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The King & Queen

4.3
4.3
200 Reviews
£25 and under
English

The King and Queen is a beautiful quintessentially, English country Inn, located in the small village of East Malling, Kent. Located just 5 minutes drive from the M20 the K&Q offers everything you would expect of a 15th century coaching Inn. Serving traditional English food, from 12:00- 21:00 Weds-Sat and 12-19:30 on Sunday, we offer everything from pub lunch and classics to our full a la carte menu. Saturdays we are serving Brunch from 11:00-13:00 and Sundays we serve our famous English roast dinner 12:00-19:30. In addition to the beautiful interior areas there is a large well maintained garden for you to sit out in during the summer months. If you are looking for accommodation the K&Q has 3 double letting rooms, one of which is equipped for disable guests. Each room has private parking and a complimentary, in-room, continental breakfast is provided for you. All tables in the restaurant and accommodation are available to book via our website www.kingandqueeneastmalling.co.uk

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Booked 1 time today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    English, European, Indian

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 11:00–23:00
    Sun 12:00–22:30

  • Phone number

    01732 842752

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Michael Mowbray

  • Catering

    Our menu's are heavily influenced by English and European cuisine and our ever changing a la carte menu offers something for everyone. At lunchtime we offer light bites and Our head chef has a passion for Indian cooking and every Thursday we have Curry Night where 3 beautiful examples of the delicate dishes of Northern and Southern India are on offer. Sharing deals are available. If Brunch is your thing then we're pleased to offer this every Saturday 11am-1pm. Sunday's are our favourite day and our traditional roasts are not to be missed.

  • Private party facilities

    Beer Festivals Wine and Food pairing evenings Comedy Nights Music nights

  • Area

    West Malling

  • Cross Street

    1 New Road, East Malling, Kent.

  • Parking Details

    Our car park holds up to 65 cars.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 200 people are saying

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Kent

    Lunch

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  1. LP

    LesleyP

    Kent

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    Not it’s normal standard , some food was cold had to send back , but that was rectified

  2. AC

    AnneC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely venue with friendly staff. Food was wonderful.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Me and my daughter love coming here for dinner , food is always good, service is great and helpful accommodating staff, lovely relaxed atmosphere. They always try to reserve our favourite table for us which is always appreciated 🙂.

  4. EW

    ElizabethW

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice warm country feel pub. Friendly welcome and great service with speed being just right and food being perfect!! Will be coming again!

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very very nice place great food reasonable price great fire place with log fire

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food and atmosphere

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 January 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Nice atmosphere, friendly warm and cosy. Served quickly, friendly staff, very quick service, great food and great value. Definitely recommend and will definitely return

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely atmosphere, nice attentive staff, great food - perfect for a rainy Saturday evening.

  9. CS

    ColinS

    Dubai

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 January 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    We had a really good roast beef dinner, and a two-starter main course of delicious squid and mashed potato. Very high quality ingredients.

  10. SM

    SherryM

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Nice pub - address confusing as it says West Malling on directions, but it’s actually in East Malling. Food appropriate to price mainly although starters were a little expensive in our opinion in comparison to mains. Good sized portions, however, vegetables would be a bonus to go with sausage and mash. Chips could do with being hand cut rather than frozen when considering ham, egg and chips cost £13.00.

  11. G

    Growl

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Boxing Day lunch. Nice festive atmosphere and excellent food.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience1

    Christmas Eve meal, have been here before and always had a good meal. Very disappointed, booked for Christmas Eve as thought would be a great place for a meal on this particular evening. We were seated in a room to the side of the main area, not one Christmas decoration in this room, apart from the Christmas crackers on the table which upon questioning about booking a festive meal would appear we weren’t entitled to them you would never have known it was Christmas. The main area was decorated and the area by the toilets looked lovely and had a Christmas tree. But the room we were put in felt as though we were overflow customers and not valued. Wouldn’t choose here for a Christmas meal again, which is a shame as previous meals have been good but this soured our experiences.

  13. VT

    ValerieT

    Kent

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Christmas Eve, arrived for a 7.0pm booking and welcomed by a full house inside the bar singing carols. A really festival atmosphere. We were directed to our reserved table and throughout the service was excellent. Drinks and food were superb. We had a very enjoyable evening and thoroughly recommend the KING & QUEEN.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous venue beautiful decor great friendly professional services excellent value for money .. even 20 % discount for oap totally unexpected ! extra effort made for my vegan meal would highly recommend and we can’t wait to visit again .. a perfect local gem 💕🎄💕

  15. JB

    JeanneB

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We hadn’t been to The King and Queen for a number of years, we drove past one day and said let’s go for lunch, so booked. Inside was spacious and we were greeted warmly, it was a miserable day and our table was close to the fire so lovely and warm. We chose burgers and they were superb, the fries delicious. We will definitely be going back to choose something else from menu

  16. J

    Jenny

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Really impressed with the menu options, food and service. Would recommend

  17. FC

    FionaC

    Kent

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great meal , lamb shank was excellent staff are always friendly , very cosy at the king and queen. Can't wait to come back.

  18. PT

    PamT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Table nicely set out for Xmas. Service for drinks was quick. Staff were friendly and helpful. Food was delicious.

  19. S

    Sharon

    Kent

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 November 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    Booked several weeks in advance and was first sat in the rear dining area that was full of families and kids. It was my mums 80th so wasn’t particularly pleasant for 3 adults. It was cold in there too. Asked to be moved to main room which was accommodated after about 5 mins when table became free. Quite a long wait to order and even longer to be served food. They were busy but the delay took the edge off the day. They did bring out the cake I took in however which was good of them. Been before before lockdown and first time since, but would go again.

  20. GP

    GaryP

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 November 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Really nice place to eat, only one thing with food was the yorkshires not nice to eat. Other than that all good and lovely staff. Great drinks selection

  21. TD

    TonyD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 November 2021

    overall2food1service3ambience3

    The food was cold plus why put so much food on the plate it was way over the top and we noted that a number of plates being collected a fair proportion of food was left on the plate.

  22. EM

    ElizabethM

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 November 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Excellent food and lovely, friendly, very helpful staff. A very enjoyable lunch experience.

  23. R

    Rubyshoes

    Kent

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    A great pub in a lovely small country village in kent . Food is excellent value & staff very friendly. A really good experience

  24. E

    Egkhflyer

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great menu, attentive, friendly staff, lovely food. Highly recommended

  25. DL

    DrLingi

    Kent

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    We enjoyed the food and the service was excellent. However the space was rather limited and at times the restaurant was rather noisy. Would certainly eat there again.

  26. RH

    RayH

    Kent

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    We had a reasonably enjoyable meal with nothing exceptional or to complain about. The lamb was dry and over cooked and the vegetables were bland. We all agreed we probably won’t return.

  27. T

    Tbone

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Booked for Sunday lunch food great will be going back very soon

  28. GH

    GaryH

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Fantastic food, at a reasonable price. Friendly and helpful staff.

  29. CM

    CarolynM

    West Sussex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Food worth waiting for with large portions. Think the pasta size would have fed at least 2. Enjoyed the homemade pie. Pub was busy for a Wednesday so obviously has a good reputation.

  30. G

    Gill

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our table was ready for us when we arrived. Service was prompt and staff friendly. Food was good. Atmosphere was welcoming.

  31. DR

    DannyR

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Surprised to find the place so quiet, when the food and service was so good. Would recommend and will return.

  32. HK

    HilaryK

    Kent

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2021

    overall3food4service1ambience4

    I think perhaps because of shortage of staff and the fact that you had taken to much on the experience was disappointing The main course was good but the apple crumble was por

  33. R

    Richard

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent Sunday lunch, our 5 year old ate everything and tucked into a chocolate pudding. The decor change makes a real difference to the pub / dining experience. Very lucky to have a local pub of this standard

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    Good location and will be nice in the summer. There was something missing in the ambience the day we visited. Hard to put a finger on it. Food was ok, functional, but not exceptional. Sunday roasts were wholesome but clearly had been mass prepared. In particular, Yorkshire puddings were rubbery so probably microwaved. Roast potatoes were tired. However, meat was well cooked and plenty of it. Possibly all attributable to having to rebuild after the pandemic. Compared with other local pub restaurants, wine in particular was expensive. The staff were very attentive and we felt very safe from a “covid” perspective. We’ll probably return nonetheless.

  35. RH

    RachelH

    Brighton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Yes 👍🏼 definitely. I’d have liked to have taken my husband but as a wheelchair user there wasn’t a disabled toilet. Other than that it’s somewhere I’ll happily go back to.

  36. O

    Orosebud

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 October 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    To start we had no knifes or forks on our table. When the waitress brought them she just left them at the end of the table for us to sort ourselves. The food took over an hour to come to our table. When the food arrived the potatoes were boiling hot but the meat and gravy was cold. I personally think gravy should be brought to you separately for you to put on the meal yourself . My meal came with gravy just on the meat. I asked for it to be reheated . It was obvious that this had been thrown into a microwave as my Yorkshire pudding had just deflated and looked like a pancake afterwards. The meal was supposed to come with one Yorkshire puddings and I had to remind the staff of this as mine only came with one. After the meals had been nuked I really enjoyed it , but what I didn't appreciate was the waiting staff and manager effing and jeffingn storming in and out of the kitchen whilst my two young children were present. Desserts were ok. Custard was bang on .

  37. BB

    BillB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Seated immediately on arrival. Service excellent. Asked for main meal to be delayed for about 15 mins and that was done. Will be going again without question. Supurb

  38. N

    Normski

    Kent

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 October 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Very nice atmosphere. We were a little disappointed with the lamb, although it was tender the flavour was not roast lamb. Veggies very nicely cooked. Staff had their face masks under their chins, so not much point in having them on.

  39. JS

    JuliaS

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our first visit, but will be back! Very enjoyable meal. Thank you 😊

  40. L

    Loubylou

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 9 October 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Super friendly service and enjoyable food - would definitely recommend a visit

FAQs

The King & Queen is rated 4.3 stars by 200 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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Booked 1 time today
Google Map for The King & Queen

1 New Road WEST MALLING Kent, ME19 6DD

  • Cross Street

    1 New Road, East Malling, Kent.

  • Area

    West Malling

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 11:00–23:00
    Sun 12:00–22:30

  • Cuisines

    English, European, Indian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Our car park holds up to 65 cars.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Michael Mowbray

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    01732 842752

  • Catering

    Our menu's are heavily influenced by English and European cuisine and our ever changing a la carte menu offers something for everyone. At lunchtime we offer light bites and Our head chef has a passion for Indian cooking and every Thursday we have Curry Night where 3 beautiful examples of the delicate dishes of Northern and Southern India are on offer. Sharing deals are available. If Brunch is your thing then we're pleased to offer this every Saturday 11am-1pm. Sunday's are our favourite day and our traditional roasts are not to be missed.

  • Private party facilities

    Beer Festivals Wine and Food pairing evenings Comedy Nights Music nights

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