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Kings Arms, Wakefield

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37 New Street
Postal town: Wakefield
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Tenanted (Marstons)

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Reviews of Kings Arms (Average Rating: 7 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

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ROB Camra left this review about Kings Arms

Fully describe by a&h below. All I have to add is that the conservatory was a complete mess with upturned chairs etc on my visit. For some reason all the fruit machines were turned off as well, they can't all be broken. 5 of the 6 handpumps in use, all pulling beers from the extended Marston's stable. My pint of Marston's New World Pale was in excellent nick. I don't think I'd want to settle down for a long session in here, but it's a nice enough place to call in for one.

On 21st September 2015 - rating: 7
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aleand hearty left this review about Kings Arms

Found tucked away just off Horbury high street and dating from 1834, the Kings Arms is an imposing three storey Marston’s house that oozes a certain faded grandeur. Unfortunately, the rather basic L-shaped interior fails to match the promise of the exterior and the quietly impressive setting. The main room has bare floorboards and wall benches, but otherwise very little of note, apart from the disco / karaoke equipment in the corner and a drop down screen, presumably for sporting events. A conservatory can be found to the left of the bar and a smaller room, housing a pool table, to the right.

At the bar there are six wickets, with one not in use, on my visit. Beers available were Banks’ Sunbeam, Pedigree New World, Wychwood Piledriver, Brakspears Bitter and Hobgoblin. On trying the Sunbeam and Pedigree, both were in very good condition, with the Pedigree outstanding. Not surprisingly, the pub has Cask Marque accreditation, of which the landlord is justly proud. Service from all the staff was friendly and welcoming and I was soon drawn into a conversation with them and fellow customers at the bar.

A decent atmosphere when I called on a Friday Lunchtime, with a handful of locals leading the good natured banter. Overall, I pegged The Kings Arms as a warm, if slightly basic, community local. However, I could certainly see myself calling again, when doing a crawl in the town.

Visited 22.08.14

On 28th January 2015 - no rating submitted
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James Joines left this review about Kings Arms

Upto 4 Real Ales available from Marstons

On 18th July 2010 - no rating submitted
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location is best guess
Wakefield Westgate, 3.07 miles, 59 min walk (show)
Wakefield Kirkgate, 3.47 miles, 1 hr 6 min walk (show)
Sandal & Agbrigg, 3.86 miles, 1 hr 14 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Kings Arms, Horbury
21st Sep 2015, 16:04
Review submitted by ROB Camra
28th Jan 2015, 12:20
Review submitted by aleand hearty amended by aleand hearty

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  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 23 August 2014 by aleand hearty
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 23 August 2014 by aleand hearty
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 28 January 2015 by aleand hearty
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 23 August 2014 by aleand hearty
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