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Kings Arms Hotel

Market Street, Kirkby Stephen CA17 4QN, England
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Ranked #24 of 34 Kirkby Stephen B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A lovely town to stay in half way through the Coast to Coast walk. Kings arms is located right in the middle of the market square, old pub with lots of atmosphere, but not very comfy chairs to sit on - ok if you are only in for a quick pint, but as a house guest for two nights, it... More 

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Great Bookham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed 4 nights here and so glad we chose the Kings Arms! The staff could not have been more helpful and accommodating, cooking fishfingers for our autistic son to take out as a packed lunch, storing his cheese for us in their own fridge, putting on cbeebies for us in the bar area at breakfast time so he would not... More 

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Ledbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Got to Kirkby quite late from the long leg of the coast to coast walk, and food options were few. Kings arms had stopped serving food, but the staff told us we could bring in take aways. Had the perfect mix of Indian and pizza, in friendly homely atmosphere, washed down with the least expensive pint on the c2c, listening... More 

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked up for one night and ended up staying for 3 because we enjoyed it so much. We arrived after food had stopped being served in restaurant, however the Manager Chris Little cooked myself and my partner some side dishes, And a very substantial ham & cheese sandwich each. The pub was friendly and welcoming and we chose to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Tasteless food, rubber meat cold when complained nothing done no apologies, atmosphere very cold and empty, just a not a very welcoming place, would not recommended this place to anyone, not worth the money spent one bit

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Chris L, Owner at Kings Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Hi, we are sorry you had this experience at our hotel. I wasn't there cooking the day you came so all i can do is apologise for what happened. I would like invite you back for a free meal on me as a way of saying sorry. Please just give me a call or pop in. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I was part of a group of 15 cyclists doing the coast to coast (W2W) route, and stayed here for one night. We arrived at 8.30 to a waitress coming outside to invite us to put our bikes in the secure function room at the rear of the pub. The waitresses were very organised and friendly in sorting our checking... More 

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Chris L, Owner at Kings Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Goudster, we are very glad you enjoyed your stay at the Kings Arms Hotel in Kirkby Stephen. I'm sorry i couldn't spend as much time with you as i wished but i was cooking in the kitchen all night. Thank you for all the great comments, glad you enjoyed your stay here. We are in the process of setting... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

After 80 miles in a saddle the Kings arms was exactly what was needed. Nothing fancy but perfectly suitable for our 15 strong party of bicyclist and support drivers. The staff were fantastically accommodating (Beth was a legend) and the food was great. Excellent value for money.

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Chris L, Owner at Kings Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Hi live2pedal, thank you so much for leaving a review. I will repeat what i said in the other review left by one of your party, we are in the process of setting up adventure packages to include cycling, high ropes courses and much more so your comments are much appreciated. We are glad you enjoyed your stay, we will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

On Sunday the 31st May, my partner and I with our dog Bob, were travelling from South Shields to the Lake District and stopped at Kirby Stephen for some refreshments on the way. The Kings Arms seemed to be the only place that was dog friendly and we were made to feel very welcome. We ordered a tea and coffee... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

Arrived bank holiday Sunday for a two day stay,used it for a base to visit the local sites,made very welcome,nothing to much trouble,food on the night was good,nice selection well presented,breakfast was excellent,set us up for the day, Chris is working hard to get this hotel back up to scratch,well recommend you give it a shot. Michael

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Thank you so much for the review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you soon again. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

The Kings Arms Hotel is a fabulous place full of character and characters. A homely welcome from Chris & his fabulous staff. A cracking bar & restaurant to. The room was excellent with a comfortable bed and a hot shower. Wifi as well. What more can you ask for apart from I'm looking forward to dropping by again.

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