear Geologist74 Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. Its so lovely to hear such kind things about our pub. SImon, myself and our loyal staff have all put a lot of effort in over the passed 3 years so it really is great to hear back from our customers (especially such positive things!). We're... More 

Aslackby
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Out for a drive with friends, saw this lovely attractive pub and popped in for the best bar snack ever, it really was that good, super food very good presentation and at £33 including drinks for 4 people great value. Service was excellent, We ate in the bar with log fire blazing away. The restaurant looked most inviting for an... More 

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Charlottekings, Owner at The Kings Head, responded to this review

Hello Mike! Firstly let us say a big thank you for your review - we appreciate such wonderful customers who take their time to express their opinions of our pub. So glad to hear you had a nice time - we do try and keep our prices competitive at the same time as serving high quality food so its great... More 

Spain
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We popped in for lunch on a rainy day in October 2014. The King's Head is comfortable, warm and still retains the atmosphere of a country pub. The staff were friendly and helpful. Lunch was very good and served quickly. We will go there again and recommend others to try it.

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Charlottekings, Owner at The Kings Head, responded to this review

Hi Jojo So delighted to read your review which you have kindly taken the time to write for us. Thank you for your great comments, we appreciate such lovely customers! Look forward to seeing you again soon kind regards Charlotte More 

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Our merry band of over 60s cyclists stopped here for lunch. The beer was great and the food very tasty. Service was friendly, efficient and fast. Would definitely call in again!

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Charlottekings, Owner at The Kings Head, responded to this review

Dear David Thank you for your review and apologies for only just responding to it! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stop off last year, its a great boost for us in the new year to hear such comments and gives us the encouragement to keep up the good work! Look forward to seeing you soon (closer to... More 

Peterborough, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We really enjoyed our evening in this lovely country pub. The service was really friendly and efficient - the food was great, especially the main courses. Four of us all chose differently and we all cleared our plates. Great price too for the quality. We will be back!

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Charlottekings, Owner at The Kings Head, responded to this review

Dear Karen C What a great review! I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your trip to The Kings Head and would like to thank you for taking the time to review it for others to see. It really is a great boost for myself, my partner (the chef) and the team to see our hard work is paying off.... More 

Rugby, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Visited by chance with a friend. We we're quite close to end of service, but the barman checked and we were looked after impeccably. Delicious salad and relishes, superb bread beef and cheese and all served with smiling efficiency, in fact the staff went beyond the usual level of service to accommodate us. This is a real find wnd we... More 

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Charlottekings, Owner at The Kings Head, responded to this review

Dear tenbearstenbears Thank you so much for your wonderful review on trip advisor. I am absolutely delighted to hear you were happy with the service and food on your recent trip to The Kings Head, Apethorpe. We try to accommodate all our customers and its great to hear the staff went beyond expectations to make you feel welcome - I... More 

Banbury, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Went there with a party of 20 plus for a set lunch.The first course ,the chicken had no taste and the mashed potato looked and tasted like instant.The pudding apple & rhubarb crumble came with a watery custard,dry and inedible .The overall impression was of "take or leave it" your party is too much bother. Needless to say we shall... More 

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Charlottekings, Owner at The Kings Head, responded to this review

Dear Roger Thank you for your review and firstly let me apologise profusely with regards to your recent trip to The Kings Head, Apethorpe. In response to your comments on the food, our chicken dish is currently the most popular on the menu which is why we thought this would be suitable for your group. I can 100% assure you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kings Cliffe Road | Apethorpe, Apethorpe PE8 5DG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northamptonshire  >  Apethorpe
  • Phone Number: 01780-470627

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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