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“Dreadful service and food” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Kings Arms

The Kings Arms
Ranked #8 of 61 Restaurants in Wareham
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Dreadful service and food”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2013 via mobile

I have eaten at the kings arms on numerous occasions and it is also a favourite for my parents. However yesterday I went for a late lunch with my boyfriend. We were greeted and shown through to the almost empty restaurant. After choosing our meals, Spinach and feta filo parcel and a beef Sunday roast we went to order at the bar. My filo pastry was still raw apart from the very outer layer and the vegetables were dry and roasties full of grease and hard. My boyfriend was going to go up to the bar to say about the parcel not being cooked but I said we should say something when the waitress came to check on us. No one came over. When the plates were cleared we mentioned our complaint to the waitress who wasn't concerned and didn't even say sorry. We went to pay at the bar, as again we were ignored by the staff. We mentioned again the poor quality of the food and we're met with very gormless expressions from a young man slumped down in a chair by the bar. We were offered a 'just knock 50% off the price of the filo thing'. No apologies or indeed any manners from either of the members of staff. Needless to say I won't be rushing back and I will no longer recommend the kings arms to friends.

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English first
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Really enjoyable”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2013

I visited on a weekday evening when the restaurant was about half full. The staff were really friendly and attentive, and the food arrived quickly. The food itself was really enjoyable and tasted great! Smoked duck starter followed by pork belly, yum! Plus there was a mid-week offer on, so absolute bargain. Will definitely be visiting again.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MTaylor25
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Wareham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
73 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Family meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

Have been quite a few times.
Mostly very pleased with food and service. Good choice and value for money.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Average Food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013

Went for lunch - The dining area is well presented and that staff very helpful and pleasant. The food is average at best - nothing special for the price you pay. Waitress very helpful. Wouldn't make a special trip for food - there are better places near by.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank LizzyBen830
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Wareham
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76 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Visited with friends”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2013

We visited with friends of ours, the meal was good, but felt that it was over priced for what we had. The service was good and food portions were ample, but compared to other places as I say the prices were a little more than we expected to pay for 'pub grub'

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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