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Kings Head (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Yorkshire Dales - Butter TubsExcellent2
Yorkshire Dales - Swale Trail PaleExcellent2
Black Sheep - ProgressExcellent1
Black Sheep - RiggwelterExcellent1
Black Sheep - Baa BaaExcellent2
Black Sheep - Best BitterGood4
Black Sheep - Golden SheepNot Tried0
Long Man - Scary ManNot Tried0
Black Sheep - Monty Python's Holy GrailNot Tried0
Robinsons - Freddy BrewgerNot Tried0
Theakston - Old PeculierNot Tried0

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05 Nov 2021 (Wittenden)
Waiting for the fish 'n'chip van on a mild Friday evening.Several in,drinkers and diners.
Yorkshire Dales - Butter Tubs3.70ExcellentBack to how I remember it.Zesty and fruity.
Yorkshire Dales - Swale Trail Pale3.80ExcellentPale 'n' crisp.
Theakston - Old Peculier5.60Not Tried
31 Oct 2021 (Wittenden)
Early evening on a mirksome Sunday night. The first post Covid pub quiz was imminent.My first visit since coming under community ownership.
Yorkshire Dales - Swale Trail Pale3.80ExcellentGrand north country pale ale.Initial sweet impression,long berry finish.
Yorkshire Dales - Butter Tubs3.70GoodNot as zesty as I remember it.Some sort of mineral back taste.
Theakston - Old Peculier5.60Not Tried
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
04 Oct 2019 (Wittenden)
Unfortunately this pub is closed and up for sale:word is that there is community interest in running it.In the meantime, a Friday evening pop up pub,selling beer from Richmond Brewing,is held in the village hall.
02 Nov 2018 (Wittenden)
Friday evening in Gunnerside:it's the tradition to come to the Kings Head to wait for Ramsey's to roll into town.Packed to the gunnels.
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80ExcellentIn tiptop condition.Sandy hops,blackcurrants.
Black Sheep - Monty Python's Holy Grail4.00Not Tried
Robinsons - Freddy Brewger4.30Not Tried
30 Oct 2018 (Wittenden)
Quiet on a chilly October Tuesday lunchtime: a few walkers in.
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80AcceptableBrown.Pathmaker on keg was available (abv 5%). Gassy, but more uplifting.
Black Sheep - Monty Python's Holy Grail4.00Not Tried
03 Nov 2017 (Wittenden)
Ahh, the Kings Head. Rammed on a Friday evening. We stood outside with our beer, waiting for Ramsay's Fish 'n' Chip van to roll in.
Black Sheep - Baa Baa4.00ExcellentMoreish Northern Pale Ale.Nettley hops.
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
Long Man - Scary Man4.30Not Tried
19 Jan 2017 (Wittenden)
Our first visit since it reopened.Filling up on a January evening.Looks to be in good hands.
Black Sheep - Baa Baa4.00ExcellentA pale ale.Nettley hops.
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80AcceptableBrown, acorns.
Black Sheep - Golden Sheep3.90Not Tried
17 Oct 2014 (Wittenden)
I don't often get to the re-opening of a pub:however today this pub has re-opened after a long period of dereliction and major refurbishments. The bar is now opposite the door, but it was so packed we couldn't really have a good look round.
Black Sheep - Riggwelter5.90ExcellentA good mid brown dryish strong'un, not often seen on my travels.
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80ExcellentOn good form if undemanding.
Black Sheep - Golden Sheep3.90Not Tried
13 Oct 2013 (Wittenden)
Unfortunately, this pub is shut and up for sale.
11 Oct 2012 (Wittenden)
Took the dogs out for a late walk.Talked to two shooting gents who knew friends of the family.
Black Sheep - Progress4.00ExcellentA beer from Black Sheep with hops!! Amazing.Not bad either. A nutty amber ale with a long rasping hop finish. Pump clip said 4.3ABV
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried

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About the Kings Head

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The pub is found in Gunnerside, North Yorkshire, DL11 6LD.

Small stone built pub in the centre of this Swaledale village. Formerly the home of Swaled Ales. Refurbished and altered internally after a period of closure during which time some of the structure deteriorated.

We have visited this pub 11 times, seen 12 different beers and tried 7 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DL11 6LD