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Kings Head, Alton

Market Street
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
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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
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Malden man left this review about The Kings Head

Two room format with individual entrances from the street but you can link through via the toilet corridor beyond the end of the bar. The pub has a real retro feel reminding me of many from the late 70's/early 80's. The room to the left viewed from the street actually has two dartboards, and it looks like darts is big here as a case was literally heaving with trophies and shields. This room also contains a juke box and fruit machine, however had no customers at the time of my visit. The other room seems to be where the regulars congregate, a handful were perched on stools around the bar chatting with the landlady. Carpeted in here, rectangular tables in fours, a few pub mirrors, local photos and fake black timbers being the general decor. To the rear there are a few wooden bench tables outside down a few steps.
Window stickers indicate this to be a GBG regular, beers on were Courage Best plus guests Otter Ale and Hammerpot White Wing. Note two pumps in the right hand bar with the other being in the darts room, but the beers were listed on chalkboards both outside the pub and over the bar.

On 28th September 2010 - rating: 6
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