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The Kings Arms

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North Road, Charlton Horethorne DT9 4NL, England
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
twig112 Lindfield, United Kingdom
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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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Lindfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Crowthorne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely hotel in a beautiful part of the country. The perfect place to relax and if you are like us, drink lots. Splash out and try the Amarone Valpolicella, it is spectacular. Lovely relaxed atmosphere and helpful staff. Highly recommended!

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Tony L, Owner 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, particularly with a decent bottle of wine! It is also very nice to be able to let our staff know that their service and helpfulness is appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back to The... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Extremely friendly and efficient reservation process, promised a great stay. Highly recommend the dining room for dinner, Pork Belly with smoked black sausage a must! Very friendly team under the watchful eye of the owner and chef of the Inn. Am happy that this will not be the only visit!

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Tony L, Owner 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. We very much look forward to welcoming you back to The King's Arms in the future More 

Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most enjoyable weekend stay with group of friends. Service courteous and efficient, rooms comfortable and well equipped. Good choice of delicious food in either pub or more formal dining room. Hearty, freshly cooked breakfasts. Outside terrace with views and croquet lawn. Beautiful country side for walks and charming, historical Sherborne to explore.

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

Thank you very much for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and many thanks for taking the time to post on Tripadvisor More 

Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked this Inn at the last moment to extend our stay in Somerset as they were offering a 30% reduction on their normal room rate which included breakfast. This is a 5 star AA rated hotel and it showed and although it is in a bit of a remote location it is quite handy for sherborne and to a... More 

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

Thank you for your review and I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our staff are always on hand to help with luggage from the car park and although all of our guest rooms are on the first floor, we do have lift access to some rooms to avoid the stairs if required. We hope to see... More 

Hong Kong, China
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to the Kings Arms a few times, always to eat, have never actually stayed (as this is where I grew up there's always a bed or three on offer). In its most recent guise, the Kings Arms has turned into a very decent country pub with very decent pub grub. Service is pretty good too. There's a garden... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We hope your return to enjoy some summer sunshine in our garden More 

Yeovil, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a pleasant evening in this very hospitable pub - friendly service, food was good enough. We had chips which I believe are cooked three times - for me they seemed to taste too much of oil steak was good and we had a trio of icecreams and sorbets which my son enjoyed. Nice surroundings, and a pleasant evening.

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

We are pleased you enjoyed your meal and your son enjoyed our homemade ice creams and sorbets More 

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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We stayed overnight for a funeral in the village, and after the church, the day centred around the King's Arms. It could not have been done better, the food was first class restaurant food, with an impressive open kitchen and immaculate standards. Despite being crowded, service was excellent and energetic, and the bar lively for a Wednesday night. The pub... More 

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Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. More 

Somerset, United Kingdom
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108 reviews 108 reviews
26 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Over the years The Kings Arms has become one of our favourite places to meet friends for supper or lunch as we know that we are going to enjoy a very pleasant meal with good unobtrusive service and a small but interesting wine list. We have enjoyed two visits during the last few weeks, one for supper and one for... More 

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

Many thanks for your lovely feedback and we are delighted that you are so happy with each visit. We hope there will be many more to come! More 

Devon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We booked a meal for my birthday onMonday evening. The safe were very friendly and welcomed us to the pub and said hello to our small dog too. We had a pre-meal drink in the side relax area with a lovely fire burning. We later had what we would say without hesitation was one of the most delightful and delicious... More 

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. We are delighted that you had a birthday meal to remember with us and hope to welcome you back again soon More 

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