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Bar, British, Pub
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Reviewed 21 December 2023

Hmm disappointing meal all round, nothing home made . Value looks okay if you have chips which fill the plate otherwise presentation very average. Grumpy waitress not particularly helpful unfortunately,not somewhere I would recommend.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 14 December 2023

Post walk lunch for 5 old old gits and a black lab! The bar staff are great, the food properly tasty and the beer well kept. If you are in the area and in need of refreshment come straight here.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 3 December 2023

We received a warm welcome, drinks came quickly, the hot punch was delicious. Our starters were a disappointment, straight out of a freezer packet. The main course roasts were served on cold plates, the meat sliced very thinly and I suspect microwaved and tasteless. We...skipped sweets as all had a very high sugar content. This could be a lovely restaurant as warm and homely, spoilt by poor quality food.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 24 November 2023

Top food, good prices, good services....but the best is the friendliness of the staff, they are the best by far of all the pub we go to.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 26 October 2023 via mobile

Used this pub over the last year - not local - for food. The most recent time we went to celebrate an anniversary meal. The food, service and general attitude were so poor. Everyone is entitled to an off day, but this was another level....We are not sure where it’s gone so terribly wrong but we won’t be back.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 25 October 2023 via mobile

Great hostelry after a walk! Good pub grub and friendly welcome from the staff. Great value as well! Highly recommended

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 23 October 2023 via mobile

Wishing to visit the delightful village of Shoreham in the Darenth Valley, my friend and I booked a table for two at The King’s Arms, one of three pubs in the village. Parking in the village is very competitive, so I would recommend using the...nearby free car park, which is five to ten minutes away on foot. Upon arrival, we were quickly shown to a small table in the centre of the restaurant area. There was a decent choice of dishes on the menu, and added specials on a board, although we were only interested in the Sunday roast. Service was admirably speedy as within twenty minutes we had ordered and received our drinks and food. It was nice to have the condiments brought pre-emptively and the waiting staff were efficient and attentive, twice checking that everything was in order. The roast lamb and beef was fine, not spectacular, but excellent value at between £11-13. We also had a £5.95 dessert, which similarly hit the mark. The only possible drawback was that our table was very tightly packed in, literally within breathing distance of our neighbours. The overall hubbub could be a bit off putting to some diners. Having said that, it didn’t bother us, and there are more secluded parts of the restaurant, as well as the opportunity to eat outside. We immediately booked for a return visit, and would happily recommend the King’s Arms to anyone visiting wonderful Shoreham.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 17 September 2023

Smoked haddock dry and overcooked, poached egg hard no runny yolk at all. Reasonably priced food but meal was disappointing sadly. Does have a varied menu and staff pleasant but food could have been a lot better

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 12 August 2023

What a brilliant and charming place to have lunch. We took my parents, my Scottish/German cousin and her son to Shoreham for a walk, and decided to stop for lunch at the Kings Arms (6 persons in the group). The staff were welcoming, attentive and...quick to serve us. The food was delicious, generously sized portions, which was great for those of us with good appetites (basically the whole family). I had the fish cakes, which were homemade and very tasty. The chips were crispy and not greasy,i.e. very good indeed. All the dishes we ordered came with either salad or peas, which was good. We will definitely book again soon, and bring more guests to this well run pub.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 22 July 2023

6 of us ex-work colleagues met for lunch after a local walk. Everything you want from a local village pub. Friendly service, fine food and ambience, decent beer. I had delicious crab fish cakes for main, calamari for starter, both perfectly filling portions and salad....Price very reasonable about £27 for two courses and two pints. I wish this pub well-it's the best in all four Darenth Vally villages!🍻More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 15 July 2023

I had the sausage and mash. It was pretty evident that nothing was home made. A few of my family had the salad which was soggy and had obviously gone wet at the bottom of the bag. Great beer though, I would advise sticking to...being a boozer.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 30 June 2023

The food here is lovely and the pub has old world charm, however, when we visited today we found that the service was awful. So bad, in fact, that after being here for two hours and only having been served with our main course, we...gave up on the idea of ordering desserts, just had coffee, and left. Such a pity.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 5 June 2023 via mobile

Surprisingly, this pub has been fully booked for Sunday lunch with not a single table available - we've opted fora quick tea break and a cake, which was quite good. The Sunday Roast menu looked great and was eey moderately priced, we will definitely come...back to try it on our next visit in the area.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 6 April 2023 via mobile

Lovely old cozy pub, went with family & had the fish and chips which was one of the best I’ve had. Staff friendly. Great little village pub We will be returning. Best to book before you go as it’s small and fairly busy.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 27 February 2023 via mobile

We had an excellent lunch and would like to thank the staff for managing to squeeze us in (even the dog) after a long Sunday walk! Although we promised to be out by 2pm they ensured we had another table etc. Nothing was too much...trouble. A very professional and friendly pub.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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I'm so sorry for the late reply, we have only recently set up our trip advisor. We do Sunday lunch from 12-4pm chicken, lamb and beef at £11.25, bookings are advisable on 01959 523100
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Hi usually visit at the weekend but I believe they do - maybe give them a call. Enjoy!
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  • Food: 4.5
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  • Atmosphere: 4.5