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“Great Food at Sensible Prices”
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The Kings Arms Inn
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The Kings Arms Inn
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Gillingham
Certificate of Excellence
Southampton, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great Food at Sensible Prices”
Reviewed 18 September 2012

We've eaten here three or four times and have always had an excellent meal and good beer.
The service is always friendly and prompt and there is a nice atmosphere.
Lunch time specials at a fiver are particularly good value.
Highly recommended!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
135 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2012

We had dinner there several times during our stay in Dorset and were not dissapointed. Great food and value. Just make sure you book as they are usually pretty well full up. The choice of meals is good and the meats are especially nice. The staff are very friendly and make you feel at home.

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Dorset, UK
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2012

Sunday carvery proved to be an excellent choice. The staff were friendly and welcoming, the service was excellent and most important the food was beautifully cooked. The meats offered are cooked and presented superbly, beef is offered either from a rare joint or a well done joint. Vegetables were a delight, the roast potatos were crispy ,parsnips really great and all other veg offered in good condition and in no way "stewed" or "dried up" warming lights.
Seating is comfortable and there is an impression of space around the tables.
Ok it is no longer a traditional country pub, but there is a reasonable range of drinks on offer and there is a small bar away from the dining area.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Level 6 Contributor
229 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2012

We spent 2 nights here while visiting friends in the area. Rooms were nice and warm (it was January) and nice hot shower. Room was comfortable and well decorated. Hearty breakfast! It was what we needed for the short visit.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Bearsted
Level 5 Contributor
43 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2012

This was our first visit to the restaurant whilst visiting relations in Shaftesbury. Our relations had booked a table for our party of 7 but when we arrived, it seemed a double booking situation had arisen and the staff had to hastily arrange a table for us in the bar area. We chose the carvery and there was a choice of 4 meats with a good and varied selection of vegetables. The foot was hot and of a good standard although at £9.95 (Sunday price), we thought it was slightly overpriced. We would be happy to return there on another occasion though.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 December 2011

I live in cambourne Cambridgeshire, and I travel to dorset to visit family being a chef myself I have great interest in restaurants and hotels around the country and I must say this one really has stuck out to me I have visited the kings arms for a meal twice now and I always come back home with nothing but good things to say about it. Waitresses are kind and professional and the food is outstanding!! Really is an all round 5 star expeiriance I can't wait to go back!!!!

Sophie Littlechild
Age 18

  • Stayed November 2011
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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2011

My Father (85) and I were given a very warm welcome, like we were old friends
The service was excellent, friendly and informative, the food was absolutely exquisite.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Thank Andy R
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Property: The Kings Arms Inn
Address: Kings Arms The Common | East Stour, Gillingham SP8 5NB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Gillingham
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Gillingham
Number of rooms: 46
Also Known As:
The Kings Arms Hotel Gillingham
The Kings Arms Inn Dorset/Gillingham

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