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Kings Head Hotel

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Kings Head hotel
Photograph: Charles Rawlings-Way & Meg Worby

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

A historic pub has had an Italian makeover, and we’re not complaining

One of the owners of the Kings Head hails from the Tuscan city of Lucca, north of Pisa, and recently installed a traditional woodfired pizza oven. Order a margherita from Regina’s Pizzeria or a latte from another recent addition, King’s Café. Because with pizza, beer and coffee you basically have everything you need in life, right? 

The building is old – dating back to 1848 – and has been a pub since 1876. There’s marble tiling, red jarrah floors, a bottleshop, and outdoor spaces with wooden booths and tables. As well as pizza the menu has pub classics, burgers, nibbles, a chef's selection which includes handmade gnocchi, chicken breast and steak, as well as some Italian desserts such as panna cotta and affogato.

There’s Massa Carrera marble over the crackling fireplace, which is keeping the place warm and cosy on a winter Monday night. The pub is rejigging its live music scene on Friday and Saturday nights with a range of performers, including a regular spot for the Kings Blues Band. 

Written by
Tara Nash


357 King William St
Opening hours:
Daily 11am-midnight
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