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The Kings Head

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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
Open 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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 5
    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
Sunday Lunch After A Walk Around Apethorpe Area

Organised a walk which included Sunday lunch at the pub. On booking the pub suggested we'd order on arrival for the walk & they'll have it ready 2 hours later. That's what I call good service. Everyone (14) of us who ate stated they had a really lovely meal (a good selection was chosen too). The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
Steve F
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Corby, United Kingdom
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Corby, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Organised a walk which included Sunday lunch at the pub. On booking the pub suggested we'd order on arrival for the walk & they'll have it ready 2 hours later. That's what I call good service. Everyone (14) of us who ate stated they had a really lovely meal (a good selection was chosen too). The staff were very helpful... More 

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Melton Constable, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

If you want an authentic old english country pub with good real ales and fantastic food ,this is the place to be . we happened on it by chance after looking for somewhere to eat for the evening being extremely disappointed at the queens head Nassington the previos night where we where staying ,. Nice warm open fire ,friendly chatty... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The King's Head at Apethorpe in E. Northants is a fantastic pub. Not only is it located in a beautiful, rustic setting it is also all that a pub should be. My partner has just celebrated his 50th birthday there and the whole event was organised and managed so professionally by Charlotte and Simon. The food is of a very... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

Visited The King's Head with my family for Sunday lunch in November. We were pleasantly surprised when we walked in to find a traditional style pub with a fire, friendly greeting at the bar and availability for Sunday lunch without having to book. The children were given some books and toys to keep them occupied while we were waiting for... More 

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

Dear Clementinepips Thank you for taking your time to review your visit with us. It seems you did not enjoy your meal with us which is such a shame as we pride ourselves on our Sunday roasts so we truly are sorry to hear we have failed this time. I am glad to hear you enjoyed the sirloin of beef... More 

Preston, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We have visited the Kings Head on several occasions now and have never been disappointed. The welcome is warm, the food is excellent and the ambience welcoming whether there is a throng or just you in the pub. The hostess is both charming and hard working in equal measure and the staff clearly take their lead from her front of... More 

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

Dear Johnny T Firstly may I thank you for taking the time to write your review. It is always a great pleasure to scroll down and see 5 out of 5 as myself, partner and team always try our best to ensure customers leave full and happy! We are lucky at The Kings Head as the pub has such character... More 

ramsey cambs
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

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

Dear Landlubber2014 What a lovely review you have written for us - thank you for taking the time to do so. Its a pleasure to see customers taking their time to review their visit. Glad you enjoyed the food, ales and service - we love having our walking parties cheering up the restaurant on these cold winter days - so... More 

Apethorpe, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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
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77 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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58 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 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
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87 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 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 

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Additional Information about The Kings Head

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

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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, Pub
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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