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Ye Olde King's Head

Ye Olde King's Head

Pub, Bar, and English Restaurant$$$$
Downtown Santa Monica, Santa Monica
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  • Ricardo A.
    Ricardo AcunaSeptember 14, 2013
    The fish & chips is da bomb!!!!!!
  • Paul K.
    Paul KimJanuary 25, 2012
    bangers & mash + black & tan. perfect combo
  • Jana T.
    Jana TomovaJanuary 28
    The shepherd's pie is absolutely delicious 😋
  • Pete D.
    Pete DivallFebruary 21, 2011
    Used to be bigger serving of ultra high quality fish... Not so much.
  • Huw B.
    Huw BeynonApril 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The English Breakfast here puts many greasy spoons and pubs in London to shame. Really dirty bacon. Like it should be.
  • J M.
    J MesMarch 30, 2012
    Get the Bangers and Mash..great flavors, a hearty meal!!
  • David C.
    David CarrilloAugust 17, 2011
    If you want to watch an English Premier League game, this is a great place to do it!
  • Adrian P.
    Adrian PhillipsApril 24, 2015
    If you like beers that come out of taps, liquor and solid prices then you can't go wrong here. Don't expect any fancy cocktails, just shut up and drink.
  • Iván R.
    Iván RodriguezDecember 24, 2014
    If you're on your own is the perfect place to make new friends near santa monica pier/promenade
  • S Y.
    S YusopNovember 22, 2016
    If you're looking for traditional fish and chips, this is the place to go.
  • Natalie W.
    Natalie WallaceJune 6, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Treat Brett well..shes the best server ever!
  • Eddie M.
    Eddie MNovember 4, 2011
    Order the welsh rarebit from the starter menu. So good!
  • Maya C.
    Maya ConnAugust 27, 2013
    They offer a nice selection of hard ciders.
  • Mike L.
    Mike LanzilloJune 16, 2014
    Killer fish n chips and supah big tvs
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel McDonoughMarch 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    London Pride on tap.
  • Ian David M.
    Ian David MarsdenSeptember 7, 2012
    Try the London pride.
  • LIVESTRONG_COM
    LIVESTRONG_COMSeptember 21, 2010
    Locals love this British watering hole with soul. Their traditional fish and chips are a favorite and the curries are the real deal.
  • Andy R.
    Andy RunwildMarch 17, 2015
    Meet people from around the world, and it's overlooking the Santa Monica Bay ... this is the place for international travelers and friendly locals!
  • Heber G.
    Heber GonzalezOctober 19, 2010
    AHHH CHEERS :)
  • Stuart D.
    Stuart DavisFebruary 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Always go for the English breakfast. A pint of Pride ain't bad either!
  • wil k.
    wil kratzDecember 29, 2011
    Stay away from the sampler platter!
  • Riquel S.
    Riquel ShaneJanuary 6, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Ladies... there is no point in dressing up in your heels to come to this place. It's a PUB! :)
  • Brian M.
    Brian MountSeptember 26, 2013
    Try the agency reunions!
  • Winnie K.
    Winnie KhooJune 10, 2016
    Fave: trivia nights
  • Roy W.
    Roy WooMay 20, 2013
    The fried bread is amazing....at first glance it just looks like toast but when you bite into the crispy bread the crunch will bring acknowledgement that it was definitely fried!!!
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WhiteApril 25, 2012
    I can personally recommend the fish and chips and rhubarb crumble.
  • Karl H.
    Karl HobartApril 18, 2011
    Coleman's mustard, Branston pickle, spotted dick and vegetarian haggis!
  • Scott T.
    Scott TomassoFebruary 28, 2012
    You must order the Fish & Chips. The crust is way different than any other version you've ever had. Delish!
  • Melissa S.
    Melissa SternMay 27, 2011
    great happy hour Read more
  • Ava M.
    Ava MiyazakiSeptember 21, 2010
    Get the fish & chips or Thursday's Corned Beef & Cabbage special!
  • Charles E.
    Charles EdgeJanuary 14, 2012
    Mmmm Guinness!
  • Kelly S.
    Kelly SparksApril 22, 2016
    Queens English brekkie is best.
  • Tom M.
    Tom McKeeverDecember 4, 2014
    Classic English pub a block from the cliffs. Stop in for apps and a Smithwicks next time you're craving some good comfort food.
  • ZAGAT
    ZAGATFebruary 5, 2010
    If you tire of ordering the fish ’n’ chips, for another taste of Britain give the traditional curry a try.
  • Spielmann
    SpielmannJune 14, 2013
    A great place in Santa Monica - watch sports and enjoy great food, beers and friendly locals. A timeless favorite.
  • John F.
    John FisherJanuary 22, 2013
    Fish and chips are ok
  • Offbeat L.A.
    Offbeat L.A.January 29, 2016
    Opened in 1974. Traditional English pub with ’70s style dining area serving classic British food.
  • Andrew N.
    Andrew NystromApril 6, 2012
    Fullers is great. And it's pretty much always 'off'.
  • Rachel R.
    Rachel RebeccaJanuary 14
    The service was very minimal, and only somewhat friendly. I had their crumpets, which seems quite good. I also had the fish cakes, which were nicely soft on the inside and crispy on the outside
  • Cherith Z.
    Cherith ZanghiMarch 9, 2015
    Lots of seating, authentic food. Good place to relax and have a conversation
  • Bob Wan Qi K.
    Bob Wan Qi KimFebruary 1, 2011
    Watching real "football," mate.
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew ScarlettJune 11, 2011
    Good out door seating with heat lamps.
  • Abigail C.
    Abigail CoursolleJanuary 6, 2013
    Get the fried bread at breakfast...totally worth the artery clog!
  • Tanya T.
    Tanya TateJanuary 2, 2011
    Come on a sunday for best British sunday lunch. Be entertained by the magician.
  • Mac
    MacMarch 16, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the beer!
  • Bruno M.
    Bruno MouraMay 6, 2012
    The traditional chicken curry is very good! Ask for half chips half mashed potatoes
  • Brandon D.
    Brandon DSeptember 22, 2011
    Wednesday night trivia
  • Lacet
    LacetOctober 17, 2011
    awesome british lunch !!!!
  • Meridith S.
    Meridith StokesAugust 23, 2011
    Try the steak, Guinness, and mushroom pie for a hearty meal.
  • Iván R.
    Iván RodriguezNovember 20, 2014
    Try Harp Lager is really good !
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