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The Kings Arms

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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The Square, Elham CT4 6TJ, England
+44 1303 840242
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to the Kings Arms last evening with friends.We were greeted as soon as we entered and shown to the restaurant area behind the main bar.It is a very old pub with lots of character.The food was excellent,I can recommend the steak and ale pie and the fish looked good.The service was excellent.Well done the staff.

Thank John R
Ashford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

Came here for lunch with family. We all had a main and dessert, and everyone said that they all really enjoyed their meal. I had the cottage pie, which was homemade and very tasty. It was accompanied by a good selection of vegetables and the dessert of rhubarb crumble was lovely too. Excellent pint of Harvey's Best (a personal favourite... More 

1 Thank navaracpg
Sandgate, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

Old pub in a nice setting.Had been before for a bar meal,which was good. Thought we would try a Sunday lunch in the restaurant.Meat had been cooked and sliced the day before not good,roast potatoes very undercooked.Will not be returning.Am sure these nice people and staff can do better than this.

1 Thank 257kc21
Hythe, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

A group of twelve patchworkers and quilters were served a brilliant meal for an astonishingly low price. Served with a smile more or less together despite range of choices, all hot and delicious. Thoroughly enjoyable.

1 Thank Scarlett4Rhett
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

My partner and I were in the area and popped in. It was a Sunday lunch time and the restaurant was doing well. We didn't want a full meal so stayed in the bar with the locals and friendly landlord. I ordered a chicken, bacon & mayo baguette and my partner a bacon & brie baguette. We did not wait... More 

1 Thank Dave H
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62 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

We lunched at the Kings Arms a couple of weeks ago, in the middle of a hike around Elham and the surrounds. It was a sunny afternoon, and we sat outside in the generously-sized beer garden. We had our ten-month-old in tow, and the pub provided a high chair and allowed us to take it into the garden. The food... More 

1 Thank Sleepyhead999
New Delhi, India
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70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

The Kings Arms The Square, Elham Date of visit Monday 29 August 2016 A group of Hash House Harriers met at The Kings Arms for their Bank Holiday Monday run. The landlady was very accommodating as we arrived for 7pm but did not want to eat until we got back from the run at about 8.30pm which is the time... More 

1 Thank OnieOne
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Stopped for Dinner on the way to Cheriton. Food was standard pub food fare, large portions, whitebait was overcooked, beer choice very good, lovely setting, not a lot of atmosphere. Average sums it up.

1 Thank bigalcw
Deal, Kent
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136 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

The Kings Arms in Elham serves excellent food and has a welcoming atmosphere and friendly staff. The chairs are comfortable in the dining room and this is the perfect place to enjoy lunch after a walk with a group of friends in the surrounding area. There is parking on the Square outside the pub, but it is only a small... More 

1 Thank Lawsos
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 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 

1 Thank DestinyAngel64

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, 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: +44 1303 840242

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