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A contemporary gastropub at the heart of the village

About the Kings Head

History of the Kings Head Whiteparish

The Kings Head is situated  right in the middle of the beautiful village of Whiteparish, on the edge of the New Forest.

It is a contemporary gastro-pub nestled within a 16th Century Grade 2 listed building, that was once owned by the old Strong’s Brewery. It has been an Inn since 1786, and has been at the heart of the village for many years.

Having been closed for almost 4 years, and in a poor state of repair, The Kings Head was purchased by private investors in the summer of 2017. They quickly embarked upon an ambitious plan to renovate and extend the Kings Head, with the aim to make it a destination pub with food at the centre of the offering, whilst also offering luxury accommodation.

Shaun and Patricia have an active role in the running of the Kings Head, whilst empowering their management.

A message from our Chef Patron, Matthew Tomkinson

“I’ve had an amazing decade at the Montagu Arms in Beaulieu, but I’m thrilled to be moving in to the brand new position of Chef Patron at The Kings Head. It’s such an exciting prospect to take this next step in my career – one in which I’ll be personally involved in shaping the direction of business.

“I’ve known for some time that I wanted my next role to be in a more intimate, less formal setting. To have found this opportunity right on my doorstep – here on the edge of the New Forest – has been incredibly fortuitous.

Our Mission

Using only the best locally sourced produce from the New Forest, Hampshire and Wiltshire , it is our aim to provide our customers with a memorable eating and drinking experience in a lovely comfortable environment.

Opening Hours Winter 2019

Kings Head Pub

Sunday Open 11am – 10pm Food 12 – 8:30pm
Monday & Tuesday Open 12 noon – 10pm Food 12 - 8:30pm
Wednesday & Thursday Open 12 noon – 11pm Food 12 – 9pm
Friday & Saturday Open 11am – 11:30pm Food 12 – 9pm

Betony by Matthew Tomkinson 

Wednesday to Saturday: Open 18:00 - 21:00

We are pleased to announce that due to customer feedback we will be allowing dogs in the Bar area of the Kings Head

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