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The Three Kings, Clerkenwell, EC1

7 Clerkenwell Close
EC1
EC1R 0DY
Phone: 02072530483
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Tris C left this review about The Three Kings

No need to reference Elvis, Henry VIII or King Kong here, as The Three Kings is the original name though the sign for the former has recently been removed.
Externally the pub still displays its Watney, Combe, Reid roundel as well as some green and gold Mann Crossman & Paulin livery. Inside, the pub features eclectic furniture with a lacquered floor and knick-knacks; parts of the walls are bare brick and there's a welcome coal fire. The overall effect is quite dark but cosy and cossetting, especially the sitting room area upstairs which seems to escape the attention of most drinkers.
The staff were fine and friendly - the landlord has been here an age. Ales: Timothy Taylor's Landlord, Purity Gold, another not noted and Harvey's Sussex Best at £4.40 a pint which was fine though very pricey.
This place is worth a visit if passing or on a crawl, but isn't a destination pub suo jure.

On 29th December 2017 - rating: 7
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Three Kings

Plain-looking side-street pub, located just off Clerkenwell Green, with a curving frontage and bar. However, it is full of pleasantly traditional furniture and decor inside, with all kinds of pictures, posters and newspaper extracts on the walls. Just before Christmas, it was no surprise to find just two of the four handpumps in use, dispensing the regular Landlord and Harvey's (£4.50).

On 29th December 2017 - rating: 7
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Malden man left this review about Three Kings

Situated on a bend in the road, this is an attractive half tiled pub sporting an old Watney Coombe Reid sign, leaded windows, floral displays over the roof where the first floor is set back. An unusual shape resulting in a small squint ended room with a black lacquered floor, a red ceiling with beams wrapped in newspaper and seating at benches, regular chairs and banquettes. The bar is on the back wall, ales offered were Landlord, Harvey's Sussex Best (£4.45), Purity Gold with one unclipped. Food served and looked surprisingly good value for the area but I cannot vouch for it. A montage of photos of actors and musicians, a huge Chet Baker poster, modern art above the bar gantry and a nice framed map make up a substantial part of the decor. Additionally a glass case of old toys, from the 50s, 60s and so on were a fascinating glimpse back to the past and my own childhood.
I found this to be a lovely and rather quirky pub, unusual for Central London, you have to accept these beer prices in certain parts unfortunately and I would drop by again, if not for a wallet busting session.

On 14th July 2016 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Tris C
Farringdon (London), 0.27 miles, 5 min walk (show)
City Thameslink, 0.71 miles, 13 min walk (show)
Old Street, 0.95 miles, 18 min walk (show)
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5th May 2019, 11:14
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5th May 2019, 11:14
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 29 February 2016 by Tris C
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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 07 March 2008 by moby duck
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 29 February 2016 by Tris C
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