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The King Rufus

) #5 of 11 Restaurants in Chandler’s Ford $$ - $$$ , British,
135 Winchester Road, Chandler’s Ford, Eastleigh SO53 2DU, England
+44 23 8025 5165
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good22%
  • Average14%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible13%
Travellers talk about
“sunday roast” (9 reviews)
“play area” (11 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
135 Winchester Road, Chandler’s Ford, Eastleigh SO53 2DU, England
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1 - 10 of 519 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We love this pub for grub, though on the one occasion we was thoroughly disappointed. We couldn't be seated in the restaurant area (8pm on a Sunday) as was busy (this reflects the good service I feel) however, was offered the pub area which wasn't...More

Thank Kate S
Reviewed 4 days ago

We got to the King Rufus just before 2 o'clock. Despite the notice on the door, we had to find our own table, then search for a menu. I found three, including an Old People's one: two courses for £5.99. So I went back to...More

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Thank Nigel F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We waited 25 minutes for food Georgie was asked to clean the table as it was sticky she said it still maybe sticky due to the vanish on the table, there was no cutlery on the table we had to get it ourselves from another...More

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Thank AHooper1984
Reviewed 1 week ago

Can't understand how this place has changed in a year. Six adults and three children booked in for Fathers Day. One would think a busy time for any restaurant. Lunch booked for 1.00pm so not at the end of the day. As I arrived as...More

Thank Stuart D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just visited for breakfast on Father's Day. It wasn't very busy, but the service was awful. Had to wait about 45 minutes for food. Asked for the coffees to be served whilst we were waiting. Finally got our food and we're told twice...More

Thank Helenwater
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came for a Fathers Day breakfast. There was only one member of staff. Service was shocking. The breakfast was barely edible. Table was very sticky. Just a terrible experience from start to finish . Never again! Very disappointed!

Thank Tanya W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very disappointed with the general service. Had to keep asking for suitable cutlery for an infant. Which never arrived.

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Thank dianamF6832DP
Reviewed 1 week ago

The King Rufus (or as we call it now, "The Joke") USED to be good. The food was fair priced and edible, the staff used to have a clue and it is a pleasant enough environment. They also have an online booking system - you...More

1  Thank themattshaw
Reviewed 1 week ago

Awful experience. Even the staff new it was substandard. But it didn't improve after being spoken to. Not their fault.just not enough staff

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Thank stephenfU7874XO
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my family for lunch, my daughter is allergic to lots of foods, our waitress Ruby was very helpful, as was the manager who came over to personally oversee my daughter's order was safe for her. The food was very good and reasonable in...More

Thank andrewcollins12
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is there wifi
14 November 2016|
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Response from Carol W | Reviewed this property |
Hi....not sure....telephone them
James N
My God! Your spelling, punctuation and grammar is atrocious! Typical 'chavvy' guest I suppose?
3 October 2016|
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Response from Carol W | Reviewed this property |
James N....this is not a question...!!!! Do you realise that this outburst has gone to all the people that have written reviews about the King Rufus !!!...What gives you the right to chastise someone for their... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135 Winchester Road, Chandler’s Ford, Eastleigh SO53 2DU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Eastleigh  >  Chandler’s Ford
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8025 5165
  • E-mail
The King Rufus offers a mouth-watering value-for-money menu of favourite dishes, expertly cooked and served in a fun, friendly atmosphere. There is full table service in the restaurant, or pop in to the pub area for a pint and something to eat. Wherever you are, you can look forward to a comfy setting in which to enjoy the great food, cask ales and fine wines we have on offer. All tastes and occasions catered for. With a great outdoor children'splay area and a fantastic childrens menu with meals and dessert from just £3.99, we welcome families.
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