The Kings Head - Ivinghoe

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288 reviews
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£41 and over
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British
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
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.

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What 288 People Are Saying
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Hertfordshire
15 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious lunch for a celebratory birthday. Three courses including very tasty Aylesbury duckling with amazing crispy skin followed by tarte tatin. The sun was shining and we rounded it all of with coffee outside.

MR
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Wonderful food! Great atmosphere, and all staff work really hard to make your meal and experience great! Some new food runners and waiters/waitresses so are unsure of what’s what but give them time and patience and I’m sure they will be amazing team members. Had a lovely time with my boyfriend, celebrating four years together, to our surprise they bought out a slice of chocolate gateau after our meal with ‘Happy Anniversary’ in piped chocolate. Beautiful touch, to a beautiful day

RB
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always fantastic food and service at The Kings Head. A wonderful reception on arrival, genuine and sincere French elegance combined with a traditional English public house ambience is a marriage made in heaven.

RP
Hertfordshire
5 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I'm not usually one for Sunday roast beef etc. but the Buccleugh beef is fantastic - full of flavour and very tender.

PS
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

The whole evening was very good particularly the food which was beautifully presented and tasted mouthwatering KY good! The one thing that stopped the experience getting higher scores was the noise level. You could hear a pin drop across the restaurant. This meant that the guy explains Brexit and the FTSE could be heard everywhere. Could do with some Soundmasking or at least some tasteful background music

IC
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This birthday lunch met all our requirements we were delighted by all components of service, restaurant ambiance and super food.
Thank you.
Ian Coulter

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

One of the best meals

c
London
94 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always good for a special meal but the cost means it has to be a special occasion!

MJ
London
8 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our 1st visit to the Kings Head having a space in our diary for dinner we looked on the opentable app for local high quality food and this choice was outstanding from booking to coffee it was superb. The staff are exceptional, food even better the wines are high quality and not over priced and When the bill was presented it came as a pleasant surprise !! Well done we cannot wait for our return visit.

EA
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best ever Aylesbury duck and plenty of it. Carved at the table.

PB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favourite restaurant. Excellent service and food. Old fashioned elegant dining and in my book that is a compliment

DH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Again a truly excellen meal and wine. Great location and a quiet reserved style and hosted superbly By George.

OT
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and wine, thoroughly enjoyed.

H
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to visit. Food excellent and service impeccable.
Long may it continue

IE
London
5 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As wonderful as ever. Everything was fabulous and beautifully served. The Duck and Tarte Tatin are exceptional

R
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Sunday lunch in the old fashioned way,excellent.

LB
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed a leisurely Sunday lunch. The food was excellent and beautifully presented and the staff were attentive and friendly. The proprietor made it his business to say hello to everyone, a very nice touch.

LB
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely first class food should have a Michelin star. Wonderful service old school attention to detail. Really enjoyed the whole ambience. Thank you to the staff particularly the chef.

RC
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant - warm welcome, excellent food - all that is required!

KS
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We find the Kings Head to be consistently good with food and service always meeting our high expectations. Whilst it is a touch old fashioned, the best of the old fashioned values are maintained. We have been to eat on several occasions and we will certainly go again.

NS
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous evening celebrating my father in laws 70th.
George is an amazing host!

GI
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

First visit for a few months after a bad meal & service. Well done Kings Head back to excellent service & meal

SM
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I have been going to theKings Head for50years and can honestly say I have never had a poor meal
The food is of the highest quality beautifully cooked and presented.
Every meal is a delight and the ambience is pleasant, all thatI could hope for in this truly excellent restaurant!

LS
London
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! I would eat here every day if I could. From the impeccable service to the absolutely first class food - please don't change a thing. You can't easily find this quality.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

A mixed review.
We were sat in a draft. There was little cheese left on the trolley but they still served it.
However, we asked for a cocktail that was not on the menu and they made it perfectly.
I had telephoned and explained that it was a birthday celebration so could they provide a surprise cake but nothing appeared.
I don’t think the standard is the same as it used to be.

j
London
9 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I brought my husband for his birthday. Everything was excellent from the Sangria and Bellini to the coffee and sweet things at the end. The lunch menu was very good value at £25. Well done everybody.

MF
Hertfordshire
9 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A must for a special celebration, good value, traditional style restaurant

PC
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never had a bad meal here, everything about the place is excellent and George makes it all tick so perfect, he is true professional.

SC
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The asparagus starter was supreme. Their specimen dish of Aylesbury duck was outstanding but even for two is a large dish. Still the best local restaurant.

N
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely English styled diner in Ivinghoe. A must is Crispy Aylesbury duck for 2 people. The homemade breads are delicious. On a sunny day one can sit outside after lunch in The garden.

DD
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited this lovely restaurant for lunch on a Friday. The service was impeccable and the cuisine amazing. The restaurant exudes timeless character and the overall experience was fabulous. Thank you

T
London
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service very good and would recommend this restaurant

R
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always excellent food and great service my favourite restaurant

A
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very enjoyable experience, great food, time between course, helpful staff. Lovely way to spend a Sunday lunch.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there, every bit as good as others had said. Duck and tarte tatin are mini performances.

JM
Bedfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for Sunday lunch, lovely afternoon as usual and the food was fabulous

SS
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Average food and a bit poor service. Used to be outstanding.

MF
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and outstanding cuisine that has maintained the same high standard over many years.
Good variety of menu options and the same resident chef.

EA
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A very pleasant experience. Food was amazing and service was brilliant. A really different eating experience and a lovely setting. Highly recommended.

RC
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

For many years this has been my favourite restaurant. Under the management of Monsieur George it is just what a restaurant should be. Wonderful food and ambiance. The only occasional let-down is the service. This time one excellent waiter another not so good but M George is always there to see that one is being looked after. It is not cheap but well worth it for a special occasion.

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