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King Rufus

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

General Managers:

Barry & Liz Elliott.

Contact us

Tel. 023 8025 5165


pub opening times main menu times
Daily 11am - 11pm Daily 11am - 10pm

Whats New & Forthcoming

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Whats new & Forthcoming

Garden Re-development:

We have re-developed our garden Summer 2014 with new furniture, lawn re-turfed & there's plenty of seating.

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.

Main Menu Times

Daily 11am - 10pm


We take bookings please ring to reserve a table


Main Menu.

Sunday Roast & Light Bites.

Dessert Menu.

Wednesday Spice Night Menu.

Sample Golden Years Menu.

Food Promotions:

Extra Value 2 for 9.99:

Available all day every day.

With a choice of 7 dishes available at 2 for £9.99 and another 6 available at just £1.00 extra.
Add a starter or dessert from a selection for just £2.50.

Burger & a Drink Monday

Available Monday all day.

Choose a burger & a drink from a selection for £8.99.

Spicy Wednesdays:

Available Wednesday at selected times.

Choose a curry & a drink from a selection for only £8.99.

Flaming Thursdays:

Available Thursday all day (times sometimes vary).

Purchase 2 dishes from our grill selection & receive a bottle of wine FREE.

Sundays not Sunday without a Roast:

With a choice of meats and vegetarian dishes, our Sunday roasts come with all the trimmings - home-baked Yorkshire pudding, crispy roast potatoes, mashed potato, seasonal vegetables and a rich gravy.
Choose from.
Turkey with apricot & leek stuffing or Nut roast (v) £7.99.
Pork Loin with apricot & leek suffing, Beef Topside or mixed (choice of two meats) £8.99.
Slow cooked Lamb Shank £10.99.

Make it Special with an ultimate Sunday roast for just £3.00 extra. This includes extra meat, Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes & vegetables.

2 courses from £10.99 or 3 courses from £12.99.
Excludes slow cooked lamb shank, sharers and sharing desserts. Offer only available on Sunday Roast.

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Have a Meeting or Function with us

We have a meeting room for buffets, small sit down meals, breakfast meeting,... Read more

Have a Party

Meeting Room

Meeting Inn for buffets, small sit down meals, breakfast meeting, evening teachers meetings, Singles nights. 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

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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