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The Kings Arms (Greene King)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Marston's - Revisionist Belgian Saison BeerGood1
Truman's - RunnerGood1
Truman's - BlindsideGood1
Wadworth - Bishop's TippleAcceptable1
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
St Austell - TributeNot Tried0
Truman's - LazarusNot Tried0
Truman's - SwiftNot Tried0
Westerham - 1730Not Tried0
Greene King - IPANot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Greene King - London GloryNot Tried0

Visits Details

04 Feb 2018 (Stephen Harris)
Unexpectedly busy on Sunday afternoon, with lots of people watching a Crystal Palace match on TV. Other screens are showing rugby, but nobody is watching that.
Wadworth - Bishop's Tipple5.00AcceptableA very fruity beer in borderline condition. Just about acceptable.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Truman's - Swift3.90Not Tried
Greene King - London Glory4.10Not Tried
13 Nov 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Very busy, early evening on a Thursday. CAMRA discount claimed.
Truman's - Runner4.00GoodI don’t often drink this beer, but I can see why so many people enjoy it. A traditional Bitter.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Truman's - Swift3.90Not Tried
Westerham - 17304.00Not Tried
14 May 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Pretty busy at around 7:30. Many of the customers are standing in the rear yard, even though it’s a bit chilly. After a while sitting inside, I can appreciate why – the music is almost painfully loud inside.
Marston's - Revisionist Belgian Saison Beer5.00GoodI needed to don my reading specs to spot the word ‘Marston’s’ in the small print on the pump clip. Definitely in the Saison style, but cleaner and smoother than is typical – not much of the whiff of the farmyard about this one.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Truman's - Runner4.00Not Tried
Truman's - Lazarus4.20Not Tried
26 Feb 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Very crowded and lively in the early evening – they do say that Wednesday is the new Thursday in the City.
Truman's - Blindside4.40GoodGolden in colour. Initially sweetish malt flavours, with a more bitter aftertaste coming through.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Truman's - Runner4.00Not Tried

About The Kings Arms

The pub sign. The Kings Arms, City, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in City, Central London, EC2M 1RP.

Despite its modern appearance, this is actually a very long-established pub, having faced onto St Botolph’s Churchyard since at least 1769. It was rebuilt in its present form at the foot of an office block in 1972 and today is more usually thought of as facing Wormwood Street, although there is still an outside beer terrace at the back, overlooking the churchyard. In 1972 it was specifically designed to be part of the Berni Inns chain, at what was probably the height of that chain’s popularity. Today it has a comfortable lounge bar at ground floor level and a basement bar with a pool table and more of a public bar feel. For a while branded as a ‘Taylor Walker’ (historically it had been a Truman’s house) pub and offering a 10% CAMRA discount.

We have visited this pub 4 times, seen 12 different beers and tried 4 of them.

Map location

Postcode: EC2M 1RP