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The Kings Arms

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The Square, Elham CT4 6TJ, England
01303 840242
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great, friendly pub

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Joe B
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
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78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 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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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Stopped off for an evening meal, with the family. Quite a local feel about the place, but very welcoming. Good quality home made food. And serves a nice pint of IPA, which is always appreciated.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Came for a drink here as the place round the corner (the Abbots Fireside) had stopped serving at some absurdly early time on a Sunday - I have since discovered the place is for sale and has been mothballed to cut costs. The Kings Arms is a lovely locals pub with a friendly welcome at the bar and a good... More 

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Dartford
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Visited this excellent pub for both the survey and the actual walk. Friendly staff, walkers (and dogs) actually welcome anyway, good range of food at very reasonable prices, generous portions attractively served. Even came up trumps with quick service when I forgot 1 of our party's order when I phoned through at the start of the walk!!

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Hereford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Nice secret garden at the back of the pub. Ideal for the children to have a run around in. Pleasant staff. Dogs allowed.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I was visiting Elham to interview the local MP for a major news broadcaster. Looking around the village we stumbled across this little pub and decided to get a bite to eat. Good food washed down with a lovely ale and then we got chatting to the barman. We asked him could we use the beautiful beer garden to conduct... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Steaks undercooked and tough. Beer was good. Staff friendly. Not much atmosphere the night we went. Not too expensive.

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Isle of Thanet, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I have visited this pub many times with my dog,but last visit she was not allowed to lick gravy from platewhen i had finished meal which she has done many times before.it would appear that someone complanted before,so I say if you have a dog give this place a wide berth! maybe they do not have a dishwasher.as next they... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We ventured here on a Sunday night after finding the Abbot's Fireside Closed, hence we did feel a little overdressed but the atmosphere was very friendly and relaxed and the place was very busy. After a short wait we managed to find a table to accommodate us (we were 3 couples) and had a very enjoyable meal together. A typical... 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

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