Kings Head, Sutton Valence - pub details
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Clothworkers Arms, Sutton Valence (0.1 miles), Queens Head Inn, Sutton Valence (0.1 miles), Swan Inn, Sutton Valence (0.2 miles), Plough at Langley, Langley (1.0 miles), Buffalo's Head, Maidstone (1.1 miles) - see more nearby pubs
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|I have called into this pub a few times during the last few months. The real ale is excellent, always three choices at the bar. The bar staff (I've only ever seen one) are excellent, but who is the fat guy who sits at the end of the bar, with his fingers up his nose?|
I can only assume he's the owner, as he barks out orders like a 2nd World War Obergruppenführe, and what is with the milk bottle when he's served with a hot drink. Surely, the milk can be decanted into a jug.
The decor and furniture are very good, and the menu looks OK, although I have not tried it, as the chef appears to be the man who stick his fingers up his nose, very off putting.
Could be a good public house, if digits and nostrils were not the 'orders of the day'.
onlyhumansblush - 9 Mar 2014 22:35
|i have driven past the Kings Head many a time when i finally thought i would pop in for a pint, on entering the pub it looked very inviting and cozy but i did wonder why it was so quiet, till i saw this very large scruffy looking man sitting at the end of the bar which looked like he had his finger stuck up his nose. i thought he was a customer till i herd him talking to the bar man(which i must say was very polite and professional)he was barking out his orders like a gruff beach whale. I sat there while the landlord ate his dinner in the bar which i must say put me off my beer so to no avail i finished my pint and left, I was going to bring my family down for a sunday carvery but after watching the way this man eats i don't think i will bother, to be honest i wont be going back to the king head till this man is no longer owner of this pub, totally off putting, shame as a lovely pub i have sinc spoken to friends who have told me that he is the reason why that lovely pub is empty.. what a shame...|
burit136 - 5 Mar 2014 20:29
|What a miserable horrible man runs this pub!!!! No wonder its always so quiet in there. You walk throgh the door to be met with a grossly overweight lanlord sitting at the bar, finger stuck up his nose and his belly hanging out. And HE is the Chef!!!!! He then gives everyone a display of how NOT to eat. He looks like a pissed off gorilla eating his grub b4 someone else nicks it. Really, how can he be allowed in a kitchen?????? Surly he is a health risk all on his own!!!! Mind you, look at his family and the dog, none of them can spell diet let alone go onone......Then to make it worse he has the manners and temprement of the same pissed off gorilla. Why dont you sod off and let what is a lovely pub succeed. Youve lost most of the people in the suttons. there cant be many left. I bet he has to pay his staff tons just to work for him. We wont be back and I will be calling the council as he cant be allowed in the kitchen surly....|
beeline4445 - 26 Feb 2014 11:20
|I have never been so disappointed with any pub in my travels as this. We have eaten out extensively and had our share of mistakes but this pub is the worst. Let me start by saying I wasn't expecting much from the reviews here and on Yelp so that isn't the problem. I was expecting clean and simple.|
The carpets have never been cleaned, they are smelly and grey. (so are the curtains). The main TV didn't work and was small and old. NO Sky TV here. My two year old found a crack pipe on the edge of the adjacent table. I have pictures of the crack pipe also.
The wifi internet required a “password.” The landlord did not know what the password was. I explained that a screen said “password required” and was told that no one knew what the password was and got a rant in "foreign". Finally I was given the number of Dishwad, the computer person. I called and left a message with my name and phone number for a return call. To this day, I have not received that call.
While settling down in the pub garden, I nearly bashed my leg against a metal bar that was protruding from the table next to the wall. By this time, we were so distraught we decided to demand our money back and we would find another place to have a eat. We were told that the first round would be withheld no matter what.
When we were leaving we noticed a dead bird in the parking area which had obviously been there quite sometime. Above our vehicle under the pub sign were huge leaking holes. The holes exposed pipes that were dripping, causing liquid to pool on the top of our vehicle and dangerous puddles all over the ground.
There is NO draught beer, not even Harveys. The plumbing backed up in the toilets (several people were in the lobby complaining with us) and was filled with someone elses brown floaties...ick. There were prostitutes roaming the carpark, and rubbish strewn under the stairs. There were really too many issues to count. We ended up being sick all the way home (literally vomiting in the car).
benton - 14 Aug 2013 15:50
|What a lovely pub! Looks a bit drab from outside but what a shock inside. Well done to you, its changed a great deal. The Ale was spot on. Kept well, poured well and went down well. If you need a lesson on keeping Ale just speak to the Kings Head. Only 2 negative comments - Its a shame the place was so quiet for a weekend and secondly, a lady (who it later transpired was the landlady) was chatting to customers. Now she seems to be a very nice lady and im not knocking her as such. It was the content of the chat. She was telling them that she was facing some sort of investigation and going on about the takings and various people chasing her for money. If you read this my dear, please remember that customers come to you to get away from troubles not to hear yours andit does not paint a nice picture of the pub or youurself. Again you seem very nice and I hope you take that in the polite way its meant. Lovely Pub!|
Ken876 - 12 Sep 2012 13:02
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