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King's Head (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Arbor Ales - Hoptical DelusionExcellent1
Chiltern - Copper BeechExcellent1
Chiltern - Beechwood BitterExcellent3
Chiltern - Nut Brown MildGood1
Chiltern - 300's Old AleGood3
Chiltern - Pale Ale (formerly Ale)Good1
Harvey's - Old Ale (or Sussex XXXX Old Ale)Not Tried0
Kelham Island - Fairytale of New YorkNot Tried0
Picture 1. King's Head, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Picture 2. King's Head, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

Visits Details

12 Sep 2013 (ChrisE)
Fairly busy, but most people were sitting in the courtyard so there was plenty of good seating in the bar area. I overheard one customer complaining because they don't do draught Guinness and he had to make to do with Marstons (keg)Oyster Stout instead.
Chiltern - Beechwood Bitter4.30Excellent
Arbor Ales - Hoptical Delusion3.80Excellent
Chiltern - Copper Beech4.40Excellent
09 Jan 2013 (HSB)
Once again with ChrisE.
Chiltern - Beechwood Bitter4.30Excellent
Chiltern - 300's Old Ale4.90Poor
09 Jan 2013 (ChrisE)
The bar was empty until about twenty five of us turned up at once after a visit to the Hop Pole. We had not eaten so we bought all the sausage rolls that were on display on the bar, the barmaid informed us that there were another eight in the kitchen so we demolished those as well. The lady from the kitchen came out and offered us some Porter Cake made with cask porter for £1 per slice, these were demolished in minutes, and she very kindly went back in to the kitchen and prepared some fresh hot sausage rolls. There was a wooden pin of ale on the bar, which I think contained a rather special version of Chiltern 300 but unfortunately it was not ready to serve. By the time that we left the bar was beginning to get quite busy.
Chiltern - Beechwood Bitter4.30Good
Chiltern - 300's Old Ale4.90Good
Kelham Island - Fairytale of New York4.20Not Tried
22 Jan 2012 (Stephen Harris)
Quiet, early lunchtime trade. A smart peaceful haven just off the Market Square (except that the peace was broken by one individual who held four shouted telephone conversations in quick succession).
Chiltern - 300's Old Ale4.90ExcellentDeep brown, strong and mellow with just a hint of timber from the wooden casks.
Chiltern - Pale Ale (formerly Ale)3.70GoodA refreshing amber pint with juicy malt and subtle hopping.
Chiltern - Beechwood Bitter4.30Not Tried
Harvey's - Old Ale (or Sussex XXXX Old Ale)4.30Not Tried
20 May 2010 (Martin the Mildman)
Chiltern - Nut Brown Mild3.90GoodChestnut/ruby coloured mild with a fairly bitter malt character and a little hoppiness in the finish. My score 15/20.

About the King's Head

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP20 2RW.

Owned by the National Trust, this is the oldest courtyard inn in England. A comfortable bar is owned by Chiltern Brewery and sells its beers.

We have visited this pub 5 times, seen 8 different beers and tried 6 of them.

Map location

Postcode: HP20 2RW