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Kings Head, Upper Beeding

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Without doubt the most revolting burger & chips I've ever been served. Advertised as a Homemade Burger. Nothing homemade about it and nothing burgerish about it. Cheap processed nastiness. Enough said !
MrJolly - 28 May 2012 09:37
I have often driven past this picturesque pub and wanted to pop in for lunch and a drink. Yesterday I was walking my dog with a friend and as we walked passed could see families dinning and having a nice time, so we walked in, looking forward to a nice lunch. I was pleased to see 3 dogs by the door when I walked in as I thought I'd be fine with my small Pug, as this was a dog friendly pub. Seconds later 2 of the dogs (black labrador and golden retriever I think) launched themselves at us, barking loudly and trying to get to my dog. I picked her up and as she was in my arms, one of the dogs bit my hand. Shocked and shaken, I could see teeth marks in my hand from one of the dogs, my friend asked for a cloth to clean my hand, but as the skin wasn't broken much then I wanted to get the hell out of there. the families around us and the landlord knew I had been bitten and could see how shaken we were, but no one said a word. Now I don't blame the pub for this attack, but I'm shocked that neither the dog owner or the landlord apologised or checked if I was ok. If those dogs are capable of such unprovoked attacked then they should be on a lead!! 24 hours later and my hand is still bruised and very swollen. The people in this pub do not care about customers, their safety or deal with a terrible situation. To risky to walk in the door of this pub. I will never go back.
ProudPugOwner - 8 Apr 2012 12:13
What a nice pub, And what a warm welcome i got from the landlord (I think it was the landlord (The older fatter bloke with grey thinning hair? I think he was called Chris)). The Harveys was tasty and i had the game and bacon pie out in the lovely huge beer garden.
The food is good and the beer was the cheapest within Steyning and Upper Beeding.
Next time i'm down that end of the woods i will pay them another visit!
beersos - 28 Oct 2010 16:37
The pub is in a Grade II listed building and dates back to at least 1788, although the current 18th/19th century exterior encloses a much older, possibly 15th century, building. The interior is very traditional - lots of beams and some low doorways; there's a large car park to the side and an even larger beer garden behind, with an exterior covered dining area.

Harvey's Sussex Best Bitter was on tap, and reasonably kept; the other pump had Fuller's London Pride, but this wasn't available on our visit. The young barman was friendly and efficient. There's an extensive menu with several vegetarian options, but we didn't eat here.
dmj1962 - 12 Oct 2010 18:42
the only real blot on my crawl, lovely looking pub the beer wasnt great but the staff were fine apart from i presume the the landlord who seemed intent on ruining the barmaids night by shouting at them(made you want to be somewhere else) great garden though probably the best place to be if you dont want to hear the landlords voice or have him stare at you for talking to loudly. all in all a bit of a mixed opinion maybe its better for food(but i doubt i will be going back to find out)
pubquichetaster - 26 Sep 2010 13:53
The 2 comments below were left by an ex member of staff! A very pathetic thing to do! I really hope people will ignore these comments
Abbjam - 1 Aug 2010 01:05
Horrible place, smells like stale piss. Owners are incompetent and totally rude to customers, they even bully the staff! Saw the owner cooking food in the kitchen with a cigarette, no to mention licking her fingers and touching the food as well. Crap selection of Ale and lager & nasty wine. Food WAY overpriced for being Microwave meals (literally). SAVE YOUR MONEY AND GO ELSEWHERE! This pub should be shut down
pikeypub123 - 27 Jul 2010 01:48
Terrible pub, rubbish selection of lagers and ales that must all come from the same keg since they all taste like piss. Owners and workers are rude, inconsiderate and generally quite stupid. Food quality was appalling, we didn't even get the food to our table, whilst paying around 10 for a main meal. Tasted like a Tesco Value microwave meal that had been overdone (I mean come on, who can mess up a microwave dish? They must have an excellent cook).
Don't give your money to these people.
snookeh - 26 Jul 2010 21:39
After going to the King's Head quite a few times, I was overwhelmed with the welcome that i have always received.
The beer is not cheap but they are cheaper than the other pubs within the local area and have a wide range of largers, Real Ales and Spirits.
They sell food everyday and have a wide range of different dishes and special.
There is also an outdoor function room which has been newly renovated which is large and has new furniture and an undercover smoking area.

After reading the other reviews on here, The play area has now been fixed, and fair enough, the kitchen gets busy at the weekends but this is because of the great location. The beer garden backs straight onto the river Adur.

I always get a warm welcome by the staff and locals. I just wish i could travel down more often.
jma - 5 May 2010 18:16
Ate there for lunch today. Had run out of all pies except fish. Had cumberland sausages and chips, I thought it was quite costly, 25 for 2 plates of ok/good food, a cheese sandwich, a pint and apple drink.

Local Harveys was 3.10 a pint!!!! Did this come via mainland europe????

Would go back though, Kids play area needs severe attention.
bennibenj - 19 Apr 2010 19:53
Drink here regularly, always receive a friendly welcome. Often the Harveys is superb, ditto the Spitfire. To be avoided week end lunchtimes when sadly understaffed, and kids behind the bar are frazzled. Otherwise a very decent boozer with huge potential.
swidge - 1 Jun 2008 17:28
I lived in Beeding for a couple of years and tried this pub many times hopeing that staff or regulars would be friendly and make conversation.
in the end I gave up (and i am a polite sociable person). this pub is not very well run, although its hard to say precisly what its problum is if you visit you will not be very interested in ever returning
yardale - 27 Jul 2007 10:06
Avoid at all costs, the staff are extremely unwelcoming, food orders get lost and finally arrive 2 hours late after several reminders, the manager has no customer service skills and is extremely defensive, plus the steak is so tough I had to feed it to the dogs!
anonymous - 15 Jul 2007 16:41
richard fish - 20 Mar 2004 04:20

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