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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 - 12:00 am
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Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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London, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 

Thank Celia P
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Level Contributor
60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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
Guildford, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

IK visited this pub on sunday lunch time on a sunny day. There is a lovely large garden and terrace round the back. , The landlord Steve was very welcoming and friendly. The food was good and a roast is offered on a sunday with a choice of meats.. we were just passing by this pub and if we lived... More 

Thank SUSIE2607
Level Contributor
25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

This pub is ALWAYS empty. We come here sometimes on our lunch breaks as its local and it has parking which is convenient in Epsom, but that's about the only good thing it has. Why is there always only one member of staff working the bar who also serves food and clears the tables and takes the orders and most... More 

3 Thank Randa B
Sutton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Went to eat here last week. On entering we looked at a menu , only to see hot dogs and burgers. We asked about the Thai food, only to be told that it wasn't doing the Thai food anymore. Ok, so we were going to go for a burger. We then asked for a bottle of house wine. "We don't... More 

3 Thank Helena S
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

We used to do pub quiz here every Sunday, been busy lately so haven't visited for a while. On arrival we've realized that the restaurant is no longer Thai, fair enough. Service in the restaurant is non existent so you have to order your food at the bar (they don't seem to have table numbers either so be prepared for... More 

1 Thank Magdalena K
Epsom, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

I reviewed this very favourably a month ago when it was still a Thai restaurant, now it's not. The menu is now a very basic hot dog or burger choice. Not worthy of a meal out and quite frankly totally disappointing. Speaking to a member of staff, seems the chef has left, the manager is transferring and the owner can't... More 

2 Thank Francis J
Epsom, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Having visited The Kings Arms when it served a Thai menu (I was thoroughly impressed), i waited with baited breath to experience the new American theme. I entered the establishment and was seated quickly with a seemingly attentive waiter. Upon seating I was presented with a unprofessional and limited menu, with a small selection of uninteresting dishes. The food I... More 

1 Thank AlejandroDing
Epsom, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

On the edge of the town and the busy A24, a large car park and lovey bear garden. Really good small pub restaurant. This is a little treasure! It’s been through a few changes over the years, but the current owners/landlord have got it right and are no doubt here to stay. The locals know about this place and its... More 

Thank Francis J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 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
Bar scene, 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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