An extremely characterful old pub in the middle of Upper Beeding High Street, with wooden beams, low ceilings, good beer and decent food. We visited on a Monday night on a cold, dark November evening and enjoyed the cosy hospitality.
The Kings Head is most notable for being characterful and cosy. It has subtle lighting, lots of random antique items (for example scales & weights) and of course a truckload of horse brasses! It is full of oak beams and has a good sized bar in the centre of the pub. It was very quiet, being a Monday night, with just a few locals and two bar/waiting staff, who were friendly and welcoming.
There were only a couple of ales on tap, but both good ones: Harvey's and HSB. I had the latter, which was well kept. Angie was able to get her trademark Koppaberg fruity cider, so we were both happy.
A simple, but solid menu - I tried the steak & ale pie, while Angie went for veggie lasagne, followed by hot chocolate fudge cake and ice cream to share. It was all well cooked, nicely presented and decent value. Other items on the menu were fish of the day (just battered/breaded cod or haddock today, although sometimes they have other more interesting fresh fish), cumberland sausages and gammon.