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Kings Arms, York

Kings Staith
York
YO1 9SN
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Old Boots left this review about Kings Arms

Probably York's most famous pub due to being much photographed from the Ouse bridge and being on the telly news after being flooded yet again. The interior is flood proofed with striped back brick walls and a stone flagged floor. The fireplaces and wooden pillars are not so proofed although the bench seating is on brick bases and have leatherette cushions. A board in the corner shows the flood levels reached , the current highest being on Boxing Day 2015 that point being taller than my, admittedly short, stature. The counter, again in brick, has 15 little keg boxes but don't get carried away, four are for OBB, three for Sovereign, three more for Taddy Lager with one each for Double Four, Extra Stout, Alpine (man in a box / pratt in a hat) and two more for cider. The pub was called the Ouse Bridge Inn according to the etched windows on one side.

On 4th December 2019 - no rating submitted
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Brainy Pool left this review about Kings Arms

this rather spartan one roomed Sam Smiths pub is very incongruous with its surroundings- today loud hen parties, drunken groups of twenty somethings and foreign tourists. Maybe they couldn’t believe their luck when they got a £2.15 pint of lager, but only once they got over their horror at the absence of Fosters/Budweiser on the bar. Queues at the door and a strictly policed beer garden this Easter Saturday. the Extra Stout went down well. May be a very different place in winter but for now it’s a welcome antidote to the Slug and Bollocks nonsense going on around it.

On 20th April 2019 - rating: 7
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Alex Conway left this review about Kings Arms

This is defiantly one of the poorer Sam Smiths pubs in York. The usual beer selection is there (only more reduced) and it has no real ales, only keg versions of their Old brewery Bitter. I was told the reason for this was to do with the cellar and its proximity to the river which meant it is impossible to keep cask ales in good condition. This is also the only Sam smiths pub in York i have visited that charges a few pence premium on its beers compared to the other outlets.

I opted for the OBB in keg for and was very disappointed, i have had really good keg sam smiths in other places but this was not one of them.
Another really annoying thing about the kings arms is how they insist on serving beer in plastic cups for people sat outside on the benches!! do they not trust their customers. this totally ruins the drinking experience and what could be a very good beer garden/seating area next to the river.

On 6th July 2016 - rating: 5
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York, 0.62 miles, 12 min walk (show)
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4th Dec 2019, 10:20
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4th Dec 2019, 10:20
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  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 19 April 2015 by Steve C
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  • Real Ale : No last updated 19 April 2015 by Steve C
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