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Kings Head

Market Street
Alton
GU34 1HA
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moby duck left this review about Kings Head

Two roomed very traditional pub,very much back to the 70's as Quinno suggests below,unfortunately although the clip was in evidence there was no plum porter for me, only Old Golden Hen and Courage best. The customers present were probably the same ones from the 70's a couple playing darts, and a couple glued to Countdown on the TV.Nice to see this pub surviving but not one I would actively seek out.

On 14th April 2016 - rating: 6
[User has posted 795 recommendations about 785 pubs]


Quinno _ left this review about Kings Head

Traditional two-room locals boozer with public and lounge bars (down a step to each, so mind out), seemingly untouched in any major way since the 70s. Public bar (left) had pool, darts and TV sports; the lounge a faded crazy carpet, curtains, nik-naks, board games and folk music on the speakers. Access to the fair-sized garden from here. Very friendly landlady and regulars, somewhat unexpected I have to admit. Three on; Courage Best, Doom Bar and (a surprise!) Titanic Plum Porter which was in good nick and the talk of the bar, perhaps proving that a few old dogs were being taught a new trick. CAMRA discount actively available, we were spotted as beardies a mile off by the landlady. Unashamedly old fashioned in here (‘rough diamond’?) and when you add good beer and friendliness into the mix, there’s a lot to like. One for proper Pub Men.

On 23rd February 2016 - rating: 7
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I L left this review about The Kings Head

This is certainly a busy traditional pub early evening. When we arrived about 6pm both bars were crowded. However some of the locals were very accommodating and moved up to let our group use a table. Good service from behind the bar and the Triiple F brewery ale was in very good condition along wit hte Courage Best. The third handpump wasnt in use on our visit. Certainly worthy of a return visit next time we are in Alton.

On 10th February 2011 - rating: 7
[User has posted 287 recommendations about 284 pubs]


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14th Apr 2016, 22:22
Review submitted by moby duck
 
23rd Feb 2016, 23:43
Review submitted by Quinno _ amended by Quinno _

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 23 February 2016 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 23 February 2016 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 23 February 2016 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 23 February 2016 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 23 February 2016 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 23 February 2016 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 23 February 2016 by Quinno _
  • Darts : Yes last updated 23 February 2016 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 23 February 2016 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 23 February 2016 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : No last updated 23 February 2016 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 23 February 2016 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 23 February 2016 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : No last updated 13 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 13 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 23 February 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 23 February 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 23 February 2016 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 23 February 2016 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 23 February 2016 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 13 December 2015 by ROB Camra
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Last inspected: December 21st 2016
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