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The Kings Arms, Fitzrovia, W1

68 Great Titchfield Street
W1
W1W 7QL
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Kings Arms

This is now a McMullen's pub with their Country and Cask Ale on, plus a guest ale of Whole Hop Brewery Flying Frog (£2.10 a half). When I arrived a fourth pump was unclipped, but by the time I left it had a handwritten clip for something called Hopping Mad, a 4.5% golden ale. I was in too early to see any sign of food.

It's carpeted, has banquettes around the sides, metal framed tables and small stools. All very traditional. The bar counter looks to be an original Victorian feature, and parts of the bar back are old, if not original, dating from 1900 according to the landlord. Unfortunately you can't see much of it nowadays, as bits of wood have been attached to it to provide shelving, and it's otherwise obscured by optics, bottles, cans, notices, an old till and some drinks machines. But some cut and etched glass is just about visible with the brewer's name (Charrington) in the top centre, and the pub name is at the bottom (but obscured by bottles). There's also a cast iron pillar with a decorative capital, plus a small vestibule at the entrance. This apparently used to be a seven room pub. There are disused doorways now of course, but I can well believe the claim to seven rooms.

As decor there were old (mainly whisky) bottles on the bar gantry, a shelf with books and knick knacks at one end, plus miscellaneous prints on the walls. I also saw a TV (of course), a juke box, and a quiz night advertised for Mondays.

It was very quiet when I was in before noon, so impossible to judge the atmosphere when busy, but it's comfortable enough and both the landlord and barmaid were friendly and chatty. I liked it in here. It had the feel of a traditional pub about it and it's the sort of place to which I'd be happy to return.

On 12th October 2016 - rating: 7
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hondo . left this review about The Kings Arms

Quite a quirky interior serving 4 real ales. Live fitba on during my visit.

On 20th March 2014 - no rating submitted
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Steve C left this review about The Kings Arms

This is a fairly unremarkable pub, but it was pleasant enough sitting on one of the armchairs at the rear whilst flicking through a ‘London Drinker’ that I had picked up earlier in the day. The bar area at the front is pretty basic, but there is a selection of draught beers along with Staropramen and three ales. The governor wasn’t the friendliest and he reminded me of Arkwrite as he mashed the keys on the old style till to deposit my money, but the barman was nice enough and my Guinness was well poured.

There is a plasma screen which was off during a football match so I gather there is no Sky Sports. However, there is a jukebox which was playing a decent few songs at a reasonable volume.

The toilet downstairs is a little grim and there was no toilet paper or soap which was a little annoying as I could have done with not having to wait until the next pub before the big purge.

This place is ok, but I think that there are better pubs in this area so I don’t see myself returning.

On 3rd February 2010 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by Steve C
London Euston, 1.05 miles, 20 min walk (show)
London Charing Cross, 1.17 miles, 22 min walk (show)
London Marylebone, 1.35 miles, 26 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Kings Arms, W1
23rd Sep 2019, 19:41
Request to mark pub as closed by Rex Rattus approved
 
23rd Sep 2019, 17:05
Request to mark pub as closed submitted by Rex Rattus, with included notes: Other: Reported closed by WhatPub.

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  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 20 March 2014 by hondo .
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 20 March 2014 by hondo .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 20 March 2014 by hondo .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 20 March 2014 by hondo .
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