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called in for a pint on our 12 mile Saturday walk . The pub was undergoing refurbishment so did not look its best, the Harvey's was however well kept and equally well enjoyed before moving on.
Very few locals around despite it being lunchtime
clikkers65 - 13 Aug 2017 12:29
This was a tremendous local pub, run successfully (too successfully) by a couple of young brothers. As profits grew from year to year, the greedy Enterprise Inns Bandits increased the rent annually until they could squeeze no more blood out of the stone, so the brothers have gone. And so has the fantastic Thai cooks on the successful Friday and Saturday nights. Well done Enterprise Inns!!!
Paul_Rochdale - 21 Dec 2016 10:02
A cracking little boozer which on my first visit last Saturday appeared to be very much thriving; presumably the change in management is broadly being well-received (cotton wool sarnies and vinegar dressing notwithstanding).

I can't comment on food as that was markedly not the reason for our attendance; the brewer at Kent Brewery (where we were visiting that afternoon) advised us of a beer festival here, and inevitably we coached it over to see what the fuss was about. What we found was worthwhile - a range of about 6 diverse and quite often local ales on the pumps at the bar, augmented for the 3-day festival event by a series of at least 10 on stillage situated on the left-hand side, on a sort of 'mini-bar'. This worked quite well and whilst a few fizz-quaffers were dotted around, observation suggested most punters were enjoying the cask wares. The quality of those beers I sampled was splendid, and if that represents the usual run of things at the Kings Arms, I'd have to say it should be commended.

The atmosphere was very convivial, and all locals I spoke to seemed friendly types, who didn't have to engage but made it all the more pleasant for bothering to do so. Bar staff were sound too, which goes a long way.

A charming double-fronted cottage exterior awaits you on arrival, and the interior is similarly traditional, with the bar as focal point but various rooms and alcoves to the left, right and rear which make it conducive to singles, couples or larger groups.

I didn't want to leave, and only did so with such good grace because of the guaranteed promise of equally good beer at other onward destinations en route home! I don't know about meals - it would be a shame if they spoiled their ship for a ha'porth of tar by not providing good grub - but if you're in the market for good beer and cheer, this place should more than suffice.
TWG - 19 Nov 2012 14:33
I believe this pub has had a makeover.Very pleasant it is too
Nice range of well kept ales
Unfortunately sandwiches below par Horrible supermaket cotton wool bread used .French dressing tuned out to be vinegar Yuk
Shame has potential .
cheguevara - 1 Oct 2012 21:19
Under new management, the pub is building a new reputation for its ales, and planning to install another handpump soon. I'm going to visit on the 19th July, when there will be some rather spectacular Morris Dancing (so I'm lead to believe)
BeerEagle - 2 Jun 2012 10:00
Untroubled by time or change....

Fairly cramped,dingey and walls plastered with horsebrasses and tat...just like a 'real' pub should be!

Harvey's Sussex,Master Brew and Greene King IPA on my visit,resonable quality pint.

An honest village 'local'!
nuckster1511 - 12 Jun 2009 18:40
Pleasant local, quiet on my early evening visit but offering Harveys Sussex in addition to Adnams and another. Loads of books piled up to read. Not sure how exciting it gets there but would return for the beer and the welcome. Did not try the food.
mikey64 - 8 May 2009 12:26
Apleasant enough village local, which I visited a week or so back for the first time in ages. Pleasantly unaffected by change, a decent pint, and a nice fire. With all these plus points, I don't know why it just didn't grab me more. It's OK - I'd be happy to drink there any time, but on the basis of this one fleeting visit, I wouldn't make it a special port of call.
earlydrinker - 5 Feb 2009 21:40

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