The King & Queen

4.2
84 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Fish and chips tasted like the fish had gone off. Korean burger had no seasoning tasted very dry.

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TomC
Kent
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

It was my first visit to the pub, and it was a great visit, given the current Covid restrictions. I'm sure things would have been even better, had we not been stuck outdoors. Lovely staff, good service and excellent food. We'll definitely be back!

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PeterB
London
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A brilliant time out for the 3 of us lovely food and service..

DC
DonnaC
Kent
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great setup in the garden, brilliant service and lovely food, would definitely recommend

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GRAEMEW
Kent
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant time. Really friendly staff. Great to see them open again.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit-Heaters in the garden!! Staff helpful and friendly, food hot, good value and very god. A really good evening and will return. Thank you

DM
DianneM
London
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great friendly efficient staff welcoming and very well organised

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Shaf
Kent
9 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing chilled environment. Wayne and team looked after us very well in a cute little garden which was very relaxing. Will definitely be back with the kids next time.

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Customer
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Fantastic service. Food was not great and very simple. Obvious signs of trying to keep their costs down.

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MeganS
Kent
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely pub and graded! Great menu and food was delicious! Staff very friendly and helpful!

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Chip
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still no heaters outside so wrap up warm. You would of thought if they wanted customers then make it comfortable

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very lovely place with great and helpful staff. Very nice food, good portions.

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Larkfield
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Six of us had drinks and food.
Service was good
Food was nice
COVID safety elements in place

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Loiselsie
Kent
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely pub. manager was nice
Liked the bonfire outside

SH
SimonH
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good service from waiting staff in the garden although freezing cold weather

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Nice food, nice garden. Due to the current restrictions we had to sit outside, the outside space is nice but perhaps needs some heating. Staff are great. The food is a little overpriced maybe but we’ll be back regardless.

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TraceyC
Kent
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt very COVID safe. One way system in place and plenty of antibacterial gel available.
Fabulous tasty food as ever. Polite and friendly staff. Easy to book a table. Menu still has lots of variety. Always a few vegetarian options. The puddings are a very generous portion size! Paying for our meal was efficient and easy at our table.

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LouiseS
Kent
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food
Good location
Lovely garden for dining and drinks
Good value for money
Pleased with my experience and would return and recommend to family and friends

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall4food1service5ambience4

All very good except no cooked food available on the day.

PL
PastyLover
London
8 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Really disappointed. The King and Queen 'of old' has disappeared. Even making allowances for emerging from lock-down our experience was really poor. It now feels more like a drinkers pub than a place to take the family of lunch or dinner. Loud music punped out into the garden, tables of serious drinkers effing and blinding, food that was served barely warm, uncooked chicken and burgers. And a waitress who when she dropped a spoon said 'oh sh*t, sorry", didnt impress. We wont be back.

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LisaC
Kent
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time out since lockdown 3.0..sun was shining..great service and food...such a lovely midweek lunch..highly recommend

JF
JoeF
Kent
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic experience, the garden was lively without being noisy and the staff very attentive. We didn't eat this time but have before and the food is brilliant.

JB
JamesB
Kent
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No food available on 12/4, but it was well organised, Covid safe and the service was fantastic... well done we had a lovely evening

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Chip
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The only thing I can say bad about my experience was that it got very cold sitting outside. Some heating would make the experience so much better

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GeoffW
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good food and service. The Covid procedures were well enforced

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Sarah
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely vegan fish (banana blossom) and chips. Nice outdoor seating with lots of birds.

JB
JoannaB
Kent
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely meal outside in the garden . Helpful and friendly.

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vipCraigR
Kent
12 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service.. well covid organised... food and staff all excellent

AW
AlixW
Herefordshire
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the staff were friendly, will definitely be visiting again.

GH
GeoffH
London
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a good meal at the King and Queen supported by good service. Out of the three of us two had already decided before we arrived to have crab. It was a bit of a downer that it was not available. Happily the sirloin of beef I had instead was excellent.

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WendyG
Kent
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Smoked chicken and bacon sandwich was questionable but the cheese and onion sandwich was nice with nice bread. Overall good, friendly staff and money offered off for the sandwich as you would expect. I would go back again as I think just unlucky with the chicken sandwich.

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chrissiebromley
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Only marked down on ambience as current restrictions meant it was quieter than it usually would have been on a Friday lunchtime. The team couldn't have been more helpful in making sure we enjoyed our experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The place itself is quite quaint if not a little dated (furniture). Menu was ok although desserts were disappointing. Overall it was good for a traditional ‘pub grub’ dinner.

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Claire
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not as good as previous visits but steak cooked very well. Portions on small side.

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WilliamS
Kent
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As ever a pleasant experience.
Good value with the current offers.
Service excellent.

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Egkhflyer
Kent
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice Food. Sensible Covid precautions. Great Service. Starter could have been warmer.

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Geoff
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great meal. Good value!

Social distancing, staff and customers taking it seriously with measures put in place and easy to follow.

Will revisit.

GS
GaryS
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The selection of main courses was very good, but to only have 4 options for desert and 1 of these was ice cream scoops.
We were positioned near the door to the kitchen which makes a load bang every time someone walks through, which is quite often.
The staff were very friendly and helpful

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Daniele
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Food was bland. Dessert was tepid. Service was friendly and generally good. Social distancing set up was effective.

BS
BeverlyS
Kent
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely huge portions, good service, will attend again very soon.

FAQs

The King & Queen is rated 4.2 stars by 84 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.