Yes! That just about sums it up!
6 reviews of Kings Head Inn in English
Plates werent cleared at the end of the meal until we moved them ourselves to another empty table. Normally we would stay for desserts then continue our evening with a few more drinks but we didnt feel welcome and decided to leave after the main course.
On paying we were still ignored by the landlord and even when leaving there was no thanks or pleasantries in the way of a 'Goodbye'. We left an almost empty pub except for a few of his cronies.
We wont be back and wont be recommending the pub to any friends due to the landlord.
10 of us went for our staff Christmas Meal to The Kings Head. We had a great choice of starter, main and desert & paid only £17.99 per head. The food was brilliant – HUGE portions – service was excellent and really cannot say a bad thing about the atmosphere, food or service. Bottles of wine very reasonably priced and we’re definately going back. Thank you Kings Head!
I had Sunday lunch here with some friends today. When I went to order some puddings, I asked if they did a cheeseboard, the landlord jumped down my throat and barked 'No!' at me, it startled other people at the bar. Not unreasonable to ask as they do Ploughmans there. So rude. Also can you tell me why it takes over 40 minutes to produce a dish of icecream? When one of my friends ordered coffee and wanted the milk separately, you would have thought this was a really big deal, he actually rolled his eyes at the request. We will NOT be going to this pub again.
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sugarpaste, 10 April 2011:
this is the worst pub i have ever been too i waited nearly 2 hours for a ploughmans and again the very very rude landlord, i now always go to the rising sun along the road great food great service very friendly will never go to the kings head again.
nickhirst, 5 March 2013:
it’s reassuring to come on here and find so many people who have shared my experience. A truly, truly nasty pair of a ghastly husband and wife team “run” this pub. My family was actually threatened with physical violence from the landlord and his wife
With the closure of the adjacent Bridge Inn, this is now one of only two pubs in Upper Beeding, the other being the Rising Sun further east.
The pub is the oldest building in the village after the church, having been built in 1504. It is mentioned as an inn in records dating back to 1788, when meetings of the Burbage Hundred Court were held there. The mostly 18th and 19th century exterior covers the older timber frame beneath.
The overall impression is that of a large but typical village pub, and the interior also lives up to expectations with lots of low timber beams and some very low doorways. There's a large car park at the side and a very large beer garden at the back, with a covered dining area.
We only had a drink there, and found two ales on tap, Harvey's Sussex Best Bitter and London Pride, which were reasonably kept. The barman on our visit was friendly and efficient. The menu looked interesting enough (several veggie options, too) and clearly they get a lot of diners, so we may try it some time.
There's a bus stop opposite the pub with an hourly service to Shoreham and Brighton.
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this place has a minus 5 star rating not made to feel welcome and had to wait an hour &three quarters for a cheese ploughmans and a bowl of chips with no sorry for the wait very rude landlord and will not be dining there again
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