Strete, Devon Strete

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The Kings Arms

The Kings Arms in Strete was closed by Heavitree in 2013 and was without a tenant for almost two years.

In April 2015 Heavitree erected a fence to the Kings Arms car park restricting access to everyone, leading to speculation that they were planning to close the pub permanently and change the use of the pub to accommodation.

This prompted a mass meeting in the Parish Hall where over 100 residents packed the hall to hear the options available to the community to ‘Save Our Pub’. It was unanimously agreed that the Parish Council should apply for Community Asset Status for the Kings Arms to restrict Heavitree from securing perceived closure. It was confirmed in June 2015 that the Kings Arms was on the approved listing as a Community Asset.

The Kings Arms is a Victorian Grade II listed pub located in the centre of Strete village in the coastal AONB of South Devon. The Kings Arms features wonderful cascading flowers, a large garden with a play area for children and far-reaching views of country and seaside with ample car parking. The bar area is both child and dog friendly – the perfect place to relax and enjoy a drink! There is a long list of options including ale, draught lager, cider, stout and a variety of wines. The accompanying restaurant offers amazing sea views, a delicious menu and friendly staff.

If you aren’t convinced already, The Kings Arms is also home to a new section of the South West Coastal Path, making it an ideal pit stop for walkers, visitors, cyclists and locals.
The pub’s goal is to bring a traditional village pub back to life. It is a place where people come to meet friends for a drink or dine with each other.
Mark & Kat are the new owners of the pub. Their aim is to provide good food at sensible prices for visitors and residents alike.
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