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The Kings Head

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Bar, British, Pub
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62 Yeoman Street | Bonsall, Matlock DE4 2AA, England
+44 1629 822703
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Totally love this community pub and the hosts .. owners .. landlords are just the best .. simply awesome hospitality .. love it loads

1 Thank Rob W
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

My wife and I ate here two nights in a row whilst staying nearby, good hearty meals for when you've been out walking all day, friendly people and good service. As the sign says "Muddy boots, Muddy dogs and well behaved children welcome :-)" Glad we reserved a table for the Saturday as it was booked out.

Thank 1a1nC
Bristol, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We stayed for a week in Bonsall and this pub alone would bring us back to stay. Obviously a pub for locals, Charlie and Kathy made us very welcome too. I am a fussy vegetarian and had some lovely choices. I have it on good authority that the beer was good too!!! Highly recommended.

Thank Mandy G
Norwich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

This is our second time visiting the area in the last 6 months and our priority is now popping over to the Kings head in Bonsall to sample some wonderful pub food that is reasonable priced, serving good quality local meat and a fantastic pint too and some good wines I might add to create a wonderful evening. The locals... More 

Thank ivorellis
London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Visited with friends to this classic English village pub on a busy Saturday night on a weekend in The Peaks. The landlady and patrons were very welcoming. She went out of her way to make us feel at home. There was live music which made for a great atmosphere. The food was excellent. I had one of the home made... More 

Thank Buiness Class
Matlock, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Visited in December and had the xmas menu. Starter of vegetarian goats cheese and spinach parcels was actually goats cheese and fig parcels of the frozen variety from bulk catering supplier Holdsworth. Which came with a limp unimaginative side salad. The main course of mushroom, cranberry and brie wellington was very dissappointing also. 2 small dry puff pastry parcels, tasteless... More 

Thank Escargot2013
Bonsall, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

We live for in Bonsall and often go to the pub for an evening meal. Kathy and Charlie are lovely and the food is consistently good. The pub is off the beaten track so just be prepared to wait if it is a bit busy.

Thank Mark H
Los Altos, CA
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

We had dinner here on 2 consecutive nights and had completely opposite experiences. The first night everything was excellent---food and service. On the second night the food was lackluster, the service was uncaring, and we waited more than an hour for our meal. On balance we wouldn't chance it again.

Thank Gina A
Belper, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

'Stumbled' across the Kings Head when we took a wrong turn. Really welcoming, friendly hosts, lovely atmosphere. Had a look at the menu and will certainly be going back for lunch in the very near future.

1 Thank littlefish979
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65 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The Kings Head became an integral part of our army reunion, the landlady is very welcoming and accommodating and the locals are really friendly. Food is really nice and fairly priced, there was live Saturday night music and a quiz night on Sunday. Seems like there's always something going on. We had a great time, enhanced by the atmosphere, friendliness... More 

1 Thank nickbev

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 62 Yeoman Street | Bonsall, Matlock DE4 2AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Matlock
  • Phone Number: +44 1629 822703
The Kings Head is located in the beautiful village of Bonsall in the very heart of the Derbyshire Dales. This attractive, historical pub is popular with walkers and visitors to the area due to its great location and the surrounding countryside, and has been a regular award winner for its floral displays. This is a great example of everything that a traditional English pub should be. Offering great food, beer and good customer service the Kings Head is well worth a visit.

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