The King's Head Inn

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229 reviews
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The King’s Head Inn is a privately-owned Cotswolds inn and dates back to the 16th century when it was originally built as a cider house. Owners, Archie and Nicola Orr-Ewing, have devoted an extraordinary amount of time and energy to restoring and improving this beautiful pub over the past 12 years. Open fires welcome you in the winter and in the spring and summer the gloriously picturesque village green with the brook running through it and the ducks and bantams wandering freely around creates an idyllic setting for the Inn. The King’s Head Inn is a great place for a relaxing drink or delicious food and with its twelve attractive bedrooms also makes it an excellent place to stay if you are looking for the finest Cotswold Bed and Breakfast. We feature in the Michelin Pub Guide, The Good Food Guide and are on the front cover of The Good Pub Guide 2012.
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SD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service at a reasonable price.
Fully recommended.

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IT
Oxford
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place. Great service.
Sunday lunch was very good except for under cooked roast potatoes. Why cant anybody do crisp roasties!!

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JC
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely Pub, made to feel very welcome. Great food, great beer, great service, great atmosphere. Simply great! Would highly recommend.

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MS
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great Sunday Roast, the food was lovely and the service was just right. We had our dog with us and understandably we could not take him in the restaurant so he waited in the car , afterwards we went into the bar for coffees where he joined us and even had a few roast potatoes, which made for a happy Labrador.
The atmosphere in the restaurant is great but in the bar with an open fire & warm hospitality, it couldn’t get better .
We will be back soon.

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TM
London
16 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came with friends for a birthday dinner. Food was delicious and service was fantastic. Great buzzy pub, highly recommend.

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JH
London
11 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal as always to celebrate Dads birthday

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GL
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Exceptionally high quality home-cooked food, well presented.

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

We had THE most excellent Sunday lunch at The Kings Head Inn.
The food was fantastic. Loved all the martini cocktails available!!
We will be back again very soon.

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S
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Regular visitor . Lovely atmosphere and delightful staff . Would just prefer few more imaginative non meat choices . Halloumi burger and butternut squash salad good but a couple of other hot dishes ( not salads ) would be good

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JM
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing place, very cosy, lovely atmosphere. The food was very tasty and lots of choice.
We were looked after very well. We will return.

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NH
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Idyllic beautiful Cotswold pub

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DN
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Just quite good pub grub. Nothing more and nothing less but at £35 a head for 2 courses it is not good enough. I had the pheasant schnitzel and would not have known what animal's flesh was being used. Apart from the food the atmosphere was good so would return for a pint but not for a meal.

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TR
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious lunch. Put in the restaurant -- the bar looks cosier, but it was full. Will definitely go back soon!

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OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food in a lovely traditional pub. Superb burgers.

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DN
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a lovely New year's day lunch. V good food and great service team.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful country pub with a log fire! Delicious food... would highly recommend

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R
London
6 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Such a lovely place
Very welcoming

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful pub, with a warm and cosy atmosphere. My husband loved his pheasant and my fish was pretty good, albeit with a little too much broccoli for me (my problem not theirs!). Would recommend highly,

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food ok but service was disappointing.

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SB
London
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We had a lovely evening and would certainly return. However our table was in a side room and lacked atmosphere. The staff and food were both fantastic.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved the pub and it's atmosphere. Really romantic and the young girl and boy that served us were really lovely and delivered lovely friendly service. The food was good quality but charging over £16 for pasta is too much. We are used to London prices but this is overpriced even by the cities standards.

Everything else was perfect and we would still recommend to friends.

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JT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Just as we expected. The roast beef and pork were excellent. The sweet fig cake disappointing very dry. no worries we shall look forward to coming again

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L
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

A lovely pub/restaurant. Went for Sunday lunch - nice presentation but the roast potatoes were very tough and thought the bill a bit pricey for what we had.

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FR
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and drinks and nice ambiance particularly in the bar. A little on the expensive side as a regular venue.

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S
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Cosy Cotswold pub. Great service . Prices good . Reasonable pub grub . Generally food good but can notice inconsistent in quality if going regularly

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PR
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Started at a table in middle of rather soulless restaurant but then waitress quickly moved us to a table by the fire. Much nicer. Very friendly and helpful staff. I recommend the spicy pork burger with really good chips. Would definitely come again but would ask for a table in the bar or not in the middle of the restaurant. One last thing: we were there on a Saturday evening and although there is a car park, it’s quite small and it’s very popular with lots of people popping in for a drink.

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BS
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. Service excellent. But prices are on the high side.

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LG
London
10 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Went to the Kings Head when visiting Idbury. The pub is a lovely quaint little place - modern but not lost its charm. Was expecting quite posh grub, little more than pub standard, as it has won awards recently, but i would say it was just a gastro pub standard. But very nice all the same. Staff were friendly. Nice atmosphere. Clean. Would go back if in the area.

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d
London
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really wonderful lunch with old friends. First class food and service. Highly recommended.

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PW
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed our drinks and dinner immensely! Staff very friendly and kind.

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PB
Bristol
9 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really good lunch here. As a vegetarian I lived the quinoa salad. The afogato tasted ok but the ice cream had an odd texture.
Excellent service.

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RR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The place was buzzing. Excellent customer service.

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HA
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 1

good food, but the restaurant was soooo hot inside, there were doors that could have been opened but wasnt even the staff commented on how hot it was, would have sat and had a drink after but just had to get out of there because of the heat.

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R
London
6 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely
Always a great dinner

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AC
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this Inn, it has a lovely atmosphere, good food, lovely setting especially if you visit in summer. The staff are attentive and do not make you feel rushed over your meal, I have never had a poor experience

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f
London
8 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Gorgeous spot in the countryside on a weekend break away. Perfect country pub vibes, with great atmosphere, friendly and family environment. Food was completely delicious, fresh and local produce. Service was slightly slow but it was a weekend and they were very busy so understandable! All in all a great meal and would definitely return.

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PP
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Starters and sweet very good and evening off to a good start with friendly waitress saying a request for a cup of tea was no problem! My wife and I both chose the steak and mushroom in ale pie, something we both eat reasonably frequently when dining in pubs. The vegetables were very good as was the pastry on the pie, nice and short. However, the contents between the two pies varied incredibly. I fished out a large piece of fat from my mouth about half way through the pie, and was then astonished to find myself doing the same thing again on two other occasions. My wife's pie contained no fat on the meat. I brought it to the waitresses attention when we had finished, she apologised and said she would tell the chef. She didn't come back to us so we asked her what the chef had said, and she stated that he said some people like it like that! I cannot remember the last time I ate a steak pie out in a pub having any fat on the meat. I felt I needed to say more so on the way out of the pub I brought it to the attention of I assume the manager. He immediately knew what we were talking about, said he'd examined the fat on my plate and thought most of it was meat not fat! I was so incensed we walked out mid sentence. Very poor customer service in my view and it spoilt an otherwise nice evening. I was not looking to gain anything out of this complaint, but felt I had been very poorly treated. Needless to say no tip was left.

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DE
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first visit to the Angel and we'll go back again. The lunch menu whilst not extensive was full of good things. It is moderately expensive but you get what you pay for. Very attentive staff.

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E
London
7 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food, good atmosphere and excellent service. Good selection of beers too.

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CH
London
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the first time that we had visited The King's Head and had a really fabulous Sunday lunch, the most delicious Sunday lunch ever anywhere. Very good atmosphere and divine roast pork and all the trimmings. Even the cavolo Nero was not overcooked. Good value too, we will certainly be back.

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