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The Kings Arms Coaching Inn

$$ - $$$, British,
21 Market Place, Swaffham PE37 7LA, England
+44 1760 723244
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Gastropub, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
21 Market Place, Swaffham PE37 7LA, England
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

The cocktail bar has been beautifully done, quirky and cool. No love gone into the cocktails and under staffed but the main problem was the music. A few locals had control of the laptop and putting utter rubbish on

Thank Matthew M
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Friendly and helpful landlady with good honest pubgrub. Cocktail bar and yard are great features to enjoy a quiet drink. Great place

Thank smackayrc
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

I spent ages raving on how I loved the kings arms to my other half as I had visited here many times in the past and had some lovely meals. However, we stopped here for lunch one day and I was sorely disappointed. It took...More

2  Thank Sian S
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Reviewed this pub in January and was impressed. This time, a summer weekday evening, the menu was somewhat limited though the food was tasty. Unfortunately, the barman and his friends were having quite a party. By 8.30 they were pretty drunk and singing very loudly....More

1  Thank Lesley S
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Great service with good value food from a wide choice. Nice atmosphere with v friendly bar staff. Good wine and beer selection.

1  Thank Falstafftours
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We went for dinner whilst staying in Swaffham. Lovely staff and a great choice on the menu. Crayfish cocktail was the highlight.

Thank Lesterfam
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

We had come on a recommendation from a friend so were expecting more than was actually delivered. The place itself and staff are very nice but the food was poorly presented and only mediocre . Garlic mushrooms was 1 mushroom sliced up in a cream...More

Thank peter D
Reviewed 31 July 2017

This was a first visit, usually I try to visit myself before I take visitors, but there was no time and we were looking for somewhere that offered good vegetarian options. Firstly the staff were very accommodating and friendly especially as our party was delayed...More

Thank 633twizzle
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Amazing food, wide selection of drinks, lovely cocktails and amazing helpful staff to top it off....fab!

Thank Teddy-1015
Reviewed 4 June 2017

We came in here to eat, the food was delicious and we got exactly what we ordered, meals were decent size so no dessert needed. Staff were well mannered and friendly making conversation without being intrusive. Nice place to be.

Thank Thisisour0pinion
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Miles V
21 November 2016|
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Response from Clarabella899 | Property representative |
Hi there, I'm afraid that we don't have any rooms available at the moment. Thank you for your enquiry.
Carol M
9 October 2016|
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Response from HiFli | Reviewed this property |
No idea. But staff were ery helpful. I am sure if you rang they would help. They appear to have a menu that chaged a lot so may be best to call anyway?
27 September 2016|
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Response from AssetDave | Reviewed this property |
We ate there a second time last Sunday and I rang ahead to ask the same question. We got an enthusiastic response to the effect that they would be able to accommodate us. It was fairly quiet when we arrived (we were late... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$41
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 AM
11:30 AM - 11:00 AM
11:30 AM - 11:00 AM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Market Place, Swaffham PE37 7LA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Swaffham
  • Phone Number: +44 1760 723244
  • E-mail
The Kings Arms Coaching Inn opened on the 17th December 2014 and we have been welcoming customers to the fully refurbished Kings Arms Coaching Inn ever since. We serve homemade cakes, sandwiches, lunches and afternoon teas in the daytime and later serving delicious evening meals. We have a Georgian styled Ballroom with chandeliers available for hire. Our events include our monthly Live Music Jazz and Folk nights. Our first event, Burns Night was a great success and we look forward to many more. Since then we have had many parties and events in the Function Room - all have been a great evening. The Copper Horse Restaurant is open on a Friday & Saturday evening from 6pm. This is a different menu to our bar menu and we like to consider it a Relaxed Fine Dining Experience. The Copper Horse Cocktail bar is also open from 6pm on a Friday & Saturday - offering some amazing cocktails. We won the award of Best New Food and Drink Venture in Norfolk, of which we are exceedingly proud. We look forward to meeting you soon and welcoming you to our Inn here in Swaffham.
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