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The Kings Arms, Salcombe - pub details

Address: 18, Fore St, Salcombe, Devon, TQ8 8BU [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 21250) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

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> Current user rating: 5.3/10 (rated by 13 users)
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Victoria Inn, Salcombe (0.0 miles), Dicks and Wills, Salcombe (0.0 miles), Fortescue Inn, Salcombe (0.1 miles), Ferry Inn, Salcombe (0.1 miles)

 

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A good sized pub right in the heart of Salcombe High Street, this should be a prime location packed with tourists, and although that may be the case during the day with people looking for something to eat, we found it surprisingly quiet later on with few drinkers in there, in spite of the fact that the front part of the pub looks quite traditional and is more geared towards wet sales.

The main bar at the front is carpeted and has a fireplace to the right with a wooden mantle and wood burning stove in the hearth and a small trophy cabinet. A wood panelled bar is opposite you as you walk in, as there is a wooden entrance porch that protrudes in to the pub space, presumably a later addition rather than an original part of the building. A smaller bar off to the left has more of a sports feel with a tiled floor, darts board, quiz machine and a large brick fire-place with a wood burning stove and a plasma mounted above it . Any charm that the brick chimney breast may have once had was ruined by a couple of very brightly backlit drinks advertisements set in to the brickwork either side of the plasma. It would also be somewhat distracting if you were trying to watch it I would have thought.

Up a couple of steps on the right was a longer room with a much more open, contemporary feel and this looked to me more geared up for dining. This had a bit of a nautical theme as befits itís location with a pale blue and white colour scheme, a canoe hanging up in the arched roof and various other boat related items around such as ropes, oars and anchors. This area was carpeted and there were candles on all the tables. There is some outside seating consisting of a patio to the right and a wooden terrace/sun deck up a few steps to make the most of the estuary views.

Beers on tap were Bass, Courage Best and Greene King IPA. Ciders were Strongbow, Bulmers and Heron Valley Devon cider, which is a new one on me. The friendly barman offered a sample, and it wasnít at all bad. Certainly better than the other two offerings as I pointed out to him. Overall, I was slightly disappointed with this, although itís difficult to pin down exactly why. Perhaps it felt a bit tired, maybe it was too quiet, Iím not sure, but personally I prefer some of the other pubs nearby.
Blackthorn - 26 Jul 2012 15:10
Atrocious ale.
CBiggins - 7 Jan 2012 17:00
I would echo the last comment. In-laws said food was good in the restaurant when they went after us. The Bass was OK but not the beer I would hope to find in Devon.
paul_d102 - 7 Oct 2009 12:12
Sat up on the roof terrace on a brilliant late September sunny day. Superb view. and the snacks were good. Real ale OK if unremarkable - Courage(?). Inside (pub) looked scruffy but recently added restaurant was more stylish.
Beer_Hound - 25 Sep 2009 17:12
A Salcombe standard , nice welcoming pub - friendly landlord and bar staff . Was drinking Cider so can't comment on the beer - didn't eat either ! Have added a roof terrace which provides superb views .

Stunning girl serving food - bit young for me unfortunately !!!
millreef - 25 Jun 2009 14:33

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