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GREENE NOTE: CC Smugglers

27.Feb.2014

If you like 'Mumford and Sons' don’t hang on too long before you book your Greene Note tickets to see CC Smugglers.  They deliver a hugely engaging live show - a rocking string band somewhat reminiscent of Old Crow Medicine Show. April 3rd - don't miss it. British, Roots-Americana Group - Up-Tempo Swing, Blues, Bluegrass, Gypsy and Folk inspired dancing tunes. CC SMUGGLERS are accomplished multi instrumentalists and top showmen. As a band they have earned themselves a reputation for red-hot live shows and tight infectious performances. Their skills honed as a busker band saw them playing street corners across the UK and into Europe. Since then they have swiftly continued to take the live circuits and festival scene by storm. Ever true to their busking roots however, they have won the approval of such acts as Seasick Steve and Old Crow Medicine Show when applying their infamous ‘Guerrilla Busking’ approach to performance and promotion. A kicking fiddle and banjo driven rocking string band. BUY TICKETS AT www.wegottickets.com/event/262265

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CHROMA PRESENTS: From the Mediterranean to the New World

27.Feb.2014

Join us at 7pm on Sunday 30th March in the Greene Room for an inspiring collection of music from Europe and South America for cello, flute and harp.    You will also be treated to a world premiere of a specially commissioned new work by the young Brazilian composer Leonard Margutti.   Tickets £15/£12 concs. Under 18s are free (subject to availability) “Going Steady” and “Confetti” friends £13/£10   To book email: chroma.concerts@me.com call us on 01442 862953 Tickets also available to purchase from Luminous & Vogue, Lower Kings Road, Berkhamsted (cash or cheque)

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LITERARY SALON: Edward Stourton's "Cruel Crossing"

21.Feb.2014

Edward Stourton talking about his new book CRUEL CROSSING: ESCAPING HITLER ACROSS THE PYRENEES CRUEL CROSSING relates the secret history of the World War Two escape routes through the Pyrenees from occupied France to Spain; personal stories of endurance, betrayal and remarkable bravery. Today, these people’s bravery and endurance is commemorated each July by a trek along the Chemin de la Liberte - the toughest and most dangerous of wartime routes. Ed Stourton took part in this trek, and from his fellow pilgrims uncovered stories of midnight scrambles across rooftops, drops from speeding trains, doomed love affairs, horrific murder and astonishing heroism. Drawing on interviews with these few remaining survivors and the families of those who were there, Ed Stourton’s vivid history of this little-known aspect of the Second World War is shocking, dramatic and intensely moving.   Thursday 27th March at 7.30pm The Greene Room, Kings Arms, 147 High Street, Berkhamsted, HP4 3HL   Tickets £12 Welcome drink on arrival Copies of Cruel Crossing for sale Opportunity to get your copy signed   book your place now at the Kings Arms main reception desk or online from www.booksatthebarn.co.uk

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GOOD FOOD TALKS - our menus speak volumes

21.Feb.2014

We are delighted to announce that all of our menus here at The Kings Arms can now easily be accessed by visually impaired people through the revolutionary Good Food Talks  web app. The app has been founded by Matt Wadsworth, registered blind, who claims to have been poorly served by restaurants so far. He said the app makes eating out more enjoyable for visually impaired people, since they don’t have to rely on others reading a menu to them. “Everyone at the table is equal and autonomous, making dining out more dignified, more sociable, and more fun.” The idea is that whether you are totally blind and use the text-to-speech software or simply need to invert colours or zoom to make things clearer, the app makes ordering in a restaurant much more straight-forward and gives you back independence and control over your experience. The Good Food Talks app is free and doesn’t have to be downloaded to a phone.  By simply visiting the Good Food Talks website you can identify The Kings Arms website and then select our menus. With the accessibility settings of your smart-phone activated, the app will read the names, descriptions and prices of each dish to you.

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One Star Sustainability Champion!

29.Aug.2013

The Kings Arms has achieved a commendable One Star rating by the Sustainable Restaurant Association. Undergoing a rigorous measurement process to obtain the rating, The Kings Arms was scored against its commitment to society and community, its sourcing methods and its environmental policies.  Scored highly in the 'society' section, where its commitment to community engagement and employee welfare were highly commended. Additionally, the sourcing of grass-fed British beef and lamb, free-range poultry and eggs and Fairtrade tea and coffee helped to reinforce its efforts towards sustainability. As part of this important step into showing its commitment to a more sustainable business, SRA member Oakman Inns has achieved a one star rating for a number of its other pubs and restaurants. More information is available here: www.thesra.org 

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Coffee delivered free to your door...

19.Mar.2013

Yes, you did read that right. We are now offering coffee delivery free within a 1/2 mile radius of the Kings Arms. So sit back, relax, and put through your order without having to worry about moving a muscle. We know time can be an issue so we want to make it easier for you. You can order from a selection of coffees, teas, hot drinks, breakfast rolls, cakes, pastries, tray bakes and biscuits, all delivered to you, free of charge. To order, please call us on 01442 866595

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