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The Kings Arms

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18 Fore Street, Salcombe TQ8 8BU, England
+44 1548 842202
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Ascot, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I Love going to the Kings Arms when im down in Salcombe,Fantastic food,great service and a great Landlord.Sitting out side on a sunny summers day could not be better. And in winter you can enjoy the log burner have a great Sunday lunch and enjoy your time out.

1 Thank rangusbudd
Baslow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We asked locally for a recommendation and were directed to The Kings Arms as we were after a Sunday lunch, roast if possible. We had the roast beef and it was excellent with a fine accompaniment of vegetables. I would definitely recommend this pub!

Thank CPBF
London, United Kingdom
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253 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch. Female member of staff very unwelcoming bordering on the rude. I ordered a coffee and a prawn sandwich, coffee was the worst I have ever had, prawn sandwich obviously made with frozen prawns which were still very cold in the centre. Confidence was not enhanced when a member of staff could be heard asking in a... More 

3 Thank Pennington32
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived in Salcombe on a beautiful sunny day. We always go to the Victoria Inn, which is superb. But our friends wanted to sit outside on the veranda at the Kings Arms. We first ordered our drinks and the bar staff were fine. But, when we went to order the food, we were met by a very grumpy man.... More 

1 Thank sjcarter47
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Popped in for lunch by myself, as I was waiting for my husband and son to join me in Salcombe. On entering the pub, the bar-tender asked a waitress to show me to a table, asked if I was by myself, then at the top of his voice, announced to the waitress - and everyone else in the busy restaurant... More 

2 Thank Qubhjuu
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87 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We tried 3 times during our week's stay in Salcombe to get a meal here. Each time , we walked out and ate elsewhere. The staff all seemed disinterested and unhelpful. No warm welcome here! One night, attempting to get a drink at around 10pm, the floodgate had been put up at the main entrance, and the side door was... More 

1 Thank KillerQueen59
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Watch out if your a large group. We were 10. Plenty of tables so we shuffled them so we could sit together. We were told we could not do this as it would make it too difficult for the staff to serve two tables behind us. In fact it might have affected one table but as they had just had... More 

4 Thank rwilsonaspley
San Francisco, California
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

It was about 1:30 on Saturday in October. The welcome on walking in was underwelming, we just got handed some menus and the guy vaguely point to the tables and said sit anywhere - the place was pretty empty. We read the menus, got up to look at the specials board, and waited. No offer of drinks, no-one even approached... More 

4 Thank oxfordtreker
Sydney, Australia
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151 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Great Pub for Lunch in Salcombe, there are seats outside and a sun deck with views to the harbor, Traditional pub meals are very large servings battered Hake was amazing as were the mussels. Service was friendly and fast, they were quite busy both times we ate here but took the time to explain specials and ask for drink top... More 

Thank Tiztraveller
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Great value, hard to beat in up market Salcombe, the menu is varied unlike some restaurants in the area. If you llike venison, then this is your place to eat. Wine menu is good value, something for every pocket. The sharing cheeseboard was excellent value.

Thank walhen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Fore Street, Salcombe TQ8 8BU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Salcombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1548 842202

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?