About Us

A contemporary gastropub at the heart of the village

About the Kings Head

A bit about our Chef Patron – Matthew Tomkinson

Mathew Tomkinson joined us in March 2019 as Chef Patron and quickly set about changing the culinary direction of the Kings Head.

Instead of following the traditional chef training route, Matthew went on to study for a degree in Hospitality Management whilst working at a vegetarian restaurant – an experience which cemented his desire to turn a hobby into a vocation.

Matthew set his sights on fine dining and embarked on a four-year stint at Michelin starred Ockenden Manor. During this time, he won the 2005 Roux Scholarship.
Matthew went on to win his first Michelin star for the Goose then a Michelin star for The Terrace Restaurant, at the Montague Arms

Matthew takes great pleasure in his everyday work and it’s that passion that will always shine. He believes in the total guest experience and how important it makes them feel. Matthew has forged a highly identifiable style that mixes classic French technique with his love of home-cooked food.

A message from our Chef Patron, Matthew Tomkinson

“I’m excited to announce the launch of our brand new menu, which – due to popular demand – is now available throughout The Kings Head.

“We want to showcase the very best, locally sourced, seasonal ingredients in all our dishes, offering something to suit every palate – from pub classics to intimate dishes to share. This menu, which also features a surprise tasting element, allows us to do just that.”

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 times from 3rd to 23rd December
Christmas opening times here

Sunday 12 noon – 8pm
Monday - Tuesday closed
Wednesday - Saturday 12 noon – 11pm

Food Service Times 

Sunday  12 noon – 6pm
Monday - Tuesday closed
Wednesday - Saturday  12 noon - 8pm

*These opening times are subject to change at any time in line with Government advice on COVID-19 and in line with any changes in local restrictions.

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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