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The Kings Head Bawburgh

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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Confident cooking in charming dining pub

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At a glance

Open all year
Private dining
Wines by the glass

The pub itself - with six charming bedrooms - may well date from the early 17th century, but the king in question is Edward VII (born 1841), chosen for his reputation as a bon viveur. There are real ales and the likes of fish and chips up for grabs, plus low oak beams, real fires and plenty of character. Its reputation as a dining pub is confirmed by its well-judged output such as the nicely caramelised scallops that arrive with cauliflower purée and black pudding, a subtle flavour of cumin running through the dish, and the precision and thrilling simplicity of roasted rump of lamb with celeriac purée, charred leeks and Chantenay carrots.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Closed for dinner: 25–26 December, 1 January
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2
  • Dinner served from: 5.30
  • Dinner served until: 9


  • Chef(s): Jake Armes, Geoff Smith, Amber Burchinshaw, Tim Abbot

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 31
  • Wines over £30: 5
  • Wines by the glass: 12

Price guide

  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Steps for wheelchair: 1
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 62
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 20
  • On-site parking available

Getting here

Exit A47 signed university & hospital onto B1108 (Whatton). 500 yards right into Stocks Hill. Into centre of Bawburgh, opposite river.

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