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The Kings Arms
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Manchester.UK.
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31 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Bargain for the price and will be staying again!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2012

Stayed here for 1 saturday night at the end of jan 2012.
We stayed in the double bed room with the four poster bed. To be honest, the room was very small, and so was the bathroom. We paid £5 extra to have the four poster bed'd room however we ended up with a much smaller room as the twin rooms facing the front of the hotel (ours was facing the car park at the back) were twice the size and you save the £5 for not having the posh bed!
The owners were really friendly and welcoming which we liked. We took our dog with us which they charged us another £5 for the extra cleaning needed etc
Free parking to the rear of the hotel was handly as Burton in Kendal doesnt have much free parking space available.
The hotel in best described as homely rather than a hotel or b&b. Very quiet during the night, cant really complain about anything!!
We will be staying in Burton in Kendal again and will be staying here for sure.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bordeaux, France
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24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2011

I happened upon the King's Arms by chance, having been sent by the receptionist at the nearby (full) travelodge.

Excellent beer, cosy room, and a genuine unpretentious welcome. A breath of fresh air after most French hotels!

The lovely full English breakfast was the icing on the cake. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JimDeBordeaux
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Warwickshire
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63 reviews
31 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2011

We stayeed here for one night as a stop off point. The accomodation is above a quiet pub and is run by Neil with his wife. Neil couldn't do enough for us, telling us about the local area and good places to visit and avoid. The room was small, but vey nicely decorated with lovely views of the countryside. There was no bath in the room we stayed in, but the shower was good and hot. A lot of care had obviously been taken with the rooms. Breakfast the next morning was the best I have ever had, the scrambled eggs were amazing! A very pleasant stay and a lovely start to our holiday.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2011

We went to this restaurant on Sunday with a large party (16 of us) and have to say we were pleased with the overall experience!
The food was very good. Everything was fresh and is apparently locally sourced. It was very tasty and well presented and arrived at the table in good time!
The service was good, the kids were welcomed nicely by the waitress although the landlord seemed a little less pleased to see them! The landlord also seemed to hover over us a lot (perhaps to keep an eye on the kids)!
All in all we enjoyed our meal and felt it was great value for money.

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Scottie7275
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Torbay
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2011

We stopped off for two nights on our journey between Scotland and the South of England, it is ideally situated, about half way and close to the M6. A genuine inn, used by locals as well as visitors. A very friendly welcome and excellent food. (Tip - if you have to use the Burton Travelodge and fancy a decent meal we'd recommend The King's Arms, it is very close.) I like real ale so was also very happy with the beers on offer. I lived in Burton-in-Kendal in the 1970s so can confirm that it is a convenient place from which to explore Southern Lakeland, Morecambe Bay and the peaceful, less "touristy", Northern Pennines.

Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2011

I stayed a few nights at the Kings Arms when on a photographic training course nearby. The welcome was extremely friendly and the food was delicious and good value. Curry Night was a particular treat! Delicious.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank carysj
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London, England
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119 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2011

I stayed here on a walking trip from Lancaster up to Kendal. The room I had was pleasant and the bed comfortable.

The food offering is varied and well presented. The breakfast is especially nice. A varied choice of beers is available.

One of the great things is that the courtyard is non smoking, one side effect of the no smoking law is that non smokers usually get condemned to stay inside during the summer whilst the smokers enjoy the fresh air! It was really nice to be able to sit outside. In case you're worried, there is provision for smokers.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank frozboz
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Property: The Kings Arms
Address: Main Street, Burton-in-Kendal LA6 1LR, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Burton-in-Kendal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Burton-in-Kendal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Kings Arms is situated in the quaint Cumbrian village of Burton-in-Kendal, situated near to the outstanding natural beauty of the Lake District National Park, Yorkshire Dales and the historic city of Lancaster with easy access to the M6 motorway. Previously an old coaching inn as early as 1763, the Kings Arms is a small family run traditional tavern, offering a warm and friendly service with excellent cuisine served in our recently extended restaurant. Dinner in our candle lit dining room is an integral part of the Kings Arms experience; we believe that you, the guest, deserve food of the highest standard, prepared with the finest local ingredients and expertise. We boast 6 well-appointed, en-suite rooms, family room and doubles all furnished in a traditional style with natural warmth and welcoming charm. Here at The Kings Arms, we offer a unique opportunity to enjoy hospitality and service of the highest standard, whilst experiencing the wonders of picturesque Cumbria - the perfect setting for any break. Burton in Kendal is a short distance from The Lake District, The Yorkshire Dales and The Trough of Bowland. The hotel is a perfect base for walkers and cyclists as it is on the Lancashire Cycle way and is surrounded by bay coastal, fell and woodland walks in areas of outstanding natural beauty. Locally their are plenty of activities, such as a number of local fisheries for the angler, the Capernwray Dive Centre, Equestrian and outdoor pursuit centres for those wanting an active break and for those wanting the more leisurely break we are perfectly sited to explore the area and then come back to relax in a traditional coaching inn based in a pretty Cumbrian Village. For those passing through and needing a short stopover the Kings Arms is 5 minutes off the the M6 at Junction 35 or 36 and is an ideal stop over venue for those wishing to break long journeys up to Scotland or down South. ... more   less 
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