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The Kings Arms (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde MildExcellent1
Goacher's - Real Mild AleExcellent1
Old Dairy - Gold TopExcellent1
Old Dairy - Silver TopExcellent1
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Lord of the RingsExcellent1
Tring - Mansion MildGood1
Weltons - Winter WeisGood1
Greene King - IPANot Tried0
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterNot Tried0
Goacher's - Gold StarNot Tried0
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - GoldbladeNot Tried0
Burton Bridge - XL BitterNot Tried0
Adnams - Southwold BitterNot Tried0
Banks & Taylor (B&T) - Juliets RevengeNot Tried0
Tring - Brock BitterNot Tried0
Kent - Beyond the PaleNot Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good LifeNot Tried0
Dorset Brewing Company - Durdle DoorNot Tried0
Dorset Brewing Company - Flashmans CloutNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Kings Arms, Upper Upnor, Kent

Visits Details

14 Sep 2014 (thebrewingman)
Sunday lunchtime. A noisy "public bar" area with various other eating areas, including a garden at the rear. Efficient service despite appearing somewhat disorganised. Food was excellent and good value.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde Mild3.70ExcellentNice to see a mild.
Old Dairy - Gold Top4.30Excellent
Dorset Brewing Company - Durdle Door5.00Not TriedMy wife enjoyed this.
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Dorset Brewing Company - Flashmans Clout4.50Not Tried
29 Jun 2014 (Andrew)
We went to visit Upnor Castle where we learnt how the Dutch gave us a pasting up the Medway in the 1600's. After that a beer was in order. The pub was very busy with people eating and with drinkers. The staff were friendly.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tring - Mansion Mild3.70GoodDark brown. Very malty with flavours of raspberry.
Tring - Brock Bitter3.70Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Kent - Beyond the Pale5.40Not Tried
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Life3.90Not Tried
18 Aug 2012 (HSB)
Saturday afternoon after a visit to the castle. Reasonably busy.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Lord of the Rings4.20Excellent
05 Mar 2012 (Angie)
Lunchtime visit. Nice to see the whole Medway branch get to vote on the top 3 pubs for POTY. This pub could be POTY again.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Silver Top4.50ExcellentVery creamy
Weltons - Winter Weis4.10GoodJust right for this lady
Burton Bridge - XL Bitter4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Banks & Taylor (B&T) - Juliets Revenge5.00Not Tried
03 Jul 2009 (Andrew)
I had some time off today so picked this pub as somewhere that was out of the way. Wow isn't Upper Upnor a lovely village. The pub already had a few diners in when I entered at 12:02. I got my drink and sat in the main bar for a bit listening to the 60's music. That, plus the décor of slightly faded thin red striped wall paper gave the place the feel of a 60's hotel bar. The garden was on split levels with plenty of greenery so I soon moved out there and caught a few rays.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40ExcellentReally smoky. Kind of like smoked mackerel. Weird but really good. Oily too. Weird. Gotta love Goachers!
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10Not Tried
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - Goldblade4.00Not Tried

About The Kings Arms

The pub sign. The Kings Arms, Upper Upnor, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

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Excellent5
Good2
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Website.

The pub is found in Upper Upnor, Kent, ME2 4XG.

Large 3 roomed pub at the top of a cobbled street (High Street) that heads down to the River Medway and Upnor Castle. There is a large, tiered, garden to the rear. Local CAMRA branch Pub of the Year 2016.

We have visited this pub 5 times, seen 19 different beers and tried 7 of them.

Map location

Postcode: ME2 4XG