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The Kings Arms, Southwark, SE1

25 Roupell Street
Phone: 02072070784
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E TA left this review about The Kings Arms

Well described by others, below, this wonderful oasis in a desert of hipster-led mediocrity was a joy to find and enter. Decent, sensible bar staff were friendly and helpful, the clientele were normal and the beer was excellent. Ales on were Worthington’s Cask Ale, Optic and English Bitter from Stardust, Watney’s Starlight, Titanic Plum Porter and Jurassic Dorset Knob. I had the last of these, which was in perfect condition. I should be delighted to come back here and enjoy a first class traditional English pub with its superb ambiance and excellent beer. A definite inclusion in a crawl of this area.

On 4th October 2019 - rating: 8
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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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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)
Latest updates View all updates for The Kings Arms, SE1
4th Oct 2019, 06:42
Review submitted by E TA
13th Aug 2018, 17:24
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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
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