Introducing our new executive chef

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!

March on into Spring – 3 Nights for the price of 2

March on into Spring, hibernation is over! As our Chef so well put, Spring is in the air and we want to celebrate by offering you our fabulous March/April deals! Hibernation is over, the first signs of spring are starting to show so dust off your suitcases and come and visit Gower at it’s best! The daffodils are awakening and the lambs are playing in the fields, to us there is no better time to visit Gower. So why not take advantage of our 3 nights for the price of 2 offer? With the warmest February on record, March better not disappoint! The schools are all back in full swing, and the beaches have already returned to their precious, glorious sparse empty spaces so if you fancy a relaxing getaway with miles of magnificent coastline to explore then there is no better time! The beaches are all pet-friendly, so why not treat Frodo to a Gower retreat. Both bars in the King’s Head have log burning stoves and exposed beams where you’ll find friendly locals to welcome you. Our luxury 4 star rooms with underfloor heating are perfect to relax in. Some rooms have oversized bath that are perfect to soak in after a day exploring the rugged Welsh coastline. Gower has a tremendous amount to offer from its rugged coastline, miles of sandy beaches, high lime stone cliffs and secluded coves. The famous ‘Worms Head’ jutting out into the Bristol Channel offering the most spectacular sunset locations in the UK.  Apart from the astonishing coastline Gower also has beautiful woodlands and vast tracts of moorland which offers natural habitat to diverse flora and fauna. Gower offers a wealth of walks for both the amble strollers to the more avid ramblers. The beaches offer a wealth of water sports with surfing being the most popular. Ripnrock provides a range of activities – but these are not for the faint hearted! In 1956, Gower became the first area in the United Kingdom to be designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. For those interested in history, Gower has plenty to offer with numerous castles, churches, landmarks and caves. Most famously, In 1823 Paviland cave yielded an Upper Paleolithic-era human male skeleton which was the first human fossil to be found anywhere in the world. Llangennith hosts the largest Church in Gower which was founded in the 6th Century, the early buildings were destroyed by Vikings, the present structure dates from the 12th century.

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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 at The Kings Head Inn

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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

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Winter Offers

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!

01792 386212

Six Nations Deal

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flyingwThe 6 Nations are underway so we wanted to make sure you had booked your room….

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!

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For all the dates please check out the RBS website

Summer Sunshine!

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.

Summer Offers

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

Endurancelife Gower

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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.

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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

Gin Festival

By / 11th February, 2019 / Accommodation, The Bar / No Comments
Join us to celebrate our Gin Festival 22nd and 23rd March with LIVE music both evenings.
Friday night 22nd we have the Real Goners and on the 23rd we have the Shuffle.
    

Sunday Lunch

By / 10th February, 2019 / Food and Restaurant / No Comments

Sunday lunch is in full swing at the King’s Head.

Our famous traditional Sunday lunch runs from October through to March using as many vegetables grown on Gower and Welsh meats where possible. If you’re not here, you’re missing out!

Sunday lunch at the Kings Head