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The King & Queen

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1 New Road, East Malling, West Malling ME19 6DD England
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3 well appointed en-suite rooms, all with double bed. Single and double occupancy rates include continental breakfast. For reviews on accommodation, you are on the right page - for reviews on our restaurant, please see our main listing under the West Malling area.
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Free parking
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Rooftop terrace
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Donna J wrote a review Jul 2021
2 contributions4 helpful votes
I've lived in East Malling for just over 20 years and have been visiting the King & Queen on a regular basis. Its known that the kitchen space is small and restricts what can and cannot be produced - the previous landlord tried hard to produce 'restaurant' food and it didn't always pay off. With lock down lifted, myself and several friends headed down for an evening of food, wine and company. The service was friendly and very polite. Absolutely the staff tried hard. The pub itself as anyone knows is a gorgeous old building in the heart of the village. BUT .. the food. 6 of us had 6 different meals. Each was the supermarket ready meal version of pub food. Perhaps a very small menu of freshly prepared food suited to the known small kitchen size? I would point to the Rod & Line in Cornwall who have an even smaller kitchen but turn out amazing food - do less but do it better. I had the pulled pork burger which came with a brioche bun (I think!) which tasted like it was straight out of the co-op's sale bin and the pork which was overly sauced. The mini sausage and bacon advertised was missing. Just not very pleasant at all for the price of just under £15! There was no wine list. Apparently it hadn't 'arrived yet'. Wouldn't you hand write a version or print off something temporary? On asking what 'fizz' was available we were told there was Prosecco and that it was Italian .....!!! So end of lovely old pub, great location, good parking and friendly staff. But not a food mecca and expensive for what it is. I'm so disappointed on my review. This is my local pub and I so want it to be fabulous.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Linda C wrote a review Mar 2019
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We were offered a warm welcome by exceptionally attentive and well informed staff. Our meals were delicious. My boyfriend plumped for the pulled pork burger and I chose the king prawn linguine which we thoroughly enjoyed. The cider went down very well too! Our room was immaculate and lovely and warm. We both slept well and woke to a welcome continental breakfast and enough milk and coffee for us to guzzle. The shower facilities were top notch and overall we couldn't fault a single thing. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Susan B wrote a review Jan 2018
Warminster, United Kingdom25 contributions13 helpful votes
We stayed overnight when celebrating my 60th birthday. The room (1 of 3) was in a separate block from the pub and was modern and clean, although quite compact. Everything worked fine, but for the price we paid we felt the basic continental breakfast could have been better. Maybe putting a toaster in the rooms so that you could have hot buttered toast and preserves rather than cold pan au chocolates would be an idea, but perhaps this is a health and safety issue. It was fine for one night, but would not have stayed longer for the price.
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Date of stay: January 2018
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Rooms 1 and 2 are upstairs, room 3 is ground floor.
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Response from SteveCatch65, Owner at The King & Queen
Responded 27 Sep 2019
Dear Sue B Many thanks for the feedback and as a result we have reduced the rates for overnight stays and you can now book via Booking.com and see the current prices on a daily basis. As far as the toaster goes we tried that and the fire alarm didn't stop ringing, so we had to ditch that idea. We will be looking at an alternative in due course. We hope you will try us again. Regards Steve Catchpole
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bordereiver wrote a review May 2016
Essex, United Kingdom137 contributions48 helpful votes
We were greeted with a warm welcome as soon as we walked through the door! The room were very clean and comfortable with a new bowl of fruit each day. The continental breakfast that was left in the fridge each day was basic and adequate. The pub closes early on Sunday afternoon so there was nowhere handy to eat. There is however a good selection of eateries in nearby West Malling when the K&Q is closed.[A £7 taxi ride away.]
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Date of stay: May 2016
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Room Tip: Room 3 is on the ground floor but remember to take something to cover the window in the door to...
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Suzie C wrote a review Oct 2015
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Stayed here for two nights as was close to a function we were attending. The rooms are compact but clean and tidy. Our room didn't have a bath (only shower), but that suited us. The "free breakfast" is actually in the room. There's fresh fruit, cereal, milk, yoghurt, pastries and tea and coffee. A perfect solution to what is essentially a pub hotel, where the pub is closed at breakfast time so there is no other way of getting breakfast to us. The rooms are separate from the pub but does overlook the car park so might be a little noisy, but didn't bother us. We had dinner in the pub one night. The food is great but a little pricey. If we ever have reason to stay in the area again, we would come back. The staff are friendly and accommodating too. Thank you for a lovely stay.
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Date of stay: October 2015Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
US$67 - US$110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandKentWest MallingEast Malling
NUMBER OF ROOMS
3
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Frequently Asked Questions about The King & Queen
Which popular attractions are close to The King & Queen?
Nearby attractions include Kent Owl Academy (4.9 km), The Extraction Room (6.3 km), and Escape Hub (5.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The King & Queen?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The King & Queen?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The King & Queen?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The King & Queen?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bean Rush, The Yew Tree Inn, and Market House.
Is The King & Queen located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of East Malling.
Are there any historical sites close to The King & Queen?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Coldrum Long Barrow (6.0 km), Kit's Coty House (5.7 km), and Allington Castle (5.0 km).
Is The King & Queen accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.