The hotel was easy to find and in a nice location, a short drive (15 mins) from the centre of Winchester. We received a warm welcome but couldn't check in as we'd arrived a little earlier than the advertised time. Not to worry - we had plenty of exploring to do!
Our room was on the first floor and the view wasn't brilliant as the bedroom window looked out onto an assortment of roof tiles and drain pipes.The bathroom was very spacious and you had a choice of 2 different shower heads!! The room was a bit stuffy which was down to it being directly above the kitchen. This led to a rather poor night's sleep as it was simply too hot. We couldn't fault the cleanliness of the room or the hotel and everything we needed was there....even hot chocolate on the hospitality tray!
We ate in the restaurant which was incredibly busy and there was a lively buzz about the place. I would recommend that you book in advance as it was very busy for a midweek evening. The food was very nice but it did take a while to arrive. There was a very limited choice of bar snacks which was a shame as I think this would enhance the offering at the hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A warm welcome, fine home cooked fare and traditional rural hospitality await you ... The King's Head free house is a traditional Four Star Georgian coaching inn situated in the historic downland village of Hursley, just south of Winchester in Hampshire. We offer a warm welcome and traditional rural hospitality to rival all other inns and hotels in Winchester. The village of Hursley is most well known for its strong associations with the family of Oliver Cromwell; it is for this reason that it is believed The King's Head originally gained its name. Our aim is to provide a relaxed and cheerful environment for locals and visitors alike in which to enjoy locally sourced ales, fine wines, home-cooked food, or even a night or two in one of our carefully restored hotel rooms. 'There is nothing which has yet been contrived by man, by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern or Inn' Samuel Johnson ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kings Head Hotel Hursley
- The King's Head Hursley, Hampshire