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King Rufus

Eling Hill
SO40 9HE

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Premises Status

This pub is long-term Closed. Closed for lockdown and this prompted the owners to retire and put the pub on the market. Pub has apparently been sold to a couple with previous pub running experience so we hope it will reopen soon. July 2021: Licence transfer in progress.

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Opening Times


ThursdayMidday - 10.30 pm
FridayMidday - 10.30 pm
SaturdayMidday - 10.30 pm
SundayMidday - 6.00 pm

About the Pub

New owners in 2016 - Philippa & Raymond Goold, she a painter, he a musician; Philippa's paintings now adorn the walls in place of the previous Victorian memorabilia. The pub is furnished with light wooden furniture. What was the rear dining area is now a light, airy and welcoming tea room where you can enjoy a slice of cake and a freshly made tea or coffee. In place of a piano is Raymond's double bass, used for impromptu jazz evenings when other jazz friends have dropped in for a 'chat'. The rear garden has a nice outside patio where you can sit and enjoy a beer.

Note that the pub may close earlier than the stated times.

Regular cask ales

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Changing cask ales

This pub serves 1 changing beer.

Source: National

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available


  • Quiet Quiet Pub


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • Garden Garden
  • Parking Parking
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FunctionRoom Function Room
  • LiveMusic Live Music
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Restaurant Restaurant Area
  • Smoking Smoking Area

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King Rufus

Eling Hill
SO40 9HE

Sat Nav Reference

50.9074, -1.4783

OS Reference



  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes

Nearby Bus Routes (240m)

Bluestar: 8 (Totton/Southampton direction only)

Reverse direction stop is 900m away in the other half of Jacob's Gutter Lane across Marchwood By-Pass..


½ mile E of Marchwood Bypass (Jacob's Gutter Lane).

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King Rufus, Eling


King Rufus

Eling Hill
SO40 9HE

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Real Cider Available
  • Quiet Pub
  • Disabled Access
  • Garden
  • Parking
  • Dog Friendly
  • Function Room
  • Live Music
  • Real Fire
  • Restaurant Area
  • Smoking Area
  • Close to Bus Routes

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