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user reviews of the King and Queen, Wendover

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Good Beer Guide 2020 entry and its a lovely traditional affair.

Door to the left leads to a bar - to the right a bar/restaurant. Nice looking beer garden.

Got to talk about the beer. Amongst the blue plaques to fallen former drinkers there is an award from Timothy Taylors. Not seen one of these before but totally deserved.

One of the best pints of Landlord I've ever had. And there have been a few!
Mappiman - 15 Mar 2020 10:25
Smallish two-roomed pub; public bar with TV to the left, snug to the right with dining area out the back accessed via the latter. Two ales on - Youngs Bitter and Doom Bar; £3.00 and £3.50 a pint respectively. Warming and cosy ambience. Possibly the second-best pub in Wendover, buts falls some way behind the excellent Pack Horse.
Komakino - 24 Feb 2014 11:42
Brilliant pub! Really great little place just off the high street. Nice food. Friendly staff. Small but nice beer garden at the rear. Can't really fault it.
indiekid - 8 Jun 2013 13:52
superb pub. food was immense, and we were more than made to feel at home from the landlord, who went out of his way to chat.

the rotating home made pies and the rotating veggie options make the menu stand out here, more than any pub in the area.

CHELSEA_on_tour - 30 May 2012 11:21
Hence the nom de plume, Pick e Tippler! ;0)
davvac - 29 Nov 2011 17:31
I haven't been in since a while. The open mic afternoons were awful and put me off. Painful to listen to (particularly the preacher with the stick) and it was compulsory listening too, couldn't get away from it unless I was in the garden.

Once, the only guy who was any good drew sniggers and unwarranted criticism (he won them over with some hot guitar though). I found out he didn't even want to be there but was cajoled into playing. That made the hecklers look like wimps

Have these open mic (mike?) occasions stopped? If so I may pop back in.
stormwatch - 18 Nov 2011 13:36
Whilst congratulations to the success of the pub it is worthy to note that Wendover is not actually a village - it is a town. Wendover has had a Royal charter to hold a weekly market since 1464 meaning that officially it is a town rather than a village, although today many residents of Wendover like to refer to it as the latter. It is part of a civil parish, and the parish uses the term "Parish Council" rather than "Town Council", as it would be entitled to.

pick_e_tippler - 13 Nov 2011 20:48
I was very pleased to read the The King and Queen has WON the "best Village pub in Aylesbury Vale" thats fantastic well deserved Peter the Landlord and team.

great food great atmosphere and i love the new decoration and the decking great area for us walkers.
popsoxs - 1 Nov 2011 18:25
still a good place to drink
pgjp - 27 May 2011 09:23
Hi Mike Oliver, you're Ladyliz and Bibasmummy
sarah_tambo - 30 Apr 2011 19:59
I think this is just what a local pub needs to be - it's cosy, clean, friendly, serves excellent well kept beers and great food. Lovely and warm in winter with a real log fire and a interesting mixed bag of clientele at lunchtimes.
I only recently discovered this place having driven past it many times but I cannot recommend it highly enough, just wished I lived a little closer and could make it my local.
BlueChip - 3 Dec 2010 15:42
Visited this pub last week. Packed at 6 o'clock on a Friday evening. Friendly landlord, mature clientele and a nice relaxed atmosphere.

Not a great choice of ales, but Youngs and Spitfire both in very good condition. If you're a lager boy, they seem to have 4 or 5 to choose from.

Definitely worth a visit.
davvac - 23 Jul 2010 00:55
Very much out of my usual haunts but stopped in for one on way to Old Swan - well had to fill up at station next door.

I would visit this one again - small but friendly
gobby_gasser - 22 Jul 2010 17:36
Hi Mike Oliver!
abizwemmer - 15 Jul 2010 14:59
Just returned from having an excellent dinner here. Good food, very reasonably priced, first class wine, jovial locals pub, thoroughly recommended for all to visit to eat or drink.
LadyLiz - 6 May 2010 19:49
so glad I returned to this pub after my stint abroad, the food last night were fantastic keep it up. the garden was packed and pete was his usual friendly self see you over the bank hols pete.
popsoxs - 28 Apr 2010 18:22
Have visited for lunch a couple of times recently. Very good value - an excellent homemade tomato and basil soup sticks in my memory. Well conditioned Youngs and a very friendly atmosphere. Recommended
mally - 12 Apr 2010 00:29
Popped in here the other Sunday for a roast. Food was cooked to perfection. Absolutely superb. Friendly service and atmosphere. Very much recommended.
Mr_FRISKY - 11 Apr 2010 11:18
I was passing through Wendover this morning at around 10.20 en route to the hospital to see my mum. I saw the sign for Breakfast and pulled in. The bar was reasonably busy for the time of day and I was made extremely welcome by the proprietors. I ordered my full english and a pint and settled down in the restaurant area with my newspaper. Food was fantastic and my second pint went down beautifully. All in all I was treated like a king and would highly recommend. Thank you - may you prosper! FTMan
FTMan - 12 Mar 2010 16:57
Despite the locals fued which appears to have quietened down recently, myself and some friends decided it was time to give the King & Queen a visit, and we are pleased we did.
Enjoyed a lunch here, beer spot on and not over priced.
A very pleasant surprise for myself and colleagues.
Looking upon this pub as an oasis in the area to which we shall return.
pick_e_tippler - 21 Feb 2010 18:35
Where's the abuse? Check my ratings.
It appears that the King & Queens' rating has gone down. The reason appears to be postings are removed by BITE for whatever reason and the rating is lost also with the deleted message.
My friends and I that use the Kingey STILL think it's the best "locals" pub in Wendover.
LadyLiz - 1 Feb 2010 18:55
Ladyliz, do what the man says and take your abuse elsewhere.
sarahtambo - 1 Feb 2010 15:54
Well done pick e tippler.................couldn't agree more.At last someone to step in and show up all this crap for what it is.
Kingey in my opinion is the only pub in Wendover were a woman can go and not be pestered by some oik trying to pull you or your female friends. A good, welcoming, proper locals pub where you ALWAYS get consistency with the food, drinks and staff.
LadyLiz - 31 Jan 2010 16:43
Oh my god....what is going on here..........

Could you all take your bickering to facebook or whatever children use nowadays to taunt and tease.

This website facility Beer In The Evening (there's a clue in the name) is for beer drinkers comments (good or bad) about the berr and pubs, not personal local fueds. It makes Wendover look like something out of Deliverance.

If you think you are doing any good for this pub or any others in the locality you are very much mistaken.
pick_e_tippler - 31 Jan 2010 09:04
I would like to set the record straight for those concerned, I DID NOT start this back & forth slagging off match of so called abuse. I firstly received a totally unprovoked tirade of abuse from Eamonn (tabasco boy) allegeding I was a "personal supporter of Peace Campaigner" ( I didn't even know him at the time) and then various abusive messages followed from there, so, I retaliated. It's all become totally irrelevant to what this web site is for, writing about personalities/personal attacks is not what the site is for.
I suggest everyone ceases these personal attacks and focus more on the pubs and their pros & cons. I have received personal abuse from several people, you know who you are, also in every message there are assumptions and not FACTS accusing me of affinity with the peace campaigner.
LadyLiz - 30 Jan 2010 09:19
I've just looked through ALL my postings, can't find me mentioning ANYONE by name (except Eamon after his bombardment of abuse in personal messages) he had the wrong person in the end anyway.
Whatever................still think Kingey is a good place for a meeting place for ladies to meet up in.
LadyLiz - 20 Jan 2010 21:01
A pleasant time spent here in the early evening of Christmas Eve.Usual complimentary Christmas nibbles and goodies.Our much mentioned character (peace campaigner/stick man) sat quitely not bothering anyone at all.
Usual warm friendly atmosphere as mentioned many times before.
Beats Dead Lion in every possible way,proper friendly "locals" pub.
LadyLiz - 26 Dec 2009 11:57
you obv weren't in there last fri at about 10pm. some chap had his face smashed onto a table full of glasses. customers had coats,bags etc covered in blood. the whole left side of the bar had to be emptied so the mess could be cleaned up.
your idea of trouble is clearly very different to mine. may suggest you speak to one of the unfortunate ressidents who live near the pub & im sure they could confirm last weekends disturbance for you.
shame really because the foods not bad.
charliebubbles - 5 Dec 2009 12:26
Charliebubbles (a.k.a. the pair of herberts from the Red Lion),
the K & Q is not great but neither is it bad and definitely NOT violent!

There has been no trouble here EVER since Liverpool Pete took over.

Take a look at the King and Queen Wendover Facebook pages.

stormwatch - 30 Nov 2009 15:37
...another weekend & yet another fight in this pub last night. some poor guy got glassed. blood everywhere. nice.
if these are the wonderful locals that people bang on about, id rather drink elsewhere. reminds me of a youth club tbh.
pete(stick) is the least of this pubs worries....

charliebubbles - 28 Nov 2009 10:19
I gave this place another try but never again. Any pub that serves Peter with the stick does not get my business, that goes for the Red Lion too. The management should not let anyone like that on the premises irritating and antagonising customers.
sarahtambo - 22 Nov 2009 12:56
We took some friends here for a meal. It was their first time to this pub and we didn't brief them or say anything about the pub to influence them or not.
They immediately commented on the warm welcome they had received. Within minutes they were chatting to some locals and struck up conversation with many other friendly people.
The meal was perfect and good value. Well presented beers and fine wine.
LadyLiz - 10 Nov 2009 21:04
I am new to this area but my friends and I tried here. It is very average and I think is clique.
We come to eat out, only. Food is acceptable but pub is very small.
sarahtambo - 9 Nov 2009 20:39
Its been a while as i have been out of the country but since my return I popped to the Local and its the great to be back. love the ales love the food and the new menu and the way pete is so friendly nothing is too much trouble for that guy well done you ....
Dont be put off by the comments its a great pub long my you reign
popsoxs - 8 Oct 2009 10:13
Three of us blokes decided to visit the five pubs in and around Wendover High Street mainly to sample the beers, ambiance and general atmosphere of the place. Unanimously this was the best, also the ONLY pub that had more than two "true" locals, in fact there were nine !
Yes.................more grovelling sychophancy that is so richly deserved on this site.
Myskolive - 20 Sep 2009 10:34
Still a very good place to drink
pgjp - 18 Sep 2009 11:21
More Grovelling sychophancy.
stormwatch - 26 Aug 2009 12:05
You still get a warm welcome here. Good food, good beer and always a local to chat to. This and the Swan are the only "local" pubs left in the village now.
Myskolive - 11 Aug 2009 22:15
Okay but not special. Only passing through mind.
doughnutpoop - 7 Jul 2009 04:42
I have not seen any abusive language on the Wendover pages other than from the myskolive family. Words like Weirdo and Creep and worse came from you nobody else, and are here for all to see and judge. The irate tenor of your posts leads me to believe Mr Zwemmer and others.

The King and Queen has a very good chef and it is fresh food just as is the Red Lion.
I also like real ale beer on rotation as guest it is very nice and both establishments do this.
gobion_osei - 14 May 2009 12:52
This pub still appeals to me as a locals pub. The crowd of about 15-20 people that use to meet in the Red Lion after work still use this pub and that gives it an atmosphere. Also in these times of financial prudence it worth pointing out that the prices here are amongst the most competative in Wendover.
Dear abizwemmer............if you are going to dish out rudeness, abuse, dirt etc do you really not expect some retaliation. I notice the people at BITE removed one of your slanderous postings.
I doubt I will bother with this site anymore, its degenerated into personal abuse just for expressing an opinion.
It was all started by Eamon Tabasco because I supported and respected the Peace Campaigner in total innocence.
Mysko Livermore.
Myskolive - 13 May 2009 19:26
Nope, I am not that Eamon or any other person other than Abi Ofrir Zwemmer.
This is an okay pub but hardly worth the stomach churning sychophancy of some. I like most of the pubs in Wendover, bar the Shoulder, since moving south.
Incidentally, I have had abusive messages from the myskolive/ladyliz etc bunch about my scouse background so readers judge for yourselves.
abizwemmer - 12 May 2009 11:03
Not quite abizwemmer (or is it Eamon) but close, it's actually husband, wife and daughter. Well done though for your efforts to promote the pub with your posting, I'm sure the visitors to this site will be well informed by your posting.
And now to what this site is for..................Friday is seafood day at the King & Queen and I highly recommend a visit to try their seafood menu.
The chef is very fllexible and will cook any available seafood to your liking.

LadyLiz - 24 Mar 2009 09:19
I agree with the scissorkicks post.
I would add that it is very telling when the regulars of this pub make a point of attacking other posters on the Wendover public house pages then keep overstating the 'warm welcome' of the King and Queen.
How can such people be welcoming?
gobion_osei - 20 Feb 2009 15:02
Finally visited this place the other week, on an unexpected "snow day" off work. Smaller bar to the right was fairly busy, but felt a bit intimidating - I was on my own, and felt I was getting a bit of a stare for not being a regular (despite being a local). Went to the other bar on the left, which was quiet. Had a fairly ordinary pint of Young's Bitter (a fairly ordinary beer, so fair enough). Table had remains of a previous diner's food on it, which wasn't too pleasant. Overall it was a strange experience - the pub just didn't feel too welcoming. It's hard to put my finger on. Nothing too objectionable, but I doubt I'll be back.
scissorkicks - 19 Feb 2009 23:34
...Aye! And this place was 'bluddy' well empty last Thursday and Friday nights. Even Jamie the bar man has left!

Last one out put out the lights.
abizwemmer - 10 Feb 2009 10:59
This place is tiny inside with lounge no bigger than your living room and the bar is full of big sofas. The small room behind the lounge hardly adds to the seating. Food OK, beer gone down in quality recently.
Car park also tiny and taken up by London rail commuters' cars rather than patrons.

abizwemmer - 9 Feb 2009 11:58
It's really nice to get in from the snow & the cold to a warm welcome in this pub. Relax, chat with locals, see friends and have a good hot meal at a reasonable price. Still the best pub in Wendover, a proper "locals" pub.
LadyLiz - 2 Feb 2009 19:39
Had lunch in here with a couple of friends, as always a warm welcome, quick service, good food sensibly priced and the best Irish Coffee's to be had. car parking charge!
Bibasmummy - 27 Jan 2009 09:48
A very average pub and meals are okay, but I do not think worth the sychophantic overpraise it seems to receive.
gobion_osei - 12 Jan 2009 10:27
Well done staff at the Kingey for coping so well with the Christmas rush, food first class and good value, friendliness and quality of service 10/10. The crowd from the pub round the corner that used to spend a lot of time and money there, now come here. A true "locals" pub.Good food, well served beers, warm friendly welcoming staff and no ridiculous, petty annoyance of a car parking charge!
Myskolive - 26 Dec 2008 10:44
Some friends and I had a Christmas Dinner in here, as to be expected it was served hot, ample portions and FRESH. Once again I can't re-iterate what a good welcoming pub this is. Friendly staff, friendly clientele, and FREE PARKING! puts the Red Lion to shame.
LadyLiz - 18 Dec 2008 08:52
I love this pub! As you know I was a RL regular but the constant bad service and food drove me up the road and that is something I have to be thankful for. My family and I were made so welcome, the food is fantsatic value for money and delicious. Lovely staff, great ale - only reason i'm not awarding a 10 is that I would like to see more Australian white wines on offer - as that's my own finicky choice it gets a 9!
beerwalker - 30 Nov 2008 14:25
gobion_osei, Farian.eamonn_tabasco et al.
If you look seven reviews down from yours and read what was put on that review, it will say exactly what you have just echoed.
Fortunately that doesn't detract from the K&Q being the best, most welcoming pub in Wendover, an acclaim that I think the true locals will agree with.
Bibasmummy - 23 Nov 2008 10:38
cyber bullying and insulting abuse of someone is hardly relevant to the King and Queen it it?

gobion_osei - 22 Nov 2008 07:25
Best pub in Wendover for a warm welcome, great food, good well served drinks, sensible prices, good company car parking charge.
Well done Pete & Julia and staff.
Bibasmummy - 18 Nov 2008 16:56
A very good Sunday Roast, served hot (not tepid like some places), generous portions, nicely presented and good value for money. First class beers and Irish coffees & cocktails for the ladies. Deserts to die for. A warm welcome too from the friendly staff. These and other factors make this the best pub in the village. A real proper pub, without any pretences (nor car parking charges) Highly recommended.
Myskolive - 16 Nov 2008 14:41
I nipped into the Kingey for a quick one on the way home last Thursday evening.Once inside what struck me immediately was the warm friendly atmosphere, a sincere friendly greeting from the Landlord (Pete) who asked after my partner and childrens well being.I knew 70% of the 25 or so people in there and made conversation with many there. The beer was excellent as was the company. A truely, friendly locals pub, a visitor would not be ignored and could easily make conversation with anyone.After an hour I walked back towards the High St and glanced into the Red Lions main bar, it was completely EMPTY! I found this sad as it was my favourite pub before it was ruined. Full marks to Pete & Julia for making the Kingey what many I think would agree is the best pub in Wendover.Good food, good company, good atmosphere and a warm welcome.
Myskolive - 15 Nov 2008 12:05
Popped in here the other day and had a roast. Very good. Food was nice, service was excellent, drinks were lovely.

The place is kept clean (toilets were spotless which is always a good sign) and the manager is a gent.

Following the demise of the Red Lion I'd have to recommend it.
Mr_FRISKY - 14 Nov 2008 16:06
I forgot to mention something previously that I think is quite important.
Ladies, you can go in this pub on your own and feel absolutely safe and at ease. A very important factor nowadays don't you think?
Had a fabulous cocktail in here, and it didn't cost the earth either!
LadyLiz - 13 Nov 2008 20:18
Just can't be bothered to carry on with all this, its totally irrelevent to the King & Queen. New visitors to the site will make their own judgements from the postings.
However I do think it worth looking at some previous postings (going back some time) that some of the recent correspondents have put on this site and to see what has turned out to be hypocrisy.
PS. Strange how it's all gone quiet from the perpetrator of all this bickering.
Bibasmummy - 11 Nov 2008 14:57
I won't publish what was said in the message but have sent Farian the details for his own judgement.
King & Queen even better since my last posting.
Bibasmummy - 10 Nov 2008 16:51
The message I received from eamonn-tabasco-boy was abusive.If he wishes to send this type of abuse to people expressing their opinions then he's leaving himself open to ridicule. He is in his own words "World famous in Wendover" and must take the consequences for his actions.
King & Queen............Damn good pub!
Bibasmummy - 10 Nov 2008 16:04
Went in here whilst shopping and to get out of the torrential rain.
Immediately welcomed by friendly staff and offers to hang my wet coat.
Decided to have an early lunch, ended up having a feast, one of the best steaks I've had in ages! Lovely desert menu too and an Irish coffee to die for.
Very friendly, customer orientated, good food and well served drinks.
I hope that creep, eamonn_tabasco_boy doesn't come in here. I too received an abusive message from this "weirdo".Anyway I'm sure he's happy enjoying his drink in The Dead Lion.
Bibasmummy - 10 Nov 2008 12:21
Popped in lunch time. I got a warm sincere welcome from the Landlord.Warm friendly atmosphere, met four people I knew, cosy and snug after a cold miserable morning.Relax and enjoy the quality food and drinks in this welcoming locals pub.
LadyLiz - 2 Nov 2008 09:02
a very good place to drink, very friendly staff and beer is good,
food is not bad either
pgjp - 1 Nov 2008 15:20
I hadn't been in here in years but popped in while out for a stroll. Very pleasantly surprised. Clean, good service, full of people I hadn't seen in ages (which was a good thing in this instance!) and a lovely irish coffee.

One of the few decent pubs left in Wendover, unless the Red Lion really has turned itself round again.
Mr_FRISKY - 9 Oct 2008 19:50
great to see the notice board at this pub supporting the local Wendover footie team is there no end to the local feel in the pub well done ....
popsoxs - 1 Oct 2008 22:53
The King & Queen appears to have taken most of the "locals" from the Red Lion, probably for the following reasons.
You're made to feel welcome, and the staff remember your name. Good beer, good food, sensibly priced drinks. Pleasant beer garden.Spotless toilets and most importantly friendly clientele where you can strike up a conversation with just about anyone.
Myskolive - 28 Jul 2008 23:32
been a while thought i would ease of the booze for a while but spent a lovely hot sunday in the garden of the kingy surrounded by the smell of a wholesome roast until it got the better of me it was very tasty indeed went home at 10.oopm ophs!!love the new wine list.... book me in next week.
popsoxs - 9 Jun 2008 18:10
The angry comments and exchanges below could have been more delicate.
I think the pubs in Wendover need to realise that we are paying customers and do not expect to be social workers for persons like the peace campaigner lad.
I am aware of a trauma but it is not our problem. We are customers out for a drink and a meal.

dino_sauce - 4 Jun 2008 14:02
I was staying in Wendover before and after xmas and Easter whilst conferencing and attending training courses.

Naturally, my colleagues and I toured all of the pubs and the and the experience was awful, with the exception of the White Swan.

For future events we will not be in the Aylesbury area.

Are you the landlord writing reviews for his own pub?

If so, that's sad.


tog_the_badger - 23 May 2008 12:03
whilst this is not a forum for us to keep up this banter funny thou it is.... for someone who is not local you seem to have scoured the pubs in the village since christmas being chased by the man with the stick as every pub you seem to be in he seems to follow you!!!!!!! odd yeh..
my mother used to say " if you cant say something nice dont say anything at all" so lets stick to the rules the kingy is great so is the landlord and everyone has a right to their beliefs even your asian stalker.
popsoxs - 22 May 2008 23:18
You are making a gross assumption here or confusing me with someone:
"You being one of the many loyal visitors What has changed????"

I am not a regular as I come from Radford Semele nr Leamington Spa; not a local so could hardly be called a loyal visitor.

Caro Emmanuel
tog_the_badger - 21 May 2008 16:49
dear tog the badger

I think the whole of WENDOVER has had issue's with the person you are referring to but to say the landlord is a WIMP was harsh as he is liked by so many, works 7 days a week 24 hours a day to provide all with a clean well presented pub that serves excellent beer and food for the local.
You being one of the many loyal visitors What has changed????
popsoxs - 21 May 2008 14:18

not rubbish; it really happened before Xmas. I was attacked by that filthy asian 'Peace Campaigner' creep having just finished my Sunday Lunch and the landlord agreed with him!

It was all WITNESSED!

Tog the Badger
tog_the_badger - 16 May 2008 16:38

Myskolive - 14 May 2008 22:39
just read the comment from dog the badger......
what rubbish!!!!!!!!!!!!!
popsoxs - 14 May 2008 21:26
I used to be a regular in the red lion but during it's refurb i become a regular at the Kingy as it is fondly known. it is a lovely clean, really traditional local with excellent food, home-made chips. the landlord is the life a soul, cute as well... nothing is too much trouble for him, well run loads of draught trendy lagers and good choice of real ales. excellent garden with lots of seating.
well done. come on you locals support this great pub
popsoxs - 14 May 2008 21:23
The landlord is a total useless wimp who does not care if the customers are attacked by a drug addled maniac idiot with a stick [my personal experience, unfortunately]. But he will take our money for his so called 'Hospitality'.

tog_the_badger - 8 May 2008 21:19
A warm, friendly and welcoming backstreet pub with a beer garden.

I visited with a friend last night (14/06/2006) and we enjoyed just about the best pint of Greene King IPA I have drunk in a long time.

There are two real ales available normally.

The staff here are friendly, informed and will afford all visitors a warm welcome. Food is available at lunchtimes and again in the early evening.

Newly redecorated, the interior is bright and relaxing with an emphasis on wood.

This pub is definitely worth visiting. We were there as part of a Wendover "crawl" but it would be quite easy to spend an entire evening here.
lad_newton - 15 Jun 2006 12:41
Stopped for a quick lunch. Very impressed with the service and food. As long as you are not expecting sport on wide screen TVs, loud music, grimy furnishings, hordes of teenagers and a smoke-laden atmosphere, you should enjoy this one.
Davidd - 9 Jun 2006 16:21

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