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Ye Olde King's Head Pub

Map & Directions 116 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
  • European
  • Sun, Sat 8am-2am, Mon-Fri 9am-2am
  • MasterCard, Visa, American Express
  • Fireplace, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Reservations Not Necessary
  • Garage Parking, Street Parking


LA Weekly's Description

Until the recent gastropub revolution, the food at most pubs in England may have fully justified everything ever muttered in a dark moment about British food. The King’s Head, a dank, overcrowded expat hangout near the Santa Monica Promenade, is no gastropub, but it does serve some of the best beer in town. The food is, unfortunately, all too authentic, pasties and bangers and such, but the fish and chips are everything you could wish for, sweet fillets of North Sea cod, enrobed in light batter and fried to a delicate crunch.

Member Reviews

  • Matty G wrote a review for Ye Olde King's Head Pub
    on 06/06/09

    it's a true pub - guinness, darts and "british food" - once you step in - you'll see what I mean. It's a tiny place and it's great place for a bit of crack.

  • claire85 wrote a review for Ye Olde King's Head Pub
    on 04/22/08

    You can eat in either the main dining room or the bar - but I prefer the bar so I can watch whatever soccer might be on, pump quarters into the jukebox and play darts. This ex-pat hang-out is the best place in LA for authentic pub food, especially fish & chips. I always order the queen's portion so I have room to start with their delicious New England clam chowder. Top it off... More >>

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Tips from foursquare

  • ZAGAT on 02/05/10

    If you tire of ordering the fish ’n’ chips, for another taste of Britain give the traditional curry a try.

  • BBC AMERICA on 01/29/11

    6 Nations Rugby Championship matches will be shown here. The restaurant serves a proper traditional English Breakfast, king or queen size.

  • Charles E. on 01/13/12

    Mmmm Guinness!

  • LIVESTRONG_COM on 09/20/10

    Locals love this British watering hole with soul. Their traditional fish and chips are a favorite and the curries are the real deal.

  • Tanya T. on 01/02/11

    Come on a sunday for best British sunday lunch. Be entertained by the magician.

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