For some unknown reason, Santa Monica has more than its fair share of traditional English pubs, and Ye Olde King’s Head is one of the best. In operation since the 1970’s, this place can definitely get touristy, but ultimately you don’t mind because the kitschy interior is fun and welcoming, the fish and chips will cure your blackened soul, and everyone’s screaming at rugby on TV.
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