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The Kings Arms

$$ - $$$
Gastropub, Bar, Asian, Thai, Pub
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144 East Street | Epsom, Epsom KT17 1EY, England
+44 1372 636001
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Showing 145: English reviews
Sutton, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been visiting this pub for 30 years and was absolutely gobsmacked to receive a parking charge for having spent an extra 5 min over a 2 hour allowed parking period. I went for a festive drink with a friend just before Christmas and received the charge a week ago. Not only that but the charge had been increased... More 

Thank SJE1240
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Totally disgusted received a parking ticket even though we spent and hour half in the pub and WAS a regular ... manager didn't want to know .. nothing to do with us I was told .. oh really .. won't step a foot in that place ever again .. thieves be careful !

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

I couldn't agree more with recent reviews. I popped in to meet a friend, as we had several times before, and we both received penalty notices 2 weeks later. No adequately lit signs, and no advice from staff. I was told when I rang later they were trying to discourage shoppers using the car park. Fair enough, but we were... More 

1 Thank philipki
Epsom, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

Unbelievable! It's true! Use the pub car park when you visit this dive and get a £60 (or £120 if not paid within a given time!) parking ticket!! It's confusing to say the least! You don't have to pay but you must somehow register your vehicle. When we returned to question the manager, he had the audacity to say it... More 

1 Thank Gastap40
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

3 weeks after visiting this pub for 1 drink at lunch time a ticket came through which cost me £100. The bar staff member did not once ask me if I had parked in their car park which you would have thought would be an automatic question to all customers. The pub was completely empty which I am not surprised... More 

1 Thank Miahox
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

Beware, these clowns have set up a CCTV system in their carpark and send you parking tickets 3 weeks after you have been in. Me and my friend just got the same letter. The bar staff aren't interested in telling you about it when you go in. Showed the manager the ticket who told me he didn't care less and... More 

4 Thank Steady_on_old_chap
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

Have been using this pub to meet business colleagues in evening after charity board meetings for a couple of years. Suddenly they changed their parking policy and have now started fining clients for using their car park. Their response is that there are signs in place but if you arrive at night these are unlit and the staff do not... More 

3 Thank James D
London, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

I vowed never to set foot in here again but unfortunately a friend decided to choose this place for a birthday lunch as she had been strongly recommended it (she is not from Epsom). I tried to talk her out of it due to previous experience but she insisted. So I went prepared for it to be poor, but there... More 

3 Thank Celia P
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

I wish I'd taken photo's. I was some impressed! Food was GREAT! I'm definitely going back again. The young Scottish girl behind bar was very attentive & helpful.

Thank Soggy S
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Had a fantastic Thai meal her with my daughters Really grew staff and great food Plus really good prices. Would thoroughly recommend this place

Thank JAYDEEBookham

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $19
Gastropub, Bar, Asian, Thai, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 144 East Street | Epsom, Epsom KT17 1EY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Epsom
  • Phone Number: +44 1372 636001
The King & Dragon is an English pub and authentic Thai restaurant, though the bar area boasts all the hallmarks of a local pub - comfy seating, rustic wooden floors and a well-stocked bar - head through to the restaurant and it's a totally different story. The decor is contemporary with Eastern influences, making for a stylish venue for everything from a casual midweek meal to a birthday celebration

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?