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Kings Head

) #52 of 90 Restaurants in Lewes $$ - $$$ , British,
9 Southover High Street, Lewes BN7 1HS, England
+44 1273 474628
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“mullet” (2 reviews)
“burger” (14 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
9 Southover High Street, Lewes BN7 1HS, England
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1 - 10 of 182 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went last Friday - there were menus chalked on boards at the bar, and on a large blackboard. Ordered drinks while we decided what to eat, only to find when we ordered that there was no chef and no food. There was nothing displayed...More

Thank Jae P
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

There have been several changes in management in recent years. It seems the current team have finally got it right. Recently decorated. Clean throughout. Fantastic beer garden. Very good selection of beers at a cheaper price than some other pubs in the area. The difference...More

Thank alitalk
Reviewed 27 March 2017

As a large hiking group, over the last year we've visited the King's Head on a number of occasions and always have been given a warm welcome by the wonderful staff; in fact they go out of their way to get the open fire stocked...More

Thank Bill_Walker65
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped over for some refreshments after a walk in south down hills . Loved the place , the staff particularly were energetic and served our large group very well. Loved the ambience .

Thank Vilas_Kanyal
Reviewed 20 February 2017

I am gluten free and don't eat meat so there wasn't much choice other than a jacket potato, which sounds boring but it was well cooked and came with a delicious home made coleslaw

Thank Ali H
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Clearly new management appear to be working hard to update this previously charming pub, but it is now so very brightly lit with white spotlights so if you are looking for a cosy intimate evening you might need to choose elsewhere. They have chosen to...More

Thank claireegret
Reviewed 28 November 2016

We were delighted with our meals chosen from the specials board, my partner had a huge venison steak with port jus, handcut chips and vine tomatoes while I enjoyed mullet with beetroot and generous helpings of broccoli and new potatoes. Two interesting icecreams on offer,...More

Thank daveysmum
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Lewes is one of the best-preserved medieval towns in Europe and Lewes is an enduring favourite for me. The Kings Head has had new management at increasing frequency. The present new owners have spent much money and energy on trying to improve the business, I...More

Thank S-Milano
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Both of our roasts were served cold. We asked or them to be warmed up. They came back maybe 2 degrees warmer. Not acceptable. Will not visit again.

Thank Jacko070
Reviewed 1 November 2016

I saw a review of Kings Head in a freebie magazine in Brighton. It sounded interesting so I stuck the article to the fridge for a year as a reminder and finally got round to going. Importantly for us they are dog friendly and they...More

Thank BrightonBelle_10
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$23
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Southover High Street, Lewes BN7 1HS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Lewes
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 474628
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This is a gastro pub - a traditional British pub serving excellent quality food. Locally sourced and seasonal. Open Inglenook fire pace, large sunny garden with stunning views of Lewes Castle. Great selection of local ales, wines and spirits. Perfect for a pint or to have something tasty to eat.
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