The Kings Arms Gastro Pub

Who we worked with:

The Kings Arms


Elham, Kent

Build Time

6 weeks

Services provided

Key brands used

More about this project

Situated in the sought after Elham Valley, this beautiful Grade II pub, The Kings Arms, has been restored to its royal glory in celebration of the coronation of King Charles III. With local ales and craft beers, a carefully curated wine list inclusive of some of the best of the Garden of England’s wines on offer and Gastro pub food done to the very highest standard from our acclaimed award winning chefs, this historical pub will be the perfect centrepiece to this picturesque village.

This is our second kitchen installation working with our long established customer, The Contemporary Pub Group for who we completed The Tiger Inn 3 years ago.
We were delighted to win the contract to design and build their gastro pub kitchen in the lovely village of Elham just a few miles from our office.
The pub was being given a major refurbishment with the formation of a new build kitchen to the rear and a substantial investment to the grounds and building.
Having worked with the group before, and having dined in their restaurants many times we knew what was required and after a couple of revisions a layout was agreed.

As a new build extension we worked to a programme set out by the client that allowed us to work around other contractors.
The extraction design and build was particularly complex as there was the need for a standard wall sited extract canopy and a secondary island canopy purely to cover a charcoal robata grill which was positioned ‘centre stage’ in front of a glass wall allowing diners seated in the court visibility of the kitchen and the theatre of flame cooking. 

We carried out the installation of all Upvc hygienic wall cladding, not only to the kitchen but also the dishwasher room and rear service corridor, off which we built a walk in cold room and freezer room.
With walls completed the next job was to laytex the complete area and lay Altro Stronhold flooring, the first time we had used Lime coloured flooring which initially raised some eyebrows but we think it looks great!
Appliance installation was then completed, which was tricky as externally the groundworks were still underway causing us some difficulty moving heavy appliances but with a willing team and some help from the main contractor everything fell into place.

The kitchen was completed on time and within budget and looks fantastic, take a look at the photos below.  
Wishing Will & Nadine and their excellent team continued success.