In the centre of Malmesbury The Kings Arms Hotel is easy to find. The car park is accessible through a narrow entrance that was possibly designed for horse drawn carages in a bygone era. Driving my (wide) Skoda through the narrow entrance was 'sporting' and not for the weak hearted. Plenty of parking space once the challenge of the entrance was overcome.
Our room (8) was at the back of the hotel; reasonably spacious with a fair sized bathroom. Plenty of drawer and wardrobe space. More important, the bed was comfortable and we had a good night sleep. The Hotel is a bit tired, but the owners recently took over the place and have plans to improve the decor and facilities.
I warmed to Stuart (Stewart) and Maria who greeted us warmly and
explained their plans and vision for this Hotel. They intend to turn around the ethos of the place to offer good accommodation and food to regular customers.
Breakfast proved to be good, offering the standard Full English and a few other items on the menu. We ordered poached eggs and I asked for the addition of a sausage, along with toast and coffee. Both of our meals were satisfactory and met our needs.
I warmed to Stuart and intend to stop in The Kings Arms in the future; I wish him and his partner well in their venture.More