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The Kings Arms (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Lord of the RingsExcellent1
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde MildExcellent1
Goacher's - Real Mild AleExcellent1
Old Dairy - Gold TopExcellent1
Old Dairy - Silver TopExcellent1
Bexley - RedhouseExcellent1
Weltons - Winter WeisGood1
Tring - Mansion MildGood1
Adnams - Southwold BitterNot Tried0
Banks & Taylor's (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
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
Picture 1. The Kings Arms, Upper Upnor, Kent

Visits Details

11 Nov 2021 (ChrisE)
Three cask ales on today (I did not make a note of them). We were informed that they hope to return to five casks once the two hand pumps in the other bar were repaired. Fairly quiet at the time of our visit.
Bexley - Redhouse4.20Excellent
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.
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.
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.
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.
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's (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.
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



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 6 times, seen 20 different beers and tried 8 of them.

Map location

Postcode: ME2 4XG