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US$10 - US$33
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British, Bar
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 7 August 2021

Myself and a friend enquired about booking a table for an evening meal and was interrupted by a grumpy man at the end of the bar who said that the kitchen was closed. The surprise on the bartenders face led me to believe that she...was unaware of this fact. After reading other reviews I can safely say that this was probably the owner who has been referred to as miserable and have now come to the conclusion that we had a lucky escape. Glad we didn’t hand any money over to him and not surprised the place was empty! Would recommend the Horse and jockey down the road!!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Helpful?1  
Reviewed 6 May 2021

First impressions, table and chairs were rough, disorganised and clearly not looked after. Greeted my an unenthusiastic Bar staff, who was dressed very inappropriate to the normal standard expected. Order from menu which was fine. Food came out and everything was deep fat fried. Soft...drinks were flat. Some of the food was inedible. Birthday lunch greased out.!!! We did wonder why no one was there. Explains a lot. Never againMore

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 26 April 2021

Disappointed to be honest, miserable man taking orders wearing a ridiculous face covering which cannot adhere to current regulations, he moved sauces from one table to the other without sanitising. Burgers horrible had been deep fried not grilled. Used to be great here, won’t be...returning.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 25 July 2020 via mobile

Exquisite meal. Fresh monkfish scallops and king prAwns. All cooked to perfection. Followed by homemade cheesecake. 20/10

Date of visit: July 2020
Helpful?1  
Reviewed 22 January 2020

Am very surprised at the previous review as the lunch today was excellent. As it was quiet there was just one member of staff who couldn't be faulted. Can't wait to return

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 12 January 2020

We booked a table of 11 for my fathers 81st birthday. We chose Kings as my father has Alzheimer’s and the atmosphere has always been perfect for him. When the booking was made my husband forgot to mention we had two not very mobile members...of our party, my father in a wheelchair. Our table was set on the raised area of the restaurant so I asked the waitress if we could change tables and she moved us without any problem, which was great. Once seated the waitress took our drink order. When the drink is arrived they were incorrect, things like this happen so it wasn’t such a big deal. We then ordered our meals, some of the party choosing starters as well as a main. I asked what the pie of the day was and the waitress didn’t know so hadn’t to go ask. 10 mins later the waitress came back and said someone hasn’t ordered a meal, we all looked confused. In the end I had to do the old school hand up scenario so she would work out where she had gone wrong. The starters came to the table, well apart from a sharing bowl of chilli Nachos. When the bowl finally arrived the waitress plonked it between the two people that had ordered it and said that’s to share and walked off. The size was exactly the same as the normal size that my son hadn’t ordered for himself. I went to the bar and explained the problem and the lovey bar assistant said the waitress had ordered two normal size and she would sort it. She came over to apologise and said she would serve us from now on. I explained absolutely the drink situation when we arrived. The nachos came shortly followed by the mains. I ordered a rare fillet steak which arrived medium /well, tomato missing off the plate. The hunters chicken was swimming in grease, the chilli con carne was the same chilli that was on the nachos, basically fried mince which contained 1 yes 1 kidney bean. No onion etc, we sent that back and I think it wasn’t chucked in a pot kidney beans garlic and chilli power added and put back on the plate. We had pulled pork burgers which the teenagers had ordered, they couldn’t even bite through it wasn’t so tough. Gherkins were ordered as an extra, which the waitress wrote down as she has to be reminded by a member of the party before she took the next order, they were missing. The waitress then came over with 3 portions of extra chips, we all said we had not ordered them so she took them back, within minutes she wasn’t back and said the chef said you can have them for free.... Overall I was not happy with the service of quality of food. When we were finished I went to the bar to speak to the manager before the bill Wes bought to the table as I was not willing to pay full price for our meal. The manager came over, I believe his name is Paul. I said I would like to speak to him before I have the bill as I was unhappy and not willing to pay the full amount, they reply was “what cuz you didn’t get gherkins in your burger, and the were an extra anyway that the waitress forgot to write down” as you can imagine being spoken to like this by management and myself a woman, an upset customer I was shocked. He then said “I’ve taken a fiver off your burgers, the chilli has been taken off, what else was wrong” I invited hi, over to the table so I could tell him all the issues with the meal, obviously he refused. He asked me what I wanted to pay and I said I had not even had the bill yet. He printed it off, slammed it on the bar. I explained all of the problems I had had from the minute I arrived and also because of he vile attitude, that may I add would have been very intimidating to a lot of women, I said my I would pay 50% of the bill. He still proceeded to come at me by saying that would not cover the drinks, which was all 8 sort drinks and 2 alcoholic. That would have been no where near the £100 I was willing to pay. In the end he gave me the card machine and I paid the 50%. This restaurant was alway top notch it is nowhere near the quality Previously was, but with management like I have witnessed I am not a surprised. I would like to say on leaving I made a point of thanking the young lady waitress on leaving for her help and apologies earlier, to which she again apologised. I have never had an experience like this nor had to refuse to pay the total of a bill. I will not be returning to this restaurant whilst under the current management. I was such a shame as it was the one time our family meet up as we do not live local to each other.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Helpful?7  
Reviewed 22 December 2019

Went to Kings for a Christmas party, I’m always a little apprehensive when ordering Christmas turkey dinner en mass but I have to say the food was superb! Hot crispy roast potatoes, large portions and the staff even brought out an extra dish of pigs...in blankets, winner! All of our party enjoyed the meal, and service.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 3 October 2019

Went here for the first time recently, specifically wanted a carvery. Booked and was taken to a table, water glasses on the table but none offered. Asked if we wanted a drink from the bar so asked what cider was available, the waitress didn't know...but did go and ask. Were presented with the a la carte menu with no mention of the carvery we had just walked by so she said OK just go up (no explanation of prices of what was available or how it worked ie pick one meat or some of each) In fairness, the carvery was very good although we had to find out prices and whether we could help ourselves to the vegetables. It was very good and fresh but once we had our plates we didn't see that waitress again, had to take salt and pepper from another table and still no water or offer of another drink or was there anything else we would like. We were just left until we had finished then presented with the bill which was for a different table so that was whipped away and ours given which we paid and left. On the way out we passed the waitress at the exit who was happily chatting to another girl, not even a thank you or goodbye. Let down by some staff, and it wasn't even busy.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Helpful?1  
Reviewed 21 July 2019 via mobile

Visited today just for some breakfast. The breakfast was lovely, with all you could expect from a classic full English. The venue has a fantastic patio and lawn area. With wide views across the fields and stables. And also tables along side the horses training...rings. Being a stables it goes without saying you can't take dogs...so peace is assured. We will certainly be backMore

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 13 July 2019

Amazing food. Excellent service. Very friendly. Nice atmosphere. Best Sunday lunch ever closest you will get to a home made roast

Date of visit: July 2019
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sorry I don't know the answer. i would suggest ringing them.
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Response from lizy228 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I have checked their website for you and unfortunately they do not allow any dogs at any time, other than guide dogs.
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King's Country Kitchen & Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4