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The Kings Arms, W1

2 Shepherd Market
W1
W1J 7QF
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Greene King

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Tris C left this review about The Kings Arms

Dating from 1742 as the Three Jolly Butchers, the current name dating from 1785, but apparently rebuilt in 1967. Hmmm…
The downstairs interior is small, with a modern boarded floor and certainly the wooden bar array looks newish, with an interesting curved staircase to the left side. Dark grey paint makes it as far as the dado, thereon up it’s pale mushroom to the white Anaglypta ceiling. It’s the chunky, gnarled wooden beams that intrigue; do they really date from ’67 or were they incorporated into a remodelled pub? Furniture is tall and conventional, the whole lit by Victorian-style lighting.
Four ales on: GK IPA, Abbot, London Glory and Portobello Westway Pale at a very pricey £2.75; dull but drinkable.
This isn’t a bad pub, certainly better than the Chesterfield and Market Tavern, but it’s less of a boozer than the Grapes.

On 17th October 2021 - rating: 5
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Steve of N21 left this review about The Kings Arms

Another of the Shepherds Market former Taylor Walker pubs that is now owned and run by Greene King, this one was heaving both outside and inside on my arrival early Thursday evening in the last working week before Christmas. However they seemed to be coping better than the nearby Shepherds Tavern and three of the four ale pumps were in operation. These were dispensing GK IPA and Abbot with the same guest as in the review below , Portobello West Way Pale Ale, on the third. The West way was OK but it wasn’t too long before I made the short journey to Ye Grapes

On 8th January 2020 - rating: 6
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Kings Arms

A Greene King tied house with a very old fashioned whiff on entering,but the low ceiling,exposed beams and traditional vibe mark this out as a decent boozer.Two Sky Sports screens were showing T20 on mute,while the pub clearly has a few regulars .To the front there are some high tables off the curved frontage ,while there are a few more traditional tables dotted about.
There is a corporate GK food menu while the 4 handpumps were drawing GK IPA and Abbott with guests Exeter Avocet and Portobello WestWay Pale (ok).
If you are looking for a boozer in Shepherds Market with some authenticity then this maybe worth a pint.

On 8th March 2019 - rating: 6
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17th Oct 2021, 19:20
Web Link submitted by Tris C approved
 
17th Oct 2021, 17:59
Review submitted by Tris C

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 17 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 17 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 17 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 17 October 2021 by Tris C
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 06 March 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 17 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 17 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 08 March 2019 by Bucking Fastard
  • Jukebox : No last updated 17 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 17 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 17 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 17 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 17 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 17 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 17 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes - Greene King. - last updated 17 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Real Cider : No last updated 17 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Wheelchair Access : No - WCs up or down stairs. - last updated 17 October 2021 by Tris C
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