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“Epic Win of a pub!”

The Kings Arms Winkleigh
Ranked #1 of 5 Restaurants in Winkleigh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$35
Cuisines: British, Pub
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: The Kings Arms is the beating heart of the village; a relaxed and cosy meeting place offering the perfect combination of freshly cooked, locally-sourced food, a selection of ales, ciders, wines and spirits and excellent customer service
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's so nice we went back three or four times for meals & drinks (as we were staying in the village via Sykes Cottages). The owners are great and looked after us at each meal. Excellent food and a selection of local Ales (try the Yellowhammer) & Ciders. This place is steeped in history, especially WW2 where Winkley hosted an airfield nearby. I've uploaded a photo of the WW2 zone map which sits next to the kitchen entrance. Fantastic ambience. Do NOT try & pick up the 10Kg lead bananas on the window sill with an outstreached arm (I kid you not). It can get busy, so in season i'd recommend booking a table in advance if there's more than two of you. When the pub winds down a bit after lots of food orders the owners will come over for a chat, which was really nice. When we are back in that neck of the woods we'll deffo re-visit.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Thank Simon T
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Reviewed 7 September 2021 via mobile

Was so nice when we visited early Summer we vowed to return - food even better!
The staff were polite and helpful and when not too busy, happy to chat and put the world to rights. I was amazed that they offer a coach service so that groups can be collected and returned to where they are staying after having had an enjoyable evening- how good is that. The food was plentiful and this time we paced ourselves just selecting a main course each. We were not disappointed and my steak was spot on using beef sourced locally. The owners care and work hard. We wish them every success

Date of visit: August 2021
Thank Helemill
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Reviewed 26 August 2021

My family and myself were on holiday driving through many of the beautiful villages when we decided to stop at the KINGS ARMS. Sometimes these local places can be a little clicky and being not local did not know what to expect. WOW what a warm welcome from Matthew with his quirky braces on. Very professional and welcoming the food was perfect and not to expensive. A young lady called Elana looked after our table and was amazing very professional again. Thank you guys for a lovely afternoon and if we are passing again will be sure to drop in.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Thank Ilovethesuninthesumm
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Reviewed 10 August 2021

We were really looking forward to our meal out on our holiday in Devon, and had heard good things about this pub/restaurant. When we arrived we were greeted warmly and had a table laid out for the 6 of us in a hidden snug area labelled the Captains Table which was separate from the main room. Our drinks order was taken and then we were issued menus. The waiter asked us if we had seen the ‘specials board’ which we eagerly responded “no” and was informed quickly “that’s good because it’s irrelevant”. We assumed this meant that there weren’t any available so didn’t question further and ordered from the main menu and were comfortable with our choices. It wasn’t until we had finished our meal that we then noticed that other customers seated in the main restaurant were eating different food items that hadn’t been offered to us. When questioned, the waiter gave a response saying ‘the party had eaten there the previous evening and had put a special request in for tonight….’ However when we had settled our bill, and walked back through the restaurant we noticed a very clear ‘specials’ board with some nice starters, main courses and desserts that were obviously available to customers, just not us! We aren’t sure why this was the case, we had pre booked and planned on spending a decent amount of money for a nice meal out so not sure why we were not eligible for the specials clearly on offer? It really spoiled our evening as we felt we had been treated differently to other customers and not offered the full menu available. Disappointing service although we did enjoy the food we were offered.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 8 August 2021

Popped into this lovely place today after looking for a nice pub for lunch as we was too early for our holiday cottage. I would highly recommend The Kings arms, lovely and welcoming. The local cider Sam's was recommended and was very moreish and my husband enjoyed his larger too. The steak was to die for, best we've both had in a long time and the 'small' cod and chips also pleased my very fussy 7 year old. We will definitely be returning during our stay.

Date of visit: August 2021
Thank natloutaylor28
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