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“Last minute change of plan”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Kings Head

The Kings Head
Ranked #4 of 25 Restaurants in Howden
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $29
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Kings Head is a very old traditional village pub, full of character, dating back to the 1800's. We are a family-run establishment, suplying great food, homemade and locally sourced, served by friendly staff in a pleasent and comfortable enviroment.
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Last minute change of plan”
Reviewed December 1, 2013

What a find, well to be honest it was thanks to my little sister who live nearby. A proper 'country pub but with a gastro-pub selection.
Excellent greeting and warm invitation to eat, not bad for a Sunday afternoon at 4.30. Surprisingly busy and very obvious that most of the customers were either local or had dined here before. Always a good sign in my experience.
Excellent menu, good wine list and a unique Ice Cream selection. Flavours included Pontefract Cake, Yorkshire Mixture and Mascapone.
Will have to find an opportunity to visit again.

  • Visited December 2013
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yorkshire
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146 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Lovely relaxing meal”
Reviewed November 24, 2013

Always enjoy eating at the Kings Head and this time was no exception.

Starter was green lipped mussels on a bed of fish cakes mussels a shade tiny but cooked to perfection.

Mains was brisket of beef on a bed of horseradish mashed potato excellent.

Friendly service as always.

Cannot wait to go again

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Gary B
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York, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good quality carvery food in a very pleasant setting”
Reviewed October 29, 2013

Arrived for Sunday lunch without a booking not realising how busy the pub would be. Got the last table in the bar and enjoyed a really good quality Sunday lunch served by the chef from the carvery. Choice of 3 meats and excellent selection of quality vegetables cooked just right. Overall, really tasty food.

Shared a dessert which was well presented and very tasty. Too big a portion for one person after the carvery!

Will definitely visit again and would happily take friends.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank reen w
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East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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530 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 340 helpful votes
“Brilliant rural pub”
Reviewed October 24, 2013

A brilliant pub, quite rural, and a magnet for diners for miles around. It has a really good atmosphere, and is popular with all age groups. It’s a great example of how traditional UK pubs have needed to transform themselves from beer and crisps to a full restaurant offering, real ales, good wine list, and events. Price, food, service, all good. Highly recommended.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Jeff P
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Goole, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Best Birthday Meal ever”
Reviewed September 27, 2013

5 of us visited The Kings Head for my birthday. A hidden gem...we had a wonderful meal, beautifully cooked and presented and served by lovely staff who certainly knew their menu. The table was decorated with a balloon and birthday banner...a surprise as not requested and I was even served an ice cream with a candle at the end of the meal.
Would we return?....Certainly
Would we recommend to others?....Without a moments hesitation.
Thank you for a memorable evening.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Pat H
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