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“Fterrible” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ffolkes Arms Restaurant

Ffolkes Arms Restaurant
Ranked #133 of 180 Restaurants in King's Lynn
Price range: US$7 - US$20
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
1 review
“Fterrible”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014

We stopped because the building looked so appealing, however the interior was a little dull and old-fashioned. The staff friendly, and the menu seemed reasonably priced, offering the usual bar food. We only needed a light bite so ordered, however we then waited 50 minutes, before our food arrived. In fact many other people who arrived later got served before us, we thought something must be wrong. The kids meals arrived just before we complained. Kids burger (without bun) practically raw chips, the kids chicken meal, 3 strips not 4, more raw chips. Now for the killer ploughmans lunch, half a brown apple, one pickled onion, a poor salad, half a burnt baguette, and a piece of rubber cheese that was sweating. Oh the prawn sandwich was warm. Safe to say we got a refund and left. Their excuses were that it was warm and that they were busy. Please don't bother. There's a MacDonalds up the road.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jallsebrook
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English first
cambridge
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Depressing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

Wish I'd read the reviews before I went but I was staying just down the road and thought this place looked ok for a bar meal. The tables were sticky and the staff looked almost as depressed as the customers. I had scampi and chips thinking they couldn't go too far wrong with that but it really didn't taste very nice. I certainly wouldn't go back but it's a shame as it looks ok from the outside, I wish people would try harder.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank wednesday7pm
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Quantity not quality”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

Called here with friends after a day by the sea. Building looked attractive and welcoming and on entering so were the staff.

The food options were good including vegetarian dishes. We ordered a starter and main and after what seemed like an age the starter finally arrived. The portions were of good size and the food very good, the bacon and garlic mushrooms were very appealing as was the veg soup, the addition of warm bread rolls made awaiting the main course even more of an anticipation.

The yorkshire pudding main course, with vegetarian sausages, was a huge portion with, if anything, too much mash. Sadly the vegetables were overcooked and a bit dry. The Hunters chicken was again a large portion served with a very pleasant side salad but with undercooked chips which were barely edible. This too seemed a long time in coming after the starter had been cleared away. Also no new cutlery was given nor, initially, were spoons delivered with the soup!

Overall a meal with some good points and some bad, great starters but let down by the main course

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tim H
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good Food, Good Service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

Decided to eat here on passing and wasn't disappointed, myself and my husband had the chefs special, giant Yorkshire with beef, was lovely served with roast potatoes and seasonal veg, delicious and very reasonably priced, will definitely return!

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Thank Sara E
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Stamford, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“What a sandwich !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014

On our way home from holiday we thought we'd stop at this old Inn for a lunchtime snack.
We sat in the lovely beer garden at the back.
When the sandwich arrived it was a full meal. Side salad and chips. All this for the same price as a shrivelled sarnie elsewhere. Our experience was good.
Perhaps they have taker heed of all the bad reviews.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jenette M
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