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“Nice pub”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of The Kings Arms

The Kings Arms
Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Boxley
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $19
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: A warm welcome awaits you at this historic traditional country pub and restaurant serving freshly prepared food from the best locally sourced ingredients complimented with a wide selection of real ales, wines and spirits.
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Nice pub”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

We went for a drink and found the pub to be excellent but the drinks were a little expensive. The garden area is beautiful and the bar service very friendly.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank sidrabbit
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jano m, Manager at The Kings Arms, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to submit a report and for your kind comments. We are very conscious of pricing and do our best to remain competitive whilst providing a high quality of product, service in a clean, friendly and relaxed environment.
We hope to see you again soon.

Best wishes

Jano
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Kent, England
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78 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Okay”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2013

We took a friend here for dinner the other evening as she was visiting from abroad. We wanted to take her to a nice little country pub that wasn't part of a big chain (like Beefeater, etc.) The pub itself is very nice and full of character. The service and food were okay, but mainly average. They didn't have the correct ingredients for the starter that we had ordered as the kitchen had run out of olives, but apart from that the food was nice. Nothing terribly special, but it was edible & pleasant, although a little pricey in our opinion. All in all we had a nice evening though.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Parren75
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jano m, Manager at The Kings Arms, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Thank you for visiting the Kings arms and for taking the time to submit a review which is appreciated.
All our food is cooked to order and made from fresh local ingredients and this does mean that from time to time some dishes are unavailable. I am sorry that this appears to be the case in this particular case for which I am sorry but I hope we get the chance to serve you again soon.

Best wishes

Jano
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Kent, England
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79 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Greatly Improved”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2013

I have eaten here a couple of times in recent weeks - firstly as a couple and then a group of six. The service has improved greatly since my last visit a couple of years ago and the good was good, reasonable priced pub food.
A minor point was the menus - a bit tatty, and could benefit from being mounted in some way - as the specials are.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Ynotruby
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GrahamMaskell, Manager at The Kings Arms, responded to this review, August 27, 2013
Thank you for visiting The Kings Arms and for taking the time to submit comments which are greatly appreciated.
I am pleased that you enjoyed your meal and service and I have taken on board your comments regarding the presentation of the menus so hopefully you will note an improvement on your next visit.
Best wishes

Jano (Manager)
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Maidstone
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122 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“A welcome improvement”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

We used to visit this pub on a regular basis due to the fine food and lovely setting, however, the place went down hill with poor food and service so we stopped visiting.

We had heard through the grapevine, that new people were now running it, so on the off chance 4 of us thought we would go along for a meal.

The food was superb, the best Sausage and mash I have had in a long time, also the Liver and bacon was reported by my friend to be tremendous.

The staff were very nice, they shared jokes with us and made our evening enjoyable.

Its a lovely pub in a lovely location, and is now finally being run by good people again.

Well Done

  • Visited August 2013
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2 Thank Peter W
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GrahamMaskell, Manager at The Kings Arms, responded to this review, August 27, 2013
Thank you for visiting The Kings Arms and for taking the time to submit comments which are greatly appreciated.
I am pleased that you enjoyed your meal and the service and we look forward to seeing you again soon
Best wishes

Jano (Manager)
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Nottingham, UK
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101 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Lovely food & staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

Attended a wedding reception here and it was a lovely chilled evening. The food all homemade we understand was excellent and the kings arms should be proud of that fact. Plenty of staff on hand and although busy, as expected for a warm summers evening you never had to queue too long for a drink.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank lachbc
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GrahamMaskell, Manager at The Kings Arms, responded to this review, August 27, 2013
Thank you for visiting The Kings Arms and for taking the time to submit comments which are greatly appreciated.
I am pleased that you enjoyed the wedding reception and we look forward to seeing you again soon
Best wishes

Jano (Manager)
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