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4.9 /6 Excellent 160 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.


160 Reviews

4.9 /6 Excellent 160 Reviews
Service: friendly
Atmosphere: entertaining
Noise: quiet
Waiting Time: short
Quality/Price: cheap
Food: heavenly
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1 review so far 5
07.05.2016 08:02

The food was fantastic - service for drinks was a bit slow but will definitely come back again! The inside was nicely decorated and the outside area looked great

1 review so far 5
20.04.2016 16:10

Theres a great atmosphere with good food and excellent service waiting staff are brill its a fun lively place had a gud night out will definitely go there again

1 review so far 5
06.11.2016 18:53

Have eaten here before and thoroughly enjoyed the meal. Would like another either fish and/or vegetarian choice on Sunday menu. The meat eaters were very impressed! Service was excellent.

1 review so far 5
11.09.2016 16:06

The food was great, the staff pleasant and the ambience very relaxing. Not enough staff, had to wait quite some time to be serviced first round of drinks.

1 review so far 5
17.02.2016 07:59

Excellent food, probably the best chips I have ever had Lovely valentines evening Very attentive waiter Food very reasonably priced Will most definitely return Always enjoy coming here

2 reviews so far 5
13.10.2016 13:06

Really good Sunday lunch as usual, three meat roast with a great selection of vegetables (full usual menu was available as well). Service was spot on as well.

1 review so far 5
07.01.2016 09:50

Excellent service and really friendly staff. Highly recommended. The restaurant is very clean and welcoming to everyone. Prices are excellent and will definitely book to go there again.

1 review so far 5
23.07.2016 12:34

The food and service were very good. We will definitely go again. Good atmosphere and very pleasant surroundings. The staff in the restaurant were very friendly and professional

1 review so far 3
10.07.2016 18:54

Bar service was poor, waited at least 10 minutes, others who came after were served first. food service was poor. One of the meals was brought out with half the veg missing, at least the meal was decent to taste Also, couldn't hear for screaming babies!

1 review so far 5
01.05.2016 16:43

Great food. Excellent service. The staff were friendly and approachable. The ambience is lovely, warm and welcoming and the food is well cooked and beautifully presented. X

1 review so far 5
26.02.2017 18:53

Good quality Sunday lunch although £6+ for a pudding OTT when you consider main course at £9.99. Staff very attentive and would highly recommend you try it.

1 review so far 5
30.05.2016 20:50

Excellent service and extremely good food. Unfortunately the family beside us was very loud which somewhat spoiled the meal, but that was no fault of the restaurant.

1 review so far 5
25.04.2016 14:40

Lovely ambience and decore. The Sunday Roasts are excellent value for money, very tasty. Crumbles delicous. The staff are very friendly and definitely will come back again.

1 review so far 4
01.11.2016 16:00

Met a friend here for lunch. The food was good and well priced (took advantage of the 50% off market menu). However, the service was too slow for a 1 hour lunch break.

1 review so far 6
11.10.2015 16:10

We had a superb Sunday lunch at the Kings head. The food was excellent & our waiter (Miguel) gave us excellent service.

1 review so far 5
14.06.2016 10:19

It was not the first time that I have been, because the Kings head provides a nice atmosphere and lovely food. I would definitely go back.

2 reviews so far 5
01.04.2017 20:08

Good atmosphere with attentive service. Lovely food freshly cooked and very tasty. Great deal on cocktails and wine. A very enjoyable evening to celebrate my birthday.

2 reviews so far 5
25.02.2016 11:33

Very good! It was a really lovely meal and we had a great deal as we were there before 7pm, so it was a bargain too!

1 review so far 5
16.04.2017 19:21

Lovely atmosphere for me and my young sons who also enjoyed it. Great food. Something for everyone and reasonably priced and affordable. Will be visiting again

1 review so far 5
27.03.2017 11:12

Fantastic atmosphere. Plenty of sitting area with different ambience. Food was great and drinks choices in plenty. Will definitely go back. I'd highly recommend for families.

1 review so far 3
20.03.2017 08:27

The food was ok though not as good as previous menu. Service was good though one of the staff continually got orders wrong across the restaurant and the final bill had a variety of additional items. Like the place though so would return

1 review so far 5
28.01.2017 21:38

Good menu range and food was very nice. Well presented. Friendly staff who were very helpful advising on menu. Very big portions - nice decor.

2 reviews so far 5
05.08.2016 14:09

Good attentive staff ...quick service ....good food..rather too much pasta fur me as I am 74 ....I will ask for child's portion next time !

1 review so far 5
26.03.2017 18:45

Great meal and atmosphere! Food of a good quality served quickly by friendly attentive staff. Even on a really busy Sunday the service was good.

1 review so far 5
24.08.2016 21:04

Friendly staff. Great food. If you want a great venue and be able to chat with friends this is the place for you! Will return.

1 review so far 5
30.08.2016 07:44

Nice decor and surroundings. Very Good service. Friendly helpful staff. Good size portions. Food excellent and well cooked. Good choice of food. Were not hurried

1 review so far 5
28.09.2016 10:04

Great food, Great Value, excellent service. keep it up. a very enjoyable time, We will come again in the near future, thank you very much

1 review so far 5
06.03.2016 08:42

Nice food Nice surroundings and not over priced Service a little slow at the end but thats being critical Would definitely go again and recommend

3 reviews so far 5
02.10.2016 04:36

This restaurant was better than I thought. I am intrigued and will be visiting again with more people to see what they think...about it all

2 reviews so far 5
29.11.2015 22:08

The Kings Head provided us with lovely food, as usual! Gorgeous Sunday roast, much enjoyed by all. Waiting staff very attentive and pleasant. Many thanks.

1 review so far 5
14.10.2016 23:26

A great night with good food. recommend a visit! Convenient location without having to go all the way in to Birmingham. Will visit again soon

1 review so far 5
29.01.2016 22:12

Lovely evening and lovely food, service very good and a nice ambience. I would recommend this venue for an evening out with friends or family.

2 reviews so far 5
21.02.2017 14:20

Good value ....excellent service with helpful thoughts .....we were looked after well ..prompt &couteous .always a pleasant experience...would recommend for lunch even with small children

1 review so far 4
07.04.2017 08:35

We were a group of five, so not a huge tableful of people, but waited an hour for our food, on a quiet Tuesday lunchtime. Food was good when it arrived.

1 review so far 4
02.08.2016 09:15

Lovely experience at the Kings Head restaurant, as always as I am a regular there now. Food was good, especially the tomato soup starter which was delicious. Service was good too.

4 reviews so far 6
28.08.2016 10:27

great service and great food always live this place friendly staff and only around the corner from where we live

1 review so far 4
25.09.2016 20:29

Waited a long time for each course, service wasn't great even though it wasn't busy. Food was ok, and atmosphere was nice and relaxed although the music was quite loud.

1 review so far 4
05.05.2017 22:13

Food was a little bland, particularly the chicken/chorizo pappardelle. Fish & chips lacked other options i.e curry sauce. However overall service was wonderful, cocktails were delicious and atmosphere was lovely!

1 review so far 3
11.05.2017 09:11

Restaurant was very quiet (Wednesday evening 6.30pm booking). Staff - very pleasant. Service - very long, wait for food to arrive after ordering. Food - SF chicken looked amazing Fish and chips and hunters chicken both very ordinary

2 reviews so far 4
29.06.2016 23:06

service was excellent. we shared a starter, which was very good. unfortunately one of the mains was served luke warm which spoilt its taste. wine was very good.

1 review so far 4
15.05.2016 19:24

Sunday lunch - beef really fatty, Yorkshire pudding burnt! Veg and gravy nice. Expensive for the quality. Good selection of drink. Quality decor and pleasant outside seating area.

1 review so far 4
15.11.2016 08:59

We go here often found the sevice very slow had to ask for our drinks orders to be taken almost half an hour later. Staff friendly however.

1 review so far 4
18.02.2017 09:17

Decent place with decent food. The vibe is good! Good Beers on tap. Management seems to be good as well. Decor is goods Will come again.

2 reviews so far 4
30.04.2016 23:00

Excellent staff . Some of the food was great although there were some unusual food combinations that I'm not sure worked so well together. Lovely atmosphere

1 review so far 2
25.04.2016 12:07

The menu was not as good as we thought it was going to be - the gluten free burger meant with no bun! The service was poor, ordered drinks and saw our server helping serve other people at the bar before our drinks eventually arrived 10 minutes later. Disappointing overall.

1 review so far 2
14.03.2017 17:12

Arrived 7.50 , had to find drinks menu myself, eventually ordered food at 8.10 ( T bones x 2) , food arrived at 9.00 . Fortunately it was of decent quality , but by this time I was beginning to hallucinate . Not impressed at all .

1 review so far 1
19.03.2016 20:17

2 out of 18 tables were in use and yet the waitress struggles to place us. Eventually we were sat on a table for.2. There is no reason why she needed to do this @6.45 in the evening She could have easily placed us on more comfortable table for 4. The food was un memorable apart from an over cooked poached egg with half of its white missing and tough ham hock. An experience to be avoided. Our waitress however couldn't have been more helpful.

2 reviews so far 3
29.02.2016 06:55

Visited The King's head a week ago for the 1st time fabulous meal so booked agsin for last night. Dissapointed as food not to the same standard 😯

2 reviews so far 3
07.03.2017 20:44

The food was fine but a 40 minute waite from ordering the food to it arriving at the table is unacceptable. The cheese board is very good.

4 reviews so far 6
28.08.2016 10:25

we love kings head went with whole family service great and food too