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Ye Olde King's Head

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Neighborhood:
Santa Monica
American, European, English
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116 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2202
310-451-1402
Today
9:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 63
    Excellent
  • 77
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Just ok

It's a fun place to go. Went with friends Christmas Eve. I've been before, the food is not really my type of food, a little too heavy for me. Service is very good.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
Robin S
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Santa Monica, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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186 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Santa Monica, California
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

It's a fun place to go. Went with friends Christmas Eve. I've been before, the food is not really my type of food, a little too heavy for me. Service is very good.

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Australia
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Wanted to have a decent (Australian style) breakfast - mission achieved Eggs/proper bacon/sausages & trimmings with toast $50 US including tip only downside - no Mocha(cchino) smiling happy Staff

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Centreville, Virginia
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Was in Santa Monica on business and stopped in here for a drink and this place is legit. I lived in the UK for a short period of time and the owners, staff and it appears..many of the patrons are from the UK. I felt right at home with the dart boards, UK beers, British accents and all the football... More 

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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

My husband and I have been driving by Ye Olde King's Head Pub in Santa Monica, CA for decades but we never tried it until last night. All I can say is, we really have been missing out. From the minute we walked in, we were treated like old friends. We didn't have a reservation, but the hostess sat us... More 

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Santa Fe
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

My best mate from Torquay, Devon loved to eat at Ye Old King's Head, and deemed it so close to home it made him melancholy. While I was befuddled at the appeal of mushy peas, I did love the authentic flavor of the Queen size Fish & Chips. On a busy night, the ambiance was punctuated by the humid vinegar... More 

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Montreal, Canada
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

From biscuits, chocolates and candies to soap bars, tea cups and fruit jams, you can find all kinds of things here. Lots of the brands of the edible items don’t ring a bell to me but they reminded me of what I have seen in vlogs from some British Youtubers. What makes this shop more special than what it already... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I found this place quite by accident yesterday morning and stopped in for breakfast. The breakfast was good but then returned in the evening for dinner and was disappointed. I had the Scotch egg and fish and chips. Very average and for a so called English pub, very below par.

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Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

came here for a fish and chips ...not bad not authentic but it does the trick . good size portions ...the shop next door is way too pricey for all things british.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

It was nice to come across this pub in a place where you wouldn't expect to see them! Had the shepherd's pie which was nice. They do well, especially as a lot of British products are not available in the US. Worth a visit!

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Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The food we had was not good, the ladie's bathrooms not taken care of - and when we complaint about that, the manager didn't really seem to care.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 116 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2202
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: 310-451-1402

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, European, English

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?