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The Kings Arms, Brislington, Bristol

1 Hollywood Road

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Graham Coombs left this review about The Kings Arms

Nice little local pub with a slightly confined feel from the internal pillars and walls, probably from its considerable age, although the front room has more windows and a brighter feel. Beers still Courage Best and Proper Job, with a third not on at time of visit; condition excellent - Cask Marque accredited.

On 12th July 2018 - rating: 8
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Kings Arms

The Kings Arms is a nice looking pub.
Once inside there is a roughly L shaped room with the bar to the rear right,there is a wood floor.
There are pew seats and chairs and normal tables and chairs for seating,the room is divided into different areas by walls,the rear right side is up one step.
There were three real ales on the bar,i had a drink of Courage Best,which was a nice drink,the other real ales were St Austell Proper Job and Brains Rev James.
Background music was playing.
I quite liked this pub,just like a country pub but in a city.

Pub visited 29/7/2017

On 28th October 2017 - rating: 8
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Pete Yeates left this review about Kings Arms

The Kings Arms reopened Monday 8th September with a relief manager in situ.
There is an Enterprise Inns sign on the outside wall "Pub Business To Let".
Details are on the Enterprise website.

On 15th November 2013 - rating: 2
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Blackthorn _ left this review about Kings Arms

One of only two pubs left in the village now with both The Hollybush and The White Hart having closed in recent years, I have always quite liked this pub and it strikes me as a cosy place with quite a country pub feel to it, no doubt due to the fact that much of the interior is exposed stone walls. It has had a chequered history of late being closed for some time, and although now re-open there is a To Let sign outside, so it’s looks as though the future may still be uncertain.

It consists of two rooms, the rear one has the exposed stonework all the way round and also has the bar counter. This is quite a small room with a mostly carpeted floor and some slate tiles nearer the bar along with a large fireplace, although this was not in use on a recent visit. The front room doesn’t have quite the same cosiness with just the partition wall to the other bar being bare stone. Elsewhere there was a mixture of pale grey wood panelling on the lower part of the walls and rough cream plasterwork above with some black gloss wood detailing. A darts board was on the wall and there was a projector screen rolled up, although whether this gets any use I am not sure. A very small snug was off to one side which in reality looked to be more of a cupboard and there was what appeared to be a wood burning stove in a chimney recess but was I suspect a gas model. There is apparently also a beer garden although we did not investigate this.

Beers on tap were Courage Best, Doom Bar and Wickwar’s Bob. Ciders were well represented with Stowford Press, Blackthorn, Thatcher’s Traditional and Thatcher’s Gold, although the latter was past it’s best unfortunately.

On 15th November 2013 - rating: 6
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Pete Yeates left this review about Kings Arms

Probably the best Pub in Brislington Village. Well-kept beer, music, quizzes and much more. Not for people over 6'5" - Mind your head!

The parking situation is not as easy as it used to be , but there is a public car park above the nearby shops.

On 21st August 2009 - rating: 10
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