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“Not bad, but in need of a revamp.”
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The Three Kings
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Malton, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Not bad, but in need of a revamp.”
Reviewed July 18, 2012

Friendly greeting on arrival. Room conveniently placed off the car park, and despite the position was remarkably quiet. Bedding clean and a comfortable bed. Small TV screen.
The room was adequate but a bit drear. The bathroom definitely could do with a revamp.
Evening meal was 'good pub food' and the breakfast was OK.
Staff friendly throughout our stay.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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3KsFornhamAllSaints, Owner at The Three Kings, responded to this review, November 1, 2012
We recently took over this business (Sep2012) and are striving to ensure it remains friendly and well run.
We take the reviews on Trip Advisor seriously and would like to reassure future guests that we intend improving the accommodation block within a programme of refurbishment over the next year or so.
In the meantime, I would like to thank those (most) of you who gave us good reviews, and who were able to see how clean the establishment is, how friendly and how good the food is here.
We pride ourselves on a personal approach and welcome comments, good or bad!
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed July 12, 2012

had to stay in Forenham overnight for a family matter and used the three kings pub for accomodation. The room was basic but comfortable and the Landlord andhis team were very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was superb.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed April 29, 2012

The Three Kings is a pub with rooms attached. We were not staying there, but called in for lunch. Rather unprepossing looking - a little gloomy. The table we used was sticky which was off-putting. The staff were helpful and friendly and the pub lunch was very nice.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Thank JK5961
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed April 11, 2012

This hotel had been booked by a colleague and having read the reviews on here I admit I tried to change it but was too late. I thought it wouldn't matter as it was a one night stay.

In truth the hotel and rooms are very tired and it needs a good painting and cleaning to bring it up to a good standard. However the one thing that keeps getting mentioned, the hot water appears to have been fixed as it was as hot as I have come across.

The pub is OK and the staff were very friendly as was the young lady cook but she needs help with the menu. She is clearly trying but her lack of experience showed in our food which I rated as 5/10.

It was the checking out that was really poor. The lady member of staff dealing with my bill was really struggling to get it sorted but had clearly not been trained. I left it with her and when I came back the lady hotel owner was there and it was not pleasant.
The room and breakfast are being paid direct to the hotel by a business travel booking company and I pay for food and drinks. This clearly was not acceptable to the hotel owner and I had to bring her confirmation of the booking and the billing confirmation until finally she (reluctantly) agreed that I could just pay for the food and drinks.

She was still going on about this not being correct when I suggested she ring the Business Travel company for clarification, all I got was a short, sharp reply which was quite embarrassing for her staff member , my colleague and me.

This lady clearly resents her customers and I would suggest she considers another occupation.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
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Thank Ken P
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Seattle, Washington
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2012

I stayed here for a night and found the place to be pretty nice given the price. The food in the pub is of a good standard, not gourmet, but better than your average cheap pub and the staff are very helpful.

The room was quite small, but it was clean and had an ensuite shower, tea and coffee facilities and a small TV. To be honest, for what I paid, I wasn't expecting a lot else.

The following morning, breakfast was excellent, you picked from a menu the night before and everything was brought out when you wanted, there's a good selection of juices and cereals too.

If you're looking for somewhere to spend a night without breaking the bank this is great, if you're looking for luxury and things to do, I'd head into Bury St Edmunds.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed October 9, 2011

The service is very poor the food order took over one hour to come out and then two meals
were so very poor and were sent back the staff blamed the landlord for over booking as the place was over half empty did not see this . we eat out all the time and do not expect great food all the time but we do expect adequate eatable food .( will never return )

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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5 Thank Mark B
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inverness
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 12, 2011

We stayed at the three kings for 3 nights, the place was nice enough but not worth the 4 stars it has been given. the staff we friendly and the food was adequate. The rooms were a little dirty and very hot at night, also over the course of our stay we never recieved clean towels. The biggest problem however was there was no hot water in the shower, which appears by other comments goes back to over a month. Another couple who stayed there also at the same time as us complained there was no hot water. When questioned about this, the staff said they would sort it out and the next day we were told it had been fixed however there was still no hot water. we will not be staying here again.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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Property: The Three Kings
Address: Hengrave Road | Fornham All Saints, Bury St. Edmunds IP28 6LA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Bury St. Edmunds
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 53 B&Bs / Inns in Bury St. Edmunds
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Three Kings 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Three Kings is a traditional village pub in a pretty small village just two miles from the market town of Bury St Edmunds. Our rooms are situated in a separate block to the rear of the pub, meaning that they can be accessed 24hrs a day without causing disturbance or having to stick to the pub opening times. The rooms all have ensuite facilities, trouser press, hairdryer, fridge and a tv with freeview channels. WiFi is available in the pub and is free of charge. Most of the rooms can pick up the wi-fi. The pub itself is friendly and serves lovely home cooked food. Dogs are welcome in a specific area in the bar and also in the rooms providing they are well behaved. ... more   less 
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