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The King & Queen

4.3
4.3
148 Reviews
£25 and under
English

The King and Queen is a beautiful quintessentially, English country Inn, located in the small village of East Malling, Kent. Located just 5 minutes drive from the M20 the K&Q offers everything you would expect of a 15th century coaching Inn. Serving traditional English food, from 12:00- 21:00 Weds-Sat and 12-19:30 on Sunday, we offer everything from pub lunch and classics to our full a la carte menu. Saturdays we are serving Brunch from 11:00-13:00 and Sundays we serve our famous English roast dinner 12:00-19:30. In addition to the beautiful interior areas there is a large well maintained garden for you to sit out in during the summer months. If you are looking for accommodation the K&Q has 3 double letting rooms, one of which is equipped for disable guests. Each room has private parking and a complimentary, in-room, continental breakfast is provided for you. All tables in the restaurant and accommodation are available to book via our website www.kingandqueeneastmalling.co.uk

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Booked 3 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    English, European, Indian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm
    Sun 12:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    01732 842752

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Michael Mowbray

  • Catering

    Our menu's are heavily influenced by English and European cuisine and our ever changing a la carte menu offers something for everyone. At lunchtime we offer light bites and Our head chef has a passion for Indian cooking and every Thursday we have Curry Night where 3 beautiful examples of the delicate dishes of Northern and Southern India are on offer. Sharing deals are available. If Brunch is your thing then we're pleased to offer this every Saturday 11am-1pm. Sunday's are our favourite day and our traditional roasts are not to be missed.

  • Neighborhood

    West Malling

  • Cross street

    1 New Road, East Malling, Kent.

  • Parking details

    Our car park holds up to 65 cars.

  • Entertainment

    null

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 148 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Kent

    Great for Lunch

  • Kent

    Sunday Lunch

  • Kent

    Good Vegetarian Options

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  1. R

    Russell

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really good food, nice selection of ales on tap, dog friendly is a great bonus! Definitely would go again

  2. C

    Craig

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food3service4ambience4

    Have been here many times. But this occasion was very disappointed. From good tasting bland (salt pepper squid) to mains that’s were just bland (confit duck) and desert that was soggy bottomed (lemon meringue pie) Over all I was underwhelmed. I’ve no idea what’s happened here but it’s become more pub grub than dining. I do hope they can rectify this and bring it back to the great restaurant it once was.

  3. C

    Checkers

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    5 pensioners in our party and the ‘senior citizens’ menu provided top class food at a very reasonable price. The service was good and we were served by friendly staff. Nothing bad to say about The King and Queen at all!

  4. AH

    AndreaH

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely pub, great food and friendly staff . Best to book . Would definitely be visiting again.

  5. T

    Tennis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Staff very pleasant. Great choice of music could have sat their all day. Food as expected for the price.

  6. JF

    JonathanF

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Bought a my disabled Dad and the staff could not have accommodated more, made life so easy and were so helpful !

  7. BE

    BeverleyE

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Great service and lovely pub food with a good choice on the menu.

  8. KR

    KimR

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Had a get together with work, everything was lovely, although the service was a little slow, the Team looked a little thin on the ground,but, with that said, the service was great when they took orders or were asked to box our food that we could not manage to eat. Friendly, cosy ambience, nice touch with balloons on the table as we were celebrating a birthday as well as a get together.

  9. P

    Poonam

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    overall1food1service4ambience2

    Food wasn’t great. Staff is very friendly and nice.

  10. R

    Rubyshoes

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I haven't been to the King & Queen for a while & have to say l was very impressed by how friendly & attentive the staff were. Food was very tasty & presented so nicely.

  11. SA

    SteveA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was our anniversary and the staff made us very welcome, with a special table, baloons and cake!

  12. JW

    JaniceW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Very pleasant Sunday afternoon lunch, staff very helpful, and helped us get the right table for my husband who has mobility difficulties

  13. JM

    JohnM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I love going to the King and Queen the staff are very helpful 👍❤️❤️

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience2

    Lots of choice of seating - quick service - employees were attentive - food was disappointing - Warm not hot - veg not cooked and meat was dry - desserts were stale - not great

  15. LH

    LawrenceH

    Kent

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Really nice 'local' pub with the features of an older country pub in a village. We went for exactly that reason and enjoyed a nice meal there. The menu had good variety. We had the ribs and wings which was all well cooked and tasty. The staff were attentive and checked that everything was to our satisfaction a couple of times. They also cleared empty plates and used glasses very quickly. All in all a nice relaxed atmosphere and an enjoyable meal.

  16. LP

    LindaP

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    Cold food, inattentive staff although not at all busy

  17. JC

    JoC65

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2021

    overall3food2service5ambience3

    Staff were lovely, food was expensive for what it is. Vegan banana blossom fish was nice but at £13 for a small piece of batter and tiny bit of banana blossom some chips and a tiny thing of peas, a bit much. Sachets of salt and pepper and ketchup is pretty old school too and really bad for the environment. Upgrade to ketchup in little ramekins if you can’t have bottles on the table. Drinks were nice though

  18. TQ

    TreatedlikeQueens

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Catch up with friends was fab. Staff were friendly and helpful putting up with us sitting outside and then moving inside. Food was fantastic, I recommend the confit of duck, it was yummy.

  19. t

    tonyc

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Friendly staff, lovely setting, excellent roast accommodated allergy

  20. DO

    DennisO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Last evening we took our friends for a meal at The King and Queen where we had a really great evening. The food was excellent (the best prawns my husband has ever tasted!). We all chose something different from the menu and every dish was delicious. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful all evening without being over attentive. We felt that Covid rules were being adhered to as there was plenty of space between tables putting us instantly at ease. Thank you for a very pleasant evening. We shall definitely return soon!

  21. SD

    SaraD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Friendly atmosphere,good food&service we will be back 🙂

  22. JQ

    JanetQ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    First time visit, would go again. Good value and good food.

  23. DH

    DanielH

    Calgary

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2021

    overall1food2service1ambience2

    Pizza looked as if it was brought from Coop The tables were too close together with other tables, didnt feel covid safe No service and food took awhile, Vegetables were steamed

  24. DJ

    DanielJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great staff and great food! Amazing portion sizes and speedy delivery, it was a quiet day but you could tell the locals were loving the place. Can’t recommend enough

  25. ES

    EmmaS

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service, the staff were very attentive. Also visibly Sanitising their hands and wearing face covering as well as one way in, another way out. Loads of choice on the menu and the food was delicious. Easy to find, plenty of parking. Nice garden too.

  26. SM

    StephenM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great food, good size portions and good service, not been for a couple of years and very impressed, nice menu, nice beer garden and good staff, will be back!

  27. KR

    KimR

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I met with a friend for lunch, it was great to see all covid precautions in place and good one way system. The staff were friendly and welcoming, even though they must have been baking, it was a very hot day, the service was great, the food came quickly and was lovely. This pub is local to Me and is fantastic for quick lunch or leisurely Dinner.

  28. A

    Alik

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2021

    overall5food5service3ambience3

    Lovely lunch, food was fresh and plenty of it, we sat outside and it was nice and quiet. We would definitely go back .

  29. CB

    CliveB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent food nicely presented. Attentive staff.

  30. S

    Shaf

    Kent

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2021

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Second visit 5 star. Wayne and team service is very attentive and welcoming. Thats all you need, especially with a 3 year old. Thank you. Second visit both 5 star due to management and the team. We shall see you soon!

  31. SS

    ShaunS

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great find. Very friendly staff and a fantastic garden that gets a lot of afternoon sun. Food was great quality and we really enjoyed our first visit. It won’t be the last.

  32. M

    Mark

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I haven't been to the King & Queen for a few years and wished I had been back sooner. What a great village pub, great friendly service, excellent food with great choice. We will definitely be back soon, well done the Team and thank you.

  33. a

    amier

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2021

    overall4food2service4ambience5

    Friendly staff. Service was quick.. so much that the waitress asked how our meal was when we had only taken our first bite. Food was disappointing. Had beef roast. Veg was undercook, Yorkshire pud overcooked and gravy very oily.

  34. SM

    SherylM

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    The staff were incredibly lovely and helpful and couldn’t do enough for you. The starters were fine , tasty and good portions. However the mains were over cooked meat and fried foods and under cooked veg on the roast. Far too much food on the plate so go for a child size roast if you have a starter! The pizza the kids had was also big so they shared but far too much cheese on it which we ended up scraping most of it off. It’s a shame as the staff was so nice but the mains just didn’t hit the spot. Less is more in some cases and the quality needs to improve to justify the price.

  35. GG

    GGH123

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    The dressed crab was delicious. The accompanying salad could have been fresher but fries also good. The roast dinner was disappointing - vegetables were soggy and clearly microwaved and the meat was tough. The staff were attentive so can’t fault them.

  36. k

    kathleenr

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely evening... Staff are very welcoming... And made a fuss of the dog which just makes it feel more relaxed. Great choice of food... Dressed crab went down a treat

  37. CG

    CarolG

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely pub with garden that has kept its character, also close to me. Win Win

  38. MH

    MelH

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Nice food . Friendly staff . Pub side a little busy and loud . But restaurant side was nice and welcoming

  39. DC

    DemiC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I had the best day ever, it was my first time visiting and I will 100% be back . I travelled over 1hr 30mins to get to the king & queen. And it was worth it The staff were outstanding and the food and service was excellent . The pub was clean and they were following all the government guidelines due to Covid. The staff were very attentive and they met our needs as we were to hot to sit outside and eat our food so we went inside to a lovely cool seating area inside the pub that had just been newly decorated and had the most gorgeous chandeliers which made the pub stand out from any that I have been before. I can’t wait to go back and try more food from the menu and have another amazing gin & tonic. Thankyou to everyone at the king and queen

  40. EA

    EmmaA

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice environment, good choice of food . Garden has both shade and sunny areas

FAQs

The King & Queen is rated 4.3 stars by 148 OpenTable diners

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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Booked 3 times today
Google Map for The King & Queen

1 New Road WEST MALLING Kent, ME19 6DD

  • Cross street

    1 New Road, East Malling, Kent.

  • Neighborhood

    West Malling

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm
    Sun 12:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    English, European, Indian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Our car park holds up to 65 cars.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Michael Mowbray

  • Entertainment

    null

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    01732 842752

  • Catering

    Our menu's are heavily influenced by English and European cuisine and our ever changing a la carte menu offers something for everyone. At lunchtime we offer light bites and Our head chef has a passion for Indian cooking and every Thursday we have Curry Night where 3 beautiful examples of the delicate dishes of Northern and Southern India are on offer. Sharing deals are available. If Brunch is your thing then we're pleased to offer this every Saturday 11am-1pm. Sunday's are our favourite day and our traditional roasts are not to be missed.

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