The Kings Arms, Stockland, Honiton, Devon
Good food, good beer and a good atmosphere are on the agenda at The Kings Arms in the quiet Devon village of Stockland. This 16th century pub had pretty much lost its way until in 2019 it was bought by the community and renovated throughout, with much consideration given to retaining the historic features, like the big open fireplaces, the centuries old ceiling beams and the wood panelling. The professional managers took over the day to day running of the pub and here they are, going great guns and attracting happy customers from miles around.
If you’re staying nearby you really ought to go to The Kings Arms; the food is very good and as you’d expect, it’s made with the bountiful produce to be found in this neck of the woods. On the dinner menu mains include Tongue and Cheek (Braised Ox Cheek, panko breaded ox tongue, Dijon mustard mash, red cabbage, red wine gravy), Herb and Smoked Bacon Crusted Hake Fillet with braised leeks, lobster sauce and pommes maxim, and Squash, leek and celeriac terrine with roasted squash puree, toasted seeds, marinated butter beans and watercress. At lunchtimes you can opt for a baguette if you’re not in the mood for a big plateful, and they do a menu for children.
Eat in the Farmer’s Bar, the Lounge Bar or the restaurant, or if it’s sunny sit out the front in the garden overlooking the village with its pretty cottages; a nice spot to sit and enjoy a pint of the local brew.
Open Mon-Sat 10.00 am-11.00 pm Sun 12.00-4.00 pm
T: 01404 881686 All information correct at the time of writing