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Bar, British, Pub, International
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here after first trying a different pub which was very unwelcoming. Our experience here couldn't have been more different! Firstly, it's a lovely place - the garden is beautiful, there was a BBQ outside and we were greeted at the door and seated....Our server was absolutely wonderful. She gave us some great recommendations for food and explained how the BBQ ordering worked. After we ordered, I received the wrong dish (chicken souvlaki instead of chicken schnitzel) and before I could even say anything, she had noticed and came over to apologise and explain (she'd accidentally hit the wrong button when putting the order in). Honestly we didn't even mind given the standard so far but she really went above and beyond from us, putting my friends' food under the heat to stay warm while we waited for mine. She also offered me a free drink which I didn't want, so then insisted that I get a free dessert. It was a truly outstanding experience. The food was also amazing - the banoffee pie especially - and it is a lovely pub. We all can't wait to go here again and would recommend it to anyone. I don't usually write reviews but we were so impressed with the pub and the service being above and beyond that I just had to make an exception for this place!More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Known this pub for some time now but have not been in for a few years. I would say I had the best lunchtime meal a have ever had!!! Deep fried Prawns and a Chinese salad. So different!!. Staff very friendly and food & drink...on time, served correctly and quickly!!.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 14 April 2024 via mobile

Great fresh food ( would recommend the fish and chips) and well kept beer. Friendly relaxed place. We ate there two nights running. Would go again.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 29 March 2024

Another faultless visit to the Kings Arms. Great service, and dog friendly. With the weather being so awful, sitting by the lovely fire was just what we needed.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 25 November 2023 via mobile

I ordered the Chicken Shnitzel. It was beyond tasty ! It was Sublime .. cooked to perfection. Oozing with garlic and butter, tender, succulent chicken and crispy Crumb, a side of new potatoes finished and sautéed in butter with a Mediterranean side salad. I've had...it twice now and it was cooked exactly the same both times and equally as delicious both times. This pub is my favourite and the winter menu is on another top level !More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 10 June 2023

Very enjoyable lunch in the beautiful, well-cared for pub-garden, which looks out over the countryside. We spoke with two members of staff; they could not have been more pleasant and friendly. This pub is the perfect place to visit for a good meal (generous portions!)...and a refreshing cold beer on a hot summer's day.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 4 June 2023

It was a hot day and there was no better place to enjoy a pint in the sun than that beer garden. Good beer, friendly staff, amazing beer garden.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 6 May 2023

We arrived towards the end of food service on a Friday night, without having booked. The service was excellent, food (chicken souvlaki and burgers) was great, and there was a nice friendly atmosphere.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 21 March 2023

Risotto absolutely gorgeous. Son had scampi. 1st time visit - will most certainly return soon! Lovely atmosphere as very busy. Staff were friendly.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 23 February 2023 via mobile

Absolutely lovely. Fantastic roast , vichy carrots were amazing. Best Sunday roast for ever. Defo coming back!!!. Great service

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 12 January 2023

Another excellent lunch at the Kings arms. Dog friendly. The food was excellent at a reasonable price and the staff were brilliant. If you want a traditional English pub, this is our go to place. Consistently brilliant.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 30 November 2022

This used to be an excellent venue with very good cooking. But our visit last week demonstrated that it seems to have joined the ranks of the many pubs serving fairly pricey, unremarkable food. The chicken schnitzel, £17, although soft in the middle, was overcooked...and quite tough; the accompanying kale was miniscule and cold. The scampi, £16.50, was accompanied by a pile of overcooked chips. We forwent a sweet course as they were £9 each for the usual crumble, brownie, cheesecake etc. I do not mind paying for excellent cooking, but I thought that our meals were fairly mediocre for the prices charged. However, the staff were very welcoming attentive and friendly and the service was good. Perhaps it was just a bad night.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 20 November 2022 via mobile

Lovely venue but food is not good. Went for a Sunday roast - no roast potatoes and the meat was super tough. We arrived and the place was empty which is probably a reflection on the food. Many better places for lunch in the area

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 13 November 2022

Our recent Sunday lunch at the KA was epic: as well as great food, little common sense touches like and extra gravy jug with your meal as standard. Saves you and the staff the hassle of ordering extra, 'cos you're gonna need it anyway. Antonia...and Chris are great hosts!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 12 November 2022 via mobile

Visited on a lovely summer evening with friends and what a lovely setting, staff good and wheelchair friendly inside & out in pub gardens of which overlook the Millennium Green with many apple trees etc. The meals we ordered was thoroughly enjoyed plus the desserts...hence along with good company a good evening was had by us.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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