King's Arms

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9 Love It
© Hayley Harrison

The good bit: located on an impossibly handsome street of nineteenth-century workers’ cottages, this is easily the nicest pub in the immediate vicinity. The bad news: everybody in the immediate vicinity knows it, and the King's Arms is packed most nights as a result.

Still, even if you have to battle to get served, the pub retains at least some of its charms, and keen-eyed drinkers should be able to snaffle a table in one of the two cosy, country pub-styled rooms within a half-hour or so: there’s a decent amount of turnover, as occasionally boisterous after-work crowds gradually give way to more mellow locals as the evening develops.

The eight ales on tap – Brakspear Oxford Gold, Sambrook’s Wandle, Adnams, and Dark Star Partridge Best and Hophead, plus guests – are all well kept; the wine list is also stronger than average.


Venue name: King's Arms
Address: 25 Roupell Street
Opening hours: Open 11am-11pm Mon-Fri; noon-11pm Sat; noon-10.30pm Sun. Food served noon-3pm, 6-10.30pm Mon-Fri; 6-10.30pm Sat; noon-8pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Waterloo tube/rail

Average User Rating

5 / 5

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Gareth H

What can I say!? Some of, if not the best ale in London in one of the best kept secrets I think as well. Never over crowed, always good atmosphere and the food is fantastic!

Wayne Bookman

I loved it. The beer was great and the people were great. The location is amazing. All in all a special place to visit.


Hi I think the last two reviews were a little harsh on the current landlord and his eccentric manner with the regulars at the pub and to say the beers are getting worse is poppycock as the recent beer festival held there was filled with interesting and local brews which were kept in cracking condition the standard in my point of view has much improved to what it was a couple of years ago