King and Queen Hamble

So I stumbled across this little gem as a suggestion for someones leaving do, and as an excuse to find somewhere to do a new review, why not?

They Say:

The King & Queen Pub is located in the heart of the yachting world, in Hamble’s cobbled High Street. Open all hours God sends (subject to licensing law) for friendly service, real ales and a range of good home-made food, as well as a fine selection of rums for our yachtsmen and women!
In the summer you can sit in the garden out in the sun and in the winter you can enjoy a real log fire. We have live music most Sunday Evenings and we are happy to host birthday parties, weddings, wakes and functions to celebrate, thank or just for fun.
We welcome well-behaved dogs on leads (and owners). We take all major credit and debit cards. We do not have high chairs, but we do cater for children and have a Kid’s Menu.
Why not pop in for a Gluten-free Carrot cake with a morning Cappuccino? Or stop longer, for a hearty lunch or a three course dinner, in rooms designed and decorated with candelabras, mirrors and nauticalia for relaxed, informal dining with a choice of seating in the buzzy main bar area, or the much quieter Lower Deck.

I Say:

To come here you have to park in the main square where they is usually ample parking for quite cheap and then walk down the little quaint cobbled stressed tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Hamble.

As they claim to be a dog friendly pub I chose to test this by bringing my trusty pooch, and they were right, I hadn’t been inside for 5 minutes before the bar staff came over for a fussing which was right up his street. The interior is cozy, informal and eclectic and for those who like sailing and yachting, right up their street. I can imagine this place must be heaving in the summer. It is a place you instantly feel at home and could while away a good few hours in. There are no comfy Chesterfields here, and nothing pretentious, wood is the theme, shabby boat chic and with the candelabra’s it just works.

The staff couldn’t be more friendly and welcoming and it was a shame I didn’t get to sample the food or the rum but for me a definite quirky return.


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