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King's Arms

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  • Waterloo
  • 3 out of 5 stars
© Hayley Harrison

Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars

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.


25 Roupell Street
Tube: Waterloo tube/rail
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
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