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The Kings Head

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Bar, British, Pub
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62 Yeoman Street | Bonsall, Matlock DE4 2AA, England
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Matlock, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Visited in December and had the xmas menu. Starter of vegetarian goats cheese and spinach parcels was actually goats cheese and fig parcels of the frozen variety from bulk catering supplier Holdsworth. Which came with a limp unimaginative side salad. The main course of mushroom, cranberry and brie wellington was very dissappointing also. 2 small dry puff pastry parcels, tasteless... More 

Thank Escargot2013
Bonsall, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

We live for in Bonsall and often go to the pub for an evening meal. Kathy and Charlie are lovely and the food is consistently good. The pub is off the beaten track so just be prepared to wait if it is a bit busy.

Thank Mark H
Los Altos, CA
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We had dinner here on 2 consecutive nights and had completely opposite experiences. The first night everything was excellent---food and service. On the second night the food was lackluster, the service was uncaring, and we waited more than an hour for our meal. On balance we wouldn't chance it again.

Thank Gina A
Belper, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

'Stumbled' across the Kings Head when we took a wrong turn. Really welcoming, friendly hosts, lovely atmosphere. Had a look at the menu and will certainly be going back for lunch in the very near future.

1 Thank littlefish979
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65 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The Kings Head became an integral part of our army reunion, the landlady is very welcoming and accommodating and the locals are really friendly. Food is really nice and fairly priced, there was live Saturday night music and a quiz night on Sunday. Seems like there's always something going on. We had a great time, enhanced by the atmosphere, friendliness... More 

1 Thank nickbev
London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

A very friendly welcoming pub. Very good main courses. Starter of prawns was disappointing. The desserts were nothing special Excellent local beer worth travelling for.

Thank 13Regor
Grantham, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Stopped with a friend for an evening when walking in the area. Friendly staff. Good beer and food. The Steak and Ale pudding delicious.

Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Went on a wednesday lunch-time. Greeted by landlord. Husband had steak and mushroom pudding with chips and vegetables and I had fish pie which also came with chips and vegetables. Generous portions. Both were very tasty. Good hand-pulled ales. Shame we were the only ones eating that day. (Although couple who came in for drink booked for that evening). Worth... More 

Thank walton2diner
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We stayed in Bonsall for 3 nights, visited the pub on the first night, the food was so good... we had dinner there every night. We were made very welcome by the staff and locals. Enjoyed the singer on the Saturday night and the quiz on the Sunday. Wish it was my local at home !!

2 Thank lozwebber2016
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Went here for lunch after a long walk. Plus point is it allows dogs. Food was mediocre. I had the fish pie which I have cooked better myself. Daughter had meatballs, decided to try some of hers before she took a bite and they were frozen in the middle. Excuse was they were at the back of the fridge and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 62 Yeoman Street | Bonsall, Matlock DE4 2AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Matlock
  • Phone Number: 441629822703
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.

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