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The Kings Head

1 Quay Hill, New Forest, Lymington SO41 3AR, England
+44 1590 672709
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (47 reviews)
“halloumi” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
1 Quay Hill, New Forest, Lymington SO41 3AR, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This may be our mistake but we mistook this place for a pub, when in reality it seemed to be a restaurant with a bar. Crowded tables to get past just to get to the bar should I suppose have been a clue. Anyway not...More

1  Thank BrushM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this lovely old pub and enjoyed a super meal at a very reasonable price. Would happily recommend !!

Thank suehowellya
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst staying in Lymington, my wife and I enjoyed dinner on a few evenings. The menu varies daily and we weren't disappointed. There was a good variety of beers.

Thank Andy K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the first pub that we visited in England and loved it. We were able to bring our Labrador retrievers in with us. It was quite crowded but the bar tender secured us a table right by the fireplace. The menu is standard pub...More

Thank Carolyn G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went in for lunch and chose the lite bite menu which was amazing value. Had duck spring rolls to start followed by fish and chips and Thai king prawn curry. Dessert was lemon posset with lemon infused shortbread biscuit. All of which tasted wonderful and...More

Thank Corinne B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After walking into Lymington from the other side of the river, we stopped here for a pint. An 'olde' pub, nicely presented. Popular with the locals who didn't stop and stare when us tourists entered, which is always nice. Very friendly bar staff and reasonable...More

Thank ZoeBailey72
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After walking down Lymington's High Street we noticed the King's Head on the corner of the cobbled decent to the quayside. Convenient central location. We called in for lunch at 1200 without a booking and received a friendly welcome. Our food was ordered at the...More

Thank TonysolihullUK
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We strolled in un booked and had a lovely traditional Sunday lunch. Nearly every table was reserved by those who knew they were on to a good thing. A great selection of veg and proper gravy with the roast beef.

Thank MrsMac200
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great atmosphere, excellent attentive staff, the food was well presented and of a very high standard.

Thank _marygroves231
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Five of us visited and three dined. I chose Chicken and Leek Pie but they’d run out so could only offer Steak and Ale Pie. It arrived drowned in gravy - no crisp pastry. The waiter kindly replaced it for me and it was good....More

Thank Gourmandsouth
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$22
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Quay Hill, New Forest, Lymington SO41 3AR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest  >  Lymington
  • Phone Number: +44 1590 672709
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Despite dating back at least 300 years, many of the original features of The Kings Head can still be seen today.When you visit The Kings Head you will see the long-lasting beams made from Napoleonic Ships that only add to the character of this old English pub.The pretty courtyard that we see today was previously used for fish-drying, whilst the buildings adjacent to the yard were an abattoir and fishermans house.Despite these drastic changes over time, the inside of the pub has remained somewhat the same and the great open fire that cannot be missed. It is these characteristics that, when you visit, make it easy to imagine the pub back in the 18th Century as a regular haunt for the smugglers and sailors that would frequent this famous sailing town.
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