We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Kings Arms Inn

Certificate of Excellence
East Stour Common | East Stour, Gillingham SP8 5NB, England
The Kings Arms Inn
Write a Review

49 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    32
    13
    3
    1
    0
See reviews for
16
15
1
1
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (9)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (49)
  • Mar-May only
    (15)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (11)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (12)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (11)
All months
Tollard Royal, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a girlie catch up lunch here today, the menu and specials sounded so yummy it was difficult to choose, so we were indulgent and shared three starters, a bowl of creamy garlic mushrooms, hoisin duck spring rolls with beansprout salad and tempura tiger prawns with lightly curried egg noodles, all three were absolutely delicious. Our mains of steak... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Yeovil, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
10 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We met friends and family for a birthday celebration over Sunday lunch. We all had a carvery and a choice of 4 meats and beef cooked rare and also well done. Good selection of vegetables too, but I didn't like the queuing system as I felt in the way of the bar and entrance to the seating area. A selection... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
15 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Kings Arms is a friendly, professionally run pub, providing competitively priced lunches with good food and service. We haven't been for a little while but were pleased to find its good reputation continues. Can't wait to return.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Peterborough
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I cannot recommend the Kings arms strongly enough . I'm a businessman who spends his life on the road staying in mediocre, supposed 4 star accommodation. The Kings arms rooms are comfortable , simple and clean , the welcome is warm and the food is outstanding- way exceeding my expectations . Congratulations to the team here who have worked out... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Northants
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
4 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Looked around for an affordable B&B local to a relatives birthday party venue. this was the nearest but also the cheapest for miles around. We were pleasantly surprised to find that it was an excellent choice as the rooms were clean fresh and smart as well as the great price. We had all three rooms between us(one family, one double... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stalbridge, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We've been eating at The Kings for over 8 years and can honestly say we've never been able to top it for food and friendly staff. No matter where we eat my husband and I always say after 'not as good as The Kings'.... And Its not often you find a pub with as good a Carvery as their full... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Selsey, United Kingdom
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We have eaten at the King's Arms a couple of times and have always been satisfied. Today, Sunday at 1500, we had an excellent carvery, the best we have had for years. The quality of the meats and vegetables was outstanding. Lovely ambience and excellent staff. We do not live in the area but are looking forward to visiting again.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Peterborough, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We were visiting friends in nearby Gillingham (Dorset not Kent) and saw how highly this place was rated. And found there was good reason for the ratings. Very welcoming staff and head chef/owner who squeezed us in even though the place was rammed. Good, fresh Carvery, nice change to have choice of meat temperature rather than just the usual stock... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Warminster, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

The food was excellent. They were very busy but service was good. Their website suggested they had a good selection of single malt whiskies. I did not think the selection was very good and the bar staff knew nothing about them. This was disappointing. However, the food was good and I would be quite happy to go there again.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dorset U.K.
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
29 hotel reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Doing the Christmas rounds of wreath laying at family graves, we needed to find a stopping off place for lunch. By chance we had heard good reviews of The Kings Arm. Arriving right on opening time, we were fortunate to have the last table for two that was not booked. Groups of People were arriving all the time, the staff... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

4 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (4)
Viewed
Room/suite (4)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities