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Ye Olde King's Head Pub

116 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401


  • Sun, Sat 8am-2am, Mon-Fri 9am-2am
  • $$
  • Fireplace, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Garage Parking, Street Parking
  • Reservations Not Necessary
Until the recent gastropub revolution, the food at most pubs in England may have fully justified everything ever muttered in a dark moment about British food. The King’s Head, a dank, overcrowded expat hangout near the Santa Monica Promenade, is no gastropub, but it does serve some of the best beer in town. The food is, unfortunately, all too authentic, pasties and bangers and such, but the fish and chips are everything you could wish for, sweet fillets of North Sea cod, enrobed in light batter and fried to a delicate crunch.

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