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The King Rufus

135 Winchester Road, Chandler’s Ford, Eastleigh SO53 2DU, England
+44 23 8025 5165
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good22%
  • Average15%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible14%
Travellers talk about
“sunday roast” (9 reviews)
“lovely garden” (6 reviews)
“play area” (11 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
135 Winchester Road, Chandler’s Ford, Eastleigh SO53 2DU, England
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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

All I can say is the luxury mac and cheese was epic! So much flavour! I also added the seasoned fries to the combo. Delicious!

Thank David R
KingRufus, Manager at The King Rufus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are glad you enjoyed your meal. The mac and cheese is a favourite amongst the team here at the King Rufus. When you're next in the mood, we hope you will pay us a visit to try something new.

Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Came here for pizzas the other night. Have to say I'm very impressed, they proper oven baked pizzas, cooked in front of a fire. You pick your toppings and these include feta cheese, mushrooms and Parma ham. Came quite quickly as well. Not too much...More

Thank Amelia O
Reviewed 15 September 2017

I met a friend for lunch she suggested The King Rufus as it was near her new house. We received a warm welcome and soon had a drink in our hand; I was going to choose scampi but chose the Gammon Egg and chips.. Our...More

Thank hjohnnacepilot50
KingRufus, Manager at The King Rufus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for your visit. I am sorry to hear that your first meal choice was not up to the standards both you and I expect. I have mentioned the issue of salty gammon to the kitchen...More

Reviewed 5 September 2017

Don't expect fine dining but what you do get is bang for buck and isn't that really what we're all after these days? Good selection of tasty, hot food which does the job. Good range of drinks cold and hot. Good kids play area. You'll...More

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KingRufus, Manager at The King Rufus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Than you for your review. We always try to provide great value for money and i am glad that you were happy with your visit. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 3 September 2017

Often pop in here for lunch and its fine, Can get busy in school holidays so if you want a peaceful meal give it a miss.

Thank Maria R
KingRufus, Manager at The King Rufus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. I agree school holidays can be a little busy if you are looking for a quick and quite lunch as that is the nature of what we do. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

We come here teams time again as it has a nice outdoor area for the kids to roam. The food is good however they have been terribly understaffed on our 3 recent visits so the service has been shocking. You guys really need to sort...More

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 20 August 2017

The serving staff appeared totally disinterested in diners and hospitality skills poorly lacking. I had reserved a table for 3 and was shown to our table for 6 by a lad who didn't seem sure where to put us. He walked off without telling us...More

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1  Thank Julia W
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

One young lady actually brought us our desserts before our main course! I arrived here this evening to be asked if I had booked a table for 2. I replied that I would have done if I hadn't had to give up after spending around...More

Thank Tony P
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Hi- I don't usually write reviews, but we went to The King Rufus, which is near our home. We had supposed to be going to France but my wife lost our passport. I happened to get talking the landlord, who I had never met. Because...More

Thank foggs2017
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Slow service, incorrect meals, unclean sticky table, unpleasant, very poor. Will not be returning. Rubbish

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2  Thank ianlane
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James N....this is not a question...!!!! Do you realise that this outburst has gone to all the people that have written reviews about the King Rufus !!!...What gives you the right to chastise someone for their... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$21
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135 Winchester Road, Chandler’s Ford, Eastleigh SO53 2DU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Eastleigh  >  Chandler’s Ford
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8025 5165
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The King Rufus offers a mouth-watering value-for-money menu of favourite dishes, expertly cooked and served in a fun, friendly atmosphere. There is full table service in the restaurant, or pop in to the pub area for a pint and something to eat. Wherever you are, you can look forward to a comfy setting in which to enjoy the great food, cask ales and fine wines we have on offer. All tastes and occasions catered for. With a great outdoor children'splay area and a fantastic childrens menu with meals and dessert from just £3.99, we welcome families.
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