Boasting one of the best centrally located positions in the town’s busy Square, The King’s Head Beverley, a pub and restaurant, also provide stunning accommodation to rival other local larger hotel chains.
The King’s Head, Beverley – Upon arrival my husband and I were delighted to be able to park directly outside (note you need to pay after 8am). Entering through the pub entrance is the hotel’s small reception desk where we were greeted enthusiastically by an extremely helpful member of the team. With one of the smoothest check in’s I have experienced for a long time we were taken to our room through a private door. Gracing the building and corridors are quirky little items and memorabilia in keeping with the history and boutique finishes the hotel has. All the rooms are named and ours was the Harefoot Suite.
Pleasantly surprised ,our room had a separate living area that was also home to a large tub bath. With lots of attention to detail and brilliant little interior statements such as a huge feather lampshade, industrial lampshades and a huge baroque style mirror this room was a welcome change from the corporate, dull interiors of larger hotel chains, it has personality!
Sitting down to dinner in The Kings’ Head, Beverley, we opted for a table in the separate restaurant area away from the hustle and bustle of the main bar. (We loved the fact that there is a private, more intimate area as well as the main area). Being on bit of a healthy diet I was a little apprehensive as to what I would find on the menu that would fit in with my plan (as you are usually faced with a boring, unimaginative salad or everything accompanied with carb overload). My husband on the other hand is a steak connoisseur who after travelling round the world and visiting some of the finest eateries seems to always find the best steaks in the most authentic, small restaurants.
With a small but varied choice of starters he opted for the duck noodle salad whilst I chose the cured salmon. Both were full of flavour, not overfilling and perfect for an entrée! With options of sharing starters such as Meze Platter and a Ploughman’s platter, family dining is also an important part of the King’s Heads’ ethos and clientele.
For the main event at The King’s Head, Beverley, I was delighted to see a spicy summer salad amongst a vast and well put together menu which really caters for everyone’s palette. Being so tempted by the hotels famous wood fired pizzas (which I saw around the other tables that looked so good) I had to resist temptation and chose the salad with fresh, charcoal grilled chicken with a side order of home made sweet potato fries. My husband was delighted to find a charcoal oven Argentinian Rump Steak with triple cooked chips for his choice. Oozing with flavour from the charcoal oven the food was delicious, cooked to perfection and the salad had a few twists that made it more interesting and flavoursome. After an exhausting day we retired to our room and made use of the his and hers TV’s. I ran a bath in the huge tub whilst watching my TV which was pure bliss before settling down for a good nights sleep.
Breakfast at The King’s Head, Beverley, didn’t disappoint the following morning, where we felt really comfortable in the cosy dining room accompanied by Breakfast TV on the big screen TV. We loved the endless options on the menu especially of ‘bacon or sausage butties’ which you could have on the go if you were in a rush. After a hearty Full English (with the essential baked beans) for my husband and poached eggs on healthy grain toast for me we said our goodbyes to the attentive staff and made our way to sample the delights of this beautiful East Riding market town.
All in all we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The King’s Head, Beverley, and felt we had discovered a little hidden gem that we will definitely be recommending to others visiting this area. Not many places get it right with all three elements of stay, food and drink but this one has!
Find The King’s Head , Beverley; 37-38 Saturday Market, Beverley HU17 9AH or call to make your reservation on 01482 868103.