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The King's Head (Black Country Ales)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
4T's - Chocolate & FudgeExceptional1
Salopian - Flags Over IdahoExceptional1
Sandiway - Hop SecretExcellent1
Black Country - BFGExcellent1
Titanic - Chocolate & Vanilla StoutExcellent1
Salopian - Nick Of TimeExcellent1
Allendale - Black GrouseExcellent1
Black Country - BFG Bradley's Finest GoldenExcellent1
Bosun's - Razamataz Raspberry FlavourGood1
Stratford upon Avon - Stratford GoldGood1
Mantle - Cwrw TeifiGood1
Magic Rock - AcrobatGood1
Wimbledon - Quartermaine IPAGood1
Mantle - Dark HeartGood1
Empire - Strikes BackGood1
Broughs - SpringfieldGood1
Old Worthy - Half 'n Half AleGood1
Sadler's (see also Windsor Castle entry) - Peaky BlondeGood1
Kinver - Light RailwayNot Tried0
Settle - Old Smithy PorterNot Tried0
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Orkney PorterNot Tried0
Hartlebury - American Pale AleNot Tried0
Peerless - TechtonicNot Tried0
Oakham - InfernoNot Tried0
Lacons - LegacyNot Tried0
Brothers of Ale - Peace OutNot Tried0
Salopian - Far SideNot Tried0
Newby Wyke - Black RainNot Tried0
Salopian - PathfinderNot Tried0
MBH - SimjoeNot Tried0
Tudor - Skirrid Welsh BitterNot Tried0
Titanic - White StarNot Tried0
Elgood's - Mamma Meerkat! The MovieNot Tried0
Mad Dog - Mister TeeNot Tried0
Black Country - Fireside BitterNot Tried0
Slater's - HakaNot Tried0
Black Country - Pig on the Wall MildNot Tried0
Sharp's - Atlantic Pale AleNot Tried0
Fownes - Z Is Stripey OssNot Tried0
Black Country - Chain AleNot Tried0
Norfolk Brewhouse (uses Moongazer brand name too) - Moon Gazer Dark MildNot Tried0
Oakham - CitraNot Tried0
Coors - M&B Brew XI (brewed at Brains)Not Tried0
Silver Brewhouse (formerly Raw) - Anubis PorterNot Tried0
Lymestone - Cherry StoneNot Tried0
Exit 33 (formerly The Brew Company then Sky's Edge) - Slaker Pale AleNot Tried0
Tollgate - California SteamNot Tried0

Visits Details

07 Nov 2023 (Magnus Greel)
Final pub for today with its convenient rear exit short cut back to the Hbf just a 10 minute walk away. Calm relaxed comfortable and enjoyable, a pub one could spend hours in without even realising!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Salopian - Nick Of Time3.90ExcellentMalty body and mouthfeel all being faithful to the style of a British Classic, but the new world hops used lift it to a new peak.
Black Country - Fireside Bitter5.00Not Tried
Black Country - Pig on the Wall Mild4.30Not Tried
Oakham - Inferno4.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Atlantic Pale Ale4.20Not Tried
Black Country - BFG4.20Not Tried
Brothers of Ale - Peace Out3.60Not Tried
Newby Wyke - Black Rain6.00Not Tried
MBH - Simjoe5.00Not Tried
11 Oct 2023 (Magnus Greel)
Late afternoon to early evening in this friendly and welcoming cosy back street busy local, by far my favourite so far here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Black Country - BFG4.20ExcellentA straw coloured quaffing beer, with an impressive bold citrus hop aroma, fruity balanced sweetness and a lingering refreshing aftertaste.
Black Country - Fireside Bitter5.00Not Tried
Black Country - Pig on the Wall Mild4.30Not Tried
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried
Lymestone - Cherry Stone5.20Not Tried
Sharp's - Atlantic Pale Ale4.20Not Tried
Tollgate - California Steam4.20Not Tried
Settle - Old Smithy Porter4.70Not Tried
Hartlebury - American Pale Ale4.50Not Tried
01 Sep 2022 (Magnus Greel)
Having completed my lunchtime chores nearby and not wishing to embark on a pub crawl I decided to pop in here and spent a couple of hours enjoying some very good beer. An excellent selection of bar snacks were available including rolls, pies, pasties and samosas. I had to eat a couple of the latter for quality control purposes.
BeerABVScoreNotes
4T's - Chocolate & Fudge5.00ExceptionalExactly as described on the clip with a milky creaminess that brought smile after smile to my face, a joy to drink and regretting not having another before departing..
Salopian - Flags Over Idaho4.40ExceptionalDry bitterness hoppy and tropical nectar with an emphasis on mango but not overbearingly so for this complex ale.
Black Country - BFG Bradley's Finest Golden4.20ExcellentSlightly sweet for this hoppy smooth full bodied flavoursome treat for the tastebuds after the Razzmatazz!
Bosun's - Razamataz Raspberry Flavour3.70GoodJust a hint of the claimed raspberry to detract from this bland watery ale. NB the correct spelling is Razzmatazz
Slater's - Haka5.20Not Tried
Sharp's - Atlantic Pale Ale4.20Not Tried
Black Country - Chain Ale4.20Not Tried
12 Jul 2019 (Stu)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Titanic - Chocolate & Vanilla Stout4.50Excellent
Black Country - BFG Bradley's Finest Golden4.20Not Tried
Black Country - Fireside Bitter5.00Not Tried
Black Country - Pig on the Wall Mild4.30Not Tried
Tudor - Skirrid Welsh Bitter4.20Not Tried
Titanic - White Star4.50Not Tried
Elgood's - Mamma Meerkat! The Movie3.70Not Tried
Mad Dog - Mister Tee4.80Not Tried
24 Feb 2018 (Stu)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wimbledon - Quartermaine IPA5.80Good
Black Country - Fireside Bitter5.00Not Tried
Black Country - Pig on the Wall Mild4.30Not Tried
Lacons - Legacy4.40Not Tried
Black Country - BFG4.20Not Tried
Salopian - Far Side4.80Not Tried
Salopian - Pathfinder5.00Not Tried
01 Jul 2017 (Stu)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Sandiway - Hop Secret4.50Excellent
Stratford upon Avon - Stratford Gold3.80Good
Kinver - Light Railway3.80Not Tried
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Orkney Porter9.00Not Tried
Peerless - Techtonic6.20Not Tried
16 Jan 2015 (Stu)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Broughs - Springfield4.00Good
Old Worthy - Half 'n Half Ale5.00Good
Silver Brewhouse (formerly Raw) - Anubis Porter5.20Not Tried
Exit 33 (formerly The Brew Company then Sky's Edge) - Slaker Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
12 Dec 2014 (Stu)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mantle - Dark Heart5.20Good
Black Country - Pig on the Wall Mild4.30Not Tried
Coors - M&B Brew XI (brewed at Brains)3.60Not Tried
28 Nov 2014 (Stu)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mantle - Cwrw Teifi4.50Good
Magic Rock - Acrobat6.20Good
Black Country - BFG Bradley's Finest Golden4.20Not Tried
Black Country - Fireside Bitter5.00Not Tried
Black Country - Pig on the Wall Mild4.30Not Tried
Norfolk Brewhouse (uses Moongazer brand name too) - Moon Gazer Dark Mild4.90Not Tried
02 Aug 2014 (Stu)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Allendale - Black Grouse4.00Excellent
Empire - Strikes Back4.00Good
Sadler's (see also Windsor Castle entry) - Peaky Blonde4.60Good
Black Country - BFG Bradley's Finest Golden4.20Not Tried
Black Country - Fireside Bitter5.00Not Tried
Black Country - Pig on the Wall Mild4.30Not Tried
Fownes - Z Is Stripey Oss4.20Not Tried

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About The King's Head

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional2
Excellent15
Good28
Acceptable-
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 6RL.

Long thin traditional pub located in King Street. Local CAMRA branch Pub of the Year 2015 and 2016. 12 handpumps.

We have visited this pub 23 times, seen 117 different beers and tried 45 of them.

Map location

Postcode: LE1 6RL