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The Kings Head

Pitland St, Holmbury St Mary RH5 6NP, England
+44 1306 730282
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“chowder” (2 reviews)
“baguette” (4 reviews)
“burger” (3 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary
££ - £££
Pitland St, Holmbury St Mary RH5 6NP, England
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

This was a 2 minute walk from where I was staying so was perfect from that point of view. It was a lovely little pub with a noisy crowd of rather elderly regulars. I was the only diner and the food was adequate if rather...More

Thank Pamela D
Reviewed 15 November 2017

I had seen it advertised on Facebook, looked charming so popped in for a drink. The new owner made us very welcome, pulling up chairs for us in front of the fireplace. The restaurant looked very inviting and romantic. Next time we will arrive for...More

Thank DoctorBobandBadger
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Under new management and could not be more friendly and helpful. Great wine selection at good value. We popped in after a long walk with the dogs and was a delight to sit by the fire. Cosy and welcoming Canines also welcome. Did not have...More

1  Thank Mummymcgregor
Reviewed 17 July 2017

I love this pub and have used it regularly over the years but the current chef lets the place down. His "best ribs in the galaxy" were tough, the salt and chilli squid was salty beyond words and the gravadlax with potatoes and salad at...More

3  Thank AlistairS60
Reviewed 15 July 2017

We have been frequent visitors to Holmbury St Mary for many years, often bringing family members with us. In that time, we have seen several changes of ownership at the Kings Head; some successful, some not so much. The current owner(s) and current chef offer...More

Thank Saruman1
Reviewed 5 July 2017

We visit this pub regularly as one of our checkpoints for our school's DofE Bronze Award expeditions. On all occasions the staff have been incredibly friendly and welcoming and have offered to fill up water bottles and allow our small groups to use the facilities....More

Thank William D
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

A mid week afternoon; three of us were out for a walk and we were late starting. We knew the Kings Head only served lunch until 2.30 and we were getting a bit panicky that we'd not get to the pub in time to order...More

1  Thank Mike B
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Another visit to the Kings Head this time on a Tuesday evening for their free steak night! Great steak you just need to order at least 2 sides. There are some fantastic new photographs displayed of vintage motor racing which makes the pub really different....More

1  Thank Dominic O
Reviewed 24 March 2017

That about says it! We visited here during a circular walk from Friday Street, taking in Leith Hill. Party of 7 - all enjoyed a lunch of Chowder or open sandwiches on rye bread (delicious change to the normal wheat bread) - other choices available....More

Thank 103lorraineh
Reviewed 9 March 2017

I've not visited this pub for a couple of years. I had a delicious glass of red wine and the bar tender was chirpy. I was however, saddened to listen to some chap make bigoted and racist comments over and over again, really terrible for...More

4  Thank mel0knee
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$29
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pitland St, Holmbury St Mary RH5 6NP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Holmbury St Mary
  • Phone Number: +44 1306 730282
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Fantastic little rambling gem of a pub away from the main road, it has a little for everyone. The beer garden has plenty of space and some shade for those occasional hot summer days. Inside the pub is equal parts cheer & charm with open fires for the winter walkers.The new owner Andy who has been the head chef for some months is continuing to provide mouthwatering, locally sourced food from a carefully devised menu which changes with the seasons. Behind the bar you can find a truly excellent selection of ales and wines
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