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The Kings Arms, Southwark, SE1

25 Roupell Street
Phone: 02072070784
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Ian Mapp left this review about The Kings Arms

Well worth seeking out. The road itself is an oasis of calm from the hoardes milling around Waterloo Station. Lovely little terraced houses.

The pub is very traditional on the street corner. Inside, through a door marked Saloon, is all wood paneling and traditional pub furnture. A central bar has four real ales on each side and the only way to find out appears to be to ask - and this caused general panic and confusion with the bar worker. Of the 8 beers, I picked up on a familar XT 3 - which was in fine condition.

Around the back is a lovely conservatory set aside for Thai Dining.

Lovely pub - best in the area?

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On 13th August 2018 - rating: 8
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Kings Arms

Attractive backstreet pub hidden away in a curious area of small terraced houses surrounded on three sides by much taller buildings and the railway viaduct between London Bridge and Charing Cross on the other. Retains two small bars, both with plenty of character, plus a rear covered courtyard with much-needed additional seating. Ten handpumps, always offering a decent range of beer styles (many from less usual breweries) although we went for the festive Adnams Shingle Shells on this visit. Beers priced by strength, but all far from cheap though. Nevertheless, remains one of the best places for a pint within easy walking distance of Waterloo East station.

On 2nd January 2017 - rating: 8
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moby duck left this review about The Kings Arms

Have been here many times since my original review, the last being last Sunday, It has never disappointed, despite not being cheap, its a proper pub , upgraded to 9/10.

Original review Aug 2012
Last pub of the day and well attended by the after work crowd,and deservedly so.A good honest pub in a great times gone by location,my pint of Crossbay sunset was very good,there was another pint of something to follow but this now escapes me,John Bonsers review of a couple of posts ago describes this pub perfectly,with the exception that now the beer range and the staffing have now improved , it just leaves me to say ,a must visit pub, very handy for Waterloo Station.

On 6th September 2016 - rating: 9
[User has posted 1212 recommendations about 1200 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
London Waterloo, 0.25 miles, 4 min walk (show)
London Charing Cross, 0.77 miles, 14 min walk (show)
London Blackfriars, 2 miles, 38 min walk (show)
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13th Aug 2018, 17:24
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13th Aug 2018, 09:27
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 10 May 2019 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 17 March 2015 by Bucking Fastard
  • Car Park : No last updated 19 October 2014 by Rex Rattus
  • Function Room : Yes - According to Twitter - last updated 21 July 2015 by Dave McNally
  • Hot Food : Yes - Thai - last updated 17 March 2015 by Bucking Fastard
  • Micropub : No last updated 10 May 2019 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes - x9. - last updated 10 May 2019 by Tris C
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 17 March 2015 by Bucking Fastard
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - 10:30pm
Monday11am - 11pm
Tuesday11am - 11pm
Wednesday11am - 11pm
Thursday11am - 11pm
Friday11am - 11pm
Saturday11am - 11pm
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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