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The King Lud, Ryde

2 Esplanade
Ryde
PO33 2DY
Phone: 01983562942
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Steve of N21 left this review about The King Lud

Sadly the Ryde Esplanade is not blessed with smart drinking establishments and for some inexplicable reason the advanced party we sent over the road to find a beer whilst the rest of us sorted out hovercraft tickets chose this one, the least smart of the lot.
A single room pub with some limited table seating on the pavement out front I cannot improve on the boisterous and fairly basic description offered below.
Serving bar on the left and large flatscreen telly’s dotted about for the sport, I got the impression that most of the clientele had been in all day for looking at the screens on this early Saturday evening.
Two real ales on from major Brewers, both boring brown bitters including a poor Gales HSB, especially as I had to drink it out of a plastic glass as we had chosen to try and avoid some of the characters and drink on the pavement. A plan that sadly misfired as most of them were in and out like a Jack-in-the-Box to share their fag smoke with us. Let’s just say I couldn’t wait to get back on the hovercraft over to Southsea and its pubs.

On 29th October 2021 - rating: 4
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Graham Coombs left this review about The King Lud

A rather boisterous and fairly basic single room pub strategically located opposite Esplanade station. OK for a quick pint when quiet, but probably best avoided when it is crowded. It also has a late night licence. Has a fair range of beers, including local and national brews, including some sourced from round the back of the bar, possibly straight from the barrel. Quality and availability seems a bit hit and miss however.

On 28th June 2018 - rating: 5
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The King Lud

The distinctive mock-Tudor façade stands out amongst the Esplanade buildings, but there is nothing very distinctive about the plainly furnished rectangular interior. Also has several benches out front looking out towards the pier. Basic menu. Bombardier, Cornish Coaster and Gales HSB being served from three of four handpumps, with the other displaying clips for two draught ciders.

On 9th July 2016 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Ryde Esplanade, 0.1 miles, 1 min walk (show)
Ryde Pier Head, 0.49 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Ryde St Johns Road, 0.89 miles, 17 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The King Lud, Ryde
29th Oct 2021, 12:27
Review submitted by Steve of N21
 
22nd Sep 2020, 09:48
Picture submitted by Graham Coombs approved

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 27 March 2019 by ROB Camra
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  • Beer Garden : No last updated 27 March 2019 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No - Discount withdrawn - last updated 27 March 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 27 March 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 27 March 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 27 March 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : No last updated 27 March 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : Yes - Wednesday - Sunday - last updated 27 March 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 27 March 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 27 March 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 27 March 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 27 March 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 27 March 2019 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 27 March 2019 by ROB Camra
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