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The Westminster Arms, SW1

9-10 Storey's Gate
SW1
SW1P 3AT
Phone: 02072228520
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Tris C left this review about The Westminster Arms

This was once the Red Lion, but was rebuilt in 1913. Being close to the Palace of Westminster, it’s one of at least three pubs in the area to feature a Division Bell.
There’s much wood panelling in here for vertical drinking to ledges. One of the more interesting aspects of the pub are the bevelled mirrors inset into the extensive wood panelling, likewise the ornate ceiling cornice. The bar back is intriguing, visible on the pub’s website and featuring the phone number of Westminster 365; is this real? Lighting is Victorian style, there are knickknacks above the main window, which features bullseye glass and TVs broadcasting banality with the sound off. Customers were painfully few in number, especially when compared with the crowds at the Two Chairman round the corner and seemingly either local office workers, with a couple of lost foreign tourists.
Not that I’m a great fan of SN beers, but there were five reversed clips, then Master Brew and Spitfire at £2.70 a half and surprisingly decent.
This is quite a nice pub, but the beer range is poor and the ambience isn’t great. It’s worth a stop for a look, but I’d prefer not to spend an evening in here, though it’s better than the offerings in the Petty France area round the corner.

On 24th November 2021 - rating: 5
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Westminster Arms

A Shepherd Neame tied house,so be prepared to suffer their dull ales if you venture inside.The ground floor will have a lot of vertical drinking,there is a shelf to the rear.Downstairs is a wine bar ,while upstairs there is a dining room.Despite lots of wood panelling ,the interior felt functional rather than interesting.
There are 7 handpumps,some unused,some doubled up meaning a choice on my visit of Masterbrew,Bishops Finger,Crossfire and Whitstable Pale (A dull brew and NBSS 1.5 )There was inefficiency amongst the bar staff who seemed unable to serve folk in order.A till problem then brought serving to a virtual halt.
It's a bit of a scum when busy.Unless you really like Shepherd Neame beer,one to avoid in future.

On 14th February 2020 - rating: 5
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custodian 42 left this review about Westminster Arms

Went in this donkey's years ago and honestly couldn't remember a thing. Shepherd Neame pub with 7 hand pumps, one not in use. Bishop's Finger went down well. Also a cellar bar and a first floor restaurant. Would return.

On 1st March 2017 - rating: 6
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24th Nov 2021, 19:28
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