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Review of King Henry VIII

King Henry VIII
Ranked #1 of 4 Restaurants in Hever
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Pub
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: The King Henry VIII is a truly historic English pub, from its dramatic Tudor chimney stacks to its oak beams, open fires and panelled bars, all restored using traditional Tudor craftsmanship. The current building dates from 1647 but a pub has occupied the site since 1597.Opposite the entrance to Hever Castle, where Anne Boleyn spent her early years, this half-timbered and peg-tiled pub is a real gem. In summer the beautiful beer garden and pond make visits especially memorable and the roaring fires and polished wood panelling make it a welcoming and cosy place for colder months.Customers can expect excellent food in generous portions and a wide range of ales, beers & wines.
Reviewed November 17, 2013

Went to this wonderful pub on Saturday 16th November 2013. This was our first visit and it really was, "Wow!" My wife and I were invited here by a dear friend who tells us she is a regular. It was a bright, sunny day and having parked in the car park opposite we checked out the gardens and the outside seating area. All very nice and with a great view of the lake. A good look around the inside was a real gem. Open fires with wood burning on them, many customers with happy faces and busy staff also with happy faces. We ordered our drinks and our meals at the Bar before going to the table our friend had booked for us. This room was very cosy and it was here we noticed the Henry VIII woven into the carpet that is not only in this room but on the entire ground floor. We all ordered the steak and ale with stilton pie which, we were told, is home made on the premises. This was served with 'fat' chips and a large plate of veg which was perfectly cooked. We were not pressed for time so were able to enjoy a comfortable meal and to eat it all. There was no way we were going to leave without trying the deserts either. We had one each, one lemon cheesecake which came with a small jug of cream, one treacle tart and one 'Naughty Henry' which was a waffle soaked in Maple syrup with two generous scoops of ice cream covered with chocolate scrapings and a clever laticework which was milk chocolate and white chocolate interwoven with each other. Signs of an excellent chef!
The staff were really so busy yet managed to be friendly and polite and this was much appreciated by us. When I mentioned that it was very busy the waitress said that it is always like this. With the delicious food so well presented and of real 'man size' portions no wonder this place is always busy. Just one tip. Make sure you book a table as I saw several people being turned away due to not booking.

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1  Thank Michael T
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Reviewed November 14, 2013 via mobile

After a muddy 5 hour dog walk the entire staff couldn't have made the two of us more welcome. Good hearty burning open fire toasted us as we enjoyed some fantastic food. Wonderful place.

3  Thank Sherriff10
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Reviewed November 10, 2013

Lovely old Tudor-style pub, very efficient friendly staff and one of the best Sunday lunches that we have been served. Thoroughly recommend it!

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Thank skinsid
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Reviewed November 4, 2013

We stayed at the Hever Castle B&B and did not have a car, so our dinner options were very limited. We could walk to this Pub in a couple minutes from the B&B. The first evening we found the dinner so good that we went back the second evening and had a different dinner. This was much better than the options available to us on the Castle grounds.

1  Thank tmaier69
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Reviewed November 2, 2013

Stopped here on the off chance. It is a beautiful ancient building that has been a public house for hundreds of years. the lunch menu was quite extensive. I ordered the Ham, egg and chips and my husband ordered the sausage and mash. The ham was beautiful with lovely fresh eggs and crispy chips. The sausage and mash was a huge portion. All in all a lovely lunch in beautiful surroundings.

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Thank SheilaWise
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