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The Kings Arms, Bedford Central, Bedford

24 St. Marys Street
Bedford
MK42 0AS
Phone: 01234354494

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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Kings Arms

A Greene King house opposite Bedford College and one of the few pubs to the south of Town Bridge.It's clearly an old building but seems modest from the outside.You step down through a low front door and immediately the ceiling is also low.To the left a band was setting up by the front window,while to the right is a dedicated pool room with quite a number of exposed timbers.The bar is in the middle with a few high tables opposite.Beyond the pool room up a step is a quiet spot with a most unusual carved four person table and a side door past a covered smoking area to the beer garden.
Past the bar,the tardis interior exposes itself with a conservatory room,again leading to the beer garden,and a higher level seating area with a fine wall display cabinet of wine bottles.The beer garden is enclosed but quite large and muzak is played here as well as in the interior,thankfully the soundtrack was good.
It's a real community pub with lots going on and no doubt well used by the College opposite.At the bar there are 4 handpumps with two GK beers (GK IPA and Old Golden Hen) and therefore two guests Sharp's Atlantic and Hogs Back TEA (£4 rip off) which was in fair condition but the barmaid admitted that not a lot had been drawn on her shift.Lager is far more popular.Given a pedestrian ale line up ,I was surprised to find it in the 2018 GBG.I assume that the local CAMRA branch are having difficulty filling their allocation.However as a fun pub to visit it's fine ,and is popular with a mixed crowd on this less desirable side of the river.

On 22nd July 2018 - rating: 7
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Kings Arms

A decent pub with a bit of character. Reasonable pint of the seasonal Bonkers Conkers. One of the better pubs in Bedford, so worth a short walk southwards from the town centre and over the bridge.

On 29th September 2008 - rating: 7
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Kings Arms

The Kings Arms is a decent looking old pub that is opposite Bedford college and close to the river.
Once inside this was quite a nice pub with a few different smallish rooms that had a cosy feel to them,this pub is a Greene King tied house and there was one real ale on the bar this was Greene King IPA and this was a decent enough drink.
I thought this was quite a nice pub to have a few drinks in.

Pub visited 20/1/2001

On 20th January 2001 - rating: 7
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