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Kings Head
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Address: The Green, Winchmore Hill, London, N21 1BB [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 3930) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Winchmore Hill (0.1 miles), Grange Park (0.6 miles), Palmers Green (1.3 miles)

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Four ales when I visited - Young's Bitter, Doom Bar, Cornish Coaster and a special brew by Redemption to mark Geronimo Inns' 18th birthday. Had a pint of that(£3.85) and very nice it was too, with a pleasingly bitter aftertaste.
Apparently there are four ales on at all times and at the pub's discretion rather than forced on them by parent company, so that's good.
Beer comes in handled tankards, so marks for that too.
Pub is definitely in the gastro category, and is obviously focused as much on dining as booze. Menu is the posh side of pub grub with mains between about £9-£11.
One TV above the door and the King's shows live sport so you can get your fix. Reportedly a second one coming in at the other end of the bar area so they can show football and rugby at the same time.
Decent looking garden at the back which will obviously so BBQs in the summer.
Seems to have the balance right between eating and dining and has pitched itself perfectly at the neighbourhood.
And with the beer being decent and the place looking well tended, it's obvious people are happy to come here and spend their money rather than the slightly shabby looking Salisbury and Queens Head nearby.
duchyjim - 19 Feb 2013 21:14
Very disappointed when I visited The Kings Head recently, the food was expensive for what was on offer. The mushroom soup was watery and lacked flavour, and as for the main, its very rare I leave food on a plate as I normally eat it whatever but this was an exception. The dry white wine (supposed to be Chablis) was sweet and at 28. I will not be back
foodybeerboy - 17 Sep 2012 15:16
Sadly this nice old bulding which could be really superb has gone down the gastro pub route and at least half the floor space seems to be given over to dining, leaving little space and very few tables for those just seeking a drink. If it's warm enough the stable-like area at the rear is your best option, if not it's a case of standing cheek-by-jowl with all the drinkers in a rather cramped area around the bar and woe betide he that stands in the way of the food service! The little bit that looks like a cross between a library and a West End members club is okay, but by crikey you'd better have some cracking conversationists wth you as it is as devoid of atmosphere as it is pretty to look at. Range of drinks not too bad despite all that and the beer is kept well. Expensive and given the space/atmosphere/feels-like-you-are-intruding-in-a-restaurant drawbacks, you can and should do better by spending your night elsewhere.
Mr.Monkfish - 1 Jul 2012 16:43
popped in this sunday the landlord and staff were great, sunday lunch was spot on and the glass of melbec was so good i had to have another..

Had avoided this place for six months due to some of the comments on this website and persevered with the other pubs on the green, then through being driven to total despair i tried the Kings, all i can say is you get what you pay for... yes it is ten pence more expensive on beers and probable more on wine but the barmen named over 30 drinkers in the bar that very afternoon and knew there drinks, very impresive! as he explained just a few of the locals well hopefully i will become one of those locals very soon

Mines a large
Gstar101 - 28 May 2012 22:43
Monday night quiz night. The atmosphere is more lively in a doctor's waiting room than in the pub. The pace was so slow I nearly left after an hour when we were only half way through.
You don't need to wait 2 minutes between questions and two 20 minute breaks are ridiculous when there are only six rounds.
At 10pm the quiz zers were the only people there. Dire!
I'll give it one more chance but it was the worst pub quiz I've ever been to.
Raypa - 11 Oct 2011 13:34

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