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The Loudoun Arms, Kilmarnock

16 Cheapside Street
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Colin Walker left this review about The Loudoun Arms

This must be one of the oldest pubs in Kilmarnock as it's on the oldest road as the sign on the wall reads, next to the pub. The Old Town Bridge, built in 1782 lies at the north end of the Sandbed. Looking east from the bridge there can be seen the New Bridge, built in 1804 as part of King Street. Between the bridges is to be found a passage known as ‘the hole in the wa’. Beside it was ‘The Thieves Hole’, a jail in which covenanters and common criminals were imprisoned. Before the opening of King Street, the Sandbed was the town’s main thoroughfare, being the coach road from Glasgow to Ayr.

On 18th May 2014 - rating: 10
[User has posted 707 recommendations about 702 pubs]

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Old Boots left this review about The Loudon Arms

Tucked away in an odd corner off the main shopping area, it's fairly typical of a smaller, older style drinkers pub. One smallish square room with bench seating round three walls with the counter in one back corner and a dart board in the other, perilously close to a corridor leading to the toilets. Furnished with Britannia tables and other cast iron based tables, there are screens and machines but not the constant music of other pubs. The keg beer was also without the taint of uncleaned lines and badly washed glasses normally found in Kilmarnock pubs. The decor is restrained, being old photos, Guinness adverts and a large poster showing a pub crawl of the Clyde Valley. The customer base is mainly male including that uniquely west coast Scottish middle aged man with an attitude to sculptural hair care and a certain dress code, and that is not a gay euphemism - think Jamesie Cotter the earlier Rab C Nesbitt programmes only slicker. Apart from the disco lights, in the right location and with the right beer this could be a gem.

On 16th January 2014 - no rating submitted
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Andy Maxwell left this review about The Loudon Arms

Been in once, its an 'old mans pub'

On 19th September 2010 - rating: 3
[User has posted 4 recommendations about 4 pubs]

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Map location corrected by Old Boots
Kilmarnock, 0.25 miles, 4 min walk (show)
Kilmaurs, 2.69 miles, 52 min walk (show)
Stewarton, 5.44 miles, 1 hr 45 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Loudoun Arms, Kilmarnock
12th Jun 2021, 09:23
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12th Jun 2021, 00:16
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  • Car Park : No last updated 16 January 2014 by Old Boots
  • Darts : Yes last updated 16 January 2014 by Old Boots
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 21 May 2015 by Dave McNally
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 16 January 2014 by Old Boots
  • Real Ale : No last updated 16 January 2014 by Old Boots
  • Real Cider : No last updated 16 January 2014 by Old Boots
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