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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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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Deliciously reasonably priced pensioner lunches served weekdays with a choice of three mains and three puddings. Great value for money served in a lovely old pub with friendly staff

1 Thank andjreynolds
Henley on Thames
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a shame, a lovely looking local pub in small square with parking right outside. We had travelled to Kent from Henley and were tired and in need of a lovely pub with log fire and wholesome pub food. Instead we found a very cold and grubby bar with filthy carpet, no fire, a were sat at a table for... More 

1 Thank Ann638
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

Beautiful old building, friendly staff and good pub grub at reasonable prices. Plenty of food on the plate and a good choice both on the menu and on the specials board.

1 Thank Murdoch46
Norwich, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

We called in here just before Christmas for lunch as we were having a ride out in the Kent countryside on a fine winter's day. We had the excellent set lunch (roast lamb and lemon tart for me and a home-made marmalade pudding for my husband) - the pensioners' special! The staff were very friendly and attentive, the only downside... More 

1 Thank CeebeeNorfolk
Kent, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

We had a meal here -party of 8 - and had a wonderful time. Plenty of choice from the menu and specials of the day, all reasonably priced with very generous portions. It is typical pub fayre but very satisfying. The decor is showing it's age, but adds to the character of the old village place. The service is very... More 

1 Thank Paul P
Lyndhurst, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

Life is too short to visit this pub. If you don't mind waiting while people the staff view as higher profile are served, you'll be okay.

Thank Rosie E E
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

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.

1 Thank John R
Ashford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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 

2 Thank navaracpg
Sandgate, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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.

2 Thank 257kc21
Hythe, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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.

2 Thank Scarlett4Rhett

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 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
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
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?