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Kings Head

Quarry Street Guildford GU1 3XQ 01483 575 004

We say

Banging your bonce on one of the low timber roof beams here is a traditional introduction to Guildford’s oldest (and apparently most haunted) pub. The current building dates to the late 1500s and is right next to the town's tidy little castle, close to the Guildford Museum. Antiquated the Kings Head might be, but it remains a lively town-centre drinking option most nights of the week, with plenty going on beyond the solid and reliable bar and pub-grub offerings, including quizzes, curry nights and various mid-week meal deals. The inside of the pub is snug and atmospheric, with an open fire on colder days, while the roof garden provides a nice little eerie where you can contemplate the castle on the one side and the old church on the other, while sipping a pint in the sun.    

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How much?

Pint of Hogs back Tea £3.70. Steak and Ale pie: £8.95. Monday–Thursday £5-lunch menu includes toasted pulled pork sandwich, shepherds pie and scampi and chips options. 

Getting There

Approaching Guildford High Street, hang a right onto Quarry Street, go past the historic Holy Trinity church and the Kings Head is on the opposite side of the road, just past an arch leading up to Guildford Castle.   


Monday–Thurs: 12pm–12am; Friday–Saturday 12pm–2.30am; Sunday 12pm–12am  

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