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“Private dinning event”
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The King's Arms
Ranked #1 of 1 Didmarton B&B and Inns
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
“Private dinning event”
Reviewed 27 February 2014

We booked the room for a work dinning event, and we were all over the place to say the least - but the King's Arms managed us fantastically.. the food was great, the room was lovely and they were very attentive. I would definately recommend it again.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

Booked lunch at The Kings Arms whilst staying in the Cotswold during the Christmas period. Unfortunately the day we arrived, they had run out of some of the dishes, one being the game pie which my husband and I both fancied - so wasn't a lot of choice left as the menu was very limited. However, what we did choose to eat was very good but sadly the pub lacked atmosphere - not many people dining and it had only just turned 1.30pm - shame as it did look a really nice pub and we had read raving reviews about the place. We would visit again if in the area.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2013

I stayed here with four girlfriends over night. The old building has been beautifully converted but has maintained many original features. It is nicely decorated, very comfy beds and it attached to the kings arms pub where we had dinner and breakfast, the food was gorgeous, an original menu and reasonably priced. I want I go back, next time for two nights, stay in one and make the most of the apartment and the net night to et at the pub gain. A great place from which to explore the Cotswold.

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Bath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 December 2013

The room was 'nice', it had obviously been redecorated reasonably recently. The bed was comfortable. However, the room was very dark, even with all the lights on. The sash window was open and quite difficult to close. The dead fly and dust on the window suggests it may not have been checked that well. The secondary glazing was just about enough to keep out the traffic noise but it had to be closed to ensure that we could sleep. There was no milk in the room to go with the tea and coffee making facility. There was a hanging rack instead of a wardrobe, which in itself wasn't an issue apart from there only being two hangers, which was insufficient for two of us even for just one night.

We were there for a relaxing weekend, so we really didn't need to hear the person behind the bar on the phone to a computer company getting increasingly frustrated trying to sort out computer problems for ages, we were there just trying to unwind after all.

The food in the restaurant was good, at the top end of the price range for the quality, but not excessive. I wine was good and reasonably priced. What I did resent was the 'discretional' 10% service charge, which was really not justified and was pure profiteering.

The cooked breakfast was good. The croissant and pastries had run out before a number of guests came down for breakfast.

Overall was it worth the £105 B&B price? Well, not really. There are better out there for the same or less.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sydney
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

We only spent one night at the Kings Arms, and as soon as we arrived I knew I wanted more. The rooms are smartly designed, comfortable, have personality (the bold equine murals are amazing) and are wonderfully cosy. We stayed in a Double with Shower, and it was perfect.

The staff were very courteous and helpful, and the food was delicious. The pub has a great local feel, as though you've been invited to a private party. We can't wait to go back. Definitely a highlight of our weekend away.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bristol
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Reviewed 13 November 2013

I travelled to the Kings Arms Didmarton last weekend, it was a special weekend as I was planning to propose to by girlfriend at Westonbirt in the afternoon.

Mark the new landlord was an absolute star, just what you want from a lovely country pub, great host and nothing was too much trouble. I would fully recommend the pub to anyone who wants a relaxing weekend away, mark and the team were fantastic throughout and I will definitely be revisiting. The room was lovely and the value for the whole weekend was second to none, absolutely no ripping off going on here, top marks all round.

Room Tip: All bespoke feel so I'm sure they will be lovely
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Watlington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

Stayed for one night with my partner, management were very welcoming & gave advice about the area. Allowed my partner to try some wine before choosing one she liked. (nice touch)
After visiting Tetbury for a walk we ate in the restaurant, very nice ambience with lit-candles. Food was lovely, only small gripe was the waiters couldn't answer our questions about some items on the menu - but they were polite.
We had to leave early in the morning so would of missed breakfast but they allowed us to take load of cereals to our room & some milk in a wine-cooler with ice (another nice touch).
Room was gorgeous, view of a field & a 4-poster bed.
Would def stay there again....

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: The King's Arms
Address: The Street, Didmarton GL9 1DT, England (Formerly Kings Arms Inn)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Gloucestershire > Didmarton
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Didmarton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The King's Arms 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The King's Arms is a cosy country inn nestled deep within the stunning Cotswold countryside. Combining modern comfort with rustic elegance, each of our cottage-style bed and breakfast rooms have their own individual character. Named after the prize-winning hounds from the nearby Beaufort Hunt, each room includes sumptuous features such as king-size four poster beds, ivory sheepskin rugs and luxurious Feather and Black mattresses and duvets which altogether ensure a relaxing and comfortable night's slumber. Two spacious self-catering cottages are ideal for families and larger parties looking for their own private Cotswolds hideaway. Our restaurant is renowned for using the freshest locally sourced produce. Fresh daily specials are handwritten on the restaurant blackboard and are cleverly complimented with an imaginative selection of lighter snacks. ... more   less 
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