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The Westminster Arms, SW1

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

A solid Westminster pub, if that is not a contradiction in terms. One room, quite woody and traditional, with a limited number of seats leaving room for vertical drinking, which nonetheless also takes over the road outside if the weather permits. Another room upstairs has its own bar and is mainly used for functions. Being a Shepherd Neame pub it only has their beers and I was a little surprised that several of the cask ales had run out by mid-evening, if indeed they had been on at all. If all on they would have had Spitfire, Master Brew, Whitstable Bay, Bishop's Finger and Cobnut.

On 13th April 2024 - rating: 6
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Westminster Arms

Small, usually busy and thus difficult to find somewhere to sit. However, there are few small tables out front plus Storey's Wine Bar in the cellar (never visited) and 'Queen Anne's English Dining Room' upstairs (ditto). I was disappointed to find just three of the seven handpumps in use on this revisit, offering Master Brew, Whitstable Bay Pale (£5.40) and Spitfire and no guest beers as a Shepherd Neame pub. Customer service can be a bit variable, but the beer is always in excellent condition in my experience. Handy for the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and the QEII Conference Centre.

On 29th January 2023 - rating: 7
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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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London Charing Cross, 0.78 miles, 15 min walk (show)
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13th Apr 2024, 21:16
Review submitted by Graham Coombs amended by Graham Coombs
 
13th Apr 2024, 21:14
Review submitted by Graham Coombs

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