What's On At The King's Arms
At the Kings Arms, we work hard to create a warm, friendly, comfortable place to allow yourself to relax and be looked after........
At the moment we're waiting with baited breath to find out in November if we're winners! We have been shortlisted for the Devon Life Good Food & Drink Awards 2013, for the category of Best Sunday Roast, and we're delighted!!
We've also just been nominated in the Best Foodie Pub Category 2014, in the 'food' magazine Food Reader Awards... you can vote for us by following the link to http://www.food-mag.co.uk/food-reader-awards-2014/#.UlPqxFCmg6h
It seems our Trip Advisor reviewers also agree that we're doing quite well at looking after our guests, seeing as we now have their 2013 Certificate of Excellence only given out to only the top-rated venues by the much-used review website!
Click the link at the bottom right, to see our Trip Advisor page, and add to it if you would like to....we always love to hear any feedback!
Our food is delicious, home-made, & increasingly renowned (in the '3-years-plus' that the pub has been in the hands of owner Steve Cave), and the ambience has a really warm, special 'something' to it, making the pub feel like home from the moment you step inside. The genuine, heartfelt hospitality, which we feel is an absolute must, is always there...whenever you drop by, and whichever area of the pub you are in...
Since the first week of June 2013, we have been joined by our new Head Chef, Peema Lacharoje, and very excited about it we are too...
Originally hailing from the sunny shores of Thailand, Peema has vast experience of all sorts of styles, levels & volumes of cooking, and brings an infectious enthusiasm, talented repertoire, and big smile to the kitchen at the Kings, and we're very glad to have him aboard!
We have the Downstairs Bar, with it's comfortable dining area, fireplace, cosy leather sofas, flowers & candlelight; a fantastic welcoming place, whether you're celebrating a special occasion with dinner, fine wine and great company, or having an early big scoff with the hungry family after a long day on the nearby beaches of Putsborough, Croyde, Saunton or Woolacombe.
You may have popped in for just that 'one' long awaited cold pint after a day at work, but which may well lead to meeting friends on similar agendas and it becoming an evening in itself..(I absolve myself of responsibility for domestic discussions this may create here!!)
You could well be in for any one of our numerous live music nights, DJ evenings, Wine Tasting Dinners, Sunday afternoon BBQ's, charity fund-raisers...the list goes on!!
LIVE MUSIC, & OTHER STUFF....
Live music is a big part of what we love here at The King's,
.....with regular gigs, usually at least one a week, often more, we love to support live music, and are blessed to have a huge and deep talent-pot in and around North Devon.
We have a bit of everything, bands, solo performers, Open Mic nights, DJ evenings....it's always fun, always well-attended; don't miss out!
Stay in touch via our Facebook and Twitter pages, for up-to-the-minute news....
The night's are starting to draw in, and that means there's likely to be a great evening to be had at the Kings, music nights, parties, great dining, lots of delicious ales...it's all going on, check our listings below...& get some dates in the diary NOW!!
Gigs are usually from around 9pm, so book a table, have a spot of dinner, and stay & enjoy, or just come on up for a few drinks and chats...
FRIDAY 4TH OCTOBER - Bristolian Funkster-mob MONKEY CHUCKLE play our humble little boozer!! WOOOOWWW!
FRIDAY 11TH OCTOBER - ....er...WHAT!!???, you say....MONKEY CHUCKLE? again!!? Yes, that's right, we can almost call them our house band, but this is a whole other ball game.This week, the reason for their gig is that local guitar-hero, musician extraordinaire, (and all round good bloke) Johnny Sharp is turning 40! Rather than just have a private party, JS' style is to throw a great big fun gig, he'll probably be guesting on a few tracks, there may be others doing the same, but one way or another, IT'LL BE A BLINDER!! All welcome, come along and have a dance to some serious quality funk n soul!!
FRIDAY 18TH OCTOBER - CHRIS MILLINGTON, singer/songwriter Chris hails from North Devon, and is proud of it...his shanty-style folk is a mixture of some great songs you'll know, but a lot of self-penned genius...
SATURDAY THE 26TH of OCTOBER!!
We're delighted to have grace our humble pub, from Cornwall, and currently rocketing into the music industry's consciousness...
BROTHER & BONES!!
See them here, http://www.brotherandbones.co.uk/ and buy their new E.P. on iTunes now..
This is the only gig on this tour without tickets, as our usual 'open doors' policy applies, so come and catch them before you have to pay a fortune for them at 2014 Glasto etc... can't wait! While space lasts, perhaps get a table booked, have a bite to eat and keep a great seat for the gig!
FRIDAY 1ST NOVEMBER - GYPFUNK, Groovy Gypsy-Jazz from the unlikely intrepid trio...always surprising, always brilliant!!
All welcome, come along for a dance, a beer, & a laugh!! See y'all there!!
Come one, come all, it's gonna be a belter, there'll be a few shots and things around the place, a bit (understatement!) of dancing, a lot (still an understatement...!) of fun to be had!!
It's been yet another fantastic year for Open Mic at the King's, with some great performances, and always a fantastic turn out.
Come the end of August, the guys depart our lovely little venue again for a while, but watch this space...there may well be the occasional return through the winter!!
Watch this space, along with our Twitter and Facebook feeds for news of more and new evenings to come, but otherwise, keep coming for our other offerings until next season's run...
POSTERS POSTERS POSTERS!!!
We're very very lucky to have in our arsenal of supporters and all-round good chums, the exceptional graphical talents of Mister Stuart Knowler.
I know these are for past events, but thought it might be nice to showcase his brilliant work from recently, and over the last couple of years, as our Very Special Poster-maker General. Hope you like em...
THANK YOU Mr Wonkler, they're bloody brilliant!!
Our first (of many, we hope!) REAL ALE & SEAFOOD FESTIVAL WEEKEND, towards the end of March 2013....
The SOUL STEW nights were CRACKING nights last year, 2012, and we've just booked the dates for 2013...
Same again, the THIRD FRIDAY of each month....starting with;
APRIL 19TH - Pete Robinson, All-vinyl Motown & Northern Soul
MAY 17TH - DJ Jools plays Latin Funk, rare groove and soul
JUNE 21ST - STEVE KRET, spinner of old skool HipHop, phat flavas and soulful dancefloor fillers..
JULY 19TH - Favourites PADEWAN DJ's, you WILL be dancin' people!
AUGUST - we have a break....
SEPTEMBER 20TH - WENDY MAY!!!, the 'Boom Boom Queen' throws it down for the final Soul Stew Night of 2013, also happening to co-incide with Landlord Steve Cave's birthday weekend...this is a DO NOT MISS occasion!!
THIS WAS 2012's great poster....below...
Seems such a distant memory, but Crimbo was lovely, and a load of fun..
The inaugral Sport of Kings contest was a huge sunny success, 2013 promises to be bigger; there'll be a full family fun day at the beach, with bouncy castle, face-painting, BBQ's, plus of course, surfing and general fun! Watch this space!
Looking forward to the next big bash!!!!
Don't forget, though.....We also have the Upstairs Dining Room, with lovely tables, used as much as those downstairs in busy times, but with a slightly more sedate feel. Away from the clamour of the bar, chandelier-lit, leather-chaired, warmly decorated & relaxing. It doubles brilliantly as our Private Dining Room, seating up to 22 around a single banquet table, or holding more if more casually seated, and is available throughout the year by reservation. It is also suitable as a Meeting Room, or Training Room etc; call us for more details.
The room opens out onto our large Sun Balcony, which easily holds up to 30 people, and provides outdoor stair access to downstairs. The balcony can be hired in tandem with the upstairs dining room for functions too, giving an indoor/outdoor space for around 50 people. Call for details...
Stay in touch, and we look forward to seeing you at The Kings Arms very soon.
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