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The Kings Arms

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The Square, Elham CT4 6TJ, England
01303 840242
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely food

We came here for lunch with an elderly friend and once again were not disappointed. The home-made cottage pie is amazing, served with perfectly cooked vegetables. Faultless service and very obliging staff. There is a really nice ambience and it's very homely.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
JanieBeaumont
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Kent, United Kingdom
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Kent, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for lunch with an elderly friend and once again were not disappointed. The home-made cottage pie is amazing, served with perfectly cooked vegetables. Faultless service and very obliging staff. There is a really nice ambience and it's very homely.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

"Extravagant Entertainment" described on the ticket was the landlords son with an ipod plugged into a stereo. "Luxury Buffet" was two cold meats and inedible undercooked salmon with chunks of bread (just be thankful you weren't ill). "Casino" was just two tables, hour long wait to get involved.

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1 Thank smithie76344
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Great reasonably priced food, with very friendly staff. We've been coming here annually for 7 years. This year I booked a dinner here for 21, our most so far and they accommodated us admirably. We will be back and with their reputation I can see me booking even more places next September

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Thank Fred C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

First time visit to The Kings arms for Sunday dinner with the Family and it was lovely, very enjoyable and nice sized portions, staff were all very friendly and helpful and the atmosphere was very welcoming would definitely recommend and visit again

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Thank Cindy B
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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182 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

passed Elham many times and didn't know this pub existed till recently, i thought the square was on the main road, but its next to the other 2 places to eat, and parking outside, next to the old church. this pub was built in the 16th century, but inside its clean and spotless. the staff are all so friendly and... More 

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Thank KentKillieman
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Its good food here good service and friendly staff. They have a lovely out side garden to eat in on those warmer days. Nothing is to much trouble for the staff, good portions of food here.

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Thank mary s
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

My wife and I were sampling the local walks and needed Sunday lunchtime sustenance. We came across the Kings Arms by chance (it wasn't on our "recommended" list). It isn't on the "main" road through Elham so do take the time to find it. We were greeted by a jovial barman with a loud Hawaiian shirt who asked us if... More 

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

We have traveled through the village of Elham dozens and dozens of times ,but never stopped .Our brother in law suggested we try this pub .could not find it at first but turning down a lane off the main road through the village we found it in a pretty square opposite the church .We found to our delight that it... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We live three doors down from the Kings Arms and so this is our local pub and we visit regularly. The barmen and wait staff are very friendly and the food is good in the restaurant at the back. The garden is fantastic - large and pretty with lots of benches. Every year in July they have a beer and... More 

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1 Thank Joe B
London, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Scouting for a suitable site for Michael Fitzalan's new house in Kent, we stumbled across this gem. Fitzalan's cult book, 'The Taint Gallery' and his subsequent best sellers, 'One' and 'Remember the Fifth of November' led to us looking at proper in the Square at Elham. We stopped for supper at the King's Arms and I have to say this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Square, Elham CT4 6TJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Elham
  • Phone Number: 01303 840242

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene

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