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The Kings Head, Mayfair, W1

10 Stafford Street
W1
W1S 4RX
Phone: 02074930337
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Nicholsons (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Tris C left this review about The Kings Head

Dating from 1710 but rebuilt 160 years later as ‘Shelley’s’, the current name was reinstated in 2006.
There are predictable smoky blue textured walls to the dado, then white up to a chocolate brown Anaglypta ceiling. The bar array looks modern ‘old’, the floor is modern boarded and there are wide drinking ledges to the windows. Victorian glass and brassware provides the illumination, with modern wire and filament bulb sconces. A TV was showing the boxing with the sound off, so I could be treated to dull, repetitive background music. Furniture is tall, with décor taking the shape of Nicholson’s gin bottles in a glass cabinet. Customers were probably transient and loud; the barman seemed to be having a little trouble with a group of overindulgent tourists.
There were four ales: Pride, Nicholson’s Pale Ale, Landlord and Ghost Ship, price forgotten and no complaints written in my notes.
This place is so-so; fine for a drink. But it’s not a place I’d go out of my way to revisit.

Rated 4.5.

On 17th October 2021 - rating: 5
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Kings Head

Street corner Nicholson's house split into two rooms ,each with their own servery.The larger is square and has fully opening window frames along one wall,wood panelled throughout and with two display cabinets inset at one end.All very traditional with red leather bench seating .The smaller room carries on with the same theme,with a series of prints on the far wall.There is also an upstairs dining room and a cellar bar,both unvisited by me.
Covid regulations were strictly applied,T&T QR code details,shown to your table,less furniture than usual and pleasingly the half pricing on food was still in operation despite the ending of Eat Out to Help Out on my Wednesday lunchtime visit.
There are 5 handpumps but the selection has been dumbed down to London Pride,Doom Bar and Nicholsons (St Austell) Pale (decent enough but £5.40 ).The flatscreens were on mute and the service was efficient and friendly.
With a better ale range ,this would have been a very decent visit and good to see it open while the GK Goat Tavern over the road remained resolutely closed.

On 3rd September 2020 - rating: 7
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Kings Head

Not a bad size for a Nicholson's pub, with two, partly opened-out main rooms at ground floor level plus a cellar bar and the Shelley dining room upstairs. Given how close it is to Piccadilly and the large number of people usually to be found outside on the pavement, it never seems too crowded inside even at busy times of day (e.g. early weekday evening). Five duplicated handpumps on each counter in the main bar offering NPA, Doom Bar, Pride, Rev James Gold (£4.60) and Summer Lightning on this visit. The smaller bars downstairs and on the first floor each usually have a couple of the same beers.

On 3rd August 2018 - rating: 7
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17th Oct 2021, 18:48
Review submitted by Tris C
 
3rd Sep 2020, 10:34
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard amended by Bucking Fastard

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  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 16 October 2015 by hondo .
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  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 17 October 2021 by Tris C
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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 16 October 2015 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : No last updated 17 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Wheelchair Access : No - WCs downstairs. - last updated 17 October 2021 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 16 October 2015 by hondo .
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