Jake Kedward has recently been appointed as Executive Chef at The Kings Head Inn at Llangennith. Gower. Since taking over, he has made his mark in introducing a fresh and exciting approach and providing excellent daily specials. He has also been very creative in implementing seasonal special events and restaurant menus.
Jake, married with two children, has been a chef for 15 years and stumbled into the trade as a youngster, while working in a kitchen doing dishwashing, and often helping the chefs out, he soon discovered he had the aptitude for cooking. From small beginnings, Chef then began working his way through the ranks at various establishments and has worked in many restaurants/hotels in many parts of the country from Swansea, Cardiff, London, Cotswolds and Bath.
Inspiration comes from two particular chefs Magnus Nelson of Sweden who is head chef at the restaurant Fäviken in Sweden, and Thomas Keller from America who is not only a chef but restaurateur, a cookbook writer. He and his landmark Napa Valley restaurant, The French Laundry in Yountville, California, He currently holds seven Michelin stars! However, like Jake, he also began his career as a dishwasher!
Presentation of food is as important as cooking, but the taste is paramount. Jake never gets bored in making food at all, as long as it is tasty. Jake says that ‘You learn something new every day in this business, and improve every day’, but the one ingredient he couldn’t do without is Salt!
There are so many different styles, trends, and gadgets to do with cooking these days asked what he thought was possibly the most overrated he answered ‘water bath’. They do have their uses, but they are something that can actually alter the texture and taste of the food, and he is not keen.
Asked what is his favourite food, without hesitation he answered Fish! On the other hand, he does not like liver!
He is a great believer in using local produce as much as possible and is delighted to be working in the heart of Gower where there are many places to source these ingredients. Expect to see some subtle menu changes in the coming weeks, and the specials board is where he will get to play! Now a family man, Jake is looking to make his mark here at the King’s Head.
Following St David’s day expect to see a specials board full of Welsh delicacies including Venison from the Welsh Venison centre!
Easter weekend – 19th & 20th and Easter Monday 21st April
At long last, Spring is on its way, with Easter around the corner there is no better time to enjoy the beautiful Gower Peninsula.
Why not arrange a short break with us and stay in our 4 star rated luxury accommodation for the Easter holiday? *Rooms are selling quickly, so phone now to avoid disappointment. Call us on 01792 386212
If your local to Gower and are just planning a day trip, why not stop off at the pub for some delicious home cooked pub grub? With a welcoming and warm atmosphere and a fine selection of real ales, gins and Whisky’s to choose from, surely this is an Easter treat to look forward to? Booking is advisable, Tel. 01792 386212
Winter offers include:
3 nights for the price of 2
5 night offer starting Sunday night for just £249 B&B for 2 people in a quality double room
5 night offer starting Sunday night for just £299 B&B for 2 people in a king or twin room
7 Night week stay from £399 B&B for 2 people in a quality double room
7 Night week stay from £439 B&B for 2 people in a king or twin double room
to take advantage of these offers please ring direct and book now to avoid disappointment!
Don’t forget our fabulous #6Nations 2 nights for the price of one for 2 people, we will be showing all matches available on the BBC and will be serving half time snacks during the Welsh matches! Doesn’t matter who you support so long as you are up for lots of fun and a great atmosphere then come on down!
Just quote #6Nations to receive this top deal!
For all the dates please check out the RBS website
At the King’s Head:
You may think it is too early to think of the Summer months now but we are taking bookings now for the Summer period so don’t hesitate and make the most of the sunshine and call Reception now for our offers on accommodation.
Gower is perfect for a long beach and coastal walks, or a couple of hours at the beach, before a nice cold drink enjoying the views from the front of the pub. Food is served all day, and our Chefs are working hard, using fresh Local ingredients for some delectable specials.
Tip: Don’t miss the fantastic fresh fish dishes.
5 night offer starting Sunday night (quality double) for just £299
5 night offer starting Sunday night (King/Twin room) for just £399
7 night stay (quality double) from just £450
7 night stay (King/Twin) from just £595
*all rates are based on 2 people sharing
To avoid disappointment please ring us direct on (01792) 386212 to book
The annual Endurancelife event in Gower will be starting from the National Trust Centre, Rhossili on the morning of 9th November. The coastal trails here are set against an awe-inspiring natural backdrop of cliff tops, downland, woodland, sand dunes and world famous beaches. This trail running paradise is very accessible from most parts of the UK.
Every year we host the official event after party here at The Kings Head Inn and this year is no different! It is always an amazing night with a great atmosphere, live music, an exceptional selection of real ales, home-cooked delicious dishes on offer and set within our rustic 18th century pub with open fires in both bars; its the perfect setting to end your evening.
For this weekend we are offering accommodation at a deal rate of 3 nights B&B for only £250. We are booking up fast so please call us now to avoid disappointment! Tel. 01792 386212 #EndurancelifeGower2019
Do you think Rhossili Bay is the Best Beach in Britain? We do! Having won the title in 2014 Rhossili Bay is often in the top 10 in the UK and has even been rated 3rd in the World in the past!
We are incredibly lucky to be located just one mile from Rhossili Bay. In fact we have easier access to the beach, and with plenty of car parking at Hillend Caravan Park, there is nothing stopping you seeing it for yourself. You can also walk to Rhossili across the beach, and back across Rhossili Down (or vice versa) to enjoy spectacular panoramic views along your chosen route.
The beach is over 4 miles of golden sand and is a haven for pet owners and horse riders as they are welcome all year round. Surfers love the vast expanse of beach and there are plenty of surf boards and wetsuits to hire just across the road from us in the famous Pj’s surf shop
If you want to bring your horse on holiday, there are several stables in the area with plenty of off-road horse riding including the famous beach. Anna also has a very well known Shetland pony stud with a few spare stables, and just up the road is a livery yard that also accepts your equine friends for holidays!
If you are planning your stay with us, please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. Guests will find a wealth of information available to them on arrival, including maps for walking or riding, tide times and other useful local knowledge. Many activities are available locally, for all age groups and abilities, most can be found listed on our website here
Is there a more romantic place than the beautiful, quaint village of Llangennith?!
The gorgeous landscape, a 4 mile stretch of golden sandy beach a short walk down the grass banked lane, wild ponies grazing on the hilltops, our pub; a 17th century Inn bursting with history and with open fires in both bars and rustic slate floors…can you picture a better setting to spend your Valentines weekend?
In his story Extraordinary Little Cough, Dylan Thomas described the beach at Rhossili Bay as “the wildest, bleakest and barrennest I know – four or five miles of yellow coldness going away into the distance of the sea”.
It is also one of the most beautiful places in all of the UK – and recently won the TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice award for Britain’s Best Beach. It is not difficult to see why.
Dylan Thomas also wrote about our coast in his short story, ‘Who Do You Wish Was With Us?’ he wrote:
“… Laughing on the cliff above the very long golden beach, we pointed out to each other, as though the other were blind, the great rock of the Worm’s Head. The sea was out. We crossed over on slipping stones and stood, at last, triumphantly on the windy top. There was montrous, thick grass there that made us spring-heeled and we laughed and bounced on it, scaring the sheep who ran up and down the battered sides like goats. Even on this calmest day a wind blew on the Worm.” – Dylan Thomas
We can’t think of a better place to be on Valentines weekend with your loved one. So, with this in mind spoil your loved one to a romantic weekend in “sweet Llangenntih”…explore our coastline, coves and hilltops ; all packed with history and beauty. Then, in the evenings relax by our open log fire while sipping on a nice glass of wine, sampling some of our delicious homemade specialities talking about the day that has passed….What’s not to love!?
Sunday 14th February Valentines package:-
Staying in a Deluxe room B&B with rose petals sprinkled across the bed, candles and bath bombs at the ready in the bathroom and chocolates and a chilled bottle of Prosecco awaiting in the room for your arrival @ £149 (Based on 2 people sharing).
Call us on 01792 386212