The Kings Arms at Otterton

4.4
55 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 55 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.2
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4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Wayne
Shropshire
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pub with good decor and ambience and food was delicious and all local

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GaryH
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! So good rebooked for Wednesday.

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OpenTable Diner
Dorset
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Amazing lobster. Blankets available in the marquee. Staff great - nothing too much trouble.

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Tna2021
Devon
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great menu choices. We all enjoyed lovely, hot food. On the day the weather was abysmal but the marquee was ideal and the service team did a great job. We will visit again.

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JenP
Devon
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was lovely ,quick and polite service . Would definitely recommend.

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NickC
Devon
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food and service will definitely be going again

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RoseC
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food - kids loved it as well, great atmosphere despite being in the outside area (under cover) with a torrential downpour!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Devon
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place to eat. good marquee to sit outside in all weathers and it was a generally good atmosphere. food was fantastic and has certainly made it a place we will return to as soon as we next can

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Stevie
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good varied menu, food was excellent and the service was first class. Highly recommended.

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Markm
Devon
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice food sat outside but undercover will be inside soon once it opens and the puddings are great

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AnnC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and made welcome. Would recommend even with this weather outside dining was warm and comfortable.

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PhilK
Devon
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food , good beer , although it was outside because of Covid reasons.
Thoroughly enjoyed it . Will be back .

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RichardV
East Sussex
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal couldn’t fault it food was lovely very welcoming

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SallyP
Devon
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as usual very accommodating with 2 wheelchairs booked again already

MG
MichaelG
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent outdoor dining with fabulous food. Staff very friendly

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LisaT
Devon
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice food, lots of it - heaters in the marquee would have been beneficial

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SimonTJ
Devon
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Easy to book - outside marquee, good service, great value. Didn’t eat, just drank a few pints, table of 5 - a great boozer!

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TracyG
Devon
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lovely evening grest food and service setting was lovely even in the marquee sheltered from elements will be visiting again

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foodlover
Liverpool
3 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Recommend the lobster, mac and cheese! The outdoor marquee does the job, tables are spaced out. Felt quite safe.

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GillW
Bedfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

excellent meal and great service. However you need to urgently change the post code, directions on your opentable booking service. It's very wrong and takes you to a builders merchants miles and miles away!!!

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MichelleR
Devon
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, excellent food, marquee was great even on a warm day, excellent location and value for money, an all round great experience

NR
NikkiR
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very well prepared for outdoor dining. Food and staff were fantastic. Would highly recommend

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Trencherman
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Welcome return to outdoor eating and glad to have a marquee shelter from the wind.

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JedF
Devon
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The marquee is up and booming.
Even the rain can't stop us now!
We are outside, Yes.
But the Otter Ale is on tap.
The service is both friendly and efficient.
The Food - Very Good.
If it's this good while we have to sit outside,
imagine how Very Good it is gonna be Inside!
Cheers! Jed Falby

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vipAthina
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very happy with our booking!
We were looking for a place to stop on our way from Cornwall to London and didnt have high expectations.
The food was great and the service was excellent! The half lobster and crab sandwich were very tasty and we really enjoyed our desserts.
They have tables protected from wind and rain which really helps given the weather wasnt been great.

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ChrisH
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Second visit after having been previous week first visit was amazing second not so, order was not correct and just didn’t have such a friendly ambience from staff.
Asked if i would recommend have to say on latest visit probably not

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EllieS
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Kids' burgers were undercooked. We had to send them back. Pork was also raw. Lobster Mac and cheese just awful. Floppy overcooked pasta, sloppy flavourless sauce. Really poor food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Devon
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant as always

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Vinny
Devon
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Really looking forward to a treat whilst we stayed at our local caravan park. Turned up on time to see a pleasantly busy marquee with spare tables but eventually were shown to the seating on the other side of the pub which is dark and dingy. Waited for over 10 minutes and were not asked for a drinks order or given a menu. In fact no staff came to the seating area at all. There were some other guests on a table but there language was say a little fruity. Whilst i normally accept the risk of bad language our under 10 daughter was with us and it was consistent. We found the combination unacceptable and walked out. Very poor service I am afraid at limited capacity and not really that busy.

JA
JANETTET
Devon
2 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Well sorted with their marquee for outside dining.

JM
JohnM
Devon
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First outing this year, met up with family, had great time, weather was kind but thankfully was under cover as clouds were threatening .Great food, service and location.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very nice pub food - the chips especially are very nice with the burger. Staff are very welcoming, and it is dog friendly. We would definitely book there again.

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StephenW
Devon
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

A very good evening, easy parking , good service and good food. Brought our own snuggle blanket. Would definitely recommend this to anyone, looking forward to our next visit.

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BobbieV
Devon
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a very pleasant meal. The set-up is very good with plenty of undercover seating. Would definitely come again.

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ScareyMary
Devon
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were looking for a covered eating area with shelter from the wind which we got but did book. Food choice was good and arrived promptly. Service was friendly.

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Karen
Devon
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely meal and friendly, courteous staff. Food was delicious.

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MikeW
Devon
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food and friendly and efficient service 1in a pleasant marquee at a reasonably comfortable table and wooden chairs

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Funnella
Devon
2 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely pub, lovely village. The staff were very helpful and the food was hot and tasty, the lobster and prawn salad was 'to die for.

Provisions for covid were good, we had a gazebo over the eating area outside and was very warm and cosy.

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johnc
Devon
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from friendly and polite staff, the food was fantastic, and given that we were outside in a marquee, the whole experience was a one off.

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jason
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really well organised, great food/beer and all extremely friendly. Highly recommend

FAQs

The Kings Arms at Otterton is rated 4.4 stars by 55 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.