King's Head (Stoke Road)27 King's Road
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Originally built in 1860 as two cottages that soon became a beer house. Located off the edge of the town centre, this well established pub attracts a well mannered mix of discerning locals and office types in the know. The pub is noted for its attractive hanging baskets, is deceptively large after much enlargement and features service from both sides of a central bar. There is plenty of seating including benches along the outside of the building and a covered, heated courtyard used mainly by smokers. The circular floor hatch at the rear covers a well. Full range of Fullers beers including seasonals is available and cider on draught. Dogs welcome. In addition regular events and promotions are held. open mic on Thursday and TV sport in most areas.