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King Rufus

135 Winchester Road, Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh, Hampshire  SO53 2DU View Map.

General Manager:

Kathryn Bailey.

Contact us

Tel. 023 8025 5165


pub opening times breakfast times main menu times
Daily 10am - 11pm Daily 10am - 12noon Daily 11am - 10pm

Whats New & Forthcoming Events

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What is new & forthcoming in 2016

About Us

King Rufus is located some six miles from Southampton in the village of Chan... Read more

About our venue

King Rufus is located some six miles from Southampton in the village of Chandlers Ford, two miles from the M3. Historically the pub was named after King William, (named Rufus because of his red hair), whose body was brought here en route from Southampton to Winchester. This delightful modern style pub has a log burner for those chilly winter evenings and a super beer garden and al fresco dining terrace for the summer months. The surrounding gardens are landscaped and kept in good order. This is a family friendly pub which is particularly popular with diners. With no distractions other than background music this is a great place to come and relax over a quiet drink, an interesting conversation and maybe be tempted by the extensive menu! All are welcome here and we have full disabled facilities including a ramp. Make sure you call in next time you are passing. Your first visit is sure not to be your last!

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Our Food & Menus

We offer full table service in the restaurant, or pop in to the bar area for... Read more

Eating Inn food

We offer full table service in the restaurant, or pop in to the bar area for a drink 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.

Great Food & Drinks - Full table service in our restaurant - Family Friendly - All tastes and occasions catered for.

Breakfast Times

Daily 10am - 12noon

Main Menu Times

Daily 11am - 10pm


We take bookings please ring to reserve a table


Our Menus.

Food Promotions:

Value Menu:

Available all day every day.

Our value menu offers a range of starters, mains and desserts. Main Meals start from only £4.99.

Evening Set Menu:

Available Daily from 5pm.

Enjoy a 2 course meal for £9.99. Add a 3rd course for an extra £2.49.

Sunday Roast:

Available every Sunday.

Our butternut squash & sage bake and Sunday roasts come with home-baked Yorkshire pudding, crispy roast potatoes, mashed potato, seasonal vegetables and rich gravy. Choices will usually include:.

Beef topside or pork loin, Slow-cooked half chicken with apricot and leek stuffing, Slow-cooked lamb shank. Plus a vegetarian Butternut squash & sage bake option.

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Have a Meeting or Function with us

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Have a Party

Meeting Room

Meeting Inn for buffets, small sit down meals, breakfast meeting, evening teachers meetings, Singles nights. TV in the room to which laptops can be attached. Please ring to discuss your requirements.


Buffets available & tables can be reserved. Please ring for further details.

Our Drinks

We have an excellent selection of drinks on draught, wines and spirits.... Read more

Our Drinks

Drinks on Draught

Amstel, Fosters, Peroni, Stella Artois Chilled, Guinness, Aspall Suffolk Cyder & Strongbow Cider

Real Ale

Greene King IPA (3.6% ABV), Greene King Old Speckled Hen (4.5% ABV) & Weekly changing Guest ale

Other Drinks

Range of Wines, Hot Chocolate, Tea & Illy Coffee

We are accredited for excellence in service of our quality real ales.

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Our Entertainment

Take part in one of our entertainment nights - they are great fun.... Read more

Our Entertainment


Quiz Night from 8.30pm. Entry £1.50.


  • Large Beer Garden
  • Patio Area with umbrellas
  • Outdoor Children's Play Area with rope tyre
  • Car Park
  • Disabled Car Parking


  • Free Wi-Fi Access
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Disabled Toilet
  • Baby Changing Facility
  • Highchairs available


  • Children Welcome until 9pm
  • Dogs Welcome outside on a lead on the patio
  • Coach Parties Welcome preferably by appointment
  • ATM Machine
  • Debit and Credit Cards accepted