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The Kings Head, Chingford Green, E4

Kings Head Hill
E4
E4 7EA
Phone: 02085296283
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Steve of N21 left this review about The Kings Head

First visit to this pub at the top of Kings Head Hill for many a moon, well nearly 20 years to be precise. Today it’s a completely different pub to my remembrances and I have obviously missed several renovations and refurbs over recent years.
Apparently it really changed about 10 years ago when taken over by Ember Inns but today it is part of the Stonegate pub chain as one of their Classic Inns brand. Internally it still has that Ember Inn décor of several separate distinct areas with different floors and an eclectic collection of furniture and pastel colourings in each section which I have heard best described as an Ikea showroom with beer.
Fortunately this one has a couple of nice external benched areas out back by the car park to escape to when the sun was out , as it was on my bank holiday weekend visit.
I’m no great fan of the Stonegate Pub Co, primarily for their responsibility for Yates, Slug & lettuce and the god awful Scream abominations, but I have to say that at least with the Classic and Traditional pub brands, they do provide a decent choice of beers. Although with a clear focus on the food side of things the Kings Head does have ten real ale pumps round the bar providing a decent Ale selection.
But this could be easily missed when entering from the car park side as what you first see is a row of four pumps providing Tribute, Doombar , Pride and Old Speckled Hen. And if you don’t venture further than here, the other bank of six would not be discovered, and for my visit four were going with much more interesting offerings from micro breweries. These were Cottage Brewery Deltic Gold, Old Dairy Spring Top and two from the East London London Fields Brewery in the shape of Love Not War and Hackney Hopster and both of these were well kept pints.
So, although in no way does this make it a destination pub, it’s at least good to know that there is a decent available food menu and ale choice available here when next in the area.

On 10th June 2013 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by john mcgraw
Chingford, 0.65 miles, 12 min walk (show)
Ponders End, 1.76 miles, 33 min walk (show)
Highams Park, 2.04 miles, 39 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Kings Head, E4
10th Jun 2013, 18:16
Review submitted by Steve of N21
 
5th Feb 2013, 18:43
Request to add pub to area Chingford Green by ROB Camra approved

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 18 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 18 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 18 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - Discount amount not stated by East London CAMRA - last updated 18 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 18 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 18 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : No last updated 18 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 18 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Sunday & Wednesday - last updated 18 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 18 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 18 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 18 September 2014 by ROB Camra
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Last inspected: March 8th 2018
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