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The Kings Arms, Rotherfield - pub details

Address: High Street, Rotherfield, Crowborough, East Sussex, TN6 3LJ [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 6599) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Crowborough (1.5 miles), Eridge (3.3 miles), Wadhurst (4.9 miles)

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Catts Inn, Rotherfield (0.0 miles), Welcome Stranger, Crowborough (1.4 miles), Wheatsheaf, Crowborough (1.6 miles), Plough and Horses, Crowborough (1.8 miles), Mark Cross Inn, Mark Cross (1.8 miles)

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Called in here after the Catts just up the road. Totally different, moastly food, not welcoming, and Harveys Best £3.80 a pint - that is just a piss take even for an exceptional pint (and it wasn't!!)
nelly0164 - 8 Aug 2013 16:48
Just a comment about the reviews for this pub. I'm sure all of them are well meant and true. I wonder sometimes though if reviewers are looking at pubs from opposite directions. Restaurant "types" look at the pub as an eating establishment and sometimes make no allowance for the fact that the pub is still a drinking establishment - with all its attendant behavioural issues. Drinkers sometimes regard the diners as intruders and "not pub people". I think this where the clash occurs in the reviews. I have yet to visit this pub (so maybe I shouldn't be posting) but so far the reviews would not put me off. Indded, I'm encouraged by them. The pub lists its real ales (something some pubs don't do which is bizarre if you think about it) which is great. It also seems to have retained its pub atmosphere(some have lost theirs. I will certainly visit when in the area.
Tewin - 28 Nov 2012 11:43
Had steak here last week, completely uninspiring, and the landlord is cringeingly obsessed with the local USA 'celebs' at the expense of locals who should be his bread and butter since they will still be here when the 'celebs' have cleared off back to the good ole USA.
nelly0164 - 14 Jun 2011 12:58
Just to comment on "terrible - 10 Apr 2010 08:37" who posted a bad review, I was that friend being "chased" through the pub, the landlord and his 5 friends(don't know where you got 20 from) are all ex-servicemen, who for the first time have met up since serving in the Gulf war and other conflicts and tours of duty around the globe. The other patrons (locals and first timers) in the restaurant became aware of this and even brought drinks for us, and chatted to us at the bar about our experience's. I myself ate at the restaurant, and I have to say the meal was absolutely fantastic. Starter , main course and cheeses were a culinary delight. Full of flavour and all served at the same time. The food is not your average boring pub food but full of rustic taste, and nothing deep fat fried. The landlord and his head chief spend time and passion researching every item that goes on to their menu (a bit of a shock, as the landlord never expressed his love for food as a serviceman). I myself now work in Soho, London and entertain clients regularly, the food in The Kings Arms would not be out of place there in some of the best restaurants in that area, and I have recommended them on numerous occasions, as it is worth the travel from London. Plus I have never been to a more friendlier place, as the locals welcome you with open arms. One more thing, would you trust a review from someone who hides their profile information. Terrible - 10 Apr 2010 08:37, you sure your not another restaurant in the area green with envy.
mac_bee - 5 Jun 2010 19:59
Recently had a meal for 6 in this pub after recommendations from friends. 2 meals were good, 2 were ok and two were disappointing (not good).

Service was slow and out of sync with the meal - i.e. despite ordering drinks, wine not appearing until 1/2 way though first course and then having to be requested again

But the worst thing about the whole thing was the level of noise coming from the bar area; to the extent that one could not hear people at the same table in the restaurant. Turns out that the worst offender was the publican himself who had 15-20 of friends in and was himself shouting jokes at the top of his voice. Also, one of his friends being chased by a girl around the restaurant because he had stolen her shoe - after all who cares about those in the restaurant because one gets the impression they are only there on sufferance.

This pub seems to be run for the benefit of the publican and his mates to the exclusion of paying restaurant customers. Frankly until the pub changes its ways or sorts out this issue probably worth giving it a miss

terrible - 10 Apr 2010 08:37

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