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The King Rufus

) #5 of 11 Restaurants in Chandler’s Ford $$ - $$$ , British,
135 Winchester Road, Chandler’s Ford, Eastleigh SO53 2DU, England
+44 23 8025 5165
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good23%
  • Average14%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible14%
Travellers talk about
“sunday roast” (9 reviews)
“play area” (11 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
135 Winchester Road, Chandler’s Ford, Eastleigh SO53 2DU, England
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1 - 10 of 531 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped for brekkie last Sunday morning. The parking was adequate and that was all! You would expect a cup of tea or coffee with breakfast but the hot drinks machine was not working, we couldn't have a soft drink either as that machine was also...More

Thank adriancooper5
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are no words to describe how bad the service was ! Firstly waited 20 minutes to get a drink. Virtually everything we ordered plus alternatives were not available . When we eventually got the meals that they were able to serve in another 40...More

Thank Judy D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've given this four stars as have visited several times and until my last (recent) visit, I had been impressed with the value for money and regarded this as a good place to go for a pub lunch. ( I've never visited in the evening)....More

Thank missandrea2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wine out of stock. Eisenberg white and red - out of stock. Sponge and custard - out of stock. Tables not cleared. Warm food. No napkins provided.

Review collected in partnership with Greene King
Thank keedaw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a lovely summer evening so we decided to pop into somewhere local to where I was staying, we were offered a table in the noisy bar area and not in the restaurant, which wasn't a problem,even the lous teenagers didn't bother us..however, we...More

Thank Elesha21
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is good in pleasant surroundings . Very good carvery and good plateful. Nice play area for children outside.

Review collected in partnership with Greene King
Thank marylY1046JI
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for a meal with my partner and son. What was meant to be a nice quick meal turned out to be a night mare. Slow service there where only 3 staff on it was a Saturday so they where busy. I think they...More

Thank pjd27
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good family atmosphere, food was good, although they didn't have my first two choices. You can either sit outside or hide away in one of the cubicles. Nice and quite.

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am writing to thank Assistant Manager, Will and all the Staff at The King Rufus for the lovely reception they put on for us following our lovely Mum's funeral. Nothing was too much for them and they catered for us beautifully.

Thank C7076FXangela
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No table service, had to order food at the bar. Tabled sticky, gents toilet out of order, everything a bit slow!!!!!

Review collected in partnership with Greene King
Thank dean1972176
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Response from Carol W | Reviewed this property |
Hi....not sure....telephone them
James N
4 October 2016|
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Response from Carol W | Reviewed this property |
James N....this is not a question...!!!! Do you realise that this outburst has gone to all the people that have written reviews about the King Rufus !!!...What gives you the right to chastise someone for their... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$21
Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135 Winchester Road, Chandler’s Ford, Eastleigh SO53 2DU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Eastleigh  >  Chandler’s Ford
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8025 5165
  • E-mail
The King Rufus offers a mouth-watering value-for-money menu of favourite dishes, expertly cooked and served in a fun, friendly atmosphere. There is full table service in the restaurant, or pop in to the pub area for a pint and something to eat. Wherever you are, you can look forward to a comfy setting in which to enjoy the great food, cask ales and fine wines we have on offer. All tastes and occasions catered for. With a great outdoor children'splay area and a fantastic childrens menu with meals and dessert from just £3.99, we welcome families.
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