Hampton Court Palace

Step out of the door of The King’s Arms hotel and Hampton Court Palace is right there. Discover the intriguing history of King Henry VIII’s Palace, wander around the stunning gardens, get lost in the maze and let the kids run around the Magic Garden. It’s a wonderful place to visit for all of the family. We are fortunate enough to be neighbours!

VISIT THE HAMPTON COURT PLACE WEBSITE 

Hampton Court Palace
Hampton Court Palace playground

Royal Bushy Park

With over 1000 acres, Bushy Park is London’s second-largest Royal Park, sitting right on the doorstep of the hotel, just north of Hampton Court Palace. It’s a wonderful place to explore with gardens, waterways and roaming herds of red and fallow deer. Look out for the spectacular Diana Fountain, a centrepiece of the mile-long Chestnut Avenue designed by Sir Christopher Wren.

VISIT THE BUSHY PARK WEBSITE 

River Thames Boat Tours

If you fancy heading into the city, a relaxing and inspiring way to get into London is by boat. There are numerous boats that can take you to Central London and what a way to get a spectacular view of the city from the river. Enquire with our team and we can assist you with any bookings.

The impressive River Thames is the longest river in England and runs through London and runs along the grounds of the Palace. In fact 750 acres of parkland that belong to the Palace are all set within the loop of the Thames. It is a great way to travel up to Richmond and Kew Gardens, all the way to London and take in the stunning grasslands and flora on the banks of the river.

VIEW RIVER TRIPS FROM HAMPTON COURT LANDING STAGE HERE 

London

If you are visiting the UK but don’t want to stay in the hustle and bustle of central London then the Kings Arms is a good place to base yourself and travel into London with ease. Only 14 miles away and less than an hour by train. The hotel is a 10 minute walk from the lovely Hampton Court station and you will be transported to Waterloo in no time. A perfect way to spend a day is gazing around the museums, art galleries and shops and then visit the theatre in the evening.

Epsom Downs

Epsom Downs Racecourse, or, the “Downs”, as it’s known, is located only 11 miles (25 minutes) from The Kings Arms Hotel. A grade 1 racecourse located in the heart of Surrey and home to thoroughbred racehorse racing. Every year the famous Derby is run there and boasts a crowd of 130,000 people, usually including the Queen.

Kew Gardens

Yet another amazing attraction so close to the hotel is the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. The gardens are rated as a UNESCO World Heritage site and have 50,000 living plants. You are really spoilt for choice with things to see and do, from the dramatic rock garden to the peaceful Japanese garden and interactive children’s area, there is something for everyone.

VISIT KEW BOTANICAL GARDENS WEBSITE 

Nearby shopping

Kingston is the nearest town to the hotel with a huge array of shops, cafes and eateries. We are only moments away and is based on the river so if you wanted a stroll to the local market town it’s a nice day out. Once an ancient market town where Anglo Saxon Kings were crowned. Now a buzzy metropolis.

Garsons Farm

Take your pick at the Farm!

Garsons Farm in Esher, a mere 20 minutes from the hotel, offers pick your own crops and is open rain or shine. It is a wonderful family day out with entry for all ages. Currently there are strawberries, gooseberries, broad beans, beetroot plus many more to choose from. The crop picking list is updated daily / hourly.

Once you’ve gathered your fruit and veg make sure to pop into the excellent Farm Shop (voted Surrey’s best) where you can stock up on a wide range of cheeses, pies and freshly baked bread from the deli and bakery.

VISIT GARSONS FARM WEBSITE 

Bike Tours

If two wheels are more your thing, The Merry Peddlar bike tours offer great days out exploring the surrounding area. There’s a wide range of choice from quiet River Thames routes, the stunning scenery of the Royal Parks, circular Hampton Court Palace tours to beer tastings, Kew Botanic Gardens trips and enjoying tea picnics.

Comfortable, lightweight geared bikes are specially chosen for you so you can guarantee a smooth, enjoyable ride.

VISIT THE MERRY PEDALLARS BIKE TOURS WEBSITE 

Garsons farm

Garsons Farm

Take your pick at the Farm!

Garsons Farm in Esher, a mere 20 minutes from the hotel, offers pick your own crops and is open rain or shine. It is a wonderful family day out with entry for all ages. Currently there are strawberries, gooseberries, broad beans, beetroot plus many more to choose from. The crop picking list is updated daily / hourly.

Once you’ve gathered your fruit and veg make sure to pop into the excellent Farm Shop (voted Surrey’s best) where you can stock up on a wide range of cheeses, pies and freshly baked bread from the deli and bakery.

VISIT GARSONS FARM WEBSITE 

Canapes

Parma Ham Rosettes
served on a crouton with horseradish cream

Beetroot Gravadlax Rosettes
served on a crouton with crème fraiche

Smoke Salmon & Smoked Trout Roulade
topped with Avruga caviar

Black Olive Tapanade
served on a crouton with sliced cherry tomato & capers

Goats Cheese Mousse
served on cucumber slices with a slice of black olive & cherry tomato

Quail’s Egg & Bacon.
Boiled & served with bacon crumb on a cucumber slice

Bruschettini.
A mini tomato bruschetta topped with balsamic glaze

Cheese & Ham Croquettes.
Wee balls of breaded cheese sauce with flaked ham

Finger Food

Mini New York Deli

Traditional Arancini, risotto balls filled with Bolognese ragu, mozzarella and peas

Wild Mushroom Arancini

Mini Cheese Burgers

Mini Buttermilk Chicken Burgers

Chicken Satay Skewers

Chicken Milanese Bites

Mini Sausage Rolls

Mini Pork Pies

Selection of mini pies (steak and ale, chicken and ham)

Mini jacket potatoes with chive cream cheese

Teriyaki glazed tofu skewers (Vegan)

Teriyaki glazed salmon skewers

A selection of mini vegetable quiche

Bocconcini, cherry tomato & basil skewers with pesto dressing (GF)Melon balls & Parma ham skewersVegetable Dim Sum

Hot Fork Buffet

£15, per person

Chicken Tikka Masala
Classic Lasagne
Vegetable Lasagne
Sweet potato, Roasted Piquillo Pepper & Apricot Tagine
Garlic, sweet chilli & lime Tiger Prawns
Lemon, Garlic & Thyme Baked Salmon
Beef Stroganoff
Pork Cacciatore
All served with a chef’s choice of either: Basmati rice, sautéed new potatoes, seasonal vegetables &
rustic bread rolls

Themed Buffet examples


Indian buffet table
Onion bhaji, samosa, naan breads, saag aloo, aloo gobi, chicken pakora, vegetable spring rolls,
chicken tikka, beef madras, lamb dopiaza, chana masala, popadums, rice, mango chutney, mixed
dips

Japanese buffet table
Sushi selection (with supplement), pork gyoza, tuna tataki, prawn gyoza, yakitore beef, tore karaage,
lime teriyaki courgettes, sweet chilli lime tiger prawns, rice, yakisoba noodles, prawn kurushaki

Thai buffet table
Thai crab cakes, sesame prawn toast, vegetable spring rolls, butterfly prawns, penang chicken
skewers, beef rending curry, Thai green chicken curry, jasmin rice, pad thai rice noodles, tom yum
soup, sesame vegetables, prawn crackers

Middle Eastern buffet table
Grilled meats – Beef, lamb, soujouk (lamb sausages), chicken shish taouk, khobez flat breads,
hummus, baba ganoush, marinated olives, stuffed vine leaves, batata harra, tabouleh, toum, tomato
sauce dip, shawarma, samaka harra (spicy baked fish fillets with vegetable sauce)

Italian buffet table
Antipasti, salami, Parma ham, grilled artichokes, marinated peppers, stuffed cherry peppers, artisan
breads, tomato mozzarella, fish platter, pizza selection, baked pasta

American buffet table
Buffalo wings, mini cheese burgers, fries, corn on the cob, ribs, pulled pork rolls, slaw, bbq beans,
southern fried chicken pieces, grilled pork steaks

Banqueting Menu

Starters
Roasted tomato soup with artisan bread roll
Smoked Salmon Cannelloni, salt baked golden beetroot, dill mayonnaise, avruga caviar &
cucumber pearls
Ham terrine with caramelised onion puree, piccalilli mayonnaise, pickled shimeji mushrooms,
baby pear & toasted hazelnuts

Main Course
Roasted Chicken Supreme, rosemary mash potatoes, green beans & chasseur sauce                                  Garlic & herb roasted salmon fillet with champ potatoes, braised fennel, lemon butter poached
asparagus & dill velouté
Beetroot Wellington, Lyonnaise potatoes, green beans & vegan gravy

Desserts
Sicilian Lemon Tart with raspberry sorbet
Chocolate brownie, fresh strawberry & vanilla ice cream
Vegan cheesecake with berries & vegan salted caramel ice cream

£32 for a 2-course meal

£42 for a 3-course meal

    The Prosecco Tour - with complimentary fizz.

    We invite you to book a tour and experience the versatility of our spaces for yourself. As a token of our hospitality, enjoy a complimentary glass of fizz on your visit, allowing you to truly envisage your event in our special setting. Discover how our event areas, from the private dining room to the bar area, can transform to suit your vision, making your next event truly memorable.


    *prosecco tour is for up to two people