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The Kings Arms, Sandwich

Strand Street
CT13 9HN
Phone: 01304617330
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Punch Taverns

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Steve of N21 left this review about The Kings Arms

The Kings Arms is a grade II listed 16th century coaching Inn on the road into Sandwich from Ramsgate and is a little way out from the rest of the pubs in the centre of Sandwich.
Internally it’s a fine traditional decor throughout with a wood beamed carpeted main bar area with a separate dining room behind and the main bar has the liberal use of Kentish hops from the beams and period photos on the walls to give it some character.
This was the nearest pub to our accommodation and we primarily visited to eat here as it is a food led pub and is currently the highest ranked restaurant in Sandwich on trip advisor, something that was fully justified on our experience. It is friendly to people just popping in to have a drink but it is fair to say that on the two occasions we came in everyone in the bar was dining, and to be honest if you are just after a beer I would say there are better wet sales focussed pubs in the middle of town. The exception I would make to that statement would be on a fine weather day when you could utilise the excellent secluded garden at the back of the pub. Laid to lawn it is surrounded by well planted and well maintained flower beds that were a riot of autumn colour and would not have been out of place in the Salutation Hotel Gardens (£8.50 entrance for non hotel guests and highly recommended for anyone with an interest in horticulture) at the end of the quay.
The bar has the usual draft keg options and two ale pumps which had Harvey’s Sussex Best and a badged Kings Arms Hotel Pale Ale which was brewed for it by Laine Brew Co. from The Laines in Brighton. We tried both on our visits and they were well kept.
There is a small car park that seemed to be permanently full with the cars of the staff here, but fortunately there is a large public car park almost opposite the pub.
A difficult one to rate this because it functions more as a restaurant than a pub and I feel slightly harsh giving it a 7 as if your main reason was dining you would certainly be going higher than this.

On 14th September 2019 - rating: 7
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doug benwell left this review about The Kings Arms

very nice country pub was there in july 2006 during uk holiday can recommend it

On 30th March 2011 - no rating submitted
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by paulof horsham
Sandwich, 0.68 miles, 13 min walk (show)
Deal, 5.5 miles, 1 hr 46 min walk (show)
Minster, 5.65 miles, 1 hr 49 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Kings Arms, Sandwich
14th Sep 2019, 16:21
Review submitted by Steve of N21 amended by Steve of N21
14th Sep 2019, 16:20
Review submitted by Steve of N21 amended by Steve of N21

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