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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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Belfast, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 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
1 review
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 

Crowthorne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

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
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

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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59 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

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 

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