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The King's Head

€€ - €€€, British,
Church Street, Wadenhoe PE8 5ST, England
+44 1832 720024
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Church Street, Wadenhoe PE8 5ST, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had visited a few times over the past 3 or so years and had such a good experience that after walking with friends we decided to take them to share this lovely location. We had gushed to our friends for the entire walk which...More

1  Thank lisastamford
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited a couple of years ago and reading the recent reviews were a little hesitant about returning. However, no need whatsoever. Superb food, great friendly service, thoroughly enjoyable visit.

Thank Andy F
Beth H, Owner at The King's Head, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Andy, Thanks so much for your kind words, we look forward to welcoming you back soon Kind Regards Alex (Kings Head Wadenhoe)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having been to the Kings Head several times over the years, and loved it, I can honestly say that they let us down very badly on our last visit. We booked a table for 9 people for my daughter's 12th birthday on 9th September, and...More

1  Thank Petra798
Beth H, Owner at The King's Head, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Petra, Thanks very much for your review, i only wished you had said something on the actual day so i could have rectified it in person rather than reading this two weeks later, i can not apologise enough that you were not happy, we...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having read previous reviews I was fearing the worst . On entering via the rear door the toilet smell hits you BUT after a short time I didn't notice it . Obviously there is a problem that management are aware off but please don't let...More

Thank Trevor B
Reviewed 13 September 2018

I have to agree with the negative reviews. Having been here a few times in the past we have had some great meals off the special board, I once said it was the best lamb meal I had ever had. Our visit last weekend couldn’t...More

1  Thank Sara M
Beth H, Owner at The King's Head, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Sara, Thanks very much for your review and i am very sorry your experience was not a pleasant one for you, The smell of the toilets is something we are desperately trying to address with the Wadenhoe trust and have been doing so for...More

Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

I have to agree wuth previous negative reviews. This pub used to be a great place to eat some years back but now it's woefully neglected.Dismissive, rude service by a young male server.Most of the tables in the garden look tatty and the obnoxious urine...More

Thank Anne Marie G
Beth H, Owner at The King's Head, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Anne, Thanks for your review, i am very sorry you thought our member of staff was being rude and dismissive by telling you we only had tables left in our restaurant as the bar and outside tables had already been booked, i will certainly...More

Reviewed 24 August 2018

Stopped off for lunch after a walk in the local area. Food was delicious and served by friendly staff. Chose from the lunch menu but looking at the full menu there was a wide choice and all reasonably priced. The atmosphere was great, a typical...More

Thank kempdj
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Celebrated a 70th birthday there with a buffet for 16. We were able to be inside or out in the gardens which are beautiful. Some of them even swam in the river just a bit further along the lane. Idyllic setting, the buffet was plentiful...More

Thank Patricia M
Reviewed 2 August 2018

me & the wife decided to go to the kings head on Wednesday august 1st for lunch,first time there & only 30min drive from Peterborough arrived around 12.30 ordered drinks,a real ale for me & a cider for the wife,asked for menues at the same...More

Thank noel j
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Checked the website before we arrived and says lunch served until 14:30. Arrived at 14:15 to be told they’d stopped serving food as it was quiet. We mentioned we’d gone out of our way to come here so they checked with the kitchen to see...More

Thank Doonie83
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Street, Wadenhoe PE8 5ST, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northamptonshire  >  Wadenhoe
  • Phone Number: +44 1832 720024
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The historic King’s Head is one of the area’s best-kept secrets. Situated in the unspoilt village of Wadenhoe, and nestling alongside the picturesque River Nene, this 17th century thatched inn has been serving locals and travellers for over 400 years. We serve delicious and hearty traditional pub fayre as well as the latest culinary creations from our talented chefs... plus of course real ales, ciders, spirits and a selection of wines from around the world to suit all tastes and pocketsIn summer, our grassy riverside paddock is a picturesque hive of activity, where drinkers can sit in the shade of the ancient pollarded willow trees and watch the colourful narrow boats negotiating the nearby lock. In winter, the comfortable bar with its roaring log fire is always a welcoming draw, while the adjoining restaurant area is ideal for larger parties as well as couples seeking a more intimate dining experience.The surrounding countryside is regarded as among the most picturesque in the East Midlands and is ideal for ramblers. Two long-distance footpaths - the Nene Way and the Lyveden Way - pass the doorstep of the pub. Our friendly and professional staff are always on hand to make your visit as enjoyable as possible. Well-behaved dogs and children are welcome..We invite you to explore our website for more details of the services we offer... as well as special events you may wish to mark in your diary.
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