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“Awful”
Review of The Kings Arms

The Kings Arms
Ranked #4 of 39 Restaurants in Haworth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $24
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed July 29, 2014

Lunchtime:- Tuesday 15th July 2014

Lets start at the top as we did when we arrived on Mill Hey,Haworth on a beautiful, busy Yorkshire day ...as it went downhill just as steeply.

Assumption 1-We decided to eat here as there were plenty of customers inside, hungry bus trippers outside and it was lunchtime.
The staff seemed to "mill" about.

Assumption 2-Busy,means a popular venue with staff trying to keep up with demand.

Order drink at bar for our table of four- 10mins to attract staff,order and place on table.
Went back and ordered and paid upfront for food -5 mins.

1 Soup, 2 Cheeseburger meals and 1 roast dinner.

Staff advised then apologised twice that there would be a wait. Ok, freshly cooked food does take time.

40 mins later "food" arrived.

Veg soup-unfinished, may have been going "off".
Roast beef-Yorkshire pud overflowing in gravy hiding tatties harder than Jason Statham's razor.

Cheeseburgers...where to start?...these were £6 each. Definitely not homemade -out of packet, in a bun, dollop of melted cheese on pattie.
No sliced tomato, onion or lettuce in bun. In fact no salad at all on plate just 9 fat soaked pallid chips looking as if they gave up the ghost.
We were too shocked to fully detail when asked by the waitress the
perfunctory pleasantry "was everything ok with your meal?"
Replied "Very poor... burger dry ...would benefit from addition of salad." And with that exited into Haworth's buzz.
We had experienced something unforgettable.

Absolutely agree with other unfortunate reviewers.
Worse burgers than a greasy van outside at closing time or indeed at a fairground.Chips? Yes, possibly from Chippy around corner.
Chef where were you?... day off?
Landlord where were you?
Serving up "food" like this from the bad old days of UK pubgrub 1970's in such a beautiful busy location.
The waitress was fine.Ale was fine.
Food awful.
Business suicide.
We feel we wasted not only our money but more importantly an hour more we could have had in beautiful Haworth and had I checked tripadvisor,eaten in one of the many better reviewed eateries nearby.

Lesson-never assume -check tripadvisor!

3  Thank Audrey W
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Reviewed July 25, 2014

what a nice little traditional pub. friendly landlady & great staff, the food was traditional pub grub at a reasonable cost. meat and potato pie was superb.

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Thank andrea c
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Reviewed July 24, 2014

Went on a groupon - they wouldn't honour the stated end time of six thirty so had to rush straight from work. It appeared to me that this is a place that serves regulars first, not that there appeared to be many, but if they emptied their glass they were served first.

Watched seven!!!! customers turned away or who walked out fed up of waiting.

Belly pork cremated and mash not mashed at all.

Never again. Would be hard to find more disinterested staff

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2  Thank Steve T
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Reviewed July 23, 2014

Popular pub with locals and visitor. Food basic pub grub, service adequate and staff seemed hassled/tired. Noisy with music and very echo'y. Sky sport and wifi available. Range of local beers.

1  Thank travell_a_lot
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Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

We popped into the kings arms on our way down the Main Street ! It was nice and bright and very clean , bit pricey tho for a pint and a half of peroni 7.55 , but that might be me being picky . friendly welcome tho

6  Thank Mike W
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