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The King's Arms Public House
Ranked #3 of 4 Blakeney B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 7 June 2014

Really enjoyed our night here, by the time we arrived we were really hungry and the bar meal was excellent, the portions huge...a nice quiet night's stay with a good breakfast before we left to explore Norfolk further, the beer was pretty good too :)

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

This pub is like a breath of fresh air in this area, it's still a proper pub serving good beer, excellent food at sensible prices. So many of the pubs on the lovely north Norfolk Coast are now really restaurants masquerading as pubs where you are not really welcome if you are not eating! At the Kings Arms all customers are welcomed, there is a great atmosphere with locals mixing with us tourists. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Phil R
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

I have been going to to this pub for years on my one or two yearly visits to Norfolk. What particularly interests me is the fact that the pub is owned by Marjorie Davies, who used to be a West End dancer and singer, and managed by her son Nic. Marjorie ran the pub with her Husband Howard until he passed away and he, too was a West End performer and they were in many shows together. Their photographs and posters line the walls. It is always best to get there fairly early if you are going for lunch as it gets packed out and you will have to plough knee deep if you want to get to the bar. They have a great fish menu including the locally sourced crab and all the produce is fresh and home cooked. I invariably go for the fish but my friend has tried different dishes such as lasagne, risotto or pies, all of which she has enjoyed. They also serve, sandwiches, jacket potatos, salads and of course, their ever changing specials. Their portions are very generous but as they are close to the quay in Blakeney, you can walk off their delicious fare by having a brisk walk over the marshes. The drinks and desserts are very good too and I always look forward to going back year after year.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank jacquiecapri
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

We had lunch here this weekend. It was ok for a lunch, as we we're not in there for long, but wouldn't have liked to have a meal in there. Very cramped and a bit clostrophobic.
One person serving so a bit of a wait to be served but food was nice.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank star_angel_11
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

I ordered beef lasagne and chips, my guests ordered cod and chips. This was yesterday - 20 April 2014.

The chips were powdery, tasteless oven chips.

The peas were cold.

Overall, the food was bland and tasteless.

I won't be eating there again.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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3  Thank Stephen B
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

First time visiting the King's Arms for some time, and certainly since the recent flooding. Glad to see that the character and charm has not been destroyed in the refurbishment, and lick of paint has certainly brightened it up.
Service at the bar was quick, efficient and very friendly. We ordered drinks and mulled over the extensive menu and specials board. A good selection to choose from but a quick decision and we were seated nicely in one of the smaller rooms. The bar had a few local characters in it which adds to the charm a bit.
Service was very fast, with the food arriving in about 10 minutes. Perhaps a smile wouldn't go amiss from the waiting staff, but then we were there to eat, not exchange pleasantries so not a big issue.
My father had Cod and Chips and I went for the Tempura chicken. Both were good platefuls, hot, and with appropriate garnish etc. Fantastic meal all round.
For dessert these are listed on the specials boards again and it was a bit disappointing not to see any staple favourites such as Spotted Dick or Apple Pie, but the Chocolate Brownie and Ice Cream was delicious.
Overall an excellent dining experience with prompt friendly and efficient service. It is what it is. If you want expensive 'fine-dining' don't go here. If you want good honest pub food in a friendly relaxed atmosphere then this is the best place on the coast.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 March 2014

This place suffered badly from the December sea surge/floods..they've had a tough time but if you re-open you have to be ready. We have never eaten here before but if this is their standard, we never will again and thank heavens it was only tea. They advertise Afternoon Cream Teas. We had 2 older relatives and thought we would give them a treat. How we wish we had not ! The tea you drink was fine..coffee, undrinkable. Scones, sale but microwaved. Cream - from an aerosol, in a dish labelled Mayonaise. Jam - in little tear-off lid packs. Ginger cake... Mr Kipling did better and his might have been fresh. Ambience.. noisy., unpleasant bar. NEVER again....

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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4  Thank SUSAN M
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Additional Information about The King's Arms Public House

Address: Westgate Street, Blakeney NR25 7NQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Norfolk > Blakeney
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
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Ranked #3 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Blakeney
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
The King`s Arms Public House Hotel Blakeney
The King's Arms Public House Blakeney, Norfolk

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