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The Kings Arms - Pub in Buckinghamshire

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30 High Street, Amersham, HP7 0DJ, Buckinghamshire
England, United Kingdom

David Ashfield
+44 (0)1494 725 722(landline)

Quintessentially English 15th-century coaching inn with cosy bar, real ale, classic pub food and cheery staff

Step in the footsteps of former guest Oliver Cromwell as you stroll along Amersham's classy High Street and turn in under the archway, as customers have done since the fifteenth century. Horses were once changed here in the cobbled courtyard, while guests alighted from their carriages for refreshments; more recently the pub has featured in 'Midsomer Murders' and 'Four Weddings and a Funeral'. This lovely inn retains its historic roots, particularly in the snug bar with cosy seating areas, fire nooks and bare wood floors, but black leather chairs and touches of purple velvet give it a modern twist. Welcoming staff and friendly Irish owner David offer Brakspear and Marlow Rebellion beers on tap, and classic pub food. Try the sharing platters, a locally sourced Wagyu beef burger or Rebellion beer battered fish and chips. Lots of gluten free options too.

Local points of interest from David Ashfield:

Local points of interest from
David Ashfield:

  • The Kings Arms Hotel Amersham is a 34 bedroom Inn dating from the 1400’s and has been refurbished to offer all modern amenities whilst maintaining the historical character of the building.
  • Find us in the historical Old Amersham village and enjoy with its boutiques, antique shops and wide selection of pubs and restaurants.
  • Grab your wellies & immerse yourself in the beautiful Chiltern Hills.
  • The hotel has been used extensively in TV and Film productions including Four Weddings and a Funeral, Miss Marple and the TV series Midsomer Murders. It has also hosted many famous guests such as Oliver Cromwell.
  • Our restaurant is situated in the old section of the building so that you can take in the lovely rustic ambience whilst enjoying a leisurely breakfast or evening meal.
  • In both daytime and the evening our traditional village pub offers a variety of ales, wines and spirits for you to enjoy whilst you relax. Guests can cosy up in the winter months beside our beautiful open fires.
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Starters from £6. Lunch from £12. Dinner from £12.



30 High Street, Amersham, HP7 0DJ, Buckinghamshire


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