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!
Saturday 24th August is our 22nd Annual fancydress party
No doubt many have already started preparing your costumes for our famous bank holiday party!
This years theme is ‘S, T or U’ so come as anything starting with these letters!
Here’s some ideas to get you started:
Superman, Spiderman, Shreck, Teletubbies, Tinman, Transformers, Tina Turner, Uncle Fester, Unicorn…..
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
Why don’t you spend a few nights treating yourself here at The Kings Head Inn in Llangennith and relax in the Welsh countryside.
Stay in our double deluxe room priced at £109 and pay just £54.50 for Monday night.
As you may know, we’re situated in the heart of the Gower, an area of outstanding natural beauty and a spot where Dylan Thomas spent time writing his famous literary stories.
Wrap up warm and take a stroll on Rhossili Bay, voted one of the best beaches in the world. Or cuddle up by the fire and tuck into a hearty traditional meal. Head Chef Jake Keward, prides himself on creating dishes made with local and seasonal produce all year round, including rich Welsh steak and Gower ale pie and cawl, a homemade Welsh broth of lamb and vegetables.
For the beer connoisseur in you, we serve a large selection of real ales all produced at our Local brewery. The Gower Brewery opened in 2011 producing hand crafted ale using traditional methods and high quality ingredients.
For horse riders, there are stables at the inn for guests to keep their horses, and we also welcome a range of other pets from cats, dogs to iguanas!