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The Kings Arms at Otterton

4.1
4.1
292 Reviews
£25 and under
Contemporary British

The Kings Arms lies deep in the heart of the East Devon countryside. We’re surrounded by wonderful local farmers and growers, and we aim to make the most of this by using locally-produced ingredients whenever possible. Our meat is sourced from our nearby family farm, and most of our fish is supplied by our very own fleet of fishing boats.

Here at the Kings Arms, we serve a varied, locally-sourced menu, with breakfast, lunch and dinner all available in the bar, conservatory and outdoor terraces. We will happily accommodate different dietary requirements, with friendly and informal table service wherever you choose to sit.

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Booked 5 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British, Seafood, Grill

  • Hours of Operation

    Fri, Sat 12:00–21:00
    Sun 12:00–18:00

  • Phone number

    01395 568416

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Budleigh Salterton

  • Parking Details

    Hotel Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Contact tracing information collected

Menu

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What 292 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Devon

    Lunch

  • Devon

    Sunday Lunch

  • East Devon

    Group Bookings

  • East Devon

    Healthy

  • East Devon

    Lunch

  • East Devon

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • East Devon

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. MG

    MichaelG

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    A very warm welcome and extremely attentive staff. Nothing is too much trouble and they are all cheery and pleasant. Food is great and chef very obliging to whims and special likes. Highly recommend this place

  2. WH

    WendyH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Excellent meal and plenty of it! Will be visiting again.

  3. J

    Jays

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful food and staff were extremely helpful and friendly.

  4. k

    keithm

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience4

    Asked for a "still MINERAL water" and was charged £2.40 but what I was given was clearly "tap water" and was NOT even chilled.

    The Kings Arms at OttertonResponded 1 day ago

    Really sorry to hear this, unfortunately our fridge has broken down so at the moment our soft drinks are warm, the team are supposed to put ice in everything at the moment to chill. Had it been tap water it would have been cold as it would have come straight from a tap. We do not charge for tap water. Weusually serve the bottled water with the glass so our customers can see it is actually wbottled water. I will speak to the staf at the time to find out what happened. Again I can only apologies

  5. g

    graemec

    Devon

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    A very enjoyable family lunch with a variety of dishes and drinks chosen. Service was very friendly and welcoming, and seating offered in front of the log fire. Cosy on a wet and miserable day. Thank you. Will call again in the Summer!!

  6. RM

    RacMac

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sunday night booking, so it was unfortunately a slightly reduced menu but what we chose was excellent. Service was friendly & attentive. Nicely decorated.

    The Kings Arms at OttertonResponded 5 days ago

    Pleased you enjoyed you evening. We can only apologise, everyone fancied our famous sunday roast it was unfortunate we ran out of some of our dishes. We look forward to seeing you again. Have a great week

  7. SG

    SamanthaG

    Devon

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 January 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    We were greeted with a lovely friendly man, who showed us to our table, took our drink and food order we then didn’t see him again. The starter was lovely baked Camembert to share and then the seafood linguine which should of contained smoked haddock, salmon, prawns and scallops, however we only had the smoked haddock and salmon, very disappointing. The service behind the bar when asked if we wanted another drink before the bar closes we replied yes then overheard the barman saying to the waiter that we better down them so he can go home, he then said as we overheard that we have to pay the bill as he wants to close up, very disappointed with the service and attitude at the Kings Arms.

    The Kings Arms at OttertonResponded on 9 January 2022

    Thankyou for your feedback. I am so sorry you had to hear this conversation, I have spoken to the staff on shift that evening, it is unacceptable I can only apologise for that. The attidude of our staff is of a high standard normally, very upbeat, polite and friendly. Please don't let that put you off, do come and see us again, I can assure you, you won't hear anything like that in future. Again my sincere apologies

  8. SH

    SarahH

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We always have a good experience here. The staff are fabulous and the food - on this occasion especially - was amazing!

  9. M

    Magpie

    London

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 8 January 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Really nice place to have lunch on a miserable Saturday afternoon. Nice food. Nice friendly staff👍

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was quiet because we first went on a Thursday night in January, so quiet period. There were more people on our second night (Friday). The ambience was lovely because it is very nicely decorated and the staff were very friendly. I had the vegetarian Thai curry first night but asked if they could add prawns which the accommodated. Very nice. Second nights meal was lovely too. I had really delicious bread and butter pudding both nights. Yum. We love going to The Kings Arms whenever we are in Otterton. They serve good quality food. We even treated the dog (Smudge) to a sausage and mash doggy dinner.

  11. L

    Local

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Nice secluded table by window. More than ample helpings - Well cooked and presented

  12. ZX

    ZoeX

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Sunday roast was delicious and great value for money.

  13. KB

    KatharineB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    We had a lovely wedding anniversary meal out at the King's Arms. The staff were attentive and had gone above and beyond setting up the table for our anniversary, including some complimentary fizz! A lovely evening, thank you

    The Kings Arms at OttertonResponded on 30 December 2021

    Thankyou for your lovely feedback. We started to notice little stars in the corner of our bookings and notice it was down as a special occassion so from there I decided the staff should make our cusromers evenings a lot nicer and enjoyable while spending the evenig with us. I will pass on your comments to everyone involved Happy Anniversary and a Happy New Year to you both

  14. TE

    TrevE

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Quality food - fantastic staff - exceptional value for money

  15. G

    Gloria

    Warwickshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great evening - excellent customer service and delicious food - great evening!

    The Kings Arms at OttertonResponded on 20 December 2021

    Glad you had a great evening. We really appreciate your positive feedback, I will pass on your review to my staff I'm sure they'll be delighted. Thankyou Have a great Christmas

  16. MT

    MarkT

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and service was great. Very friendly staff.

  17. JR

    JeanR

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved the fish n chips Great batter nice n crispy Also fab chips Loads of profiteroles in a single serving!!!! Enough for 3people I’d say! Nice cosy atmosphere.

  18. DP

    DavidP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 December 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    Limited menu and some items unavailable. Pleasant venue but expected more choice.

    The Kings Arms at OttertonResponded on 19 December 2021

    Apologies we weren't what you were expecting, like majority of restaurants/pubs we are all working from a much smaller menu than we all would normally. There is no point ordering too much food for a varst menu as it just goes to waste, it's not cost affective. Some unavailability, is either, we have sold out the night before or that afternoon. Our chef's are likely to be making a fresh load which wouldn't be ready in time. We hope you have a great Christmas

  19. A

    Andrewh

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 December 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    The Kings Arms is consistently good in virtually every respect except when it falls into the usual trap of having loud background music everywhere. There is nothing background about it. If it is regarded as essential, perhaps they could have just have a music free area

  20. DF

    DillyF

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 December 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Great fish and chips, beautifully cooked, and a very cosy atmosphere

  21. W

    Windyridge

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    Very limited menu and some items unavailable at 6:30pm. If problems in kitchen would have been good to be made aware. Menu items KA renounced for now not on menu. Service confused, staff didn’t seem prepared for limited menu.

    The Kings Arms at OttertonResponded on 5 December 2021

    Thankyou for you feed back, we value all feed back we receive. Our kitchen is not having any issuses imformation you have been given sadly was misleading, we have spoken to the staff about it, our menu is standard, we had specials running that evening, unfortunatly the only things we were not able to serve at the time is certain seafood, our boats are not able to supply due to high seas, it limits their catch. We can only apologise for the wrong imformatiom and disappoinment

  22. LP

    LizP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food beautiful, great gluten-free choice, staff very helpful.

  23. SB

    SimeonB

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely restaurant in a great location I purchased the tomato and basil soup and scampi and was with me in about 10.mins staff were very polite definitely worth a visit if you in otterton

  24. RA

    RupertA

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 November 2021

    overall1food1service2ambience3

    Sorry, the food really let the visit down. The curry was bland and the fish wasn’t very fresh - and there was a strange tough bit in the middle.

  25. GB

    GordonB

    Devon

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very good food as usual. My wife asked for a small portion which was excellent for her. The bitter was very good as usual. Noise level was fine except for one dog which was barking - owner seemed unconcerned. Asked when booking for our favourite table - 16 but it was occupied when we arrived. Our waitress said it was better to request such things by phone..... they never answer the phone.

  26. S

    Smm1309

    Worcestershire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We arrived earlier than our booking and decided to ask if our table was ready. The place was pretty empty but the manager openly and loudly complained to the bar staff about us arriving early. This was rude. We offered to just have a drink and order food later but were told it was fine. Roast dinner was excellent apart from undercooked beans!

  27. WO

    WayneO

    Worcestershire

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    We ate on a Saturday which was restrictive as it meant a reduced steak menu which did not help . The service was friendly and efficient. The food was fairly nice but in our opinion good have been better . But still quite nice .

  28. BH

    BrianH

    Devon

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Nicely cooked meal, but shame it is now the restricted winter menu

  29. CF

    ColinF

    Devon

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience1

    Three out of four of us described their meals as ok but only ok. Asked to order drinks via table service it was 40 minutes before we received our first drinks. The starter and mains were delivered together and an hour passed before we received them. My lasagne was burnt, aged and generally awful and although encouraged to bring the issue to the attention of staff, having taken so long to receive “burnt offerings” in the first place I elected to work my way through it rather than wait for a replacement. I did speak to a man who described himself as assistant manager which surprised me as this conversation took place outside the front door and halfway through a service which was seriously lacking. Very disappointed.

    The Kings Arms at OttertonResponded on 22 November 2021

    Apologies for your disappointment with your meals, I have spoken to the chef regarding the Lasagne to find an alternative way of doing it or taking it of the menu completely. Going forward we feel this would be a better option rather than carrying on with the way it's done. We value all our feedback from our customers and work to improve things. Again we can only apologies for your disappointment, we would of been more than happy to deduct it from you bill.

  30. KP

    KarenP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and food - all very friendly. We will be back soon!

  31. JD

    JanetD

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a fantastic Sunday Lunch here, thank you, excellent

  32. JP

    JPRS

    Devon

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    The food was nice but the menu was not accurate for the food we were given. ‘Farmhouse’ bread was plain, sliced bread and the filling was different to what we had ordered. There were items that were not available and we were not told about them before we ordered. There was also not the option of ordering from the ‘Mains’ menu at lunchtime. Not great service!

  33. AB

    AnneB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was lovely and very generous portions, nothing was too much trouble for any of the staff, our dog was made to feel extremely welcome, would definitely reccomend!

  34. NH

    NathanH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of the best roast dinners I have had with some of the best veggies I’ve had in a pub! Cooked to absolute perfection

  35. KW

    KWXXX

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    An excellent Sunday roast with lots of vegetables.

  36. l

    local

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 October 2021

    overall2food2service1ambience4

    I love this pub but the quantity of food is too great and I would prefer higher quality food and less quantity to be honest.. I think they may be having staffing problems. The service was hopeless and we abandoned ship and got our bill skipping pudding and coffee as there was no one to take an order or produce it... I remember it being amazing... perhaps they were just having a bad day but it was much the same the Sunday before....

  37. JR

    JessieR

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 October 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Turned up for our Sunday lunch, there was another family of 3 being seated. In total around 8-9 people in the whole pub at 12. The women was hugely abrupt, created a very tense atmosphere which I completely comprehend behind closed doors of a short staffed environment, but she was making it very visible we weren’t welcome due to this. She was huffing and puffing, creating no eye contact. My 7 year old daughter was trying to take a seat, when the waitress got an inch behind her and closed her eyes and said so patronisingly “excuse me darling” as she wanted to put down menus before we’d even sat down. Just really really poor hospitality skills, I was so angry at this point I didn’t want to even waste my time having a drink in the venue or even sit down. So I took myself and my family straight back out again, I’d sooner rather had no lunch than being in an environment like that. Just absolutely no need for it, I wouldn’t be recommending this pub.

  38. JW

    JohnW

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall2food4service1ambience4

    Good food, friendly staff, chaotic service. Probably just having a bad day - we’ll try again another time

  39. CB

    CatherineB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food, staff are lovely and very dog friendly.

  40. S

    Steve

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall2food3service2ambience4

    Very limited lunch menu and then didn't have most of the meals we asked for. Bill not amended to reflect all changes so ended up paying more than we should

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The Kings Arms at Otterton is rated 4.1 stars by 292 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 5 times today
Google Map for The Kings Arms at Otterton

Fore Street Otterton, Devon EX9 7HB

  • Area

    Budleigh Salterton

  • Hours of Operation

    Fri, Sat 12:00–21:00
    Sun 12:00–18:00

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British, Seafood, Grill

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Hotel Parking

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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