This week’s featured pub, The King’s Head, is one that I’ve visited on many occasions. It’s located in Earl’s Court just off of Earl’s Court Road on Hogarth Place. The first time I stumbled upon it I was taken with its modern, fresh feel. Many of the pubs can be dark and dreary inside (don’t get me wrong, I usually like this atmosphere). This one feels more like a Caribbean bar.
The staff is always pleasant. Before Christmas we popped in for a pint. A delivery guy walked in and asked to speak to the manager. He had a package for one of the neighbors who wasn’t home. He thought it might be a present from a loved one and he didn’t want to leave it outside the person’s door, but he didn’t want walk away with it either. He asked the pub manager if he recognized the name. The manager did and said it was one of the regulars. The delivery guy left the package under the manager’s care. I wished I lived closer to a pub since I hate missing a package and having to head down to the main office to collect it. Especially during the holidays. I waited in line for over an hour to buy stamps for our Christmas cards and to ship packages.
The staff is not the only reason why I like this pub. For the most part the food is great.
They have one of the best Caesar salads with chicken and Parma ham. Also, I enjoy their Bridge Farm organic pork and Westerham Ale sausages and mash. Now I should warn you that on one Sunday we popped in for their roast. It was horrible. The beef was tough. So tough I think I developed new muscles in my forearms cutting it into small pieces. I hate quitting. If you visit this pub, may I suggest not ordering the Sunday roast. If you do, bring a really sharp knife and make sure you don’t have any loose teeth.
Or if you don’t feel like eating, pull up a chair by the fire and pretend you are sitting on a beach in a tropical place. That’s what I did last Friday. Not a bad way to spend a cold, rainy night in London. I give this pub 4 out of 5 stars.
OMG the sausage looks amazing. Next time I visit we are going there!!!
You got it!
Wonderful pub indeed.
I loved this place, especially the first photograph, the blue colour of the walls… Thank you dear TBM, it would be so nice to visit there… Have a nice weekend, love, nia
I love the blue–makes me think of home in California
What a different and wonderful look of the pub in your pictures. Nice lighting. Looks inviting right away. I use to visit a restaurant / pub locally that was opened for years by a family from England. They have closed since and I really miss it. Always warm, inviting, and friendly! And good food and friends!! Wow, on that sausage picture!
That’s a shame your place closed down. It’s always such a loss for the community when a good place closes. I hope that you find another gem to replace it.
Nice! Looks like a warm and friendly place. I like the first picture, I could see getting comfy at that table with a plate of good food and a pint or two of something rich and dark.
I’ll sample a dark beer for you next time and let you know what I recommend.
That’s what friends are for
I would love to go to this pub ok? 🙂
Check. It’s close to where i live so I’ll meet you there. You are not allowed over after your latest organizing description. I don’t even think all of my spoons are in the right slot. You would fall over dead.
Ok, it’s a deal 🙂
And Ercol chairs no less! My garagiste takes in parcels for me and lots of other neighbours. It’s well worth asking any friendly local businesses where you are a regular customer if they will accept your parcels.
Really. that’s a normal thing here. That didn’t cross my mind. I’ll have to put some thought into this one
It looks good, less pubby and more cafe bar style.
That’s a good description.
it sounds like a wonderful place to visit
Some great pictures. I must admit I’d never think to ask a pub to take delivery of parcels – what a great idea. Although, my house being a bit like Piccadilly Circus I probably don’t need to take that step.
Sounds busy! How do you get so much reading done?
I ignore everyone! Go into my own world and blank everything out – for a while anyway.
Other than the roast, your food descriptions are making my mouth water! Looks like I would enjoy visiting this pub.
I highly recommend it–but not the roast. Of course I could have been there on a bad roast day but not sure I want to risk it.
OMG, I was watching House Hunters International this morning (my favourite show) and they were looking at apartments in Earls Court and I saw The Kings Head on the show! The reason I remember this is because my great grandmother operated The King’s Head pub in Blaina in Wales! One of these days, I need to post a picture of the pub on my blog. I went there a few years ago with my cousin, not having any idea where the pub was. As we drove down the main street I shouted at my cousin to stop the car. I had glanced up at a derelict building and saw the sign “The King’s Head”. It was the end of the 1800s when she ran the pub.
I haven’t seen that show. I wonder if I get it here. How cool that you “were” in my neighborhood. And that’s great that you visited the one your great-grandmother ran. Did she run it by herself?
Yes, with the occasional help from my grandmother. My GGM was the first woman in Wales to be given a licence from a brewery to operate a pub. We still have the medal she was awarded for it.
That’s really neat!
I’m missing so much….