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The King's Head

€€ - €€€, British,
Church Street, Wadenhoe PE8 5ST, England
+44 1832 720024
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“fish and chips” (12 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Church Street, Wadenhoe PE8 5ST, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I used to love this pub, but we haven’t visited for a couple of years. The location by the river is stunning. Food is basic pub grub, whereas previously it was gastropub standard. I agree with a previous reviewer about the toilet smell as you...More

Thank Beatbaby34
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First experience, no lager, no ice, white wine not chilled.. Waited for an hour until the food arrived in what you could call a village hall environment. Food terrible too salty, burger was terrible greasy/made with poor quality mince. Very disappointing as the pub is...More

Thank Roger D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely setting for a village pub, just wish the food and service matched. Staff were friendly, however the food was average. The burger was just slapped on the plate and the chilli was mediocre. Once we finished our food I had to go to the...More

Thank Kate E
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Lunchtime visit for two couples. We chose an outside table as the weather was good but the table and chairs were very damp....could have been wiped over at the very least. Food was ok but nothing out of the ordinary for the price. Coffee machine...More

Thank Tony B
Reviewed 25 May 2018

We had been out to a local park and decided to call here one Sunday lunchtime. You have to know where to come as it's situated down a back lane. We were able to get a table and there were a couple of other spares...More

Thank Thecatsmum4
Reviewed 14 May 2018

Good food and drink, but not very Kayak or Canoe friendly. Arrived one day for a drink after being out and the landlady rushed out telling us we couldn't launch from there....before we even had a chance to walk through the door.

Thank Dave T
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Our 3rd visit and on the previous occasions we sampled their wonderful food however today we sat in the stunning rear garden with drinks and watched the canal boats move through the locks on the River Nene. Again we saw people swimming in the river...More

Thank shane s
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

We arrived at the pub at around 7.30 and asked at the bar if we could eat - we were told that the chef had asked for no more ‘walk ins ‘ as they were running short of food! No effort was made to offer...More

Thank Lynn H
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Had lovely meal well done to the to the excellent 2 waitress for excellent service and helpfulness. Sunday roast was lovely.

Thank Carol H
Reviewed 20 April 2018

Recent visit with a party of friends for an anniversary celebration. We were all required to choose our meals preferences ahead of time, which was fair enough due to the size of the party. I rang ahead a week before and spoke to someone to...More

Thank Heidi F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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
  • E-mail
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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