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“Home cooked food”
Review of The Kings Head

The Kings Head
Ranked #39 of 135 Restaurants in Matlock
Certificate of Excellence
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Description: The Kings Head is located in the beautiful village of Bonsall in the very heart of the Derbyshire Dales. This attractive, historical pub is popular with walkers and visitors to the area due to its great location and the surrounding countryside, and has been a regular award winner for its floral displays. This is a great example of everything that a traditional English pub should be. Offering great food, beer and good customer service the Kings Head is well worth a visit.
Reviewed March 9, 2014

Food was home cooked and lovely, portion sizes were large. We couldn't manage a pudding after having a starter and main. Would definitely eat here again if in the area

Thank madmarwood
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Reviewed March 8, 2014

We thought we'd try this pub as it had been recommended to us by a few people and we were not disappointed! The food was extremely good and certainly not your average "pub food". The landlord and staff were very friendly & the locals were welcoming too. We will definitely be visiting here again!

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Thank monkeysman
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Reviewed February 20, 2014

We were recommended this pub and were no disappointed by it. It is a Bateman's pub (Lincolnshire brewery) and this suited my taste! The white wine was well-priced and chilled. There was a wide selection of food available and, it being Wednesday, pies, as it was 'pie night'. The portions were very generous for both of us, but it took over 40 minutes to arrive. This was not a problem for us as we were in no rush and enjoyed talking to locals who frequented the pub. It is under relatively new ownership, and seems to be working hard to be a viable alternative to the village's other pub. Friendly, if inexperienced, bar chap, and a chef who was also the waitress....or so it seemed, and this would help to explain the service. Overall, excellent value for money.

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Thank nisamajo
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

Yes.... we concur with other reviews. Soup was homemade and delicious. Smoked salmon starter was the best ever tasted, simply Devine. Mains were hearty, great value and went from simple burgers to duck via steak pie, roasts, salmon, and the specials board. Puddings were huge and we wobbled out ha ha!! Great village pub for locals, out of towners, walkers, foodies, drinkers, gastronomic geeks, holidaymakers, families ( kids menu all 3-50 and home cooked too) and those wanting a Sunday run out to the peak district for a nice lunch. Thank you Michael and team. May we wish you every success.

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Thank jelly2t
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Reviewed November 14, 2013

Just returned from a week in the lovely village of Bonsall. We went to the Kings Head on Sunday evening and found it full with people there for the weekly quiz. we gave it our best shot and came 3rd to our surprise. roast spuds and sandwiches were provided free with the quiz entry. The beer was very good and the pub warm and cosy. We intend to be back.

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Thank rosie5519
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