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Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 30 January 2022

Just been to kings arms frating it was a beautiful Sunday roast had by all, staff were very attentive and professional, a little gem of a place please give this place a go, you will not be disappointed

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 18 January 2022

We arrived approx 4 pm were not welcomed at the bar , three staff chatting whilst we were ignored took 7 mins to be acknowledged , we asked for three drinks they had run out of all of them . We ordered the roasts took...More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 3 January 2022

From the outside this pub looks really nice, so decided to stop here for dinner. Ordered a latte and pint of beer whilst we decided on our meals, the beer was flat but it was promptly changed for a fresh one. Menu was a bit...More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Melanie W, Owner at Kings Arms, Frating, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2022

HI there. When you visited you were informed that we were using a limited menu due to the delivery not arriving. Lasagne is not served with chips and peas but is served with a side salad. Also the burger is not served with peas. Such...More

Reviewed 17 December 2021 via mobile

We were looking for a nice place for late lunch/early dinner and found The Kings Arms and so glad we did. Really relaxed atmosphere and great service. The food was delicious and my party of 3 all enjoyed the meal. The wine was pretty good...More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 17 December 2021 via mobile

Visited today on Friday 17th December. Food was excellent. My father and I had the curry and my mother had the ribs, everyone of us was very happy with the food. Service was good. Pub was very nicely decorated for Christmas. A really nice filling...More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 28 November 2021

Was great to come to a pub where there was 2 choices of menu, we were able to choose from the restaurant menu and the kids were able to choose from the pub menu. Staff were welcoming, food was great and the kids loved the...More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 26 November 2021

Me and my family both went to the Kings Arms Frating Food and drinks the staff are amazing and the food was great. Nothing was too much hassle I would highly recommend everyone to go and try the Kings Arms Thank you to all of...More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 25 November 2021

We had to stay overnight after a funeral due to the distance travelled to attend ,and needed somewhere to have an evening meal, chose the kings arms as we couldn’t find anywhere else local ,and were not sure what to expect, so in brief, the...More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 21 November 2021 via mobile

Hate giving negative reviews as everyone in the hospitality trade has had it so hard recently and anyone who has read my 200+reviews can see very few are totally negative. But unfortunately the roast all my party of 6 had today was truly awful. What...More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Meelanie P, Owner at Kings Arms, Frating, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2021

Hi I am sorry you didn’t enjoy your roast with us. We normally get good feedback for the roasts that we serve. Can I just ask if you mentioned this at the time to the waitress and if so what was the response. Please call...More

Reviewed 21 November 2021 via mobile

Over priced pub grub, Honestly nothing special. First visit since it’s been taken over by new management but certainly won’t be returning for food. Maybe that’s why it was fairly empty for a Saturday night

Date of visit: November 2021
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Meelanie P, Owner at Kings Arms, Frating, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2021

Hi there. Sorry you feel your meal was over priced but we research and try to keep in line with other establishments in the area.

Reviewed 9 October 2021

Visited the pub for dinner this evening for the first time having just moved to the area. We moved from our table because it was placed directly under the speaker. My partner had to order a change of dish three times because the kitchen had...More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Melanie W, Owner at Kings Arms, Frating, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2021

Hi Stacey, Can i just check that this is the Kings Arms in Frating as there are a few in the Colchester and surrounding areas. I have spoken with the chef and he said he cant remember rejecting 3 meals and we also had/have plenty...More

Reviewed 8 October 2021

Have given one star because the only good thing to report is the waitress/barmaid The first course was 3 serving of chinese duck in a pancake - in reality mine had one piece of hard duck meat about a square inch and the rest of...More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Melanie W, Owner at Kings Arms, Frating, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2021

Everyone knows that crispy aromatic duck comes with spring onions and cucumber and it also states on the menu that it comes with sliced chilli on a hoi sin sauce not chilli sauce. After telling the waitress that you didn't like cucumber you ordered it....More

Reviewed 26 September 2021

Amazing Sunday roast! Honestly don't think I've had roast beef quite like it.Already thinking of booking for Chritmas dinner.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 21 September 2021

We had our daughters 21st here. What a fabulous night!! The function room is very modern and was decorated perfectly. It had lovely double doors opening out into the large gardens with a private bar in the room. We wanted to make the night extra...More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 12 September 2021 via mobile

Stopped off whilst on holiday after a trip to Walton on the Naze. Ordered 2 Sunday lunches, with one being the Vegetarian Nut Roast. Unfortunately when meal was brought out there was no Nut Roast as they had run out of them, but had forgotten...More

Date of visit: September 2021
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I would telephone licence any time. The Christmas menus are on display now I think. Enjoy
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