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“Fine food and very good value for money”
Review of The Kings Head

The Kings Head
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $24
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Business owners Andy & Julz Judd welcome you to The Kings Head. January 2012 - Present. Whilst the building is owned by Hook Norton Brewery, the business within it is privately owned, all enquiries should be directed to the Business owners. The Kings Head is situated on the edge of the beautiful village of Napton on the Hill, Warwickshire and close to the Oxford Canal network. Here at The Kings Head we are committed in providing each and every guest with a warm, hospitable service, together with good quality food with an unpretentious price tag. Due to the increasing popularity of The Kings Head, we advise advanced bookings for any lunchtime or evening but especially so at weekends. Telephone and website bookings only, our email is not monitored 24/7 therefore it is advised not to use email as a booking facility. We are very proud to produce all of our menu products ourselves and whilst our busy chefs work very, very hard to prepare and produce each individual dish with the minimum delay,at prime/busy times this is sometimes inevitable, we respectfully request your patience. Did you Know? The Kings Head also offers an Excellent Catering and/or Mobile Bar Service for all Events, please feel free to contact Andy Judd (Proprietor & Head Chef) to discuss any enquiry you may have. If you would like to hear more about The Kings Head, why not like us on Facebook (The Kings Head Napton). Please note: At very busy times early tables (6-7pm)of parties up to 6 people may be subject to a maximum 2 hour table occupancy. We advise a later reservation time is booked should you wish for a longer sitting. Not Happy with Something? Please inform our Front of House Team if you are not happy with something, we cannot rectify a genuine problem if we do not hear about it until after the event. Our aim is to ensure all of our guests leave as happy guests. Andy, Julz & Team
Reviewed August 27, 2013

My wife and I eat out often and this is the third time we have eaten at this pub, but the first time we have had lunch there. I have rated them very highly for 3 reasons:
1) The food quality. I had the liver and bacon and it was perfectly cooked (not always the case with liver). The accompanying mash and gravy were spot on and the roasted glazed carrots and parsnips were the best I have tasted for some time. My wife had an omelette which was large, fresh and tasty (there is a choice of fillings) and she also cleared the plate.
2) Value for money. They did not sacrifice quantity for quality - there was more than enough for a lunch and I have a healthy appetite. These main courses were £5.95 each! I have paid that in another country pub (see my review of The Navigation Inn Lapworth) for a less than satisfactory sandwich.
3) Service. Our friend chose the Mushroom stroganoff which she really enjoyed. It was a large portion so she left just one or two mushrooms which were slightly firm (clearly, unlike the uniform cultivated mushrooms this can happen with wild mushrooms) Although she had not said a word to us or to the waitress when the waitress delivered the bill she told us that they had not charged for the mushroom dish as they felt some of the mushrooms must have been 'chewy'. Our friend disagreed and said we were perfectly happy with the dish but they still refused to charge us. You can often learn a lot about the way a restaurant cares about customer service by the way they handle a complaint - how much more do you learn when they respond not to a complaint - but to their OWN perception of their standards of quality.
So, I write this review with mixed feelings - I hope a lot of people go there and enjoy it as we did - but not so many we cannot get in next time!

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Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

We have had both lunch and dinner here, on both occasions the food has been great. They have good beers and wines. I would recommend anybody who likes good food to go there, but do book they seem to be always busy.

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Thank JB1234Tewkesbury
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

We had a meal here on Monday evening and the place was full of diners! On a Monday ,this is unusual .However when you can have a beautifully cooked steak and a desert for £11 who could resist.
The food is so tasty and presented beautifully. All the staff are friendly .The place is immaculate,you must be so dedicated I admire your professionalism .Well done you all deserve to be very proud.

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Thank 24conway
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

After being recommended to go here by several friends, in what appeared to be quick succession, we booked for last Wednesday.

Firstly, if you have been here in the past, it will now be recognised as "the very distant past'! The whole place has undergone a great makeover and the ambience and atmosphere was superb. As soon as we (a party of 5) walked through the door we were greeted with a smile and immediate service.

The food and service were genuinely second to none. Nothing was too much trouble - even when one of our party was delayed and the smiles were abundant! All prices were very fair, including decent house wine at £13.95 a bottle.

I am not a fan of Hook Norton beer, however they did a great pint too.

We all agreed the whole experience was perfect for a chilled night out and better value for money than ever expected. It would be hard to choose the best bit - staff, food and atmosphere were all wonderful!

Check their website for Fish night on a Wednesday and Steak night on a Monday. But remember to book!

Thank you and we will see you soon.

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Thank sickofbeinghappy
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

found this pub a bit different from some of the local competition, the menu varied and perhaps slightly more expensive. Had a warm scotch egg with fancy soldiers and herb butter, lovely, followed by an ok beef in red wine pie (at £9.95) and vegetables not as well cooked as I would personally prefer and triple coloured ice cream with a strawberry! The presentation of all the food to our party was very impressive - especially a posh burger! Very busy when we went so not easy to park on arrival, but as pre-booked, no problem on getting a table. Plan to go again in the near future.

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Thank daventrygirl656
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