8 rooms from £110 per night
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“The King's Head is a Georgian coaching inn in historic Hursley. Eight country-chic rooms with antique furnishings, original fireplaces and oodles of charm. Award winning British cuisine featuring locally sourced ingredients and a traditional skittles alley. A wonderful country escape.”

“The King's Head is a Georgian coaching inn in historic Hursley. Eight country-chic rooms with antique furnishings, original fireplaces and oodles of charm. Award winning British cuisine featuring locally sourced ingredients and a traditional skittles alley. A wonderful country escape.”

Hotel Review

The Kings Head is a Grade II Georgian former coaching inn right in the middle of Hursley, a picturesque downland village between Romsey and Winchester. The eight individually designed bedrooms range from the majestic King Edward VI room, with half tester bed and spacious roll-top bathroom, to the cosy Room 1: Hoby, a single with shower room. All have deep carpets, heavy curtains, antique furnishings including original Victorian tiled fireplaces, and are reached via a positively palatial landing - wide and well lit by fine chandeliers. Downstairs, there is a choice of friendly ‘snug’ with roaring fire or dining room location. Cuisine is quintessentially British and food locally sourced where possible. Think Wookey Hole Cheddar soufflé followed by Hampshire wild venison steak, accompanied by an extensive wine list. A highlight of the Inn is the ‘manual’ Skittles Alley and Cellar Bar (a regular meeting place for the Home Guard during World War II), offering spaces for a variety of quirky events.
Recommended for
  • Local exploring
  • Ideally located for exploring the surrounding area with its beautiful countryside, including Winchester and Jane Austen's House
  • Country Escape
  • The King's Head offers the perfect spot for a relaxed weekend away from the city
 

Written by Malcolm Orr-Ewing

Recommended For

  • Local exploring
  • Ideally located for exploring the surrounding area with its beautiful countryside, including Winchester and Jane Austen's House
  • Sights nearby
  • The King's Head provides an ideal base for exploring Winchester and the New Forest
  • Country Escape
  • The King's Head offers the perfect spot for a relaxed weekend away from the city
  • Great walks
  • The Hampshire downlands are full of lovely walks for all abilities
  • Other Activities
  • Grange Park Opera season runs from May to July
  • Restaurant
  • Award winning chef Jenny Jones concentrates on traditional British cuisine using locally sourced seasonal ingredients.
  • Pet friendly
  • Though unfortunately dogs can only be accommodated in one of the rooms
  • Antiques
  • Rooms are furnished with antiques and feature original fireplaces
  • Charming
  • Traditional
  • Inn
  • Full of character

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Award winning chef Jenny Jones concentrates on traditional British cuisine using locally sourced seasonal ingredients.
  • Pet friendly
  • Though unfortunately dogs can only be accommodated in one of the rooms
  • Games room
  • The pub has its own Skittles Alley
  • Bar

Activities

  • Sights nearby
  • The King's Head provides an ideal base for exploring Winchester and the New Forest
  • Great walks
  • The Hampshire downlands are full of lovely walks for all abilities
  • Other Activities
  • Grange Park Opera season runs from May to July

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