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Kings Arms

Bowness on Solway CA7 5AF, England
+44 16973 51426
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good52%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Opens in 14 min
Bar, British, Pub
££ - £££
Bowness on Solway CA7 5AF, England
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Reviewed 18 October 2018

Bowness-on-Solway is a small village that relies on it's location at the end of Hadrian's wall for tourism revenue. The Kings Arms is about the only place in town for dinner, but they don't take that fact for granted. The service is good, the food...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 4 October 2018

We dropped in here at the end of our walk, with the intention of having beers and dinner while waiting for the bus back to Carlisle. What a great experience. Although the premises were under renovation, the waitstafdf was great, the beer was great and...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank thekilleens2018
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Walked the entire Hadrian's wall path, east to west, and were looking for some food. The Kings Arms is pretty much the only option. However with a variety of beers and ales on draft and a good selection of food we were vary satisfied. Ambiance...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Jos v
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

We started our wall hike in Bowness on Solway. We spent the night at the Kings Arms, we also ate supper and breakfast at the pub. We were greeted by a cup of tea and a warm welcome. Supper was very good and reasonably priced....More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank speedybee12
Reviewed 1 October 2018

With such a large menu I didn't expect the food to be freshly prepared and so it proved. The soup of the day was anything but home made and my steak was overcooked. One of the 2 cask beers was 'off' too. I guess being...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank sugerglider
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Went for food on our one night in Bowness-on-Solway. Good food and beer but what really made it were the staff - very friendly and helpful. It was really busy with people eating, they did find us a table but it might be worth booking.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank 780emman
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Great food, friendly locals, great beers and a great location. We decided on small meals and just a beer as we were starting our C2C cycle ride next morning. All was going to plan until the food turned out to be gorgeous and larger than...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Lala L
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

The pub itself is friendly, helpful and the food at night was really delicious- thanks to Sammie for looking after us so well. Despite their own renovations the pub put us up in the B&B as our own accomadation fell through last minute on our...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank R6712PBruthh
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

We were on holiday in the village and visited on several occasions as the food was excellent, the staff were so friendly and helpful, and our dog received her drink first! They really could not do enough for us. Look forward to returning in the...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Barbara T
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Booked a table, but they moved us to a quieter part of the restaurant as there were loads of locals being loud. Appreciated! Food was good and service fast and friendly. The atmosphere was probably the best bit- with dogs running around and loads and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Izzy1367
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Michelle V
7 November 2017|
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Response from markabol | Reviewed this property |
yes they are dog friendly in the bar area where they do serve meals as well. dogs are not allowed in the restaurant area
Janet S
13 June 2017|
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Response from plama1 | Property representative |
Hi Yes we do take credit cards Pamela
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$14
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bowness on Solway CA7 5AF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Bowness on Solway
  • Phone Number: +44 16973 51426
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Pamela Behan and family welcome you to The Kings Arms Pub, situated in Bowness-on-Solway, Cumbria. Located at the western end of Hadrian's Wall, 15 miles along the Solway Coast from Carlisle. This is a cyclist, walkers and Bird-watchers paradise. The King's Arms is the ideal base to explore the treasures of the Solway Coast and the Hadrian's Wall National Trail. The Wall snakes 84 miles from Bowness-on-Solway to Wallsend, Newcastle. Many people end or start the walk in Bowness using the Kings Arms as a base. You can enjoy evening meals in the family dining room with a wide choice of freshly prepared, home cooked food. Relax in the bar with pool table, darts and dominoes and sample our extensive range of Real Ales. Whatever, brings you to Bowness On Solway, relaxation, the wildlife or to explore Hadrian's Wall, you'll find a warm welcome waiting for you at the Kings Arms.
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