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“Very average for the money”
Review of The Kings Head - CLOSED

The Kings Head
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

Went with colleagues for a business lunch, won't be going again. Very bland and poor service too. For the money we expected a lot better.

1  Thank bigdave007
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Reviewed January 9, 2014 via mobile

Over priced meals, quality sadly lacking, arrogant staff, especially the manager, who was flippant when we complained about the quality and small quantity.
Won't go again.

2  Thank Craigos007
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Reviewed November 8, 2013

This is effectively a restaurant with a pub attached, and is a firm favourite in both its roles with locals as well as visitors. The menu changes quite frequently, with the current specials easily visible on blackboards, often detailing locally reared meats.

As regulars, we find the quality of the cooking, plate presentation and table service to be consistently well above average - we can't remember having a duff meal there at all. There is always a staggeringly wide choice of starters and fish or meat dishes available, especially since this is a relatively modest sized enterprise and food is clearly freshly prepared.

My one reservation is on the choice available for vegetarians. This is usually limited to a single main course dish, or maybe another to be served without its meat component! This isn't acceptable nowadays, especially since so many carnivores are also happy to eat meat-free meals if they are interesting and well presented, as they so easily can be. So perhaps you could apply your considerable talents over a slightly wider horizon, Jamie?

With that one minor qualm aside, we always enjoy a Kings Head lunch - and we love the 2 courses for £12.50 charge!

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1  Thank Armchairgardener
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Reviewed October 26, 2013

Booked a table for 4 on a Friday and we had an excellent evening. The 2 course menu (starter and main) isn't extensive but it is sufficiently varied to provide a reasonable and balanced choice. However, the 2 course menu does tempt you into a third course which may be too much if you are used to small portions. Also, some of the sauces are very rich - but nevertheless tasty! I really enjoyed my beef and mushroom pie which was full of flavour and the cheesecake was light and delicious. My friends also enjoyed their selections and we found the prices very fair - the evening overall was good value for the money. We would recommend booking and beware that the car park is quite small.

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Thank Rick_and_Jane
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Reviewed October 20, 2013

I found the food very expensive for what you got.And its decor is very clinical we waited a good ten minutes before any one came to sever us and was just for a drink & they was not cheap we was going to have lunch until we had seen the price of a sandwich.And from what food we did see I would not have paid the price

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Thank peter e
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