The King's Head

Pub with rooms in Hursley, Hampshire

From £80 per night

Curator's notes:

  • Four-star traditional country inn
  • Seasonal menu featuring locally reared beef and locally-foraged herbs and vegetables
  • Cellar bar with traditional skittle alley
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Speak to us on +44 (0)20 8161 0100

Overview

Nestled in the picturesque and historic downland Hampshire village of Hursley, this four-star inn offers traditional British hospitality a stone's throw from both the South Downs and the coast. The menu mixes traditional pub favourites with tasty plates of farm-fresh fare featuring herbs and vegetables grown in their garden or foraged locally.

End the evening with a drink at the cellar bar or a game of traditional skittles in the skittle alley, before resting your head in one of eight elegant country house rooms. The King's Head is well placed for a wide range of country pursuits, including great walking, cycling and birdwatching opportunities in the New Forest, so remember to bring your wellies, or your bike. Winchester's cathedral city gives historical allure and the sailing hub of Hamble is just 30 minutes' drive away for some bracing sea air.

Rooms from

Classic single: £80
Classic double: £85
Feature: £95
Family: £105


Good to know

  • All major credit cards accepted
  • Parking available
  • Disabled access
  • Sunny garden for a spot of alfresco dining

Town and city
Experience the charm of village life in this picturesque Hampshire village, or explore the cathedral city of Winchester, a 15 minute drive away.

Outdoor adventures
A wide range of country pursuits, including great walking, cycling and birdwatching opportunities nearby in the New Forest. It's also stone's throw from both the South Downs and the coast.

Crown collection
Part of the original Epicurean Collection, you can earn and redeem Crowns here if you are one of our Crown members.

Rooms

The rooms are individually designed, each one named after a previous holder of the nearby historic Hursley Estate. Each room has its own unique flourishes, whether a four-poster bed or a cosy sofa, an original fireplace or antique furnishings. From calming rain showers and fluffy towels, to fresh milk delivered to your door each morning, you'll experience country comfort as it's meant to be.

Restaurant & bar

With the Hampshire countryside and the New Forest on the doorstep, The King's Head is lucky to have an incredible array of fantastic seasonal produce, from locally reared beef to herbs and vegetables foraged from the fields and forests nearby.

It's the only Hampshire pub that has been awarded three stars by the Sustainable Restaurant Association, so you can dine knowing that your food is supporting local farmers and great British producers.

Private dining

The cellar bar, once a regular meeting room for the Hursley Home Guards during World War Two, seats up to 30 people and is ideal for corporate meetings, conferences and private parties. The traditional skittles alley is also available for hire for private functions of up to 50 guests.

Things to do

Just a short drive from the New Forest National Park, an ecologically protected area covering 219 square miles of unenclosed pasture, heathland and forests renowned for its free-roaming New Forest ponies. It's ideal for nature lovers - especially birdwatchers - and has hundreds of miles of trails to explore on foot, bike and horse.

If you'd rather something less active, simply cruise down Bolderwood Arboretum Ornamental Drive in your car to appreciate nature at her finest - see if you can spot the Knightwood Oak, which is thought to be almost 400 years old.

For heritage and cultural activities, don't miss Wolvesey Castle, the former Augustinian priory at Mottisfont; Beaulieu, which is home to the National Motor Museum, a Gothic palace, the ruins of a medieval abbey and a wondrous garden; and the nearby city of Winchester - England's ancient capital, former seat of King Alfred the Great and home to Winchester Cathedral.

Getting here

Directions

Nearest train station: Winchester
Taxi from station: 10min
Drive: 15min from Winchester, 15min from Romsey, 20min from Southampton, 1hr 25min from London

Address

Main Road, Hursley Nr Winchester, Hampshire SO21 2JW

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