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“Varied quality” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The King Arthur Hotel

The King Arthur Hotel
Higher Green, Reynoldston, Gower | Swansea, Reynoldston SA3 1AD, Wales
01792-39-07-75
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Cuisines: English
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Varied quality”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Had a meal here recently on a Friday night. Pub very busy although restaurant quiet at first. Food very average, cold plate meant food didn't stay warm. Veg served, boring peas and carrots. The lasagne my husband had contained very little meat, mainly mushy. Not sure if the price was justified. They shouldn't rest on their laurels.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
London, England
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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere and good service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013 via mobile

Recently, we ate twice in the evening at the King Arthur, once in the restaurant and once in the bar. On the first occasion we had rib eye steak, which unfortunately was tough. As you cut it you could see the sinews and I would say the meat was insufficiently aged. On the second occasion we had pan fried brill which was excellent. There is probably too much choice; they would do better to restrict the number of options and concentrate on the quality of the ingredients. Some of the dishes, for example, a scallop starter, were too elaborate, so that the flavour of the shell fish was drowned by the accompaniments.

This said the overall experience at the King Arthur is enjoyable. The atmosphere is great winter and summer and the staff are delightful. You are probably well advised to stick to the simpler dishes.

Visited October 2013
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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“Poor Sunday roast”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

We ate here on Sunday November 3rd and the lunch was awful, the lamb was chewy and we couldn't cut into it and according to other members of our family group, the beef was chewy as well.We couldn't cut our roast potatoes, even though they weren't crispy in fact they were a grey color, the cauliflower was barely cooked and tasted like cardboard.We mainly all opted for white chocolate and raspberry cheesecake although it tasted of not one of the ingredients, it was one of the most poor tasting Sunday lunches we have ever had, although they did get the gravy and peas right!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Glasbury-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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“Very busy with a Wedding but still Welcolming!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Recently staying in the Gower for a weekend of surging and walking we came across the king Arthur Hotel, We had called in the afternoon and they very kindly read out some items of the menu so we could get an idea of the options and prices!. They said that there would be no need to book for a bar meal (7 people)..
We arrived at around 7.30 to see the place heaving due to people waiting to enter a wedding party!. the restaurant and both public bars were full. We asked for a table and they informed us that there was a large table which were on dessert so if we wait would could have that.
There were 7 of us eating and we ordered 1 x Faggots and Gravy, 1 x lasagne and chips, 1 x chicken supreme with basil and sun blushed tomato sauce, 1 x chicken burger, 1 x Braised beef & chips, 1 x Cajun Salmon, 1 x Homemade Chicken Kievs, all of the party were pleased with the meal and it only came to £68.80!! which we all thought was great value! a round of drinks was around £25 and the Purple Moose was a good ale!.. all in all a great pub and will go back when next in the gower!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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“Good but drinks a tad expensive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Visited several times in the week on recommendation of a friend. Very popular and busy with tourists and locals alike. we looked at the menu board and liked all we saw unusually so booked an evening meal.Same food served throughout hotel whether bar, back bar or restaurant. No table cloth or soft furnishings to speak of so meal was probably as an experience just very good 'pub grub' and surroundings, if you want soft lights, intimate meal then not for you. Suited us fine however after a day out with dog on the coast. I had welsh lamb, my wife fillet steak with chips (choice of mash, jacket, new potatoes or chips) and fresh veg. Was well presented and hot (a must do standard for us in any eatery)..A bottle of modest white wine was £18.00, but house was a £14.75 if you wanted to watch pennies. Staff were very smiley and helpful and came across well when we bantered with them, long may they stay that way it means a lot to the ambience of any place.

It was the bar prices that surprised us, a lager and a large glass of wine was a shade under £9.00, the same round at the Gower Inn about 2 - 3 miles away was £6.00, A pound or so is no issue but £3.00 difference is a lot. Atmosphere and location have a price, but value is debatable, particularly if you were there with a large family group.

However we liked it and will definitely go back and recommend.

Visited October 2013
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