The King's Head

HarborneBritish, European
Excellent
4.8/6
268 Reviews

About The King's Head

Dear diners, for bookings of 7 or more people please contact the restaurant directly. Thank you.

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 Times

Open today - Opens at 12:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Address

The King's Head
Hagley Road, Harborne
Birmingham B17 8BJ

Menu Highlights

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Starters

Ginger & Honey Boneless Chicken Wings

with lemon & chilliglass noodles
£5.95

Marinated Duck Breast

thai vegetable salad, spring onion & peanut dressing
£5.95

Smoked Haddock Benedict

with spinach, poached egg & hollandaise sauce
£6.50

More about The King's Head, Birmingham

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.

268 The King's Head Reviews

Excellent
4.8/6
268 Reviews
Value for money:Good value
Waiting time:Very good
Atmosphere:Pleasant
Food:Great
Service:Great
Noise levels:Pleasant
"Excellent"
6/6
Andrae F.16 days ago · 1 review

Great friendly and attentive service without being intrusive. Relaxed atmosphere. HUGE portions of food..phew . Do not underestimate the 4 piece SF chicken with Cajun fries...tasty but just about finished it!!!

"Excellent"
6/6
Bernadette M.a month ago · 2 reviews

Excellent Sunday roast; great value for money, HUGE portions and really tasty! Staff were friendly, parking you have to remember to input your registration on entry.

"Excellent"
6/6
Lindsey E.a month ago · 1 review

Amazing meal and service as always. We visit very regularly as excellent value for money. Food is always fresh and staff are always really helpful. Will be back again and again