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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.
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.
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 .
We had an excellent sunday lunch, very friendly staff, quiet. The place is nice and clean and the kids love it as much as we do.
lovely food really big sunday homemade dinners friendly staff the french onion soup was delicious and crusty fresh bread very nice massive burgers will be back
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.
Lovely place - wonderful food. It is a good place for a date or casual drinks. Will definitely return even though I live in Sutton Coldfield!
Excellent Sunday lunch.staff are competent and happy. Just booked Christmas lunch on Christmas day. Good value for money and a varied menu well worth a visit
Great food, location, atmosphere and service. Would definitely go again and will recommend to my friends. It was very clean. Very reasonable price for great food.
we went for valentines night there was a great atmosphere and the food was first class and price was very resonable had a really nice night
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!
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