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King's Head (Quarry Street)

(also known as King's Head)

Quarry Street

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Opening Times

MondayMidday - Midnight
TuesdayMidday - Midnight
WednesdayMidday - Midnight
ThursdayMidday - Midnight
FridayMidday - 2.00 am
SaturdayMidday - 2.00 am
SundayMidday - Midnight

Meal Times

1 - 3, 5 - 9 Mon - Fri
12 - 9 Sat
12 - 4 Sun


Shepherd Neame

About the Pub

One of the oldest pubs in Guildford, constructed in the late 16th century in the heart of the town close to the Castle. Inside, there is a broadly open plan layout but with a few nooks and crannies. As befitting a building of its ages there are low ceilings, stone flagged floors, brick walls and exposed oak beams. Pictures of old Guildford adorn the walls and to the left of the main entrance is a full suit of armour. To the rear is a patio area and terrace on several levels which is popular all year round with large umbrellas and heaters that provides a great spot for an alfresco pint. A popular quiz is held on a Monday. Various food offers are available through the week including pizzas on Tuesday, burgers on Wednesday and fish on Friday. The pub features heavily on tours of haunted Guildford. Acquired by Shepherd Neame in June 2016.

Historic Interest

The Kings Head is a timber framed construction dating from the late 16th century/early 17th century. Originally it consisted of two houses that in the past have been knocked into one to create a public house. In the cellar there are the foundations of a square corner of the castle's former outer wall which once ran down Castle Street and along Quarry Street. The earliest records show that the pub was sold in 1819 to Edmund and William Elkins. Subsequently The Kings Head was sold in 1847 to Hodgsons Kingston Brewery who were in turn acquired by Messrs Courage in 1943.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Hogs Back TEA
  • Sharp's Doom Bar

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 4 changing beers.

From Sheperd Neame or National.

Source: National

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King's Head (Quarry Street), Guildford


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available


  • LocAle LocAle Accredited


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly

    No children after 21:00

  • LiveMusic Live Music


  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Smoking Smoking Area

    In garden.

  • WiFi Wifi

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King's Head (Quarry Street)

Quarry Street

Sat Nav Reference

51.234115, -0.573871

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  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station

Nearby Bus Routes (130m)

Compass Bus: 24; Compass Bus/Stagecoach: 32; Arriva: 53, 63

Stop ID: suratgwj & suratgwm.

Nearby Station (700m)


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