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RESTAURANT OF THE WEEK
A PERSONAL REVIEW OF RESTAURANTS AROUND THE WORLD

KING'S HEAD BRITISH PUB
ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA

The thing that grabs your attention right off the bat about this place is the old, red double decker bus that sits right out in front of this neat little pub located on U.S. 1 just north of the St. Augustine Airport.

It's run by a British expat woman with blue streaks in her hair.  She does just about everything from pouring the beer to seating guests and helping in the kitchen.

The menu is absolutely British and the atmosphere really does remind me of my many visits to pubs in England and Scotland.  The imported beer list from the Motherland is pretty impressive, too.

Inside it's a little tight when it comes to seating but nothing approaching uncomfortable.  We've sampled such traditional dishes there as Scotch eggs, fish and chips, bangers and mash, Shepherd's pie, bubble and squeak and on and on.

Many people here in the U.S. don't know it but Indian food is traditional local food in London.  And curries at this pub are very good.  Personally I've never tried them but my wife has and says they're "spot on" as they say in Limeyland.

About the only negative thing I can say about the food is that the portions aren't all that big.  At any pub in London you'd get one huge filet or perhaps two large filets.  Here the portion is probably a fourth of what you'd get in the U.K.  And the service can be a bit on the gruff side when certain people are not in good moods.

All in all we've enjoyed popping in here for a pint and taking visitors here, too.

The Kings Head British Pub, as mentioned, is on U.S. 1 just north of the St. Augustine Airport.  You'll find it on the east side of the highway.  You can ring them up (I'm just full of British speak here) at (904) 823-9787.