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The Kings Head

1 Quay Hill, New Forest, Lymington SO41 3AR, England
+44 1590 672709
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (47 reviews)
“halloumi” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1 Quay Hill, New Forest, Lymington SO41 3AR, England
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Reviewed yesterday

After walking down Lymington's High Street we noticed the King's Head on the corner of the cobbled decent to the quayside. Convenient central location. We called in for lunch at 1200 without a booking and received a friendly welcome. Our food was ordered at the...More

Thank TonysolihullUK
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We strolled in un booked and had a lovely traditional Sunday lunch. Nearly every table was reserved by those who knew they were on to a good thing. A great selection of veg and proper gravy with the roast beef.

Thank MrsMac200
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere, excellent attentive staff, the food was well presented and of a very high standard.

Thank _marygroves231
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Five of us visited and three dined. I chose Chicken and Leek Pie but they’d run out so could only offer Steak and Ale Pie. It arrived drowned in gravy - no crisp pastry. The waiter kindly replaced it for me and it was good....More

Thank Gourmandsouth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did not have great expectations of this pub, however, we managed to find a comfortable table, the food was good and the service reasonable. Overall good value. Worth a visit.

Thank tourist172013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dog friendly pub, polite helpful staff. Lovely atmosphere. Food was very tasty and service was quick. Would recommend.

Thank lindseysayers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were recommended to eat here by Leyland Country House. Nice cosy pub, parking close by and a good selection on the menu. I was happy with my lighter meal and my husband with his burger.

Thank Caz B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an excellent lunch agt a ver reasonable price the first day of our holidays and were so taken with it that we went back a couple of times. Recommend a visit. Good beer.

Thank Caroline A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have visited a few times and always good but you need to book . We had COG and sea bass as mains with a shared starter .

Thank sailthedream
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Reserved table for 7pm Sunday on August Bank Holiday. Arrived and pub was very busy - difficulty getting to bar to order drinks and ask about our table. Overheard couple next to me saying to girl serving at bar that there was someone sitting on...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 22
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Quay Hill, New Forest, Lymington SO41 3AR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest  >  Lymington
  • Phone Number: +44 1590 672709
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Despite dating back at least 300 years, many of the original features of The Kings Head can still be seen today.When you visit The Kings Head you will see the long-lasting beams made from Napoleonic Ships that only add to the character of this old English pub.The pretty courtyard that we see today was previously used for fish-drying, whilst the buildings adjacent to the yard were an abattoir and fishermans house.Despite these drastic changes over time, the inside of the pub has remained somewhat the same and the great open fire that cannot be missed. It is these characteristics that, when you visit, make it easy to imagine the pub back in the 18th Century as a regular haunt for the smugglers and sailors that would frequent this famous sailing town.
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