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The King's Head

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Front Street, Orford IP12 2LW, England
+44 1394 450271
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Having stayed in Orford for one week we quickly established the King's Head as the best pub for beer, food and welcome in the village.

Thank gooser69Shropshire
Essex, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the moment we arrived we were made to feel very welcome, we stayed the night, room was very cozy and tastefully furnished. Dinner was delicious and menu had a great selection of dishes. Atmosphere was very relaxing and welcoming . Staff extremely welcoming and atmosphere was great.

Thank dancingtraveller2016
Level Contributor
122 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped for lunch after visit to Orford castle..Young 3year old grandson made welcome.Good pub food lunches and selection of Adnams draught beers.

Thank john r
Bath, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Wednesday night is Curry night with three on offer - lamb, chicken and Thai vegetable. All were delicious and washed down with Adnams ales and a nice range of gins. My favourite was the Adnams first cut gin. The landlord knew the wines and gins well and we enjoyed the evening.

Thank pauladhaines
Woodbridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Had previously reviewed this pub as poor two years ago. Unfortunately I cannot change my opinion. Like a previous reviewer I couldn't believe how many dogs in there and this would definitely put me off wishing to eat there. A dog free area is a must particularly for an eating establishment. Not sure that I like the new floor but... More 

1 Thank Karen J
Dudley, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

I popped in after a wander around Orford. I ordered 1 pint Adnams and 1 packet of crisps - £7...... Absolute rip off !!!!! It looked like a nice pub and the staff were friendly but what a scam.... I could've said something but the place was clearly a locals pub and presumably given the treatment of 'outsiders' that's how... More 

Thank blackcountrymon15
Suzanne B, Owner at The King's Head, responded to this review

You have left this review on the wrong site my friend, a premium lager and crisps would cost you £5.20, a pint of Adnams Bitter at £3.60 and crisps at 90p doesn't add up to £7 either...so not sure where you drank, but it wasn't with us!? More 

Woking, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Very friendly pub and food looked o.k. So many dogs in there, shame they don't have a separate area for dog owners to eat. The staff were filling up dog water bowls feeding the dogs with biscuits stroking them and then serving food. No thank you.

6 Thank Mal F
Suzanne B, Owner at The King's Head, responded to this review

We are a dog friendly pub as advertised, as are the majority of pubs in the local area...Orford and the surrounds are ideal dog walking country. We don't have the space to cordon off areas for dogs even if we wanted to, the bar area has recently been refurbished with hard floors and is dog/human/muddy boot or paw friendly! Please... More 

Rugby, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We visited this pub for some drinks before heading to the restaurant The staff are absolutely kind with kids, and the pub has a friendly atmosphere that will make you feel at home. Nice place.

Thank JordiOV
Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This pub is just a little way from the Quay at Orford and is old, friendly and accepts dogs no matter what state they are in. Food good and ok prices.

Thank _lin26w
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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666 reviews
480 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

This is a lovely proper English pub with a good atmosphere good food, not a huge menu, but our food was freshly prepared and lovely and great friendly and efficient service. Adnams beer is the best in the world and the beer here is well kept and served. Highly recommended.

Thank Mike M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?