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Kings Arms (Ei Group (formerly Enterprise Inns))

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterExcellent4
Hopdaemon - Skrimshander IPAExcellent6
Hopdaemon - Golden BraidGood7
Badger (Hall & Woodhouse) - Flowers Original (subsequently contract brewed at Brains)Not Tried0
Fuller's - London PrideNot Tried0
Picture 1. Kings Arms, Elham, Kent

Visits Details

09 Feb 2018 (Jack William)
Afternoon visit around 3 - I was the only customer but I liked the feel of the place - a traditional country pub - with a bar billiards table!
Hopdaemon - Golden Braid3.70GoodNice fresh example of this.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
11 Jan 2017 (Jason)
Late afternoon we were the only customers. Friendly welcome with the reassuring sound of the pub clock ticking.
Hopdaemon - Golden Braid3.70Good
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Hopdaemon - Skrimshander IPA4.50Not Tried
22 Oct 2012 (Mick)
Empty when we entered, several locals in when we left.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00ExcellentBest pint of Harvey's I've had for a long time with that distinctive aroma and taste, very nice.
Hopdaemon - Golden Braid3.70Not Tried
Hopdaemon - Skrimshander IPA4.50Not Tried
14 Aug 2012 (Mick)
Empty pub, a few people sitting outside in the evening sun.
Hopdaemon - Golden Braid3.70AcceptableA bit tired and past it's best. Confirmed when a new barrel had to be put on for the next pint.
Hopdaemon - Skrimshander IPA4.50AcceptableAgain, not at it's best. Not what I expect from this beer or this pub.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
27 Feb 2011 (Mick)
Sunday teatime half a dozen locals in, good old fashioned country pub atmosphere.
Hopdaemon - Skrimshander IPA4.50ExcellentI had forgotten how nice this is, a super pintmalt and good hops, very fresh tasting.
Hopdaemon - Golden Braid3.70GoodA nice pint but a close second to the skrimshander in my opinion.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00GoodLacking that distinctive Harvey's aroma but still a nice pint.
06 Feb 2011 (Wittenden)
Lunchtime on a blustery Sunday.The cosy looking front bar was full, as was the dining room at the back, where we enjoyed Sunday lunch.A proper pub in an interesting village, where I once bought a letterbox.
Hopdaemon - Golden Braid3.70ExcellentA revelation-I hadn't tried this before,an epitome of East Kent .Great hops, followed by a floral , aromatic taste very reminiscent of Fremlins back in the 70's. In my personal rating scheme, I gave it 4.5 stars.
Hopdaemon - Skrimshander IPA4.50GoodThat wonderful Skrimshander depth of flavour, perhaps not the best I've had,but still high in my estimation.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
11 Sep 2010 (Mick)
Two people in when we arrived, friendly cosy pub.
Hopdaemon - Skrimshander IPA4.50ExceptionalWow! a perfect pint of this super beer, superb hops and a long hoppy finish.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00ExcellentA good pint of Harveys, rich and yeasty with that Harveys aroma.
Hopdaemon - Golden Braid3.70Not Tried
28 Jul 2010 (ChrisE)
Early evening, very much a local trade at this time of day with most of the customers on first name terms with the bar staff. I sat in a corner and relaxed with a nice view of the village square and church.
Hopdaemon - Skrimshander IPA4.50ExcellentMy favourite of the Hopdaemon beers. This was in fine fettle, and a most enjoyable pint.
Hopdaemon - Golden Braid3.70Not Tried
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
21 May 2010 (Mick)
Very pleasant on this sunny evening, looking out into the square.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00ExcellentUnmistakable Harveys, yeasty and pungent.
Hopdaemon - Golden Braid3.70GoodPale and mellow, OK
Hopdaemon - Skrimshander IPA4.50GoodNice, fruity and fresh.
25 Nov 2009 (ChrisE)
I visited at lunchtime, and found the place reasonably busy, and was welcomed by a friendly landlord. The Hopdeamon Golden Braid was very enjoyable. This pub now serves as the village Post Office.
Hopdaemon - Golden Braid3.70Excellent
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Badger (Hall & Woodhouse) - Flowers Original (subsequently contract brewed at Brains)4.40Not Tried

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About the Kings Arms

The pub sign. Kings Arms, Elham, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Elham, Kent, CT4 6TJ.

Formerly Cock Inn, the pub is situated in the picturesque small square opposite the church. A 2 roomed pub with the front room acting at the bar and the rear room as a restaurant. The front room has a real fire and seating around the wall, including window seats. Look out for the lace hung on the wall depicting the completion of the Channel Tunnel.

We have visited this pub 11 times, seen 6 different beers and tried 3 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT4 6TJ