Awards & media

We're really proud of The Kings Head, and we've been awarded with some really great media coverage and industry awards, read on and find out why we've got such a great big smile on!


Observer FoodMonthly Awards - Runner up Best Sunday Lunch

Now in their 14th year, the Observer Food Monthly Awards, reward the finest in British food and drink. The OFM Awards showcase the best eats and bars nationwide, as well as celebrated chefs and food personalities. It’s the only awards where you’ll find a neighbourhood butcher, producer or deli alongside a Nigel Slater or Nigella Lawson.


Kent Life food and drink awards - Pub of the Year

Whether it’s the food, the drink, the good company or the strong role in the community (ideally, all of them) Kent Life seek to find the best pubs in the county, and in 2017 it's The Kings Head!


Top 50 Gastropubs 2017 - The kings Head Wye at number 25

The Top 50 Gastropub Awards is a highly regarded and influential national list of food led pubs, recognised for their outstanding food offer and service. The list entrants are voted for by top foodies and hospitality experts, these include gastropub operators (who can’t vote for their own pubs), food writers, pubco catering development managers and executive chefs, celebrity and top hospitality industry chefs, pub guide editors, industry chiefs and food operators. The voting criteria ensures the list really is decided by the industry.


Shepherd neame Awards 2016 - restaurant of the year

Based in Faversham Kent, Shepherd Neame is the oldest brewer in Great Britain and has been family-owned since 1864. The brewery has an estate of over 330 pubs, hotels, and restaurants, most of them independently run by people like us at The Kings Head.  At their yearly awards ceremony, The Kings Head was recognised as "Restaurant of the Year"

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The Muddy Stilettos Awards 2016 - Best Casual Dining

Describing itself as "The urban guide to the countryside", Muddy Stilettos says "you’ll find an indispensable guide to everything this exceptional county has to offer. If there’s a cool café in Cranbrook or a stylish new boutique in Sevenoaks you’ll read about it here"

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THE Great British Pub AWARDS 2016 - National Finalist

The Great British Pub Awards are the stand-out event in most licensee’s calendars, with a glittering black-tie evening in the heart of London. Taking place at the glitzy Park Lane Hilton, this prestigious event sees shortlisted finalists and industry suppliers from across the UK gather to find out which pubs have scored gold on the night, and which pub will be named Great British Pub of the Year.


Keep It In Kent AWARDS 2016 - For services to hospitality and entertainment in kent

Keep it in Kent is a campaign for anyone that believes in the importance of supporting local kent businesses whether you are a Kent resident or a local business owner, keep it in Kent is here to remind and encourage us to support our local business community by changing your spending habits.