The Kings Arms (The Quay)

This is a waterfront place you can go to for some drinks and food, especially the fish and chips. Take a pit stop in one of your evenings!

The Kings Arms (The Quay)

The Kings Arms is an 18th century traditional pub situated on the waterfront of Bideford, Devon

Its strong link with the local fishing community makes it a great spot for visitors to get a sense of the area’s maritime heritage

The Kings Arms provides guests with typical traditional pub favourites such as ale and cider selections, signature cocktails, and mouth-watering food from its bistro menu

Its historical building gives off a cosy atmosphere, perfect for casual dining and drinks with friends or family

At The Kings Arms, visitors can enjoy spectacular views of the River Torridge as well as take a stroll along the quayside and bask in its local charm


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Traditional 16th-century pub with river-view rooms, all-day dining, wine tasting and free breakfast.

Below are the latest reviews of The Kings Arms.

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Opening Hours:
Monday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 – 10:00 PM
Address: 7 The Quay, Bideford EX39 2HW, UK

Delivery: No
Dine In: Yes
Price Level: 1
Reservable: No
Serves Beer: Yes
Serves Wine: Yes
Takeout: No

Great pub with friendly locals. Nice location right next to the river and I will come back again.
Martin Rogers avatarMartin Rogers
5 months ago
Sadly It smelt awful, toilets were really smelly, glad we just visited for the one. Bar staff were very nice, helpful and over worked.
Andrew Speed avatarAndrew Speed
5 years ago
🍺🍷Nice pub that has now had a bit of a makeover. Perfect location for sitting out the front with a cold beer on a hot sunny day watching the world go by. To date no one has discovered what happened to the rest of the kings body….
edmund price avataredmund price
a year ago
Wonderful convenient location and good atmosphere.Not so good to go as a family, but more for if you are on your own or with a group of friends and you want a drink in a lively atmosphere.They don't serve food, but they let you bring in your own, if you buy a drink of course, and it is located right next to a takeaway fish and chip shop.
Lively at weekend evenings and when there's sporting events on. Update edit: Since the new landlord has taken over, it has very much reverted back to being known as a cheap and cheerful pub, relying heavily upon regulars. Can get rowdy. Dogs allowed, children allowed until 9pm (but wouldn't advise staying that late as the air turns pretty blue once the locals have sank a few!). Rarely has entertainment other than sports any more. Minimal staffing (expect to wait). Security on duty Fri/Sat evenings. Does not serve food other than crisps and nuts, although if you go to the chippy next door they will let you eat that as long as you ask first, and take your rubbish with you (bins outside). Haven't seen more than one real ale on service for quite some time now. Bottle fridges rarely full apart from those on '2-fer-a-fiver' deals. Could do with a decent clean… Dated decor. Locals/regulars have 'their spots' at the bar and around the pub. Can get lively, but rarely as much as it used to.
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