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“Reasonable food but very cramped”

The Royal Arms Restaurant & Hotel
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$26 - US$52
Cuisines: British, Pub, Bar, European
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Good for: Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff
Description: This cosy pub in the lush Warwickshire countryside feels like a home away from home. With hand crafted furniture, an array of truly eclectic bric a brac and Oriental rugs, the dining room at The Royal Arms is a popular place for lazy Sunday roasts and parties. The hotel pub also boasts stunning original oak beams and log fireplaces and serves an excellent selection of real ales and wines, making it the perfect place for relaxed pre/post dinner drinks. Favourite dishes at The Royal Arms restaurant include the tempura vegetable salad with sweet chilli dressing and cauliflower pur��e; the duck breast served with julienne vegetables, sesame oil and plum sauce; and the home made steak and ale pie.
Leicester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Reasonable food but very cramped”
Reviewed 4 June 2014

Went with friends for lunch having booked some time before. We were squashed onto a small table tight up against the front door which was not in use any more. Leg space was very restricted and this spoilt the atmosphere.
The food was acceptable without being anything special and so hot that it must have been microwaved.
The staff were friendly and attentive, and the choice of drinks was very good.
Having heard good reports of this establishment this visit was a disappointment and there are certainly far better places in the area.

  • Visited April 2014
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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fab! !”
Reviewed 1 June 2014 via mobile

Went here for a family wedding and had a fab time. Food was plentiful and hot. Plenty of choice with drinks. Staff very efficient. I would consider this for a wedding venue anytime

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“overnight stay”
Reviewed 31 May 2014

we booked this as a one night treat for ourselves and seriously wished it was longer. Could not fault the hotel, restaurant or food which was hot, beautifully presented and served and tasted wonderful. The room was clean and probably the most comfortable bed we have ever slept in.
Friendly and efficient staff - a great experience and we will be going back for more.

  • Visited May 2014
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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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“lovely food . excellent staff xxxx”
Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

6 of us got together on a dinner bed and breakfast package last month. This place blew us away when driving into the car park. Truly amazing view over open countryside. The gardens and public areas were immaculately kept. A really unique venue in a wonderful part of the country. Rooms were all very clean and nicely decorated. The dining room was gorgeous. Staff were cool and attentive and new their stuff. 30 whiskies on offer kept the fellas happy and very nice cocktails. Food was excellent cooked well and breakfast perfect. The owner gentleman was very nice and professional and looked after us all very well. Only negative no bath tub. But overall outstanding venue which deserves its reputation. See you soon xxx

Visited April 2014
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Used to be allot better”
Reviewed 25 May 2014

We have been going to this restaurant a few times a year for the last 3-4 years and we feel like it has slowly been going hill. The price has stayed the same the restaurant itself is very pretty and service is good. However the appetiser came out cold, most of the starters and main courses came out cold which was surprising as the restaurant was not busy. You seem to pay a premium here compared to similar standards of food at pubs.

They do make the effort with some interesting dishes however the execution is lacking, pork belly flavourless, steak undercooked. Shame but I don't think we will be going back.

  • Visited May 2014
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