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The Kings Tun (JD Wetherspoon), Kingston Town, Kingston Upon Thames

157 Clarence Street
Kingston Upon Thames
KT1 1QT
Phone: 02085473827
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J D Wetherspoon

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Pub SignMan left this review about The Kings Tun (JD Wetherspoon)

Just a short walk from Kingston station, this large Wetherspoons started life as a music hall called the Kingston Empire, before going through a variety of uses and eventually ending up part of the ubiquitous pub chain. The place essentially has a two room layout, connected at the rear by the bar area. The right hand side has a split level seating area comprising, for the most part, standard tables and chairs with a row of nice banquette booths along the left hand wall. The area is smartly appointed and seemed quite calm and quiet, despite being packed out, with not a single spare table to be found. The servery runs along the rear wall and has a few limited seating options opposite. The bar has the usual marble counter and dark wood bar back hidden under a vast quantity of tinsel. The left hand side of the pub is larger than the right and therefore offers a fair bit more seating in a bare boarded room which has a nice tile floor strip running around the front section. More banquette booths run along the right hand wall and standard tables and chairs fill up the bulk of the remaining space but there are also some very comfy looking tub chairs here and there which are worth grabbing if you get the chance. The decor is fairly plain with a few portraits on the walls and several TV screens showing rolling news coverage acting as the main visual distraction, although the smart ceiling lamps are hung from some rather attractive roses. Stairs to the rear lead up to a first floor seating area and second bar, although I didn't get round to exploring properly.
I think I counted twelve hand pumps on the bar which had six guest ales, four 'Spoons regulars and a cider or two. The service was a little slow, but I eventually managed to get hold of one of their overseas guest ales which poured a little cloudy but cleared eventually and was a decent enough drop. I also enjoyed one of their half-decent curries as it was curry night and as usual it came nice and quickly and was perfectly passable.
This fairly run of the mill 'Spoons outlet doesn't really stand out from their countless other pubs but arguably offers the best ale range in central Kingston. This, combined with it's convenient location near the shops and station, makes it a pretty safe bet and certainly worth a look when in Kingston.

On 13th January 2018 - rating: 6
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moby duck left this review about The Kings Tun (JD Wetherspoon)

Formula spoons,canteen seating set up, 12 hand pumps split between the ordinary, slightly less ordinary and a couple of decent beers, Oakham Citra was very good as it should be, but the disinterested service in these places piss me off.

On 1st October 2017 - rating: 5
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Quinno _ left this review about The Kings Tun (JD Wetherspoon)

Yes, ho ho Tim Martin, a pun-tastic Spoons near Kingston (Kings-tun, geddit?) station, converted from a cinema via a shop. A staple-shaped interior with upper level. Looks like a late 90s opener as there’s nothing special décor-wise, cream and reddish pink shades with little natural light at the rear where the bar is situated. Two banks of 6 pumps with a fair selection of non-standards, six in all and a strong line up from the likes of Saltaire, Dark Star and Oakham. My Saltaire Triple Choc was in very good form and served up by a relatively friendly barmaid. A pretty decent visit given the handicaps, if this is the (new) norm I'd pop in again. 6.5

On 5th July 2016 - rating: 6
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13th Jan 2018, 13:59
Review submitted by Pub SignMan
 
1st Oct 2017, 20:31
Review submitted by moby duck amended by moby duck

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