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Builders Arms, Kensington, W8

1 Kensington Court Place
W8
W8 5BJ
Phone: 02079376213
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Castle (Mitchells & Butlers)

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custodian 42 left this review about Builders Arms

Again, nothing special beer wise. All below 4.5%. I went for Caple Road cider at 5.2%. Another pub not to be returned to.

On 12th October 2016 - rating: 5
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Tris C left this review about Builders Arms

Yes, this is a pub with a contemporary modern blue/grey though restrained interior but I wouldn't call it a gastropub as the mainstay of fayre is 'posh' burgers, fish 'n' chips and sandwiches with unsightly condiment bottles on tables and we didn't see any tables laid for diners - not exactly Masterchef then. Furniture is fairly conventional with some leatherette sofas and high stool/table combos and there's at least one real fire. The crowd in here is affluent, young and professional which is no surprise.
However, Euro '16 was on and the sound was channelled through the pub's stereo system and it was *deafening*, so much so that one barman asked another to turn it down; it wasn't. Football at real-life volume in a pub is bad enough, but it was half time so all the adverts were blasted at us at full volume - I don't want to be told to do The Shake 'n' Vac (or whatever) at a volume which would have made Lemmy run for cover.
Ales: Sharp's Doom Bar, Timothy Taylor's Landlord, Adnam's Southwold and Salopian Hop Twister at a very steep £4.45 (this is W8), though very nice it was too.
We left The Tinnitus Arms and doubt we'll return.

On 17th June 2016 - rating: 3
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Rex Rattus left this review about Builders Arms

Almost all the tables in the main room were laid for diners, but I had the feeling that it would be alright to just have a drink. But I sat at the tables that didn't have cutlery, etc, on it so didn't test that premise. Like everywhere in this part of the world it's got an upmarket feel. The wall decor consists entirely of chalkboard menus, but the wall behind the glass and steel bar back comprises a large mosaic mural, but all the stuff in front of it prevented me from identifying its subject. They obviously do food, and though I didn't get to scrutinise a menu, I noticed the specials chalkboard advertising three main course, including chicken supreme at £12.50. There was however a drinks menu on the tables. All the usual sort of stuff was there, but they did list their regular ales of Doom Bar (£3.45), Purity UBU (£3.95), and Windsor & Eton Knight of the Garter (£3.60). All these ales were on, plus Red Squirrel London Black IPA. £3.60 for a delicious ale like Knight of the Garter is not unreasonable for this area.

There is more seating in a very small room on the left, plus an upstairs room which I didn't visit. There are no fruit machines or others of their ilk here. I wasn't expecting much in the way of a pub experience around here, but the service was friendly and welcoming and the pub was much better than I expected. Notwithstanding the inevitable gastropub nature of the place, I quite enjoyed my visit here.

On 17th August 2013 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by john mcgraw
West Brompton, 1.08 miles, 20 min walk (show)
Kensington (Olympia), 1.31 miles, 25 min walk (show)
London Paddington, 1.72 miles, 33 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Builders Arms, W8
12th Oct 2016, 15:22
Review submitted by custodian 42
 
17th Jun 2016, 19:55
Review submitted by Tris C

Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Accommodation : No last updated 15 June 2016 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 17 June 2016 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 17 June 2016 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 17 June 2016 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 17 June 2016 by Tris C
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 17 June 2016 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 17 June 2016 by Tris C
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 17 June 2016 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 17 June 2016 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 17 June 2016 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 17 June 2016 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No - Selected events. - last updated 17 June 2016 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 17 June 2016 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 17 June 2016 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 17 June 2016 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Tuesdays 8.00 pm. - last updated 15 June 2016 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes - Disabled WC. - last updated 17 June 2016 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 15 June 2016 by Tris C
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - 10:30pm
Monday12noon - 11pm
Tuesday12noon - 11pm
Wednesday12noon - 11pm
Thursday12noon - 11pm
Friday12noon - 11pm
Saturday12noon - 11:30pm
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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Last inspected: March 29th 2017
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