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King's Head

Closed Now: 12:00 - 00:00
Open today: 12:00 - 00:00
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A lovely comfortable pub with good landlord/staff. Wasn’t overcrowded, made you feel welcome. Would... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2018
Leicester, United Kingdom
Fabulous Pub

Its hard to find such a great friendly pub in a city. The Kings Head is more like a country village... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2018
Kathryn A
Lethbridge, Canada
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“ginger cat”(2 reviews)
The classical Georgian architecture of this city centre public house lend a sense of timeless quality to Black Country Ales' first East Midlands inn. Ten handpulls serve three Black Country Ales, along with seven regularly changing guests and upto 8...more
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36 King Street, Leicester LE1 6RL, England
+44 116 254 8240
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Reviewed 11 July 2018

A lovely comfortable pub with good landlord/staff. Wasn’t overcrowded, made you feel welcome. Would visit again.

Thank Dancingqueenlhw
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Its hard to find such a great friendly pub in a city. The Kings Head is more like a country village pub in a city. Fun chatty regulars, fabulous selections of beers, ales and IPA's. Leighton & Nikki are funny, friendly and all round super...More

Thank Kathryn A
Reviewed 28 January 2018

8 of the 12 ales available on our visit plus 2 ciders. Beer was disappointly flat & had no head. Friendly staff. Quiet pub. Lovely ginger cat rolling around on our visit. Cobs were not out when we got there early in noon, but are...More

1  Thank sportybirmingham
Reviewed 1 January 2018

Great selection of beers. Friendly staff. Cheese and onion cobs. No pretentions just good beer. What pubs should be. Worth a trip.

Thank Jan R
Reviewed 1 December 2017

Yes, just so much yes about this bar. From the staff to the bar cat, voted the best in the UK, to the great range of booze on tap, just yes.

1  Thank Adam U
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

The Kings is a CAMRA award winning ale house that offers a fun time for all who like a traditional place to drink and chat, play games watch sport. Gets busy match days football and rugby, filled rolls and snacks available. Home to Pub cat...More

1  Thank Robin W
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

I go here every week for a games night with some friends. They have great beers which we enjoy and the staff are so welcoming. They’ve kindly lent out the games they have to us too. Plus, they have a gorgeous cat called Chairman Meow....More

Thank viempar
Reviewed 11 May 2017

We came to the pub before the Leicester v Watford match last week. As Watford fans the result was awful so the pub really was the highlight of our day out - the beer drinkers in our group enjoyed sampling a selection of the real...More

Thank Helen C
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Very friendly and fun atmosphere, filled with all ages. Real ale is served in excellent condition, with great choice and variety of styles. Good choice of gins and spirits. The cat in gorgeous. I can't wait to be on the roof in the sunshine!

Thank jackied718
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Great pub, great atmosphere, great beer. The recent addition of the water feature in the bar is a great feature. The cobs can be a bit sporadic and they have a cat.

Thank neilr2112
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helena j
19 August 2016|
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We do have BT Sport and Sky Sport on two TV's in the bar, another in our heated smoking area and another on our roof terrace