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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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With a cracking cask ale selection, superb sharing plates and a peaceful courtyard garden, The King’s Head rules as one of the best pubs in Guildford. Refurbished in 2017 for a smart new look, it’s a warm, inviting venue, perfect for a right royal get-together.
PRICE RANGE
$7 - $29
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed December 16, 2020 via mobile

I visted tonight, Wednesday night, it wasrelaxed whilst complying with all the covid regulations. The food was excellent (burger and chicken and ham pie). Dan and his staff made my guest and I feel completely at home. At this time of year the pub would...have been full of Christmas parties so it seemed quite strange. Support our locals in this difficult time so we don't risk loosing them! Well done Dan and team.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed October 15, 2020

Ok, straight to the point, these guys know what they’re doing. Great selection of drinks, food looked good again as it came through, although we didn’t eat this time but above all else, they have excellent Covid procedures in place. Well done Fullers, and everyone...at the Kings Head.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed August 12, 2020 via mobile

Great location next to the castle and a very attractive oldy worldy pub. It was a very hot day so we sat inside, the garden was packed! Delicious food that was surprisingly large. Lovely staff. Very nice place for a spot of lunch.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed July 31, 2020

At the current time it's hard to get away on holiday with work pressures in this part of the world being terrible. It was lovely to get away from a computer and have a "90 minute holiday" here at the Kings Head. One can go...back in time to King George VI technologies and have some space to eat and drink. Have been a couple of times this month and it's been lovely since they opened again. All is organised very well and one can get a good bit of safe space.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 29, 2020

Popped in for a drink and ended having lunch as at long last someone does a vegan hot dog. Very good selection for vegans. Slightly overpriced though . The bread roll could have been slightly longer to accommodate the hot dog and the onions would...have been better fried rather then cold rings. Otherwise excellentMore

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 16, 2020

I've been to the Kings Head on a few occasions and the one guarantee I know I'm going to get is one of the cleanest, freshest, best kept beers in the area and far beyond. Don't get me wrong, there's a premium to be paid...for the quality, but if you're happy to shell out an extra 50p on parallel prices elsewhere, you truly will not be disappointed. Away from the wets, they offer a huge selection of home made, stone baked pizzas along with various katsu-topped sides and classic pub fare - all done exceptionally well. They also stock the exceptionally tasty Moving Mountains burgers alongside a number of other vegan dishes. It gets very busy over the weekend which can be a plus or a minus depending on your preference, but even during these busy times the staff always make me feel very welcome. You pay for quality and this is worth every penny.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed January 15, 2020

My friends and I enjoyed a delicious meal here last week. Gorgeous chicken burger, nicely battered fish and chips (although not too keen on the mushy peas; would prefer fresh but that’s personal choice ) and the pie with Savoy cabbage was yummy. For the...price, I feel that it was well worth the visit. Very homely food. Not pretentious and perfect for the cold winters nights. Staff were lovely and it was good to see the chef in her nice clean chef whites. Clean chef clean kitchen. Loved the place being dog friendly and welcome children. Well worth the visit and being so close to the town, it will our go to place.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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DanArrow, Owner at The King's Head, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2020

Hi Ilovegreatfood1, Thank you so much for your fantastic review! I am delighted you and your friends enjoyed your dinner, tucked up by the fire on a cold blustery January evening! It really is the little things that make a huge difference, like clean chef...More

Reviewed January 3, 2020

We had a fantastic time at the King's Head for our Office Christmas party. We all ate from the very reasonably priced 3 course set menu and the quality and quantity of the food was excellent, definitely the best we've found in Guildford over the...last few years of booking these kind of events! The staff at the venue were very hospitable and the service from the moment we made a booking enquiry until the end of the evening was first class. In total I think we spent in excess of 5 hours at the venue eating and drinking which I think shows what a great time we all had. Thanks very much for the effort you guys put in to making this a really fun evening with friends and colleagues.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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DanArrow, Owner at The King's Head, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2020

Hi Tom Pease, Thank you so much for your fantastic review! We have had some super feedback around our Christmas offer this year, and I am very proud of the team and what we achieved over the festive period! Please let me know if you...More

Reviewed January 1, 2020

Brilliant service, amazing food (try the haddock and chips!), very dog friendly (a server brought out a bowl of water and fussed over him which was lovely), decent parking options, comfy seating and great interior design (a literary theme runs throughout). Will definitely be back!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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DanArrow, Owner at The King's Head, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2020

Hi James P, Thank you so much for your fantastic review! I am glad you love the pub as much as we do! It really is the little things that make a huge difference, and I grow more and more proud of my team the...More

Reviewed December 28, 2019 via mobile

Christmas day lunch was delightful, from the Prosecco on arrival with attentive service throughout the the meal to the final puddings. The quality of the meal and its presentation was exceptional!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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DanArrow, Owner at The King's Head, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2020

Hi Wayne P, Thank you so much for your fantastic review! It was an absolute pleasure looking after you on Christmas day, and I love the relationship the team and I have created with yourself & Brenda. I look forward to seeing you in the...More

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