User name:



Sign in with Facebook

Not already a member?
Join our community and - Rate & review pubs - Upload pictures - Add events JOIN for free NOW

Chat about:
Random news of the day with rpadam on the Pub Forum

Picture of The Kings Arms
Image posted by Blackthorn _
Submitted on Tuesday, 1st July 2014
With picture contributions to 4681 other pubs
View all this pub's pictures (3 more images)
Only members may add pictures, click to receive free membership

The Kings Arms, Bedford

24 St. Marys Street
MK42 0AS
Phone: 01234354494
Correct details

Served areas

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

Please Note: This review is over a year old.

Bucking Fastard left this review about The Kings Arms

A Greene King house opposite Bedford College and one of the few pubs to the south of Town Bridge.It's clearly an old building but seems modest from the outside.You step down through a low front door and immediately the ceiling is also low.To the left a band was setting up by the front window,while to the right is a dedicated pool room with quite a number of exposed timbers.The bar is in the middle with a few high tables opposite.Beyond the pool room up a step is a quiet spot with a most unusual carved four person table and a side door past a covered smoking area to the beer garden.
Past the bar,the tardis interior exposes itself with a conservatory room,again leading to the beer garden,and a higher level seating area with a fine wall display cabinet of wine bottles.The beer garden is enclosed but quite large and muzak is played here as well as in the interior,thankfully the soundtrack was good.
It's a real community pub with lots going on and no doubt well used by the College opposite.At the bar there are 4 handpumps with two GK beers (GK IPA and Old Golden Hen) and therefore two guests Sharp's Atlantic and Hogs Back TEA (£4 rip off) which was in fair condition but the barmaid admitted that not a lot had been drawn on her shift.Lager is far more popular.Given a pedestrian ale line up ,I was surprised to find it in the 2018 GBG.I assume that the local CAMRA branch are having difficulty filling their allocation.However as a fun pub to visit it's fine ,and is popular with a mixed crowd on this less desirable side of the river.

On 22nd July 2018 - rating: 7
[User has posted 2229 recommendations about 2229 pubs]

Please Note: This review is over a year old.

Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Kings Arms

A decent pub with a bit of character. Reasonable pint of the seasonal Bonkers Conkers. One of the better pubs in Bedford, so worth a short walk southwards from the town centre and over the bridge.

On 29th September 2008 - rating: 7
[User has posted 6687 recommendations about 6687 pubs]

Please Note: This review is over a year old.

Alan Winfield left this review about The Kings Arms

The Kings Arms is a decent looking old pub that is opposite Bedford college and close to the river.
Once inside this was quite a nice pub with a few different smallish rooms that had a cosy feel to them,this pub is a Greene King tied house and there was one real ale on the bar this was Greene King IPA and this was a decent enough drink.
I thought this was quite a nice pub to have a few drinks in.

Pub visited 20/1/2001

On 20th January 2001 - rating: 7
[User has posted 6113 recommendations about 6113 pubs]

External web links for The Kings Arms

No known official website for this pub.

Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Bucking Fastard
Bedford St Johns, 0.35 miles, 6 min walk (show)
Bedford, 0.87 miles, 16 min walk (show)
Kempston Hardwick, 4.07 miles, 1 hr 18 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Kings Arms, Bedford
22nd Jul 2018, 21:52
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard amended by Bucking Fastard
22nd Jul 2018, 21:20
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard

Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 22 July 2018 by Bucking Fastard
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 22 July 2018 by Bucking Fastard
  • Live Music : Yes - Saturdays - last updated 22 July 2018 by Bucking Fastard
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 22 July 2018 by Bucking Fastard
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 19 November 2011 by Moby Duck
Local pubs

Icon Key: Picture Recommendation Rating Closed