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4.9 /6 Excellent 202 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.


202 Reviews

4.9 /6 Excellent 202 Reviews
Atmosphere: entertaining
Service: friendly
Noise: quiet
Food: heavenly
Waiting Time: short
Quality/Price: cheap
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4 reviews so far 3
19.03.2017 09:45

Very nice chips. I understand the chilli and rice was good but it needed something e tar like Chianti or something to mop up the sauce. The burgers were too salty. Wine was good. The first hot chocolate was nice and cold but the second one was nice and piping. A mix of all sorts really.

1 review so far 6
18.11.2016 08:17

Very friendly staff, food was great. Will certainly be going back. My friends really enjoyed the pleasant surroundings and all enjoyed it. Well done to all the staff.

1 review so far 6
21.04.2017 23:20

The fish and chips with pea purée......fantastic!! Service was just as good as the food all round excellent. I'd say it's the best fish and chips in Birmingham

1 review so far 6
19.10.2015 08:09

Sunday roasts here at superb and the staff are incredibly helpful with knowledge of coeliac friendly food. They even made sure I had gf gravy :) very happy

1 review so far 6
01.02.2017 22:16

I have had many great meals here and the latest was no exception. In my opinion, the King's Head is by far the best Pub/restaurant in the area.

1 review so far 6
30.01.2016 09:40

Great venue, prompt service at the bar, which hasn't always been the case. Attentive service at the table, great food, reasonably priced looking forward to my next visit.

4 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!

1 review so far 5
02.05.2017 17:01

Great food in a great atmosphere. Couldn't help but feel sorry for the waitress who had to cover the whole of the restaurant, looked rushed off her feet! Apart from that, all good!

1 review so far 4
09.10.2016 09:20

Come here often for Sunday lunch which is always good however never been on a Saturday evening but it was still very good. The waiting staff are a credit to the restaurant. They always have a very friendly manner. Well done

2 reviews so far 6
19.06.2016 20:08

Good service, Very filling food, great cocktails. Shame no live music for a Friday night to liven up the atmosphere.Overall a very enjoyable night out with friends.

1 review so far 6
26.03.2016 22:28

Good friendly atmosphere with nice food and even a late night bar afterwards for people to carry on drinking which is perfect.deffinetly reccomended place to go to

1 review so far 6
27.02.2017 09:56

A nice ambience, good food and service, very happy overall. Food quality and quantity was excellent and were looked after by a friendly and competent young lady

1 review so far 6
23.07.2017 16:26

First time here for Sunday lunch. Won't be the last. Food excellent, and Oliver was just a delight. Service was very good and we will return soon.

1 review so far 5
18.10.2015 09:09

Very good. Service was a little slow at times but always polite and helpful. Food was tastey and portions generous. We planned to have dessert but were full after starter and main.

1 review so far 3
07.07.2017 12:58

The food was excellent if a little overpriced however I have only rated it a 3 because the long wait to be served waiting for meals both main & sweet & was still waiting for a jug of water when we finished our main meals. Very disappointing . Wasn't even really busy .

1 review so far 6
07.08.2016 18:48

We had a great meal, perfect cooking - too much dessert for me to finish, Attentive staff, relaxed atmosphere. Have been before, will definitely visit again.

3 reviews so far 6
06.11.2016 12:16

This is a great place food always warm and tasty can't complain, Sunday carvery is very good and well worth it and staff are always helpful

1 review so far 6
11.11.2016 07:13

Fantastic night, John our waiter was so friendly couldn't do enough for us!! Fantastic service, will Be going back for our Xmas night out! Lisa x

1 review so far 6
20.12.2015 11:12

What a fantastic place not only at Christmas but all year round. Lovely food great atmosphere too. Friendly staff and great surroundings too. Very nice place.

1 review so far 6
15.11.2016 10:08

Great food and great service. Would recommend to anyone in the Birmingham area looking for quality food at good prices. 6 out of 6 from me!