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The Fiddler, Kilburn, NW6

229 Kilburn High Road

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Tris C left this review about The Kingdom

Date visited: February 2010.

An afternoon visit to what is a mid-'90s' shop conversion. It wasn't the most inspiring of venues though I recall that the Guinness was good. The only craic I experienced in here was the small hole to the main window which looked like it was made by a bullet; I wouldn't have returned.

On 6th August 2018 - rating: 3
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Kingdom

This is an "Irish" bar. The TVs on the walls were all showing the racing of course; I saw Setanta Sports advertised; and there was some "Guinness Rugby" bunting strung across the ceiling. But I didn't see any shamrocks or leprechauns displayed around the place, so it's probably the genuine article. It's a single-room local drinkers' pub the look of the punters in there when I visited on Wednesday afternoon.

It's comfortably furnished with banquettes along the sides of the room, coupled with normal tables and small round stools. There's no real ale of course, and a half of Guinness was £1.80.

This one is a bit larger, a bit more impersonal and less intimate than most Irish bars I've visited. It's not the sort of place that I would patronise on a regular basis, but the customers in there seemed to appreciate it and I'm pleased that it's here for them to enjoy.

On 24th July 2017 - rating: 3
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Kingdom

The Kingdom is a corner pub on the busy Kilburn high road.
Once inside there was a decent sized single oblong shaped room which ran to the rear of the pub,the bar ran down the left side,there was comfortable bench seating down the right side which faced the bar.
The room is bare boarded and there was a darts board to the front left,the background music was from Heart FM.
There were no real ales on the bar,i had a drink of John Smiths Extra Cold crap which was a pretty crap drink.
The pub was empty on my early Thursday dinner visit,the service was without a smile or thank you.

Pub visited 1/5/2014

On 1st May 2014 - rating: 5
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Steve C left this review about The Kingdom

This is a generic Irish bar with the usual standard draught array and more than enough plasma screens that were showing two different rugby matches and horse racing during my fleeting visit. I didn't stay long as I didn't find it very welcoming, although the barmaid was pleasant enough.

The Guinness wasn't the best and next time I'm in the area I'll purchase it from the Golden Egg up the road as it is better and a pound a pint cheaper.

On 25th November 2009 - rating: 5
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Roger Button left this review about The Kingdom

Irish pubs and bars seem to be 10 a penny these days, especially in this part of the world, so they need to be something special to stand out from the rest. The Kingdom looks OK from the outside but for the most part is as plastic and contrived as an Irish bar can be. All the usual characteristics are present, the sports shirts, the homages to Guiness, Harp and Magners, multi channeled TVs showing Irish News and horse racing. In short it is all very typical with little to lift it over and above any other Irish Pub. The interior is a single, rather open room, comfortable without being particularly cosy, with built in seats along one side opposite the bar, quite plain décor and half frosted windows depicting the pub name and parent company. An impressive array of trophys are lined up at one end (not sure what for though – there are no obvious pub games played here). Being a sports ground enthusiast, a panoramic 1938 photo of Croke Park caught my eye, which left me wondering how people managed to get into the upper tier of the stand that seems to hover over the crowd. At best, I would describe the place as average but, whilst I didn't witness or get any impression of the aforementioned tales of violence, I was hardly afforded a big welcome. From the moment I approached the bar to the moment I left with my pint of Guiness (Irish Bars generally mean no Ales), the barman did not utter a single word. Not a hello, a please, a thank you or even that'll be £2 whatever. My change was virtually thrown into my hand and I got the distinct impression I wasn't expected to stay long. They needn't have worried. Being packed to the rafters on St Patricks Day may be one thing but whilst it displays such open coldness to a first time visitor on a quiet early evening, it isn't going to win me over.

On 17th June 2008 - rating: 3
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