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“Cautiously optimistic” 3 of 5 stars
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King's Court Tavern
2C Loudoun St SW, Leesburg, VA 20175-2907
703-777-7747
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Ranked #110 of 175 Restaurants in Leesburg
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Cautiously optimistic”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

In the old location on Loudoun Street, you either got prompt service and tasty hot food or slow service and cold greasy food. My understanding is that this was an owner problem rather than a staff problem. I gave up on the place after waiting almost an hour for an order of fish and chips on a not particularly busy afternoon.

Since that time, however, they've moved around the corner to a King Street location, and I was convinced by friends to give it another chance. They seem to have improved their beer selection (more microbrews, as explained to us by an obviously interested and enthusiastic bartender). The service has been very good, and the food has been hot and tasty.

If you've not been to the new location, it might be worth it to you to give them another shot.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Leesburg, Virginia
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Lots of good music and good clean fun.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

This place is a great neighborhood home away from home. A good place to socialize and grab some terrific food and drink. It's in the heart of Old Town so you can walk off the calories or create an appetite before you sit down while seeing all the quaint shops in Downtown Leesburg.

Visited March 2012
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34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“The new King's Court is just what Leesburg needed.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012 via mobile

After reading most of the reviews it becomes obvious that they were all written before Kings Court closed and moved around the corner to King Street.

The old Kings Court was old, well-worn and in need of some TLC. Well, the new Kings Court is clean, bright and upgraded. A fine selection of beers remain on tap an in bottles. The liquor selection has diminished but this place was never for the martini crown anyway. Best of all, the wine selection has improved.

The food remains as it was before, palatable, good and affordable for the quantity and quality you receive. As always, the fish and chips are a must-have.

I haven't yet met the new older gentleman who bartends but Cara, a mainstay, is as pleasant and efficient as ever.

It's obvious that the owner wants to change the image of Kings Court and I believe that he has. It is smaller than the Downtown Saloon but has a much 'cleaner' and approachable feel. Kudos to ownership for taking a Leesburg landmark and improving it!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Leesburg, Virginia
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31 restaurant reviews
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“STOP Yourself before you enter (unless you just want a drink).”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Simply horrible. It is laughable that they call this a British Pub (sorry, Leesburg does not have one - nor an Irish Pub for that matter). The food may be the worst I have ever tasted in a place pretending to serve food. New look does little for the lack of service or quality. Walk down to Tuskies for a significantly better experience at about the same price point. This is one of those places that will remain in business due to location, not quality.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Charles Town, West Virginia
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Just not quite all together.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Although, I'd say there's potential for a great little restaurant here, it missed the mark on a somewhat busy Labor Day. Our waiter did not seem like a professonial waiter, not very effecient and very slow paced in his actions and walk. Had to wait quite a long time for drinks, then menus, then food, then utencils, etc. It just didn't really 'click.' The soups were pretty good, and the tuna sandwhich (The Ben Franklin) was OK, but it was served with cold soggy french fries, probably because a 'slow motion' waiter let it sit in the pick up window for too long. It is not an inexpensive menu and with other options in dowtown Leesburg, at which we've had better experiences, we won't be going back here anytime soon, and very likely, never.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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