- 17 guest reviews
"Lovely polite staff but the room was a little basic and bathroom needs refurbishing, but it was value for money...."
"Room was clean but basic, could do with an update. Accommodation not actually in the pub, but sort of a chalet, own entrance so not tied to..."
"Basic clean and comfortable pub accommodation which would benefit from being updated but with a good breakfast to set you up for the day ahe..."
"We were made welcome on arrival and the room was clean and breakfast was good and the locals made us very welcome as well...."
About the hotel
The Kings Head pub is located in beautiful village of Sawston. Approximately 5 miles south of Cambridge. We always have something special on offer: when it's cold outside, keep warm by the fire while in summer you and the kids will enjoy our outdoor family seating and playground area.
The Kings Head is a traditional inn in the village location of Sawston near Cambridge. It provides Bed & Continental Breakfast Accommodation in 5 En-suite rooms. Downstairs an atmospheric bar provides a range of cask ales as well a varied bar menu. Be inspired by the many beautiful museums and art galleries. Admire the beautiful architecture and majestic college buildings. Explore quaint passages set around the historic market place and colleges, where a unique and relaxing shopping experience can be found. Here a blend of independent shops is mingled with high street brands. Relax in the many beautiful pubs, restaurants and cafes. Catch a student theatrical production, or a show at the Arts Theatre. See live music or comedy at the Corn Exchange. The Kings Head provides excellent quality ensuite Bed & Continental Breakfast accommodation with prices starting from £50 for Single Occupancy.
- Parking (charges may apply)
- Car parking available onsite
- Restaurant , Bar
- Family friendly
- Children's Facilities - Indoor
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- Until 10:30 hours
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- Pets are not allowed
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29% would recommend it to a friend
On arrival, we thought it looked nice from the outside, olde worlde pub, with 2 small bar areas.
We paid cash at the bar on arrival and shown outside to our room in a building next to the pub. When we were shown in, it appeared that the room had not been cleaned. Whilst the lady went out to check, we were just left standing in the room. When she came back she apologised, but someone else was still staying in this room. (that could've been awkward if they had turned up!). We were then shown to another room, which was clean and tidy, although smelt a bit damp and musty. There was a double bed, with fresh bedding and clean towels and also a table in the corner with a toaster and food available for breakfast. This was a bit confusing as we thought we would have a hot breakfast, there was a sign on the wall giving breakfast times which stated that if you wanted to have breakfast outside of these time, to ask the chef. We decided to have a drink in the pub before getting changed to go out, whilst at the bar we asked where breakfast would be served and the bar lady said "Oh, the manager is leaving so we're not allowed to serve hot food anymore" I mentioned about the sign in the room and she just shrugged and said that shouldn't be there. The mattress in the room is not even suitable for a homeless person to sleep on, very thin and you can feel every single spring in it. Noisy road just outside the window too. Definitely not worth £75 a night. When I returned to work on Monday, I had a telephone call from the pub asking for my security number for my credit card so that my bill could be settled. I explained that we paid on arrival in cash at the bar and was told she would need to go back and check with the bar lady. While she was on the phone I decided to mention that we were not happy and during the conversation I was cut off. Needless to say, we won't be returning!
I wasn't expecting the Ritz at a £60pn pub B&B but there were some basic things the management could easily rectify to make one's stay a little more pleasant.
The carpet needs a change for a start, and maybe a simple desk in the corner - plenty of space for a cheap one. Next make sure the scaley water is emptied from the kettle and maybe invest in a slightly larger TV than the tiny screen screwed into the wall.
Finally, a small fridge would be helpful to keep cold the carton of milk left in the room for one's 'continental breakfast' of toast & cereal. There was also hardly any paper left on the loo roll provided and not a spare in sight.
Only saving graces were that the bed & pillows were fine and that there was hot water, which I was fearful about on other evidence, although the water pressure was weak and the plughole needs unblocking.
All in all not a great stay. They'll have to up their game for it to get close.