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Ye Olde King's Head

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Santa Monica
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116 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2202
+1 310-451-1402
09:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 02:00
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had read that this place was internationally recognized for their fish & chips so I had to try them. They were pretty good....the batter was unlike anything I have had before! The drinks were good and the service was awesome!

Thank Rbfreeman
Los Angeles
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126 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just don't understand how ANY restaurant can stay in business with food this bad. There's really not much else to say. It's a casual eatery, so I wasn't exactly expecting beef Wellington served by white-gloved waiters, but this bad I did not expect. From the sounds coming from the other rooms near - or in - the bar, I'm... More 

Thank LATraveller77
Los Angeles
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183 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We always enjoy coming here for the English favorites on the menu. Parking is a bit problematic and I wish that their web site would mention the public parking structure around the corner on 2nd St. The place is very cozy and I love the painting of Sir Winston which adorns one of the walls. Service on this visit, my... More 

Thank FrequentTraveller034
Los Angeles
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54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Just a perfect place for a little rest and fabulous, cold beer after a long walk at the Palisades Park. They have many great varieties of beer. My favorite is served with an orange. The food is just OK.

Thank LAVict0ria
Mason, Ohio
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Classic spot in Santa Monica. I usually don't like places on tourist maps but this place is an exception. Great English beers. The fish and chips are very good but also try the chicken curry. Very good pub food.

Thank AtrainOH
San Francisco, CA
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107 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Ye Olde King's Head is a fair approximation of a British public house, serving fare of somewhat higher quality than might be found in an actual British pub. It is loud with credible service and a friendly vibe.

Thank VMBinExile
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Found this pub while wondering around Santa Monica and ended up coming back for lunch as my partner fancied something "English" to eat. Pub/restaurant was very busy seats inside and outside all full. We assumed there would be a long wait due to the amount of people there. But we were seen to ordered and served within 15 minutes. They... More 

Thank Michelle M
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Good beer, decent pub food and a lively atmosphere lend a welcoming feel to this place. It seemed strange to choose an English pub i such a classic California destination but it served us well on a jetlagged evening in need of comfort food and beer.

Thank Chris J
Clearwater, Florida
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Lived in Santa Monica for over three years until 2015 and this place was one of our regular stops for lunch and also for enjoying Premiership football (soccer to non Brits) over a few beers. There's a healthy contingent of ex-pats here who will welcome new residents and visitors to the area. The restaurant has a good selection of British... More 

Thank Peter M
new york
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71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Dinner time in Santa Monica on nice August weekend cant become challenging. Long waits at many restaurants we decided to try this pub. The food is average at best, but with limited options it was best we could do.

Thank anunzNewYork

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Bar, British, Pub, European, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2202
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-451-1402
British Pub, Restaurant, Gift Shoppe & Bakery in the heart of Santa Monica. World famous for over 40 years serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. LIVE sports, Patio Dining, Happy Hour Mon - Fri 4-7pm. Full bar.

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