We all know I love the King William IV in Chigwell. In fact, I’ve blogged about it before. If you know me, you know I’ll always say the best pork belly in Marbella is in La Sala, and the best pork belly in Essex is in the King William.
To be honest, when I heard the news they were refurbishing, I was a bit surprised. The King William has always been lovely inside, very modern, yet homely, so I did wonder why they had opted for a little make over. There’s more by way of an explanation on their official press release.
Here’s an excerpt:
“The makeover will give the restaurant a lighter and brighter feel, with an extension to the bar creating more flexible spaces for guests to enjoy a drink. The addition of a private function space, ideal for business meetings to birthday parties, makes The King William perfect for business or pleasure.
Guests to the pub will be able to enjoy dishes including Buttermilk Southern Fried Chicken and Caramelised Fig and Whipped Goat’s Curd Pizza, as well as daily specials and pub favourites, freshly prepared by their French head chef, Mickael Deneuve.
Lucy Murphy, General Manager at The King William, comments: “The King William provides a fantastic venue for friends and families to get together and enjoy a meal or night out, so we are excited to continue to do this with new, improved surroundings. The pub will have a fresh new look and a brand new menu that will give us the chance to show what we do best at The King William – great quality food and service.
“We’re passionate about offering those who enjoy the finer things in life a place to discover and share great tasting food and drinks and we look forward to unveiling the brand new King William to guests in November. We are offering something different to anything else in Chigwell and we’re confident we’ll attract new guests as well as our many regulars.”
One thing I like about this, I mean I REALLY like about this, is that they haven’t just waited for the King William to get into a dire, dilapidated state then refurbished it at the last possible moment. Rather, they have decided to just spend some money on making the overall experience better for the customers.
I’m also excited about the new menu. The kitchen team have always been fantastic, and I’m looking forward to trying whatever new dishes they come up with.
The King William Reopens on Wednesday 16th November 2016.
Guess who has a table booked to try out the lush new menu on the 20th of November? Watch this space for the review.
Here are some pictures of what the new King William looks like to keep you going.