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The Kings Arms

Certificate of Excellence
Bar, British, Pub
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The Square, Elham CT4 6TJ, England
01303 840242
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here last night. Very pleasant meals - mixed grill, 15oz T-bone steak, steak and ale pie, salmon, and cheesy pasta. The only slight 'disappointment' was that the cheesy pasta wasn't like macaroni cheese as expected but contained broccoli. We were lucky enough to have chosen 'buy one get one half price night', choosing from a very extensive selection so... More 

Thank DestinyAngel64
Malmo, Sweden
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103 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a pleasant visit here. The owner and the staff were friendly and the atmosphere in the pub was warm. The food was traditional, the kind of dishes you could find 30 years ago in pubs, but in a good way. Large portions and tasty! Excellent! They had a good range of beers too.

Thank MariaRickard
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Used to be good but down hill in recent times apparently. beer was ok but felt that the food would of been better if it not been straight from the freezer!

Thank Henryangela
Folkestone, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Great experience. This lunch was for my mum's and sister's birthdays. The landlord and waitress were helpful and friendly right from the start. Extremely supportive , helping my mum to be comfortable as she walks with a stick. Also again very helpful to me as I am a Coeliac, nothing was too much trouble. The food was delicious and plenty... More 

Thank sallywD317CG
Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Friendly and helpful welcome, good bar menu, served with a smile. Excellent value. Will come again exit time we are in the area. Keep an eye out for special deals - we had "buy one main meal get one half price" - great.

Thank ProfessorIan
Worthing, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

We visited here to celebrate a 70th birthday on Saturday night. As always the food was lovely and the staff friendly. We always enjoy our visits to The Kings Arms and are happy to recommend it.

Thank TheresaV50
Kent, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

A true English pub! Very good fresh beer and well coked pub food. Excellent value. Good portions of food. Excellent location in the Elham village square opposite St Mary's church. Will and Rose the owners have the running of a pub down to a fine art. A very pleasant village with fine walks. Room to park outside of the pub.

Thank pvz435
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere with friendly warm welcome. Very good food, decor a bit dated but this doesn't take anything away from the general feel of the place.

Thank Alex R
Esher, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

This is a 15th Century pub and it is furnished like topsy, the furniture is various types but somehow they blend.Behind the bar is al collection of bank notes which again have just grown. A good welcome when you arrive. Be warned the portions are very generous. I had the steak, kidney and Guiness PUDDING which was excellent. My wife... More 

Thank watchman2015
Suffolk - England
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96 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

We were staying locally and decided to have dinner here. A great choice. Very friendly hosts, good selection of well cooked food and very reasonable price. Pity we don't live nearby - I'd be eating here all the time

Thank Dot H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Square, Elham CT4 6TJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Elham
  • Phone Number: 01303 840242

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?