The Kings Arms

The Kings Arms

Pubs and Bars with Restaurants

0.5 miles
High Street, Prestbury, Cheltenham, GL52 3AR
After a lengthy hiatus I was more than a little surprised when I arrived at the Kings Arms. Since my last visit the attractive historic building has been transformed, both in terms of decor and gastronomic offerings. The stunning new look has brought this charismatic pub well and truly up to date, while retaining its original charm and character.

The restaurant, with its rustic flooring, white-washed brickwork and modern yet subtle lighting, is thoughtfully split into sections, giving a feeling of space, while still keeping the atmosphere intimate.

The menu now offers diners a choice of light bites, as well as a range of dishes suited to a leisurely lunch or evening meal. Couples, professional crowds and older residents mix happily here, all served by staff with genuine warmth and helpfulness.

Starters include some old favourites with a satisfying twist, such as flat baked mushrooms with a herb crust, sweet-cure bacon and garlic mayonnaise. There are little dishes or sharing plates that provide the flexibility of being larger light bites or starters, then delicious classics such as slow-roasted Welsh lamb shoulder with sun-dried tomatoes, garlic and rosemary; and Cumberland sausages with wholegrain mustard mash and onion gravy. The steamed mushroom pudding with red onion and thyme gravy is a tasty, filling and imaginative alternative to many pubs' vegetarian fare. In addition to this lovely menu you'll find tempting daily specials like soup of the day, pie of the day and market fish, giving added variety.

Choosing between the mouth-watering desserts can take some time, especially with such treats as iced lemon parfait, steamed chocolate pudding or apple crumble with custard. The wine list is extensive and reasonably priced but doesn't overlook the connoisseurs who may prefer something a little special; and being a pub you can count on there being a good selection of beers and ales. The reincarnation of this place has put it firmly on the culinary map - what a rediscovery.
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