**** (4 stars)
If you like English food, this is a great spot for it. Most is authentic, and what’s not authentic is in general an improvement. The BLSt used English bacon, and was a delicious combination of ingredients. The Ploughman’s Platter was more extensive than any I’ve had in England. And the chicken salad had just the right amount of curry.
The decor is really charming, much quainter than most real English pubs.There’s a cozy dining space and also a more traditional pub. There’s also an extensive outside dining area along the sidewalk.
Next door is an English shop where you’ll find many hard to obtain foodstuffs.
Ye Olde Kings Head
116 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401