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The King's Head

€€ - €€€, British,
Church Street, Wadenhoe PE8 5ST, England
+44 1832 720024
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Church Street, Wadenhoe PE8 5ST, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time to the kings head. Its a cosy and friendly pub with amazing food. All the staff are professional but laid back. They make you giggle which sometimes you need! The food was amazing. Just the right sized portion. Worth every penny! Cannot wait...More

Thank littlebeth2014
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went here in the week. So glad we did. The food was amazing. Service was brilliant. Great little pub. No chain style good. Great cooked food. Everything very fresh. Looking forward to go back and will be telling others to go....More

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Reviewed 12 November 2017

I have eaten here a number of times, during the past year. Every time, the food is good, the staff are polite and helpful, the setting is idyllic, and it is always an enjoyable experience! I would thoroughly recommend eating here at any time of...More

Thank Peter D
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Visited today for a Sunday lunch. Food was very tasty but not very hot. Asked for a bottle of Rioja which they didn't have so asked for Shiraz. When we opened bottle it was Merlot. Not a major problem. The biggest complaint I have about...More

Thank StephanieP551
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We popped in while we were in the area on Sunday lunchtime and asked if we would be able to eat. They fitted us in with no problems and we chose to sit on the terrace as it was a lovely day. We were told...More

Thank m0063
Reviewed 8 October 2017

I organised a walk for a village group of 11 individuals, starting from and ending at The King's Head. The management and staff were as helpful as one could wish, agreeing to the use of the car park, and opening up at 10:30 for us...More

Thank johnthompson692
Reviewed 5 October 2017

A wonderful pub, welcoming staff and some of the best food I've had in a long time. This was our second visit while we were in the area and I can definitely recommend the wonderful food - the Chicken, ham hock and Leek pie was...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

This is the pub for walkers, boaters, drinkers or just eating. Lovely old pub in picturesque village with large garden adjacent to the river and views of Lock. For anyone organising walks there is a really good 7 mile circular walk on the lyvedon way...More

Thank ianatcambridge
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

We visited this pub for a bank holiday lunch - it is in a beautiful position on the river nene and was extremely busy. That said the service ran like clockwork and the food arrived quickly. We had the Brie, whitebait and salt & pepper...More

Thank fizog1
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Visited this pub with friends for Sunday lunch and realised we had found a gem. The village itself is hidden away in the Northants countryside and is beautiful. The pub is an extremely old building down a cul de sac and has extensive gardens leading...More

Thank James 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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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