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The Kings Arms at Otterton, Otterton, Devon

The Kings Arms at Otterton

4.0
4
729 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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2 people

19:00


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary British, Seafood, Grill
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00–14:30 Daily 18:00–20:30
  • 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, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Mother's Day 2024

    £27.50 per person

    10 Mar 2024 only
    Celebrate whoever you call "Mum" with us at The Kings Arms Otterton! Head Chef Keenan has created a sumptuous menu for the whole family to enjoy! 2 courses for £27.50 or 3 courses for £33.00. **Complementary glass of Prosecco on arrival for whoever you call "Mum"** For any dietary requirements or special requests, please detail on your booking, call 01395 568416 or email info@kingsarmsotterton.co.uk
    Mother's Day 2024 photo
  • King's Arms Quiz

    £8.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Curry & quiz for £8. Fornightly quiz night from 8pm. General knowledge with a chosen guest round. Teams of up to 6. Prizes & a cash prize!

What 729 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Devon

    Child-friendly

  • Devon

    Neighbourhood gem

  • East Devon

    Child-friendly

  • East Devon

    Good for groups

  • East Devon

    Neighbourhood gem

729 Reviews
  1. SueParsley

    Devon

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent, just a bit of a wait in getting our food order but worth it

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  2. Shopgenie73

    Devon

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    To be completely honest we keep trying the food hoping to have a perfectly cooked meal which is worth the prices the Kings Arms charge. But I don't think we'll be coming back.. we have tried the roast, mother's day, adhoc days during the week. But it's either overcooked, saturated in cooking fat, so cooked or stall you can't put your fork in it... And there is no consistency. One time liver and onions cooked perfect another time... overcooked they were black... onions one time where freshly cooked, this time out of a packet... the sort u get with a hotdog at the cinema... the only thing which was perfectly cooked was the fries, mash potatoes and peas... and gravy was great. We love the Kings arms for a drink and the ambience, the staff are lovely and service. Although Can be a bit slow at times when busy. But I don't think we will be coming for food after last night's meal. Which is a shame. 😕

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  3. Chevi

    Devon

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Easy to book a table & received a warm welcome upon arrival. Service was gd & although attentive not over done. I ordered the small roast beef, very tasty & great value for money. Will definitely be going back 😀

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  4. MarilynU

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good service and very quick. Food was lovely.

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  5. MikeW

    Devon

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Tasty food, friendly staff, pleasant atmosphere, reasonable value

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  6. RebeccaV

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Aspects of the meal and dining experience were good but we waited too long and an expensive steak was over cooked.

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  7. CWilliams

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and lovely atmosphere. Staff were amazing and went above and beyond for dietary requirements. Highly recommend.

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  8. PaulS

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Table ready for us and the service was great. Not too long to take our orders. All food enjoyable with very little wastage.

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  9. xxxx

    Devon

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Reasonable food served by friendly staff in pleasant atmosphere

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  10. RobertS

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent dog friendly establishment will definitely be back when we visit again 👍👍

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  11. MicaelaP

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Friendly staff, lovely food, good atmosphere. I would recommend The Kings Arms at Otterton.

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  12. LesleyW

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Our waiter was very sweet but brought the starter with the mains. Then we had to ask for cutlery. I think the staff need to be more attentive as I had to try & catch their attention & it was not busy, only around 1.30 when we wanted coffee I had to walk through the whole area trying to find someone. If they are serving they need to keep coming round to see if we need anything. Apart from that we enjoyed the place.

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  13. CuredMeat

    Devon

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Very slow service, but friendly when it happens. Food was okay - good portion sizes for the Sunday roast, but nothing spectacular - the value is about right. Two of our roasts came out without Yorkshire puddings, and it was well over an hour between being seated and being served our food. We were thinking about dessert but we didn’t think we’d actually get it that day. Main pub area felt a little dark and gloomy - could perhaps do with some more lighting to make it feel warmer.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Where to start this is a great little gem if you are in the area you must go we popped in for Sunday lunch great service great food and great money for value. They all so have a great selection of drinks from soft gin and beers this is a 10++ will be going back very soon all I can say is a big thank you to the great team there

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  15. Locksy

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely pub, excellent service, roasts were outstanding. Would highly recommend.

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  16. StephanieM

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was very disappointing .Gammon steak was small new potatoes tasteless and chips were clearly frozen and tasteless.zGarden peas were hard and under cooked .Service was good but food quality very dissapointing will not revisit in the near future.The service was good staff very pleasant .

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  17. RowanT

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good Sunday lunch. They were busy, so a bit slow, but very friendly.

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  18. IanD

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were impressed by the good service and quality of the food on a busy lunchtime

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  19. CherylG

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service. Very friendly hardworking front of house staff. Unfortunately our meals albeit very tasty were only warm at best. We did inform staff and they said they would pass on feedback. Shame as nice busy country pub.

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  20. DavidM

    Hampshire

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We got off to a poor start with a long unattended wait before our order was taken. Additionally, a couple who arrived after us, had their order taken before ours. Additionally, if I had not ordered a drink at the bar when we arrived we would have been left without drinks. The reason for the delay is that there were two large parties who were being served their food. However, this could have been avoided if we had not been given a slot 15 minutes after they arrived. Once we had got our order placed, the service resumed its good level and the food came promptly. This time was enjoyable. When we paid the bill, we were asked about our experience. I started to explain how we felt but the young server clearly was not interested in what we had to say. This could have been an extraordinary bad experience because we generally enjoy our meals at the Kings Arms.

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  21. DeeC

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Quickly shown to our table, drinks order came pretty quickly, good choice on menu, not too long a wait for food (they were quite busy) the two ladies that served us were great, the lady that took our food order was so helpful , explaining everything, food was really delicious and piping hot, puddings were equally delicious, I recommend the Kings Arms at Otterton 😊

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  22. MichaelG

    Devon

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Freddie and his team were ace as always. Always a pleasure

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  23. RosalindF

    Devon

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We ordered coffee at 10.30am, it took 20 minutes to arrive as the server had thrown the order in the bin. The card machine was not working properly and took 3 attempts We booked a table for 6 at 1.00pm, ordered by 1.10pm, the food took 45 minutes to arrive. Mulled wine had run out. When it arrived it was mixed up with another table. One order was incorrect and had to be sent back, the remainder of the order was cold. Thankfully the price of the returned & replacement food was deducted from the bill. The card machine was not working properly again. I accept that it was Boxing Day and very busy but a disappointment.

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  24. TrevorM

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff were run off their feet,but not a complaint made,just great service and food.

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  25. GaryH

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Most of the staff were excellent and cheerful. We have no complaints about the service

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  26. BrianL

    Devon

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Unfortunate experience. No choice given to first drink. Prosecco dumped onto table without opportunity to have offering of bucks fizz as stated on menu. Turkey overcooked hard and curling on corners. Beef ok, Not enough gravy and no gravy boat. Potatoes overcooked and soft; 1 sliver of carrot and parsnip raw, curly kale not cooked. No seasonal vegetables such as sprouts; red cabbage;. swede. Dessert tort hard. Pudding served with cream already poured but good. Cheese course not given so requested as per menu supplied to us but told taken off menu a month before. Reluctantly served after I showed menu. Coffee excellent. Very dissapointing experience for the 4 of us and overpriced

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  27. RuthW

    Devon

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We went for lunch and the choice was good, including vegetarian options. It's very relaxed with friendly staff, ideal for walkers and dogs. We really enjoyed the mulled wine.

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  28. RichardW

    Devon

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Kings Arms is a lovely pub serving great food, good beer with really helpful staff. Took my mum there for a pre Xmas meal and she loved it. We’ll be back.

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  29. MichaelG

    Devon

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent in every respect. Freddie and his team are excellent. Well done!

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  30. LindseyH

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A delicious Sunday roast in a cosy and friendly village pub.

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  31. LaraS

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very enjoyable dinner, food was very good, staff were friendly and helpful, cosy setting, no complaints!

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  32. AlisonT

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Friendly helpful service and a really delicious roast. Plenty of tasty chicken and gravy with a generous selection of really fresh seasonal veg

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  33. MarieM

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    For personal reasons this place is so special to us.the food is so lovely. We definitely will be back.thankyou so much.marie and Martin.remembering darling Stacey xxxx

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  34. Carol

    London

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Thought an early booking would get us a quick supper with the kids but there was a large party in. Staff very solicitous and did offer round of drinks but we waited over an hour for the mains. The two chunks of bread for £7 were not enough to stave off the hunger pangs. The fish & chips when it came was very good value and tasty. 37

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A great place to have excellent pub food and have the option of a walk along the River Otter. Thoroughly recommended.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We don't like a crowded or noisy environment so a quiet Tuesday evening suited us very well. It is pleasing to see a dog friendly restaurant and nice for us for our dog to join us. An unfussy menu with an excellent quality meant that we both very much enjoyed our meal. Very much a place that we would revisit.

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  37. Bartessa

    Devon

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 20 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent food, the fish cake special was outstanding. Thoroughly enjoyed.

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  38. KarenG

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Tasty, good quality, hearty Sunday roast. Other menu options available eg my husband had a meaty steak pie. Helpful, friendly service. Would definitely return.

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  39. Stanley

    Buckinghamshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very enjoyable lunch, friendly staff, lovely food. Will be back!

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  40. johnb

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely lunch after a dog walk alongside the River Otter.

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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

FAQs

The Kings Arms at Otterton is rated 4 stars by 729 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Kings Arms at Otterton

Fore Street, Otterton, Devon EX9 7HB

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Budleigh Salterton
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00–14:30 Daily 18:00–20:30
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • 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, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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