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  1. Distance: 6.37mi
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Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 6.37mi
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  3. Distance: 15.80mi
  4. Distance: 16.35mi
  1. Distance: 6.37mi
  2. Distance: 14.79mi
  3. Distance: 15.80mi
  4. Distance: 16.35mi

About The Kings Head - Ivinghoe

The Kings Head is an ivy clad 17th century building
situated opposite the church and village green in the heart of the picturesque village of Ivinghoe that lies on the Beds, Bucks and Herts borders.

An appealing mix of oak beams, log fires, antique
furniture and fresh flowers sets the scene in the bars, fine dining restaurant, coffee lounge and
Banqueting Suite where the marks of history
are firmly stamped.

Whether a romantic evening or a friendly gathering, dine in style. Cuisine is classic with a delicately contemporary twist. The dining room comfortable seats 60 in comfort and offers an a la carte menu at luncheon and dinner, additionally the Bon Appetit menu at luncheon (Monday to Saturday only) offers exceptional value.

Station Road
Ivinghoe, Buckinghamshire LU7 9EB
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
British, European

Hours of Operation:
Lunch:
Monday - Sunday: 12pm - 2.15pm

Dinner:
Monday - Saturday: 6.45pm - 9.30pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
£41 and over

Payment Options:
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
01296 668388

Website:
http://www.kingsheadivinghoe.co.uk/

Parking Details:
Entrance opposite church
Also street parking at restaurant front

Executive Chef:
Jonathon O'Keeffe

Private Party Facilities:
The Banqueting Suite is a private suite consisting of a large room with its own facilities and a separate bar.


Ideal for dinner parties, wedding breakfasts etc, and able to seat from 15 to 36 guests on one table or up to 40 guests on separate tables, this elegant room is the perfect setting for every occasion.


For meetings, conferences and seminars the seating can be arranged theatre style for up to 40 guests or conference style for up to 32 guests and the smaller boardroom for up to 10 guests.


With many years experience planning and organising large dinner parties and weddings we are most happy to do as much or as little as you wish. Menu printing, place cards, flowers, celebration cakes, entertainers, transport can all be arranged.


Delegate packages can be tailored to suit your individual requirements and a full range of audiovisual equipment and secretarial services are available on request.

Private Party Contact:
The King's Head - Ivinghoe: 01296 668388

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Kings Head - Ivinghoe Ratings and Reviews

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Overall rating

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food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

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Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined on 20 October 2017

Had a lovely evening with my partner. Nice food, atmosphere and just an overall great time.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Buckinghamshire)·Dined on 15 September 2017

Late Summer Menu was out of this world!

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·Dined on 13 September 2017

Excellent food . Ambience very relaxing . Service very good . Music was really quite and enjoyed in the back ground . I definitely would return.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Paleo Friendly
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 (Buckinghamshire)·Dined on 3 September 2017

Birthday celebration

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 (London)·Dined on 29 August 2017

Fabulous dinner in lovely surrounding. Cosy ambient dining room. Food presented well and equally delicious.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Business Meals
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·Dined on 26 August 2017

We have been to the Kings Head a few times before and always found it a very special place to enjoy the ambience, the food and wine and the service. As always, the food was very good and cooked to perfection and very enjoyable to eat. This time we had the beef and the fish.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (London)·Dined on 24 August 2017

The Kings Head has been fine dining top drawer for years and owner Georges is a legend. As with all such places the odd glitch does occur but not if Georges is around!
A great place for a special occasion - do go for the roast duck if you have a good appetite. Or, if not, they will package the remains in a posh box to take home with you.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Business Meals
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·Dined on 24 August 2017

We have been visiting this restaurant for many years and the service is always impeccable and food excellent. This visit was no exception; the two fish dishes I had were some of the best - a beautifully cooked smoked haddock risotto with curry sauce for starters and, for a main course hake with toasted cauliflower and nuts in a delicate creamy sauce - a really well balanced and delicious dish.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on 12 August 2017

Excellent as ever, the Aylesbury Duck is without question the best I have ever had, and I think would be tough to beat anywhere else. It must be tried!

The antmosphere can often be a little quiet in the Kings head, however the building is beautiful and service friendly. It is an excellent choice for a special occasion or those in need of being well fed. It is impossible to walk out of the Kings head left wanting more.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 3 August 2017

We have been visiting the Kings Head for years. The food is excellent, the staff are brilliant and Monsieur Georges is incomparable. We always get a warm welcome

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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·Dined on 26 July 2017

Another delicious meal at my favourite restaurant; just managed to book the penultimate night for 'A taste of summer' menu. After a glass of Bellini served with cream cheese and red onion canapes the meal started with a warm salad of marinaded vegetables with Chorizo and mozzarella. Main course of sirloin steak with caramelised onion and thyme, horseradish mash, charred gem lettuce and tarragon jus was followed by dessert of chilled soup of summer berries with ginger icecream and shortbread. The meal finished with coffee and petit fours in the lounge. Amazing flavours and combinations. Always a lovely atmosphere and attentive staff though this time a slightly long wait for dessert.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on 25 July 2017

A restaurant trip for me is all about the food, and once again the King's Head provided an exquisite meal. The chef is brilliant!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 22 July 2017

All very nice - the resturant was very busy and we did have some difficulties in herding each other. Otherwise good

Tags: Great for Lunch, People Watching
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 (London)·Dined on 17 June 2017

Known for the duck and did not disappoint, wow the food is amazing 10/10 for everything

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Buckinghamshire)·Dined on 3 June 2017

Our first visit to this lovely restaurant and it did not disappoint. Lovely lounge to enjoy pre-dinner drinks whilst you peruse the menu. Hubby ordered Belly of Pork for starter I had the scallop, we always try each others both were delicious. We had Aylesbury Duck for our mains, cooked to perfection on each course presentation and quality of the cooked dishes were excellent. Ambience was perfect, service was given with consideration and professionalism.
We just had 2 courses, no room , for dessert! It's not every day dining, it's special occasion, and well worth the money.
Thank you for a lovely memorable evening.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch
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 (Bedfordshire)·Dined on 12 May 2017

Fantastic evening as always great food and great service one of our favourite restaurants

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 9 May 2017

This must be one of the best dining experiences in our area. Highly recommended

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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value3

 
 (London)·Dined on 12 April 2017

Delightful lunch celebrating my friend's 60th. Never disappointed.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Bedfordshire)·Dined on 31 March 2017

Very good menu and attentive staff nothing was a problem every thing was smooth and professionally organised and executed
This is not the cheapest restaurant you will ever visit but in this case you really do get what you pay for
Would recommend the Kings Head to anybody for an experience not just a meal

Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on 26 March 2017

Excellent meal and service as usual. Georges and his team do a superb job. We cannot recommend this place highly enough!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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food4
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 (Norfolk)·Dined on 25 March 2017

Could do with changing the dessert menu it's getting a bit tired we went a while back and it's still the same!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Buckinghamshire)·Dined on 21 March 2017

Fabulous - used to use this restaurant 30 years ago and went back after along time - took two friends who e mailed us today to say what a wonderful lunch we had - it was our anniversary and you made our special day - thank you. The 30 year gap was just circumstances.

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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 (London)·Dined on 24 February 2017

Had fond memories of the Kings Head from years ago, and was delighted to find that the quality of the food and service was every bit as good as previously - not surprising, as the charming French owner has been there throughout.
The reasonably priced set lunch menu offered good choices for all 3 courses, and the cooking throughout was impeccable. The service was attentive and professional without being overbearing.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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 (Buckinghamshire)·Dined on 18 February 2017

Delicious meal, attentive service, lovely ambience.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 17 February 2017

Lovely building and good service with exceptional food

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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 (Buckinghamshire)·Dined on 1 February 2017

The staff were friendly and helpful. The décor was slightly weird but not off putting. This is a great venue and food is superb. Unfortunately the price is expensive, not overpriced for the quality you get, so I would not be able to eat there often. Not a venue for Veggies.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Buckinghamshire)·Dined on 18 January 2017

As always, a very pleasant lunch. Will be visiting again as soon as the waistline will allow!!

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Organic
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 (Hertfordshire)·Dined on 15 January 2017

The food, service and ambience was as perfect as it always is. Absolutely wonderful.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Bedfordshire)·Dined on 14 January 2017

Yet again a great meal, this time Saturday lunch with friends. Always exceptional service and food

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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 (Buckinghamshire)·Dined on 11 December 2016

thoroughly relaxing, comfortable and what a lovely welcome. Our family celebrate early Christmas the food is absolutely gorgeous. It is reasonably priced and worth every penny! the fudge is the best ever

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 (Bedfordshire)·Dined on 10 December 2016

Amazing duck!

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 (Buckinghamshire)·Dined on 4 December 2016

My husband and I went for our 7th wedding anniversary and had the Sunday lunch which was fantastic. We tend to go for specials occasions and are never disappointed, the food is always excellent as is the service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 20 November 2016

The meal that we had here was lovely, myself and my husband had the Aylesbury Duck which we would highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (Bedfordshire)·Dined on 18 November 2016

Although we had visited the Kings Head for lunch we had never previously had dinner there.
We enjoyed ourselves immensely and would strongly recommend it as a venue for an intimate celebratory evening .The service was exceptional.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 15 November 2016

This continues to be our favourite local restaurant. The staff are so helpful led by Monsieur George and the food and ambience are are excellent

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Healthy
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 (London)·Dined on 29 October 2016

Took the family to the Kings Arms to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary. Really loved the whole evening - good ambience, great food and good wine. All loved the food they had and we can thoroughly recommend the Aylesbury Duck which is a speciality and is delicious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 27 September 2016

We have been going to the Kings Head for special occasions for 10 years. Always a very friendly, welcome with excellent food and good value. Monsieur George, the Owners, is a star.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on 17 September 2016

This restaurant is outstanding. What a find. A high-class French restaurant in the English country side. Service and food were top-class, and very good value. Nothing to criticise. The décor is beamed old inn, and very suitable for any kind of special meal. Terrific.

Tags: Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Buckinghamshire)·Dined on 27 August 2016

Excellent service super menu cooked with care would recommend

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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 (Buckinghamshire)·Dined on 23 August 2016

Really lovely food and meeting thr owner, who is so attentive, was a real bonus. The wine we had (a margaux) was also perfectly chosen and a real find. would defintely reccomend this restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Outstanding Value
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