The Kings Arms at Otterton

4.3
104 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • 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
What 104 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.2
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4.2
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ChristineW
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food2service5ambience5

A nice, friendly pub but rather spoilt by the not so good food quality. A very ordinary, unimaginative menu . It seemed as if all the food was caterer supplied , heated and served. In its favour The Kings Arms, Otterton, is a genuinely dog friendly pub, which was the reason we chose to eat there.

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ChrisH
West Sussex
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful birthday lunch dinner with my hubby and our dog on the patio area- was wonderful and even the weather was glorious. Ten out of ten for everything!!

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NicoleH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Overall it was a pleasant experience but there was no one to greet us on arrival and one of our first waiters was very unhelpful and rude in his attitude when asking for wine list, when he gave us our food and the way he threw down dessert menu but others were pleasant.

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Shazzanator
West Sussex
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I had the Scallops and prawn spaghetti which was bland in flavour and only had 2 Scallops. Very disappointing. The chocolate tart was also bland and the pastry had previously been frozen which gave it a very funny taste and texture. Expected more.

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Rogerw
Devon
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really friendly staff. Have been in the past and already booked for July.

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andyc
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

nice pub, good service. Qualty of food is good but just needs a bit more pazazz. salmon main was a bit boring and bland, and the starter of scallops were in themselves tasty but the accompanying pea puree was again boring and tasteless. Needs a bit more to taste.

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AndrewP
Devon
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was good and friendly, food very good,pleasent surroundings

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SKpud
Devon
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Not as good as I remembered. OK stop off on a walk.

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SamR
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, the staff were very attentive, energetic, professional and fun. The food was great and the ambience lovely. Thoroughly enjoyed our evening, definately be returning soon

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Jack
Devon
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!! Great service and great atmosphere!

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Gloria
Devon
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place food was great prices good staff were helpful and polite . Would recommend to any one staying at Ladram bay to visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Staffordshire
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a lovely lunch sat outside with our 2 Labs. Would highly recommend.

CJ
CJCJ
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend.
Great food, friendly staff.
Gets busy so make sure you book to avoid disappointment.

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AdrianL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fab place and friendly, bubbly staff. Food was lovely with great portions and kids were well looked after. Great!

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ChaW
Derbyshire
2 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The staff were incredibly helpful. Lovely atmosphere and great pub in a quiet beautiful village.

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ClaireB
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Bit basic menu. Served by lots of different people. Not really much of an atmosphere. Disappointing for a quaint village pub. Could have been so much better. Nice staff though and good value.

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GillianG
Devon
2 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Standard and perfectly acceptable pub food. Pleasant surroundings, though none of the outside tables had any shade. Service a bit hit and miss even though the pub was not busy

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CAoxford
London
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The setting was great, the food was very mediocre, they were obviously rushed off their feet and were also out of various things on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Devon
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the food was excellent. It helped that the weather was beautiful so we ate outside. We would definitely return. Thank you.

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vipUKGourmet
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was fine but we sat waiting for 15 minutes to be served and then I had to ask for someone to come and take our order. There wasn’t a drunks menu on the table and the server didn’t know which beer they had on tap but the food was good.

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Emma
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

The worst Sunday roast I’ve ever had , beef was like a pair of leather shoes and the vegetables inedible

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Rachel
Devon
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great choice of dishes something for everyone plus specials on the day

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Bluebell
Devon
2 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A very pleasurable evening. We visit Kings Arms every year on our annual holiday to Exmouth. Has never let us down. Lovely location, lovely food ànd excellent service

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LoraineS
Devon
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious food and lovely venue will definitely be back

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ChrisH
West Sussex
4 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous meal here in beautiful surroundings in the open courtyard. Service was brilliant as was the food. Great ambience. We will be back fairly soon, for sure. Love eating out here. They are always so accommodating of my special food requirements, too. Thank you.

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AndrewC
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A most enjoyable meal in a country inn.

JJ
JJYY2015
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We have eaten here many times when we are on our way to Devon or Cornwall and the food has always been of a high standard . This occasion met our expectations as usual.

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SharonM
Devon
2 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Lovely food, nice staff, booked a table but was forgotten and had to find someone to serve us, I expect its the sudden back to work and getting back to normal in a busy situation that was a little rusty. worth a visit.

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MaureenL
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Courteous and friendly staff . A plus for us was the fact we could take the dog in.
The food was wholesome and good and we were served promptly.

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ChrisS
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent public house. Staff attentive (so service was superb). Food was wonderful. Dog-friendly, which made the evening perfect. Thankyou.

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SimonD
Devon
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, great food, good beer and a nice place. Recommended!

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kaye
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

food was delicious! we had steak and lobster,and camembert to start,top quality as good as fine dining! service was good,over all was very good and will be returning when bak in devon.

SJ
ShellJ
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very impressed with our visit, would definitely return. The service was brilliant, lovely decor and the food was absolutely delicious. Highly recommend this pub!

My only tiny piece of constructive feedback would be that one of our party was pregnant and the options for starters were very limited as she isn’t allowed to eat pâté, blue cheeses etc.

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vipgeebeegee
London
10 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

An enjoyable lunch, will definitely go again but try for an earlier slot when more dishes are available.

CJ
CarolynJ
Bath
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Efficient, friendly service. Good value Sunday lunch.

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RichardW
Devon
2 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A lovely pub. Feels very nice, food was just the right amount, well presented and good value. Have to say that the staff were so friendly. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

lovely roast 10/10

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TrevE
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Despite a negative tweet by someone I enjoyed my visit immensely. I’ve eaten here before and the Sunday lunch was excellent -hot, with fresh veg, lovely roasts and perfect turkey. Puddings and coffee were equally as good. The experience was made even more enjoyable by fantastic staff team

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Richard
Devon
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They had run out of food, 8pm
Service non existent and the Landlady
very rude
The Landlord apologised as we were trying to pay for the bottle of wine and he insisted it was free if charge and his excuse was they had been very busy

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AnnabelK
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had a lovely evening. Food very tasty and well presented. The atmosphere would good and the enviornment felt clean and comfortable. The conservatory to a nice place to sit.
A couple of the younger staff were a little forgetful with a few bits but polite, friendly and keen. We will definately be going back and would recommend this venue for anyone on any occasion. Thank you!

FAQs

The Kings Arms at Otterton is rated 4.3 stars by 104 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.