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“Excellent food and generous servings”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The King's Head

The King's Head
Ranked #103 of 363 Restaurants in Canterbury
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Bury, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Excellent food and generous servings”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2014

This is essentially a "no frills" pub which serves a wide selection on up market fare. The servings were more than generous and the quality good, although our curries needed more salt! The service was friendly and helpful (the chef worked hard by serving some dishes himself!). The pub serves a wide selection of draft beers. The ambiance was as I said earlier, basic, the tables are all within the bar area.

  • Visited May 2014
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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A Great Curry Night!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2014

I mainly go here on Thursdays for Curry night. The curry's are home-made, and for 7.95 you get curry and any pint from the bar. The curry's change every week, and are always BRILLIANT!!! I really can't compliment the quality of food enough. Sometimes the curry's are pretty varied, from Thai, Caribbean, and Indian favourites, but the chef is happy to come out and talk you through them, and more importantly tell you how hot they are! This guy is a star!

The pub itself has a nice atmosphere, and sky sports, so you won't miss the big game whilst enjoying your food. And though I can get busy the land lady does a great job handling all the curry and drinks orders.

Why anyone would pay the same money for microwaved, rubbish curry in a chain but, rather than home-made delicious curry here is beyond me!

I just want them to do takeaway now....

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Michael r
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Ystrad Mynach, South Wales
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“A local pub with good food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2013

In June 2013 my daughter moved into rental accommodation in Wincheap - not far from this pub. The first time we went there we had no idea what we were getting into - to my delight they served draught Perry as well as draught ales. They had a pub menu up with specials on another board. We were welcomed -never been there before but made to at home. We had various choices. After having driven from Wales to Kent and loaded and unloaded a transit van the King's Head was a delight.
The next week we were back again - doing some hard graft in the garden - cutting down and burning a lot of overgrown trees and bushes. We had booked for Sunday lunch and there was no blink when we walked in at the end of service slightly aromatic.
We have been there a number of times now and always had great service, at the start of September a party of 9 of my family descended and were all served with great aplomb. Sadly they do not do good Christmas Eve - apparently the landlord decided that the chef deserved some time off gnashing of teeth.
We did turn up for drinks Christmas Eve, Christmas day and Boxing day - the service was great on all days, and on Boxing day everywhere you looked in the pub there were people playing bar games - from liar dice to crib. a great place to eat a great place to drink.
I will never forget the day their special desert was fresh fruit cut up to dip into a chocolate sauce. I never knew a sauce could spread that far.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank EJaneMoore
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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“Excellent Food In A Friendly Atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2013

Early on a Saturday evening in late November The Kings Head was busy, warm and welcoming. The purpose of our visit was to eat and we were pleasantly surprised to find the day to day menu was interesting and different and that the chef creates specials from seasonal, locally available produce on the day. We chose from the specials board and our salmon with prawn beurre blanc and pork loin on stilton mash arrived freshly prepared, beautifully presented and perfectly seasoned. Compliments to the chef!
We had a nice evening with friendly staff, friendly regulars and excellent food. We thoroughly recommend a visit to The Kings Head.

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Thank spike19
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London, United Kingdom
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275 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
“Out with family”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2013

Do try the burger it was very good meat and tasty, chips also soft inside and crispy outside. The service is good food is well presented and served by chef.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank VioletJ
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