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King's Arms

Inn on the Quay, Bideford EX39 2HW, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Winkleigh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

The beer is always on top form. The clientele can be a bit strange but there harmless enough. I've not tried the food for about 5 years so I'm not commenting on what it's like. The menu looks like the pub belongs to a chain but of course it doesn't which is a surprise that they would want it to... More 

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United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Visited in feb lovely old pub lovely staff not to keen on the menu good choice of beer. Locals very friendly cant wait to sit outside and watch the world go past in the summer. It used to be packed on a friday and saturday night not so much now but never mind im sure it will come back to... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The three (?) small rooms are very comfortable, but can get a little noisy on a Friday/Sat night. If you're expecting 5 star comfort, this is not the place for you - the rooms are clean and comfortable, but they are pub rooms. Keep your expectations in line with the reality and you'll be fine. The staff were fantastic -... More 

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Orihuela, Spain
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

i recently held my 70th birthday party here. We had a buffet for 20 in a private room. The food was absolutely wonderful and the service could not have been better. We had waitresses serving the food an drinks and they could not have been more helpful. Nothing was too much trouble, they were so friendly and attentive. And the... More 

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Dropped into The Kings Arms for a snack. The friendly staff were happy for us to bring our two well behaved dogs into the bar. We all ordered a sandwich with tea or coffee. The bread was very tasty and fresh and from my point of view the coffee was excellent. Next time I'm here I will have to try... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

In such a historic and atmospheric pub, right in the middle of the town, I was hoping for a decent Sunday roast. It was pretty substantial, but in terms of quality it was basically a step up from Wetherspoons and no more - the usual plain-boiled veg, overcooked beef, and plastic potatoes. The staff were friendly and attentive.

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Wakefield
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

It's a shame Trip Advisor offers no rating between the rather stingy-sounding 'average' and 'very good'. The King's Arms (also known as The Inn On the Quay') is a lovely old pub that offers decent, good value accommodation. As to the pub: good solid home cooking, real ale, an amazing selection of wines and an even more mind-boggling array of... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

If you are in Bideford and looking for really good pub grub, than go no further thast The King's Arms. Nice options on the menu and the food is presented and cooked perfectly. Great beer too. Have stayed in their accommodation on a different trip and highly recommend that too. Very clean and comfortable.

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norfolk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We were told about this inn by our friends in Bideford. I was surprised it wasn't in any of the hotel comparison websites like booking.com or Laterooms, as it is in a great location on the riverfront. It is also good for pubs/restaurants nearby- well within walking distance to most night time places of interest. The pub itself is very... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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49 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

I stayed for one night only on business, and I prefer B & B place to the more corporate styled hotels. Very friendly welcome, you have to pay up front due to people who have previously abused the system, but this was not a problem. Room was fairly basic, but warm, the bed was comfortable, had tea and coffee, TV/Radio... More 

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