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The Kings Head Inn

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The Green | Newton under Roseberry, Great Ayton TS9 6QR, England
+44 1642 722318
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
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113 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went with a group and had pre booked our menu choices, however we still had to wait for 45 minutes after arriving at the pub on time (slightly early really). The veggie burger was described as tasty, the fish was nice but the other dishes chosen were disappointing. For my husband and I the chicken was overcooked and dry and... More 

Thank MarDee5922
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyable meal. Food was great. Wine was very reasonable. Very pleasant staff. Very dog friendly. Stanley was offered water and biscuits without a prompt. Very good value and a very pleasant environment! No room for pudding! Next time and very soon!

1 Thank Geoff P
Management response:

Hi Geoff P, Thanks for taking the time to review us, we're so pleased you enjoyed your visit and look forward to your return to tackle one of our delicious puds!! :) More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seems a shame that although there are signs advertising 2 for 1 parmesan Monday that the staff are happy to charge full price for them on a Monday and when you see the signs after paying they say it's too late for them to do anything about it.

Thank Fiona M
Management response:

Hi Fiona M, Thanks for your review. Sorry if our offer was confusing in any way. We have the offer advertised around the pub and on our website which requires you to print out a voucher, complete your details and present it to your server at the point of purchase. Unfortunately, on this occasion you ordered your food, paid for... More 

Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the kings head with family yesterday we were a table of 7. From start to finish was a lovely place. Very friendly chatty staff, great home cooked fresh food. The bar and restaurant had a lovely atmosphere and great surroundings with lovely views of roseberry topping We will be visiting soon I'm sure.

1 Thank mrssmcgee
Management response:

Thanks so much for your review, we're delighted you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to seeing you again soon. :) More 

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381 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a walk in the bluebell woods called in for bite to eat. My wife and I ordered a sandwich each which came with coleslaw and chips. Including drinks the bill came to just over£20. The place was quiet so he food arrived fairly quickly and was very tasty. The couple next to us walked out after waiting over half... More 

1 Thank redscarfox
Management response:

Thanks for your review redscarfox, We hope to see you again soon :) More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a great walk up Roseberry Topping we called in for lunch. Great menu choices, my wife chose King Club Sandwich and I chose Steak and Ale pie. Both meals were well prepared, good quantities and tasty. My pie was PROPER pie, it had a base and crust not like some I'm looking out for a better design of shower... More 

1 Thank Bren S
Management response:

Hi Bren S Thanks for your review and for noticing our pie!!! We are very proud of this fact! See you again soon :) More 

Newcastle and Gateshead, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived early, 11:30am for Pre Lunch drinks, only a few tables filled and a couple of well behaved dogs. Over the next 30 mins, more dogs than people came in. Wet smelly dogs, muddy dogs and poorly behaved dogs that for us means my allergies can kick off. We were forced to move table but decided not to eat.... More 

1 Thank RogerSomerville
Management response:

Hi Roger, Thanks for your review. Sorry to hear you are allergic to wet, smelly, muddy dogs. We are a pet friendly establishment and have it clearly sign posted at the entrances to the pub, dogs are in fact only allowed in the hard floored area around the bar so we would always strive to seat people in an area... More 

Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We rang ahead and booked a table for 1pm. On arrival the inn is in a stunning location for the view of roseberry topping. Plenty spaces to park. They also let dogs in which was good for us. That's the good points. Bad points. We were seated at 1pm told food would be about an hour. We had our starter... More 

2 Thank stu&jess
Management response:

Hi, Thanks for your review, and sorry we did not meet your expectations this time. We were in fact very busy which of course causes inevitable wait times, in fact we served over 300 lunches yesterday afternoon, so not sure you have been entirely correct with the detail, but thank you anyway. We hope you give us another try :) More 

Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Daughter and son in law took me for a birthday meal, I have dined all over the country and abroad, but wow would have to be something very very exceptionally special to beat this place. Beautiful venue, lovely feeling to the place, the food was just to die for, service was exceptional staff just so lovely and professional, made the... More 

1 Thank sheelagh1956
Management response:

Thanks Sheelagh1956!! What a lovely review, thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback. See you again soon :) More 

Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited the Kings Head for the first time on 21/04/17 with my mum & dad for place to go for tea. The pub is located is a stunning location overlooking Roseberry Topping. Inside the pub. The inside the pub was very nicely decorated inside with various pictures around the walls and it was very clean , tidy and spacious.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Scenic view
Open Hours
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Green | Newton under Roseberry, Great Ayton TS9 6QR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Great Ayton
  • Phone Number: +44 1642 722318
Recently refurbished and sitting beneath the iconic Roseberry Topping – Cleveland’s ‘Matterhorn of the North’ – this charming inn with bedrooms is wrapped around by the North York Moors National Park, the Cleveland Way and is close to Yorkshire’s seaside gems of Staithes, Whitby and Scarborough, The King’s Head Inn is just a short drive from Redcar, Middlesbrough and the Tees Valley, too.

If you’re looking for bedrooms in North Yorkshire then The King’s Head Inn offers bed and breakfast accommodation that’s more characterful and a great alternative to traditional hotel stays and more service than simply self-catering.

A popular spot for walkers and cyclists, you don’t have to have scaled the ‘Topping’ to deserve a well-earned glass of Yorkshire’s finest and the chance to enjoy The King’s Head Inn’s superb home-cooked food.

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