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The Kings Head, Lewes

9 Southover High Street
Phone: 01273474628

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Graham Coombs left this review about The Kings Head

The impressive old frontage is now sadly let down by the radical refurbishment inside, with stripped floors, soft grey walls and sundry chic furnishings giving a trendy wine bar feel. Tabletops are mainly constructed from old scaffold planks, while in one corner lurk a couple of armchairs with shaggy cushions. A large plastic toy castle seems totally out of place. It still retains a couple of handpumps though, with just Harvey's Best on at time of visit, plus a Purity Mad Goose clip reversed. One to take the girlfriend out to dinner at rather than a drink with your mates.

On 16th October 2019 - rating: 6
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Southern Man left this review about The Kings Head

Re-opened on 26th Oct and now part of the Revived Inns group. Pretty much unchanged internally apart from a lick or two of paint. Emphasis very much on food but the are three real ales on; Harvey's Best is a regular plus two guest beers which at the time of visiting were London Pride and Long Blonde. Expect to have Long Man Brewery American Pale Ale back on soon plus a dark beer. Check out the pub's website at

On 5th November 2018 - rating: 7
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Steve C left this review about The Kings Head

The Kings Head is an open plan pub with an island bar and seating area to the right. A limited premium draught range is available and the two hand pumps were drawing Harveys Best and Flowers Original during my visit late on Thursday night. This pub seems to attract the more affluent of the area which is not surprising as I had to fork out £3.30 for a pint of Flowers. I didn’t spot any TVs or sport advertisements and the background music was mostly of the jazz genre, which I’m not the biggest fan of to be honest. Food is served and I didn’t spot any menus due to my late arrival, but I would imagine that it is not the cheapest in the area.

I found the barmaid to be very friendly once she spotted me over the mound of forks she was polishing, but this pub is a little too gastro for my liking so I will give it a miss when next in the town of Harveys.

On 5th July 2011 - rating: 5
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