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4.9 /6 Excellent 196 Reviews

The King's Head

Harborne European, British ££££ +100
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About The King's Head

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The King’s Head has graced the corner of Lordswood and Hagley Road in Birmingham’s Harborne for over a hundred years. With an impressive and respectful refit in 2007, this vintage British public house has been transformed into a very homely gastropub, offering fine, fresh and seasonal food cooked with love by head chef Dan Humphries and his creative team, who’ve designed a menu that pushes the boundaries with modernised British classics and continental delicacies served to diners in a spacious dining area that can accommodate up to 70 guests. Alongside a wide range of wine, beer, spirits and cocktails best enjoyed in the open plan lounge bar, those that are seeking to celebrate or dine privately should know that The King’s Head’s expansive premises house a number of spaces suitable for any sized group, from two to 200.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 21:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 21:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 21:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 21:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 20:00
The King's Head, Hagley Road, B17 8BJ Birmingham

Further Information

When General Manager Richard Perry embarked on the long process of refitting The King’s Head into a pub offering fine British and European food and drink, he was well aware of the significance, both historically and to the Harborne community, of this long-standing public house at the junction of Birmingham’s Hagley Road, Bearwood High Street and Lordswood Road. This handsome Victorian and Edwardian, two-storied mansion has been lovingly restored to some of its former glory complete with original tile work surrounding the ornate staircase originally installed in 1906 by architects Owen and Ward, and an historical mural on the terrace featuring the Albert ‘Bert’ Tudor, the pub’s longest-serving landlord those tenure was from 1921 to 1945. Head chef Dan Humphries has locally-sourced and seasonal produce delivered daily to his kitchen, ensuring that the wide variety of British and continental dishes that he and his team create are packed with flavour and goodness. The menu at The King’s Head is extensive, with light bites, a buffet menu, a refined a la carte offering, fixed price menus and a children’s menu. Classic mains line up beer-battered fish and chips with a homemade tartare sauce, blackened lemon and pea puree (that’s mushy peas to the layman – this is, after all, one of Birmingham’s finest gastropubs), and a delicious Butlers Secret mature Cheddar potato and red onion tart served with a Waldorf salad. Superfood salads with sprouting purple chia, black rice, fennel and pomegranate are ideal lighter options, while The King’s Head’s burgers are a famous among Harborne locals – the King’s Killer stack weighs in on the action with a 12-ounce beef burger, streaky smoked bacon, fried egg, cheese, and red onion rings. Importantly, because The King’s Head is a true independent rather than a chain pub, each customer is treated as an individual and greeted to a warm, friendly and homely welcome.


196 Reviews

4.9 /6 Excellent 196 Reviews
Quality/Price: cheap
Food: heavenly
Service: friendly
Atmosphere: entertaining
Noise: quiet
Waiting Time: short
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1 review so far 4
30.07.2016 10:41

Excellent food, however as it gets past 8pm the noise from the bar side of the pub gets very loud. At times it was difficult to hear the person sat next to you in the restaurant area. Service also got slower as evening progressed, had to send 3 people to enquire after our missing cheeseboard.

1 review so far 5
13.12.2015 18:54

Nice night out with friends. Restaurant was busy but we didn't have to wait long for our food. Good selection of dishes, we all ordered different things and were all pleased with our choices. Friendly and efficient waiting staff. Prices reasonable. Will return.

1 review so far 5
24.07.2016 18:13

Very pleasant staff. Plenty of choice on menu. Sunday lunch was excellent, apart from Yorkshire pudding which was too large and overcooked. Very good helpings of chicken, roast potatoes and variety of vegetables. Those with me had fantastic salads ans really enjoyed them.

1 review so far 6
15.06.2016 18:13

i really enjoyed the kings head pub great place and food was of a high standard and have visited them again and enjoyed the food just as much second time round great sunday lunch.

1 review so far 4
27.02.2016 22:42

Food and service in the restaurant was good. What let the the evening down was waiting at the bar for a drink for 20 mins Ignored us literally so had to leave at the end. Very annoyed which was a real shame as the meal n staff at restaurant excellent!

2 reviews so far 6
28.07.2016 22:09

our first visit to the kings head but certainly wont be our last lovely old building with a fantastic and tastefull interior decor. food was cooked beutifully and our waiter was very attenative

1 review so far 6
01.01.2017 16:47

Sunday lunch was amazing. Service was fantastic. We went at 1pm which wasn't particularly busy but have previously been at 3pm when it was a lot busier and service was still good.

1 review so far 5
07.11.2016 09:46

Although we had to wait a while, when it arrived the food was good and represented good value for money as we were able to get 50% discount off the market menu. Pleasant service from the waiting staff.

1 review so far 6
04.04.2016 19:22

Great food good service . Usually experience good service here but they can get it wrong sometimes . Food always good but better when it was buy one get one free.

1 review so far 6
16.08.2016 11:49

Great food, service and drinks selection. Will be going back. Sunday roast was incredible. The outside is very relaxed and clean. The music was a little loud for a Sunday afternoon

1 review so far 6
24.07.2016 21:11

Lovely food and great menu, pub has a lot of old features but with a very modern twist, great atmosphere a little pricey but you always get what you pay for!

1 review so far 3
01.12.2015 09:25

First time experience and the food and service was good. Went primarily to book a table for a party of 20, admittedly a few weeks away. Was told that the Banqueting manager was too busy to see me but was able to place my request in a book. Was told that in a couple of days I would be contacted. Still waiting!

1 review so far 5
08.08.2016 20:30

We enjoyed our Sunday lunch at the Kings Head. The only disappointment was the vegetarian option of caramelised onion loaf which our daughter chose but said she wouldn't have it again. Hence five stars instead of six.

1 review so far 5
30.10.2016 22:11

We were a party of 8, we found the food & the staff great. We had the various Sunday dinners, drinks and dessert. The price was very good for what we had. I would definitely come back.

5 reviews so far 6
05.02.2017 22:50

Food was amazing. We had such a good time. The staff were lovely. It's a cute little pub and they have a dj which was nice for a Friday night.

6 reviews so far 6
12.10.2016 18:32

As always excellent service from the friendly staff especially Miguel. The food is always of a very high standard and this occasion was no exception. Will be back very soon!

1 review so far 6
04.06.2016 23:54

Great atmosphere, great staff and the food and beverages were really great too.... we have already arranged to go back again soon and bring others with us too ☺

1 review so far 4
17.09.2017 20:59

Food quality was good but the menu choice was quite diverse and a strange mixture. Food presentation was very good but service was slow. The ambience was very pleasant and modern yet many of the old features of this old Inn were retained.

1 review so far 2
16.01.2016 22:51

We booked a table, however upon arrival there were no car parking spaces, after waiting 10 minutes we were able to park and given our table immediately upon arrival. The service was good, however the food wasn't. One of fhe four meals was not cooked to order and the 'hand cut chips' which were an upgrade were nothing more than a standard frozen chip and very tasteless. The food is not worthy of the cost but the service received outweighed it, hence no complaint made.

3 reviews so far 6
15.10.2016 17:32

Good food. Going again! Good atmosphere too. Nice staff. Disability access and assistance if needed. Cannot think of any bad things to say here. Go see for yourself!