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The Kings Arms Coaching Inn

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21 Market Place, Swaffham PE37 7LA, England
+44 1760 723244
00:00 - 16:00
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Sun 00:00 - 16:00
Tue 18:00 - 23:00
Wed - Fri 11:30 - 11:00
Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Swaffham, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten here on several occasions. But if you want to go to McDonald's or the local chip shops and pay cheap prices then by all means do so! The meals are excellent and therefore you are charged for exactly that!! We eat in London many times a year and are used to paying what we consider a reasonable... More 

Thank deryckandlesley
Orival, France
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for Sunday lunch and had a good meal. Main course was very good with a selection of vegetables and generous serving of meat. Yorkshire puddings were a bit soggy. Pudding - sticky toffee and custard - was disappointing and a very small helping and there was no sticky toffee about it. They need to improve this... Staff attentive... More 

Thank relaxonhols
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192 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a table for Saturday evening thinking it was a restaurant- arrived to find it was basically a bar with a dozen locals - in the room/bar we were in - the only two eating - food was over priced for what it was i.e. Frozen chips - bangers and mash - it wasn't clear if you ordered at the... More 

Thank PIJLondon
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Visited The King's Arms for their tapas special on a Thursday. I ordered the chorizo, lamb meatballs and fried Brie. I wasn't impressed with any of the food. The chorizo was overpowering and the meatballs were bland. The service was good apart from the 15minute wait for our drinks order. The lady behind the bar was very friendly. There is... More 

Thank 32kayleigha
Portishead, United Kingdom
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422 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

It is a bit of a pity, because this really is a nice place, with great service, and good food, but people dont like the feeling of paying way over the odds for things, so, do customers return, probably not which maybe the reason they feel thay have to make over 1000% on a bottle of wine ( that figure... More 

Thank garylomas
Essex, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Was passing though swaffham after 2 days touring lovely Norfolk and stopped for lunch,, The best Sunday roast we have had out in a long time, excellent roast pork dinner, nice and hot with fresh vegetables and all the trimmings , plenty of it 👍🏻Vegetables cooked perfectly not rock hard like some restaurants can be , home made Yorkshire pudding... More 

Thank juliesbreak
Norwich, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

I rang the Kings Arms to book a table in the restaurant. The restaurant is situated in another building at the back of the pub called the copper horse. Not sure how long this has been open but looks new. Decor lovely. Welcoming staff. The kitchen can be viewed from the restaurant. It's run by 2 young lads and a... More 

1 Thank roaming d
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We had a lovely meal in the restaurant at the Kings Arms. The restaurant is located to the rear of the main pub and with adjoining cocktail bar is quirky but fun. Food was very good with generous portions and our waitress was friendly and attentive. A great addition to eating out in Swaffham. We will be back.

2 Thank sgm393
Crayford, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I were staying in Swaffham for the weekend and had pre-booked to go to The Copper Horse for dinner. We were taken through to the cocktail bar area where we were able to enjoy some pre dinner drinks while browsing the menu. The cocktail menu was very good and service in this area exceptional. We were given... More 

1 Thank LauraMcG17
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4 reviews
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Been in a few times now and each time has gone gradually down hill - people with us have commented the same. Charge way too much for the quality of food being served. £30 for a bottle of £6 Prosecco! Never good being served by someone who's just been smoking either - rotten eggs comes to mind..

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
USD 9 - USD 39
Gastropub, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
00:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 11:00
11:30 - 11:00
11:30 - 11:00
10:00 - 23:00
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
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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