Strete, Devon Strete

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The Kings Arms

The Kings Arms is a beautiful Grade II listed public house, dating from the early eighteenth century, with perhaps the finest elevated coastal view of any pub in South Devon. The coastal path passes by the pub, as does the A379. There is parking, a large garden and a kids’ play area.
The pub has always been at the centre of village life , serving both the local community and the great and the good. Illustrious visitors in the past have included the Prince of Wales in the 1930s, the future King Alfonso of Spain, and local resident Jack Yeats, Ireland's most celebrated painter and bother of Nobel Prize poet W.B. Yeats, an occasional visitor to this parish.
The Kings Arms has been closed since the start of this year - and sorely missed - but the village has started a fundraising campaign to take over the pub as one of South Devon’s first community run pubs. The vision is for a village hub, that isn’t just a place for a drink and a meal (although they will do that very well) but also a space that gets used in numerous ways, groups meet, new friends are made, new ideas and plans are hatched and the well-being of the community is enhanced.

The Kings Arms is also home to 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 out with each other.
The pub is no longer owned by Heavitree and it is hoped to have it open by the end of September. The aim is to provide good food at sensible prices for the community and visitors alike.
email Andy Edwards who is part of the Kings Arms Re-opening Team at:
Hope to see you at our wonderful pub soon.
01803 770027