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“Trying Hard”

The King's Arms Hotel
Ranked #9 of 23 Restaurants in Lockerbie
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Dating from the 17th century, this former inn lies in the town centre. Now a family-run hotel, it provides attractive well-equipped bedrooms with WiFi access. At lunch, a menu ranging from snacks to full meals is served in both the cosy bars and the restaurant at dinner
Reviewed August 29, 2017 via mobile

We stayed here at short notice. The staff were more than helpful and very friendly. Although the hotel is now old and tired, it was very clean, obviously a lot of effort is put into room preparation.
We ate here more than once, unfortunately the food does leave a lot to be desired. Quantity does not make up for quality. We had the steak pie which was gloopy and pastry overdone. The veg was boiled until soggy and the color had bleached! Our breakfast on the other hand was quite good, not five star, but was a decent cooked breakfast. As we had a decent breakfast we tried a second visit to the bar meals, and had the Haddock and chips. This was a mistake. The chips had been kept hot so long that they had dried out and were solid. The fish was not much better, no moisture at all and almost rubbery.
To be fair there was a notice in the window looking for a cook, they definitely need one.
If the food had been better, then we could have said this was a very good value for money hotel.
Great as a B&B, but until they get a good cook/chef, try eating elsewhere.
K&M

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank newtonkmc
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Reviewed August 10, 2017

Pleasant welcome at this AA 2 star Hotel. Close to station (no noise). Decor throughout, is dated but very clean. Only stayed one night as just passing through. Comprehensive choice of evening meal + specials. Huge portions. Nice firm bed. Back bedroom quiet. Good breakfast selection. Reasonable room rate. Would definitely stay again & recommend.

Date of visit: August 2017
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Thank WeeWendy
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Reviewed July 27, 2017

We stayed end of May for 2 nights. We were able to check in really early which was a bonus to us so we could walk about Lockerbie.
Our room was at the front of the hotel. Good in size, with en-suite but the toilet was a Sani flo one to which made a noise every time it was used as thats the way it operated.
The breakfasts were great and we did eat there for the evening meals. We found the food to be good and portions were on the generous side.
I know its an old hotel but to me it could do to be revamped. I thought the style/decor was out dated but we still enjoyed our stay there.
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Date of visit: May 2017
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Thank Christine R
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Reviewed July 5, 2017 via mobile

Food was great very good portion sizes, service was even better the young man serving was so helpful and very polite to all the customers. It was such a nice change to see genuine customer service. The surroundings are a little dated but it is very clean. I would highly recommend a visit.

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Amanda C
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Reviewed June 29, 2017 via mobile

I often visit here. The food is great the service is perfect.
There is always a log fire in the winter.
A large fish tank to add to the serene atmosphere.

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank crunchie63
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