The Kings Head Letheringsett

4.4
624 reviews
£25 and under
British
The stately looking former manor house, is set back from the road in acres of grounds surrounded by the beautiful Norfolk countryside. The Restaurant offers an unforgettable dinning experience alongside a traditional bar and large garden area. Head chef Oliver Sanders's seasonal menu draws on the rich Norfolk larder of produce, much of it sourced on the doorstep, like Brancaster molluscs and local farm reared meats using innovative and modern cooking techniques. During the summer holidays the outside bar and BBQ in ‘The Shack’ is in full swing from noon to 8pm. The pub warmly welcomes families and children have their own menu and the safe, enclosed garden and play area is perfect for youngsters to let off steam. The 4 guest bedrooms offer stylish relaxing ensuite accommodation, perfect for a special getaway, overnight stay or weekend break (dog friendly).

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 624 People Are Saying
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AdamB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent. I had smoked salmon for starters, rib-eye steak for mains and Eton Mess for dessert. All delicious, and my steak (medium) and my son's steak (rare) were both cooked to perfection. The real ale, of which there was a decent selection (good to see something other than Woodforde's Wherry and Adnams Ghost Ship in a North Norfolk pub),was we!l kept and served at the right temperature.
The service was very good too, friendly and attentive without being overbearing and obtrusive.
All in all, a lovely Sunday lunch. We will be back.....very soon!

KK
KirstiK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Having waited so long for an evening out with my partner we were very disappointed with the food , my partners chicken supreme was cold, the plate was cold and the portion was child size! One measly piece of broccoli and some potato balls, nothing supreme about it! We didn’t feel comfortable entering the pub to complain and at no point did any staff ask how the meal was. We were thankful we had a starter! Not value for money, we will be hesitant about returning, unfortunately as we are local .

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SallyS
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very tasty vegetarian salad of aubergines,couscous,lettuce etc. Good service.A pity that although we had booked inside we couldn’t sit outside but it looks like a popular pub.Yummy puds!

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Everything worked well especially the food and drink. The service was a bit slow but to be expected on a Friday in July. Seats outside in front garden lack a bit of ambience as the area is surrounded by Laurel bushes and very noisy with cars coming and going on the gravel surface

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Scotty
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is our second visit, love this place, great setting, food & service. Not to be missed.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service, great food and family friendly

EJ
EmmaJ
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely garden, great friendly staff and food was good, a pleasant way to spend a late afternoon

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Countrygirl50
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice atmosphere, food very good with good choice. Staff friendly.

KJ
KayJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good friendly service in pleasant surroundings.

DB
DaveB
Northampton
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food cooked to perfection, friendly staff and great service.

IH
IanH
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Progressive menu with a great range of classics and a good few vegan options… very friendly staff and reasonably priced…

HK
HannahK
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After carefully searching for a place to eat whilst on holiday The Kings Head did not disappoint. A lovely setting, good atmosphere, a menu with a great selection of food that was cooked perfectly, and friendly staff. I would happily recommend and go back if I’m ever in this part of the world again.

DP
DonnaP
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Nice food but a little overpriced for what it was. Fantastic service and nice place overall

CS
CarmenS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Lovely venue, good food choices. As with most places right now there is a need to be a little patient due to staff issues but we were happy to have an extended dinner so we enjoyed the meal.

GE
GoldenEagle72
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Very slow service. After 90 minutes asked for an update on progress to be told the kitchen was busy and that our order had “only gone in an hour ago” (the inference being we were impatient).

The delay was stated to be caused by excess demand from the garden and bar orders. In my view this is poor management, as it allowed these walk in orders to overwhelm the kitchen and the serving staff, impacting those customers who had booked their tables well in advance. Given the delay I would have expected some communication to advise us of the likely delay when ordering.

Food when served was well presented and tasty, although portion size was a little small.

The simple menu hasn’t changed for at least three months so needs an update or least a specials menu that changes regularly.

Value is poor to moderate given the portion size which is verging on miserly.

Lovely garden and interior and the serving staff were friendly and polite despite the stress they were undergoing due to the poor capacity management.

With better customer communication, greater menu variation and improving the modest portion to price ratio this could be a much better pub, but as it stands it doesn’t do any better then you could easily do for yourself at home to a better standard.

MW
MargaretW
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a hot evening and we had booked an inside table but the staff were very obliging and found a table outside. Food was excellent.

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FrancesB
London
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not enough staff on for an extremely busy day, challenging COVID times but very disappointing.

DB
DonnaB
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fantastic fish and friendly service. Great surroundings too.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely evening with friends

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Martin
Yorkshire
8 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely lunch at the Kings Head. Sat outside and enjoyed good choice and quality food .

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SeanD
London
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best compliment I can make is that I’m looking forward to my next visit, Excellent!

AC
AllysonC
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A charming place to spend my birthday evening with two girlfriends and my son. We all enjoyed our meals and I was particularly impressed by the beautifully-cooked Hake, served with equally delicious and unusual vegetables - extremely imaginative. For dessert, my son chose the Lemon Tart with Raspberry Sorbet, which looked exquisite. Being diabetic, I could not have dessert and the cheeseboard looked too generous so they kindly reduced it for me and presented the resulting board with Happy Birthday piped on it (incongruously piped in chocolate, but the thought was appreciated!). We sat for a long time and chatted and were not hurried. A memorable evening, thank you 😊

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SusyB
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really good quality food and friendly service. The fish and chips was amazing and the standard of food was good though the size of our piece of hake was on the small side it tasted great.

JJ
JennyJ
Surrey
5 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were a party of 5 including a 14 month old. We booked for 4pm to suit the youngest member of our party.
We had a delightful meal in every way. The service was excellent and absolutely the right pace. Because of the timing only the Classics menu was available which was perfect for the occasion.

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DAVIDE
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We arrived at the pub an hour early with a view to having a drink in the garden before the meal. The main garden area was closed ? there were a few tables outside the front of the pub which were all reserved. We had to drive back into Holt and have a drink at The Lawns in their lovely garden.
The meal was ok. I had the Baconless Bacon and cheeseburger. Did you run out of bacon that night?

DB
DeeB
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent venue, staff food and very Covid safe. Will definitely be having meals there again

CJ
CatherineJ
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The service was incredibly slow. We could see they were very short staffed but I’ve heard that the owners don’t treat the staff very well at all so I’m not surprised
The starter of goats cheese with pea purée was not nice at all. I think the food was too expensive for what it was.
£108 for 4 people for lunch and only three mains was far too much money for the food and service we had.
Won’t be going back and it’s a shame as we have been there lots of times previously but very disappointed this time and made my daughter upset on her birthday
Other tables were far too loud and the whole experience was a ruined birthday lunch for my daughter

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening made even better by the fantastic service. Food great although more pepper corn sauce please. The squid was the best!

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Pauline
South Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Dined here before and the food had been ok. Unfortunately this time the food was below par. Stay clear of the vegan steak and mac'n'chese. The bean burger was ok but the chips were like oven chips. Disappointed with desert too, you don't expect frozen strawberries in your Eton mess on strawberry season but ambience and staff ok.

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Winchesterwiz
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good food, dog friendly, great service

MH
MatthewH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great country pub. Friendly service with a wide menu including vegan. Well worth a visit.

JR
JoannaR
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had an enjoyable couple of hours, enjoying some lovely food.
We chose to sit outside however we have been before and know the dining experience inside is just as good and the room inviting
Friendly staff help the mood

TP
TomP
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Enjoyable first class food and service in an excellent setting
Well done Kings Head!

PG
PamelaG
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were very friendly. Lovely setting and a great kids menu for our three to choose from.

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LucyS
London
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lovely country pub with excellent outside dining options. Really big garden with tables well spaced and a marquee tent over part of the space to protect from rain. They have a great kids climbing frame which kept my two little ones entertained while waiting for food.

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PhillippaD
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here with my children and in laws and had a fantastic meal. Best roast pork I’ve ever had, and the children devoured their meals!

SB
SeanB
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great experience, we treated a friend to lunch , Burger , beer battered Cod and Hake , all fantastic as was the ice cream and a great bottle of white for the girls .
Highly recommended but it’s not cheap

RM
RuthM
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Lovely venue, furniture comfortable, well spaced out for Covid and well signed for appropriate movement through building. Lots of nicely covered outdoor space too. All the staff, from being greeted, seated and served were excellent; friendly, welcoming and efficient. The food was a huge disappointment. The menu was exciting and different and we were all looking forward to sampling it. The salt and pepper squid, was plain squid fried in breadcrumbs, the Chicken Supreme was not a Supreme but a plain Chicken breast which some might say is nit picking but is not what was described, the chargrilled chicken in the burger was so dry it was inedible (they offered a free desert which was kind but was in fact put on the bill, and paid for accidentally) and the 'blue cheese slaw' was less than a teaspoon in size, the cheeseburgers again had a teaspoon of slaw and no sign of the haystack onions. The food is also expensive even by Norfolk coast standards; £17.50 for the chicken breast. All in all, more than disappointing. I totally agree that the plates were pretty as a picture but I felt it was a case of style over substance.

RB
RobertB
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had steak medium rare, all the food was piping hot and very tasty.

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Nicky
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had delicious fish and chips here
Friendly welcoming staff
Good value fish and fizz offer

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The Kings Head Letheringsett is rated 4.4 stars by 624 OpenTable diners.

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