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King William IV

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Chishill Road, Heydon SG8 8PW, England
+44 1763 838773
12:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Hunstanton, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

we booked the King William for a special birthday treat for my wife, all the family getting together. Firstly the bar, a busy Sunday lunchtime, only 1 or 2 serving. I asked for what I consider a common drink - whisky and ginger ale (also known as dry ginger) gave be a bottle of ginger beer. Explained not right, people... More 

1 Thank influentialtourist
cambridge, uk
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cane in after best part of two hour walk with the dog looking for a pint and a snack lunch. Had to wash out the outdoor dog bowl before we could fill it for the dog. Told by very slow and unhelpful barman that they only did Sunday lunches and children's menu - their lighter bite menu was not available.... More 

1 Thank janetmac
Royston, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a table for 7pm arrived a bit late but this was not a problem at all after two of our family members got stuck in traffic driving from norwich! Very friendly bar man who took our drinks orders before a lovely girl took us to our table. The chicken cordon bleu was gorgeous! My sister even said her fillet... More 

Thank vwdave1986
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked via email, told them it was a special birthday. Asked for a lovely table. On arrival, not mentioned, couldn't find my booking at first and shown to a corner table devoid of atmosphere, no other diners nearby, surrounded by empty tables. Waitresses a plenty, all with shirts hanging out- very unprofessional for a place where main courses averaged £20,... More 

1 Thank Andrew B
Royston, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

We had a super lunch with my brother and sister in law on Friday. Food was excellent and service was good it turned a particularly nasty weather day into a pleasure day. My cordon blue chicken was good but couldn't manage to finish it. Well done King Bill.

Thank Angela T
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Called into the King William IV for a business meeting lunch yesterday - I'm an occasional visitor over the years as I live over in Cambridge. Warm welcome from Steph and Jo behind the bar even though I was effectively a stranger. Quick and prompt service, the chicken tortilla wraps were phenomenal. The chef kindly swapped out chips for extra... More 

Thank Richard L
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

This is one of my favorite restaurants around, me and my partner drive 25 minuets to come for a meal here, we have been coming for about 4 years, usually the food is magnificent, but unfortunately this month it was not up to its great standard, i had one of my favorites, chicken cord en bluer but it seemed dry,... More 

1 Thank Emily H
Royston, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This was once my favourite pub/restaurant in North Herts. I have been going there for many years. Great atmosphere, food and an amazing menu. But since my Husbands 50th Birthday in June 2014 my feelings towards the place have never been the same. I booked a meal for 15 people in the restaurant which was fine, I also booked 3... More 

3 Thank PBijou
Royston, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Excellent every time staff lovely nothing too much trouble. Best to eat in the restaurant. Great veggie menu and not too many children. No baby changing facilities.

Thank Angela S
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I booked an overnight stay last Saturday at The King William IV Haydon. I contacted the King William in August to book 2 double rooms, I spoke to the manager and booked the last 2 rooms, one being a family room. The manager said he would charge £80 for my friends double room as it was single occupancy, for my... More 

1 Thank brigtrev

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chishill Road, Heydon SG8 8PW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Heydon
  • Phone Number: +44 1763 838773
Our 16th Century Inn is set in the heart of the glorious Cambridgeshire countyside yet only one hour's drive from London or twenty minutes from the beautiful University city of Cambridge.

We serve real ales and an excellent selection of bar meals. The restaurant is a perfect for a romantic evening for two or a party of up to 70. An excellent venue for business lucheon or dinner parties by arrangement.

Please note that our opening hours are slightly different to our serving hours.

Serving Times:
Mon-Fri: 12:00-2:00 pm
6:00 - 9:30 pm
Sat: 12:00-9:30 pm
Sun: 12:00-9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?