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Kings Head

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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9 Southover High Street, Lewes BN7 1HS, England
+44 1273 474628
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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 is the quality of the beer. Very friendly staff. The menu is basic, but has... More 

Thank alitalk
Epsom, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 up for us so we can warm up on the colder hiking days. The last... More 

Thank Bill_Walker65
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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178 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 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
Lewes, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 install a TV screen. Again, I guess it depends on your taste.

Thank claireegret
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 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, - garlic and rosemary (I just wasn't brave enough) but the caramel and thyme was... More 

Thank daveysmum
London, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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 admire their enthusiasm, so it saddens me to see elementary mistakes being made on decor,... More 

Thank S-Milano
Ubrique, Spain
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377 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
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
Brighton, United Kingdom
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320 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
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 offered the dog some water without being asked, which is always welcome. We don't have... More 

Thank BrightonBelle_10
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

As part of my Lewes trip I popped into the King's Head for a pint of Harvey's. As you'd hope, the beer was in good condition (it's only brewed a quarter of a mile away) but the landlady made a point of coming up to say hello, in a non-intrusive way. She was happy to show me around and talk... More 

Thank StevenRhodes

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 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, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?