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“Good pub food at very reasonable prices”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Kings Arms

Kings Arms
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Pub with rooms and restaurant in Kirkby Stephen (by the way - type of cuisine above does not accept any entry)
Gateshead, United Kingdom
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251 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Good pub food at very reasonable prices”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

While camping at Kirkby Stephen we came to the kings Arms for our evening meal.
Cheeseburgers & chips for myself & son, daughter had cumberland sos & mash.
We did not have to wait long, and the food was very good and nicely presented - chips in elegant baskets and not greasy. Burgers were excellent. Most of the meals were around £9
Only criticism - we had to ask for vegetables as NONE of our meals came with them - and a few bits of carrot and cali in a little dish were extra (around £3)

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank john e
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English first
south shields tyne wear
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“not what menu states”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2013

we stopped off at the kings arms for a meal on the way home from the lakes & were not very impressed the menu sain freshly cooked locally sourced food but I think it came out of packets 3 starters 4 mains & 4 drinks £70 not good value + no tea or coffee available but at least the waitress was pleasant would not go again or recamend any one else to

  • Visited October 2013
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“Waste of money”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2013

My boyfriend, who lives near, and i have only been to the kings arm twice. The first time we had two steaks for £15 and it was great the service was great. Food was cooked just how we wanted it. The second time, well it was just horrible. The service was awful. I had steak and asked for it medium/rare. First time it came well done so she took it back and said sorry and i was fine. Then it came back and was the same. My boyfriend at this point had finished his meal. Her customer service was awful didnt come and ask if was ok this time but i could see her looking over. We sat there talking for a while as she kept looking but not at anytime did she come over. As she could see i had left more or less everything. I like the pub inside but i will not be going back. If i pay that kind of money i want good service and the food u ask for. There are other great places to eat within kirkby stephen.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank amymoore2206
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Cheshire
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Not a place I would choose to spend any time.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2013

Poor service due to lack of staff and any sort of organisation in order taking and general being seated at tables and waited on. Come on , all it takes is a few hard working teenagers on minimum wage but this place was poor. One overworked barmaid and one overworked waitress. Place needs a face lift and attracts the dregs of the town in the bar where every other word starts with [--]

Visited May 2013
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Thank FelixDieKatze
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Scheemda, The Netherlands
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163 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Normal Pubmeal”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2013

Not much place for sitting in the pub, there ia a seperate diningroom but that is not cosy.
Food was normal Pubfood, chips was good

Visited May 2013
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Thank JaapScheemda
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