The Kings Head Whiteparish

Whiteparish, Wiltshire
+44 (0)1794 884004

Restored coaching inn on the edge of the New Forest, with a sublime restaurant, cosy bar and sunny garden


8 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

The Experience

Find this 16th-century pub next to the churchyard, village shop and some wonky old cottages in a small village on the outskirts of Salisbury. The bedrooms are in an annexe made of old brick, and some open out onto a little private courtyard.

Breakfast is served in the conservatory, and could include homemade granola, apricots poached in Earl Grey tea, avocado with smoked trout, local sausages, thick bacon. Choose a book and settle in the bay window of the pub next to a roaring fire or have a drink in the garden while you gaze at fields and horses.

The bar menu features pub classics, and the superb main restaurant, Betony, has two AA Rosettes and Michelin-star quality fare – best showcased by the six-course surprise tasting menu. Romsey and the cathedral city of Salisbury are eight miles away, and Stonehenge is half an hour’s drive. You’re near the New Forest too.

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We think you'll love

  • Exploring the pretty countryside around you
  • Discovering Salisbury and the magnificent cathedral
  • Eating very good food in the restaurant, or something less complicated at the bar
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You should know

  • Mobile phone reception isn’t great
  • Church bells ring every 15 minutes from 7am to 11pm
  • The restaurant is only open Wednesday to Sunday


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
Starters from £2.95. Mains from £9.95


Nightly price
from £90
2 Twin/doubles
From £110
4 Doubles
From £90
2 Suites for 2
From £120



This was quite a surprise - in the heart of this village it was an absolute gem. Adam's attention to detail is outstanding. It was very hard to fault anything - in fact I couldn't. It would be a marvellous place for a weekend break or a real treat for a celebratory meal. l loved it.

Rachel, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

The Kings Head is in the old part of Whiteparish, a quiet village just outside Salisbury and on the edge of the New Forest. Here you’ll find a village shop, the church and another pub but not much else. The nearest train station is in Salisbury, and there’s a regular bus service between Southampton and Salisbury which runs every half hour.

Local points of interest from Patricia Wylie

  • Drive to the nearby market town of Romsey to browse the farmers market, and visit the historic Romsey Abbey originally built in the 10th century and burial place of Lord Mountbatten
  • Take a walk through the Bridleways that crisscross whiteparish to discover that we are within walking distance of the New Forest National Park.
  • Take the bus or drive into Salisbury to visit Salisbury cathedral , the home of the Magna Carta
  • Stonehenge. Walk in the footsteps of your Neolithic ancestors at Stonehenge , a World Heritage site and the best known prehistoric monument in Europe. Stonehenge is within 20 miles
  • Visit Pepperbox Hill , a National Trust chalk ridge landmark with far reaching views and rich natural heritage.


Patricia Wylie

Shaun and Patricia, who walked past this closed-down pub every day eventually decided to buy it. Manager Adam, who used to work in the Lake District, has a good eye for detail and encourages visitors and locals alike. He has plans afoot to give apprenticeships to local potential chefs.