The Kings Head Whiteparish | Pub in Wiltshire | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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The Kings Head Whiteparish - Pub in Wiltshire

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The Street, Whiteparish, SP5 2SG, Wiltshire
England, United Kingdom

Patricia Wylie
+44 (0)1794 884004(landline)

Restored coaching inn on the edge of the New Forest, with a sublime restaurant, cosy bar and stylish rooms in a garden annexe

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Find this 16th-century pub next to the churchyard, village shop and some wonky old cottages in a small village on the outskirts of Salisbury. Choose a book and settle in the bay window next to a roaring fire or have a drink in the garden while you gaze at fields and horses. The bar menu features pub classics, and the superb main restaurant, Betony, has two AA Rosettes and Michelin-star quality fare – best showcased by the six-course surprise tasting menu. For lunch, try chicken liver parfait followed by hot smoked salmon, linguine, spinach and pine nuts, or home-baked Wiltshire venison and chorizo cassoulet. Leave room for lemon posset with home-made shortbread. Romsey and the cathedral city of Salisbury are eight miles away, and Stonehenge is half an hour's drive. You're near the New Forest too.

Wheelchair access
Wheelchair access to some public rooms and to wc's.
Children welcome
Children of all ages welcome in some public rooms (highchairs not necessarily available).
Wireless internet access available in the bar.
Public transport
Within 2 miles of a bus/train station.
Vegetarian meals
Good vegetarian options on the menu.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.
Handpumped ales
Pub serves four or more handpumped ales.
Wine list
Pub serves eight or more wines by the glass.
Food all day
Food is served all day long.

Local points of interest from Patricia Wylie:

Local points of interest from
Patricia Wylie:

  • Drive to the nearby market town of Romsey to browse the farmers market, and visit the historic Romsey Abbey originally built in the 10th century and burial place of Lord Mountbatten
  • Take a walk through the Bridleways that crisscross whiteparish to discover that we are within walking distance of the New Forest National Park.
  • Take the bus or drive into Salisbury to visit Salisbury cathedral, the home of the Magna Carta
  • Stonehenge. Walk in the footsteps of tour Neolithic ancestors at Stonehenge , a World Heritage site and the best known prehistoric monument in Europe. Stonehenge is within 20 miles
  • Visit Pepperbox Hill , a National Trust chalk ridge landmark with far reaching views and rich natural heritage
Points of interest

Guest feedback
"This was quite a surprise - in the heart of this village it was an absolute gem. Adam's attention to detail is outstanding. It was very hard to fault anything - in fact I couldn't. It would be a marvellous place for a weekend break or a real treat for a celebratory meal. l loved it."

Rachel - Sawday's inspector, United Kingdom

November 2019

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No food served after 20:30, Monday, Tuesday, Sunday. Check website for details.


The Street, Whiteparish, SP5 2SG, Wiltshire


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