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The Kings Arms

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North Road, Charlton Horethorne DT9 4NL, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

First visit in over 2 years after a couple of disappointing meals. Very humid during out visit, subsequently the ceiling was covered with flies. Decided to try the Lawrence cider, was very traditional, tasted like the home brew mug granddad used to make needless to say one was well enough! For starters we had the antipasti and the soup, both... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped of at the Kings arms on business,the hotel and rooms are well presented and the restaurant serves good food,so all in all a pleasant stay,but not a criticism of the hotel,but the lack of mobile coverage in the area,makes it feel like you have taken a step back into the Middle Ages.

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently stayed at the King's Arms following the end of a stay in Sherborne and we all agreed that it was one of the nicest stays in an inn that any of us had had in a long time. The rooms were nice, clean and well equipped - all had a television, kettle (with lots of tea, coffee and... More 

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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an overnight stay here recently and had such a lovely time. The staff were very friendly and could not do enough for us. The room was perfect and the food exceptional. The location is great, such a lovely place to visit. We will definitely stay again, thank you!

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Tony L, Front Office Manager at The Kings Arms, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review. It is lovely to hear how much you enjoyed our rooms and food as we take great pride in our hotel and service. More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I stayed here for 3 nights in July 2015 and couldn't have wished for better. I've had the pleasure of staying here before on business and it was a pleasure to go back. All of the staff are extremely friendly and can't do enough to accommodate you. I travel frequently alone on business and dislike the chain hotels, so this... More 

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Tony L, Front Office Manager at The Kings Arms, responded to this review

Many thanks for your lovely feedback and recommendation. We pride ourselves on providing a relaxed atmosphere for guests and as a place to unwind. We are delighted that you are so happy with each visit. We hope there will be many more to come! More 

Castle Cary, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We visited the Kings Arms on a Wednesday evening. The staff were very welcoming on our arrival. We had pre booked, so once we had our drinks we were shown straight to our table. We sat to the left of the bar, where there are around 7 tables. A very comfortable atmosphere. All tables were taken. The menu had a... More 

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Tony L, Front Office Manager at The Kings Arms, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your dinner with us and many thanks for taking the time to post on Tripadvisor. It is lovely to hear how much you enjoyed the food as we take great pride in our restaurant and service. We very much look forward to welcoming you back to The... More 

York, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

I stay here recently for two nights, visiting this area for the first time. On arriving we were made to feel most unwelcome, it was as if we were keeping someone up, even though I called in advance to say we would be arriving around 10pm after driving 5 hrs from Yorkshire. I gave the gentleman who checked us in... More 

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Tony L, Manager at The Kings Arms, responded to this review

We are extremely sorry that you were unhappy with your visit to The Kings Arms. We normally provide a warm welcome to our guests and we are very sorry that you felt unwelcome. Our check in time is 2.30pm but like in your case we always try to provide an early check if needed. We can only hope that you'll... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

family get together, Sunday lunchtime on Father's Day , truly a destination pub / inn. Different meals including children's and all were first class , also superb local real ale. Value for the top quality, no wonder it was very busy . Been several times before and standards always high .

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Tony L, Manager at The Kings Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I am pleased that you enjoyed your lunch with us. It is lovely to hear how much you enjoyed the food as we take great pride in our restaurant and service. We very much look forward to welcoming you back to The King's Arms in the future More 

Wokingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We stayed here on the way back from a few days in Devon, having spent an afternoon exploring Sherborne (beautiful town, lots to see) and found Charlton Harthorne a picturesque village with the Kings Arms at the centre and a useful general store next door. The Kings Arms was rebuilt several years ago we were told and now offers a... More 

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Tony L, Manager at The Kings Arms, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback on Tripadvisor. It is great to know that you had a wonderful time. We hope to see you again in the near future More 

Lindfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We spent the weekend with friends at the kings arms, extremely comfortable beautiful bedroom,amazing food both in the bar and their gorgeous restaurant. Very beautiful part of the world great walking, lots of history and fab shopping in Sherborne. Very warm welcome from the owners we will certainly return.

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Tony L, Owner at The Kings Arms, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback on Tripadvisor. It is great to know that you had a wonderful weekend and were so warmly welcomed. We do pride ourselves on our food and facilities and believe that a welcoming feel is a very important aspect of our guest's stay with us. We hope to see you again in the near... More 

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