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The Kings Arms, Chapelhay, Weymouth

16 Trinity Road

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E TA left this review about The Kings Arms

Malden Man’s description, below, covers most bases, and his assumption of a Summer crowd is indeed correct. When we visited the interior was relatively empty, though the outside was heaving; there was no issue with people taking their glasses out to stand by the water and enjoy the weather. Ales on were London Pride, Doombar and Sea Fury, all in average condition. Overall a decent town pub.

On 22nd August 2019 - rating: 6
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Malden man left this review about The Kings Arms

A large harbourside pub with claims of age and Royal patronage which may well be true, however despite the appealing exterior, the interior has been extensively modernised, resulting in difficulty in identifying much of significant heritage. It is a large place indeed, probably the result of expansion at some time into adjoining buildings. The bar is directly opposite on entering but the place extends around to each side and to the rear to the extent that a full circuit of the place is possible. There are still good log fires which were welcome on an early January evening, one stone fireplace I spotted had the pub name carved along the top. There is some exposed stonework but this looked to be a modern addition care of the interior designers as did the abundance of distressed timbers.
Inevitably given the location overlooking the harbour goings-on, the pub is well geared to feed and water visitors but not in a brash or cynical way and we felt quite comfortable spending an hour here by the fire with our drinks. I suspect it is heaving come the summer.
On the handpumps were Adnam's Broadside, Sharp's Sea Fury, Tribute and Otter Bitter.

On 21st January 2019 - rating: 6
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BobOs . left this review about The Kings Arms

Good little quayside pub with superb views outside and plenty of little nooks and crannies inside. Friendly staff, but a tad disappointed to find only Courage Best and Directors on - albeit in excellent condition. Overall average.

On 12th July 2011 - rating: 5
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Graham Smith left this review about The Kings Arms

A decent comfortable pub overlooking the harbour on the south side. Only a couple of ales available but they were in good condition. Has an extensive food menu and whilst not particularly cheap the food was of good quality. I had Ham, Egg and chips at £7.95 but it was excellent. This place is close to the Boot and neither should be overlooked when in Weymouth.

On 11th May 2011 - rating: 7
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Manky Badger left this review about The Kings Arms

I LOVED this place.
In retrospect it's got all that I hate about bad pubs.

It's been said I don't like live music. That's not quite true. I like live music in the same way I like beer. I like it lots, but I'm fussy about what I'll have. There's a lot of scabby beer that I won't touch with a barge pole. The same is true of bands. So many try to cover up a lack of talent by increasing the volume. This place has decent music at a decent volume.
It's clearly a "local pub for local people" - we were there the day after two of the locals got married, but we were made veery welcome.
The ale selection mightn't be as much as in other pubs, but the two ales they had on were good.

It's a "must visit" pub if ever you're in Weymouth.

On 11th May 2008 - rating: 6
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