We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The King's Head

Front Street, Orford IP12 2LW, England
+44 1394 450271
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Front Street, Orford IP12 2LW, England
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (180)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 179 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked for Sunday birthday lunch, Two had soup could have been thicker and hotter. Two had pork, Two had beef. Again the food could have been hotter and why not ask customers how they want their beef cooked? The Beef served to us was red...More

Thank patricia b
Suzanne B, Owner at The King's Head, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are sorry for the recent experiences, as this review rightly surmises our excellent chef was on holiday and so we had a relief chef, who it became quite apparent unfortunately during a busy Sunday lunch service, couldn’t cut the mustard. Dan has now returned...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came for Sunday lunch and was disappointed with the food. The food was poor quality, badly presented and served. The food was cold.The food came far too quickly to be freshly prepared. When a call back was made by the waitress we expressed our...More

Thank Buge2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for 2 nights as we wanted to eat at the Butley Oysterage on the square for our wedding anniversary. We stayed in Dabchicks room. The entrance hall needed a good clean. The room with a sofa bed for a child was ok,...More

Thank chrishelben
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely bar with friendly staff, great selection of beers and wine. Good atmosphere and while we were there we had live music.

Thank BluePurrl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The breakfast was great and staff friendly. However the room and stairway could do with a good clean. TV needs updating and the whole place needs some TLC. We noticed that one room has had a makeover. Maybe the rest of the building will follow?

Thank Carol065
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

It’s pretty much perfect. Nice Adnams beers and gins and good food which is not too expensive. We ate a couple of times here over a week and did the same last year. A very nice old bar area and very pleasant dining room. The...More

Thank smith1265
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

Booked a table for a large family evening meal. Reservation was very friendly. Excellent selection of meals in the menu and specials- something delicious for everyone in our party who ranged from 10 to 80. In fact difficult to make a decision! Kids loved the...More

Thank andrew w
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Our very first visit on 15/8/2018 and very impressed. Husband had Liver/Bacon just loved it said gravy was lovely. Son /in/law had the Burger with the trimmings again he enjoyed that. Daughter had Steak/Ale /Pie loved that. I had Skate/Chips beautiful and I am fussy...More

Thank patricia b
Reviewed 15 August 2018

A visit to Orford for lunch with my parents. My mum has extremely high standards and for that matter so do I! We had planned lunch at another local eating place but discovered that lunch service ceased at 2pm. So we looked and found The...More

Thank Frances S
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Didn’t eat here but visited several times during our holiday. Nice people very friendly and welcoming my husband left his wallet on the table the bar man came after us to give it back which was lovely of him.

Thank Julie R
Nearby HotelsSee all hotels
The Crown & Castle
902 reviews
.13 km away
The Brudenell Hotel
1,156 reviews
7.48 km away
Rosemary Cottage
5 reviews
7.55 km away
The White Lion Hotel
1,620 reviews
8.20 km away
Nearby Restaurants
The Crown and Castle (restaurant)
321 reviews
.12 km away
Butley Orford Oysterage
451 reviews
.03 km away
Pump Street Bakery
386 reviews
.04 km away
The Jolly Sailor
338 reviews
.42 km away
Nearby Attractions
Orford Castle
464 reviews
.24 km away
Suffolk Punch Trust
174 reviews
7.46 km away
Orford Ness National Nature Reserve
49 reviews
.36 km away
Orford Ness National Nature Reserve
210 reviews
.41 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Tracey K
23 July 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from WrinkleyFace | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we had a dog with us. They allowed us into the bar area, where we ate a few times. Food excellent.
14 September 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Tabather1965 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do, you just need to mention what you need when you arrive, then they will tell you what they can do for you. The staff are very helpful and try their best to meet your needs.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Front Street, Orford IP12 2LW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Orford
  • Phone Number: +44 1394 450271
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing