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The Kings Arms Inn

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Somerset
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Usual restaurant in Shaftesbury was closed so had to find somewhere else. This was a good find. Really lovely inside. It was busy which is always a good sign. Lots of choice on the menu including £7 lunch specials. My Mum opted for a delicious Chicken, ham and mushroom pie and chips. Some peas would have been nice instead of... More 

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Toronto
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been here many times on our travels and always had an evening dinner here but never the Sunday Carvery, which I have wanted to do for so long. Mission accomplished and very pleased with the meal and service provided. We were a party of 10 and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal. There was rare and well done roast beef on... More 

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

Four of us booked a table for a midweek lunch. We all had main courses from the specials menu, all of which were cooked beautifully and good quality served with an abundance of vegetables. We also had 3 drinks, 2 coffees and a dessert all for 50 pounds. We couldn't believe it. The staff were all very friendly and efficient.

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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Sunday evening visit. Very popular venue (always a good sign). I had the carvery - plate piled high with selection of meats and veg. I helped my partner out with her unusually delicious vegetarian main. Nice local beers, Scottish (well actually, specifically "Big Country") themed decor. Highly recommended.

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Thank mwwilliams
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

We had been travelling on the scooter for a while and just decided to stop here for lunch as it was easy to get to. What a find. The staff are lovely, the menu has such a range of food from pork and haggis to dressed crab to omelette. The food comes in huge portions and so reasonably priced. We... More 

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Alton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Pub one could pass by as from the front not that prepossessing. We had however been given a strong recommendation. Service and friendliness great, and we sat out back - had the steak and kidney pie, and a lovely fish pie - the steak and kiidney pie was stuffed full of succulent meat with lovely caramalised onion on top. The... More 

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Birmingham
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

The service and food were first class as usual. We travelled over forty miles for this lunch and it was well worth the effort. We all were full after the main course and that would be my only criticism - the portions are too big!! The pudding menu looked wonderful.

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Thank Jane L
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Dad & family had a great get together - amazing food, great atmosphere, friendly staff for whom nothing was too much trouble & the beautiful garden made a lovely backdrop for our photographic memories. Thank you for looking after us all !!

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Port Isaac, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Usually eat here while visiting relatives nearby. always good food , prompt service even if staff can be a little too quick off the mark, asking for drinks order before i've even sat down.. i like the Chefs challenge , each chef has a special on the board.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

This is not your typical pub meal by a long mile, I had the beef wellington and haggis, my wife the fish pie and I can honestly say that it was the best meals we have had to date. I can not praise the chef high enough nor the friendly staff. The owners are Scottish so too the head chef... More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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Additional Information about The Kings Arms Inn

Address: Kings Arms The Common | East Stour, Gillingham SP8 5NB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Gillingham
Number of rooms: 46
Also Known As:
The Kings Arms Hotel Gillingham
The Kings Arms Inn Dorset/Gillingham
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