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“A great place to eat in and to walk from”
Review of The King's Head

The King's Head
Ranked #2 of 2 Restaurants in Wadenhoe
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: 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.
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 to use the facilities and pre-order meals prior to our walk.
The toilets were by any standards excellent, being clean, bright and sweet smelling (yes, its true!), with vases of flowers adding a finishing touch.
The menu was varied, and the food was well cooked and presented, and was quickly served by pleasant staff. A big plus was to be allowed to eat our meals and enjoy our chatting without being constantly asked "is every thing is OK?", and we enjoyed being left in peace for a change.
The King's Head is in a beautiful location, and there are numerous walks that can be accessed from the pub (which also has outside seating with views across the Nene river valley.
Highly commended.

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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 perfect and the sunday lunch was superb on our first visit! It's also dog friendly in the bar area, so even Indy was welcomed.:-)

For any vegetarians out there, my Wife loved the Spinach, Cherry Tomato and Mozzarella Pudding - definitely a must-try if you're in the area!.

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Thank John R
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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 and bridle path ( or a shorter walk beside river) and the food, service and organisation at the pub was more than five star! Two of us ate there having a super meal of potted Crab following by steaks. Thirteen of us then returned a while later for a walk followed by a Sunday lunch. We pre ordered from a menu with 6 or 7 choices of starter and main ( including roast) . Service excellent throughout. Large portions of well presented food. The home made chicken, ham and leek pie plus vegetables is really good but so is everything else! Three good real ales . Menu online.

Walk- Type Northamptonshire council lyvedon way into google search and will be directed to good PDF copy of the walk.

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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 squid between us as starters - the Gloucester old spot sausage & mash, a burger and jo had the sun dried tomato, mozzarella and rocket salad served with steak which was ok but needed either an amazing dressing or something else to make it complete. The strawberry and cream cheesecake was delicious though. We would recommend this pub but it's not fine dining however the sun and the view of the river made it really enjoyable.

Thank fizog1
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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 down to the River Nene. The Sunday roast was superb, as were the desserts on offer. The staff were all friendly and efficient. If you want to walk off a heavy meal, then take the Lyveden Way which goes right past the pub and walk to Lyveden New Bield which is a National Trust Tudor building set in beautiful open countryside. All in all a wonderful pub to visit.

Thank James F
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