If you hear the patrons speaking with a British accent, they are probably not putting on airs. The transplanted Brits in the ... More
Ye Olde King's Head
If you hear the patrons speaking with a British accent, they are probably not putting on airs. The transplanted Brits in the area have made this a home away from home. This is your typical pub like back in Britain with fish and chips, warm beer and darts. For those Yanks who prefer a cold one, they are available as well. The attached restaurant serves up traditional fare. What could be better than British ambiance combined with Southern Californian weather?
The atmosphere is great and the food is fantastic (I'm hooked on the fish and chips although everything else I've tried has been excellent as well). I especially can't say enough good things about the desserts, namely the bread pudding. It's a consistently good experience each time. You won't be disappointed.
King's Head is most noted (I believe) for its fish & chips - the best I've ever tasted. And the English deserts (bread pudding & other stuff) are great. If you like this type of food, you're in for a real treat. Loved it.
I went to L.A. for an Otolaryngology Conference in Sept. 2005. We went to this pub for a few drinks while we waited for a table at a steakhouse across the street. The bartenders were very friendly and a lot of the patrons were English. I love their accent!! This pub is a lot of fun and very casual. The beer isn't overpriced like everywhere else we had been on our trip. They have a dee jay in the evenings and it gets pretty crowded. This pub is only 1/2 a block from the beach and the atmosphere is great! If I ever have the chance to go back to Santa Monica, I will definitely go back to this pub!!!