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Kings Head

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Bar, British, Pub
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9 Southover High Street, Lewes BN7 1HS, England
+44 1273 474628
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Showing 178: English reviews
Lewes, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles 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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108 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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, - 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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102 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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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364 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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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296 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised, after walking into this quaint little pub and over hearing a very loud rude lady, complaining about her meal and service, we thought twice about whether we should stay for a meal. However I'm pleased we decided to stay as the meal was one of the best we had been served for quite some time. It... More 

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Lewes, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Having heard that this pub was under new management we decided to give it another go as it is very local. Went for Sunday lunch. This would now rate as our number one of top 5 appalling restaurants unless you like raw pork and lamb so tough you could sole your shoes with it! Think we have given this one... More 

Thank Mcrbb
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

My husband, son and I have just returned from having Sunday lunch here and the food was delicious. I had the roast belly of pork, which was cooked to perfection. My husband had the lamb, and my son the roast beef. We all left completely full and happy. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the pub was spotlessly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 11 - US$ 22
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?