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The Kings Head, Hailsham

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
Lower Horsebridge
Lower Horsebridge
Postal town: Hailsham
BN27 4DL
Phone: 01323843712
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Aqualung . left this review about The Kings Head

On arriving here around 14:30 on a Monday it was surprising to find the place busy with pensioners taking advantage of a weekday food deal. There was still some signs of building work but only on the outside of the building. I could see no signs of a dart board at all but there was a collection of cups related to Stock Car racing.
On the bar there were three handpulled beers Theakston's Old Peculier, Long Man Best and Harvey's Best. The Theakstons was priced at £3.60 but I failed to catch the price of the others. I was also fairly certain thet the Long Man beer was Sussex Pride rather than Best. The best kept of the three beers was the Harvey's probably because it's their best seller. The Long Man and Theakston's were a bit tired.

It's not a bad place but after the pensioners had gone it was virtually empty.

On 12th February 2014 - rating: 6
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Steve C left this review about The Kings Head

I see that the previous comment back in October last year notes that this pub was closed for refurbishment and when I visited a couple of weeks ago there was still a pile of rubble out the back and the woman behind the bar was discussing on going works, but the Kings Head was open. Unfortunately for a pub lover like me it was a bit disappointing as this is a large pub that has been split and the larger old lounge bar side is now used as a restaurant and the food didn’t look cheap. The public bar on the right hand side still has a pub atmosphere, but the décor is minimal with a few stock car pictures up on the wall. However, there is a dartboard and a Hailsham dart league fixture list up on the wall so this pub obviously has a team. There is no TV, but a radio was playing complete with adverts which I could have done without. The bar is stocked with standard draught products along with Stowford Press cider and there are two hand pumps that were drawing Harveys Best and Old Sussex. There was some live music advertised for the end of January so it is not a regular occurrence.

There is a beer garden out the back along with many pieces of children’s play apparatus, but as I mentioned before there is a lot of builder’s rubble laying about.

This place does feel like a pub in transition which is why I was so surprised that this refurbishment was started over a year ago. The Guinness was good, but not the cheapest at £3.40 a pint so I doubt that I will be swinging by here again.

On 17th December 2010 - rating: 5
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paulof horsham left this review about The Kings Head

Currently closed and "reopening soon", Don't worry too much though - there's genuine rebuilding going on inside.
[Edit: Admin saw this but took no action due to potential reopening 6/10/09]

On 6th October 2009 - no rating submitted
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Steve C
Polegate, 4.77 miles, 1 hr 32 min walk (show)
Berwick (Sussex), 5.05 miles, 1 hr 37 min walk (show)
Pevensey & Westham, 7.04 miles, 2 hr 15 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Kings Head, Lower Horsebridge
12th Feb 2014, 18:06
Review submitted by Aqualung . amended by Aqualung .
 
12th Feb 2014, 18:05
Review submitted by Aqualung .

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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 12 February 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 12 February 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 17 December 2010 by Moby Duck
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 12 February 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 12 February 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Darts : No last updated 12 February 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 12 February 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 12 February 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 12 February 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Pinball : No last updated 12 February 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 12 February 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 17 December 2010 by Moby Duck
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 12 February 2014 by Aqualung .
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