The King's Head, Wellesbourne Review

Wellesbourne is a large village in Warwickshire that is around 15 minutes from where I live so when The King's Head asked me to review their new refurb and menu I couldn't resist. And having visited a few Vintage Inn pubs before, (186 country pubs dotted across the UK)  I had a feeling the food and service was going to be great and I wasn't wrong.

When having a sneak peek at the menu before we arrived I didn't realise how much history came with The King's Head, Wellesbourne. Originally known as The Wellsbourne Inn in the 1600s, the King's Head was used as a hospital during the English Civil War. During the Second World War, they hosted the RAF pilots and ground crews from near by Wellesbourne airfield.

The Decor at The King's Head, Wellesbourne

On arrival at the pub in Wellesbourne we walked straight into the bar/casual dining area which had a few seats to the left and right. Then we were taken to the main dining area over the other side by the window and I was immediately drawn to the traditional looking features including historical pictures in contrasting frames, distinctive mission style wooden chairs and dramatic lighting. Even though the colours were a combination of dark greens and browns across the pub, the windows all around brought so much light in, which meant it didn't feel dark at all. There was also plenty of room between each table which I also liked. 

I also found out after that Dogs are allowed in the bar area of our pub which I think is great! There are also bedrooms upstairs if you are looking for somewhere to stay when visiting Wellesbourne and the surrounding villages.

Food and Drinks at The King's Head, Wellesbourne

The King's Head, Wellesbourne serves hearty, seasonal pub-food and an array of lagers, local ales, wines plus an extensive range of gins perfect for the summer months. When we arrived we treated ourselves to a glass of prosecco each which was lovely. We were given two menus to look at, the main menu and the fixed price dinner menu where you can choose from 2 courses £14.50 / 3 courses £18.50. Also if your visiting on a Friday (from 5pm) and Saturday (all day) they also have a weekend treat menu!


With my partner being coeliac, our waitress Katelyn was very informative with what he could and couldn't have from the allergens list. He ended up choosing the duo of pâté: coarse pork & madeira pâté and duck liver parfait, served with bramley apple butter, blackcurrant curd, baby gherkins which also came with gluten free bread to his delight.

I opted for the oven-baked button and portobello mushrooms in a garlic & mature Cheddar sauce, served with rustic bread. Both of our starters were delicious and a good portion size. The cheese with the mushrooms melted in my mouth!


With over 25 mains and more to choose from and two specials of the week, we were certainly spoilt for choice. You could pick from burgers, pizzas, pies, range of meats and salads. Plus they have a vegan menu too.

Blake went for his favourite meal wherever he goes an 8oz Sirloin Steak which was served with triple-cooked chips, thyme-roasted tomato and being gluten free he swapped the homemade onion rings for a mushroom. He asked for rare and that's exactly what he got, he said it was very tasty.

I on the other hand went for the duo of lamb which included a pan fried lamb rump and a cheddar-topped shepherd's pie with honey & thyme roasted carrots, seasonal vegetables with a red wine jus. I can highly recommend both dishes as they were full of flavour and again they didn't skimp on the portions.


I don't know how we managed to fit in dessert after two delicious courses before, but we did. I opted for the banoffee pie and Blake had an elderflower gin crème brûlée with home-baked butter biscuits which was a dessert combination we haven't seen before and as always came gluten free except for the biscuits.The banoffee pie was delightful with a creamy banana topping and toffee underneath, set on a buttery biscuit base 

Overall we had a lovely three course meal at The King's Head, Wellesbourne and will hopefully come back soon.

 I was given £50 to spend on their new menu in exchange for a review but all thoughts are my own.

Liz x

1 comment

  1. Beautiful place and the food looks delicious!!