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user reviews of The King's Arms, Twickenham

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This pub is currently closed. It's boarded up with skips outside.
blue_scrumpy - 26 Jun 2017 19:40
What an unfriendly clicky place
Alejudge - 25 Jul 2013 16:08
In here last Saturday afternoon and about a dozen others present.
The place is in the middle of refurbishment at the moment so I will have to pop back in a few weeks to see the final outcome.
6 hand pulls split along the bar 2/2/2 but only 3 ales on sale.
London Pride, Sharps Doom Bar and Sharps Cornish Coaster.
I tried the latter which was very nice and cost £3.30
bjbrummiejohn - 2 Jul 2013 12:44
Went in on a rugby day and had a really atmosphere. Not too many rugby fans to make it annoying but enough to make it worth while staying. Best drop of Doom Bar I have ever had as well.
LennyBanter - 3 Feb 2013 17:29
Was told by a reliable source that someone going in for the first time was punched by one of the knuckle-dragging regulars. Neanderthals only.
Grumbles - 15 Mar 2012 13:28
Been in on a bit of a crawl, first time for about a year. Didn't stay long. went back to the Sussex
hartleys - 17 Feb 2012 19:11
Adding to some of the comments made below! Tony the so called owner manager whatever has been told by police that he was too drunk to even run the place one night so it's a definite no no for me!

That said the pub itself on a rugby day has a good atmosphere!
Giacomo10 - 1 Sep 2011 15:11
tmitch - 25 Aug 2011 16:58
A right dive, full of lowlife hanging around outside with no shirts beating their chests and making noise.
pubjudge - 18 Aug 2011 12:15
ivor beer
no review
just get rid of manager and you may have a chance to survive
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ivorbeer - 17 Jul 2011 15:27
An excellent pub with some great beers. I realy loved the new 'Hornet' from Twickenham Fine Ales
tmitch - 17 Jun 2011 17:01
One of the best Sunday lunches I have had. Shame it was spoilt by the rude and scruffy barman.
pubjudge - 5 Nov 2009 13:14
Since the last comment on this pub it has changed management twice. The latest being last Christmas when I took over. At that time there was only one ale (London Pride) yet 4 lagers, despite there being 5 hand pumps on the bar. I soon discovered that lines hadn't been cleaned in several months, and the bottled ciders & lagers had abnormally high sales compared to draught. Since then we now have 4 ales (Pride, Youngs bitter & 2 from Twickenham) and are hosting the TWICKENHAM FINE ALES FESTIVAL over the Whitsun Bank holiday weekend with all 8 of their current ales.

Hope to see you soon, Tony Mitchell manager.
TFA2 - 11 May 2009 17:36
What happened to this pub??????
Munchy - 16 Aug 2008 19:44
Best food and service in any pub I've been in for years.I was there the night of the dogs, they were not fighting as previous reviewer suggests!!
Just a friendly family local with no stupid, dog, clothes or image restrictions!!The original concept of a public house!!
Munchy - 21 Nov 2007 13:39
Tonight it was full of fighting dogs and hysterical children. Quite unpleasant.
anonymous - 27 Oct 2007 01:43
Tonight it was full of fighting dogs and hysterical children. Quite unpleasant.
anonymous - 27 Oct 2007 01:43
What a lovely friendly pub.Been living in the area for years and never knew it existed.Fantastic to find a pub that sells decent wine not at silly prices. We even had a mini tasting before we made our choice.Deffinately going back to try the food!
anonymous - 25 Jul 2007 08:52
This is a great pub with great staff and being a non-smoking Sports fan this is a perfect Bar for me, so thanks.(By the way i'm a customer not one of the staff!!)
anonymous - 9 Jul 2007 12:58
look at all of the anonymous postings,this site is for customer comments not those of staff,the game is up,CHEATS CHEATS CHEATS,bet this wont stay on long.
theguv1 - 23 Jun 2007 15:21
Went for lunch with some friends on Sunday great roast with extra gravy and apple & rhubarb crumble everthing home made (Excellent).

Busy pub all staff on the ball and polite, what more do you want, roll on next Sunday
Munchy - 1 May 2007 10:01
What do you have to do to get served in this joint???
anonymous - 30 Apr 2007 13:10
anonymous - 18 Feb 2007 16:01
Went to this pub for the second time on Sat, before the game. A proper pub which serves very good food and all seems to be done whilst trying to put a smile on everyone's face. The pie was great - just what we needed and they showed that my last meal, which was also excellent, was not a one off.
JasonW - 16 Feb 2007 17:38
The word "homemade" is used far to often by establishments. It doesn't even register anymore as everyone knows it is a prevarication. Well AJ (the chef) is more than entitled to use the adjective. She makes her own bread, pate, deserts and pie's, and when I say pie I don't mean a stew with a puff pastry lid, proper pies. Yes I do know AJ but I'm not going onto rival pubs pages and posting negative comments. Just the facts.
anonymous - 16 Feb 2007 13:48
Thought this was an excellent pub, relaxed atmosphere, nice clientele, and genuinely friendly bar staff, especially the blonde bar manager. Felt comfortable and welcome in here. Would recommend it highly!
anonymous - 14 Feb 2007 12:29
Came in for Sunday lunch with a bad head from the rugby! Had a charming waitress who got all our food and drinks so didnt have to get up once! Had the best bloody mary which helped the hangover and a beautiful roast beef dinner. It was very busy but our waitress didnt rush us and even chatted for a while making us feel totallly at ease. Congratulations for such a wonderful pub we will most definately be back.
anonymous - 14 Feb 2007 12:20
I work in Twickenham and since the renovation/new owners 18months ago this really is the best pub in the area. The food is actually made and cooked in the pub kitchen (a rarity in these parts) and tastes fantastic. The bar staff friendly and the wide choice of beer makes it a fantastic all round pub, not just a brilliant local.
anonymous - 12 Feb 2007 13:07
Haven't visited for a while but was fortunate to go to the Italy match. The pub was buzzing and they had a BBQ going as well as the main menu which offered a quick solution to getting some grub. I recommend the double burger, its huge and cooked to perfection.
anonymous - 12 Feb 2007 12:25
Just moved into the area went to the Kings Arms for the first time on New Years Eve. The best NYE I have ever had, 5.00 to get in very reasonable, free home made curry and a Sinatra singer. Cracking atmopsphere made to feel like old friends by Sisi the landlady and her partner. Started on london pride then moved onto house pop 25.00 per bottle. Went home at drunk O'clock and had a cracking Sunday (Monday) lunch on new years day and found out that Sisi got engaged that morning, the lucky chap! A proper locals pub no need to go elsewhere.
anonymous - 9 Jan 2007 18:36
Went to the Springboks game yesterday with five mates had pre game lunch cracking steak & kidney pie had a few pints of clean & crisp London Pride and a few bottles of red from there wide ranging list. Could not fault any of staff magnificent, shame about the rugby. Do not agree with last couple of comments but each to there own.
Munchy - 26 Nov 2006 12:34
I stopped by this charming pub for the rugby on reccomendation from friends, great bitter and fantastic food. Staff were slightly crazy but more than helpful and very smilely. Cant say i agree with the 2 previouus comments but each to their own. Will be back for the 6 nations.
anonymous - 26 Nov 2006 10:49
Nice pub, beer has been good on almost all visits. It's also a good place to watch live sport without having the chavvy "sports bar" atmosphere.
ChrisBass - 25 Nov 2006 10:19
I have to agree with the last comment, I know it was a rugby day and you were very busy, but that is not an excuse for rudeness, and from the landlady.
elodycole - 21 Nov 2006 12:29
Is it just me or do the reviews for this pub sound like adverts written by the owners? I have to disagree with them, I visited the pub last week and did not enjoy my experience. Every time I went to the bar to order the blonde who was supposedly serving wasn't there, and then when she did appear, she made it quite clear she didn't want to be there. I will not be going back.
anonymous - 19 Nov 2006 20:47
I had the best week night here. Got advised to try a fantastic South African Shiraz which was delightful as well as a great helping of steak and kidney pie (with homemade pastry!) which was also advised! A great pub with great staff who know what they are talking about. Why go elsewhere?
anonymous - 25 Oct 2006 02:37
Really good Sunday lunch only ruined by Sky Sports being turned up so loud its at that point where your ear drums rattle a little.
KingRaama - 5 Oct 2006 15:38
The Kings Arms just gets better.

Cracking organic beef, pork and lamb yesterday lunch.

Watched the Ryder cup and the footie, grat ale and decent wine list, only wish there were more Sundays.

A must.
anonymous - 25 Sep 2006 12:18

Once again had a very enjoyable night in here on Monday - a very laid back pub which I enjoy more and more with every visit.

Can't wait to go there again.
CheekyShepherd - 28 Jun 2006 18:51
Yet again another nice afternoon in this lovely pub. Quiet but still a wonderful atmosphere, Sunday afternoon where we had a fantastic light lunch of quiche and salad followed by a large helping of the most delicious chocolate cheesecake, i can safely say we left satisfied. Once again the servise was fantastic and the beer excellent. Nice to see a local beer being served.
anonymous - 20 Jun 2006 15:02
I can't write anything additional to what's already been said.

Very nice pub, nice staff, nice customers. Nice.
Succulent_Chicken - 6 Jun 2006 11:54
Beautiful pub, friendly staff, fantastic food and great beer. Brought the family in for sunday lunch and nothing was too much trouble, even bringing drinks to the table!! Never knew it was here it was suggested by a friend but i was happy to bring the kids and not have to worry about any chav's!! Brilliant and i ill now be a regular thank you for a wonderful pub!!!
winer - 1 Jun 2006 15:07
Nice and clean, average-priced pub in a part of Twickenham I never knew existed.

Bar staff are always friendly and polite and really efficient. Especially the sexy blonde one. ;)

Wouldn't hold back on coming here in the future if I didn't live so far away, especially for the quiz night.

Cab on the way home was expensive - not that that's a slur on this fine pub!
CheekyShepherd - 1 Jun 2006 14:48
Went for Sunday lunch after a heavy Sat night with some friends (four). Best sunday lunch I've had in years choice from beef, lamb, 1/2 chicken and a vegi offer. My beef was rare excellent vegetables and proper Yorkshire puddings and lashings of gravy. House red excellent at 9.95 per bottle.

Good clean crisp London pride and the ladies cleaned their desserts plates (quietest part of the day).

A must will be back.
Munchy - 15 May 2006 12:55
Went to the Kings Arms last night 11th May with my other half and another couple for supper as we have heard the Twickenham drums beating on about their great food.

Well it was a Tapas night 6 or 7 authentic bites at 2.50 each and free yes free wine tasting 3 whites a rose and three reds.

Food stunning wines great and we ploughed through more than we should at 9.95 each.

The landlady well two things impressed me enough said!

We are going back on Sunday to test out their roast a snip at 8.50 one course & 10.00 for two and perhaps look at the fine wine list.
Munchy - 12 May 2006 17:36
Went to the quiz night last night,its hosted by a gentleman known as Posh Peter who is superb entertainment. The place was buzzing and our group had a great evening (even though we didnt win).The food was amazing, very tasty,great portions and very original. Will be making it a regular Thursday night out.
anonymous - 7 Apr 2006 12:00
I'm a regular at The kings Arms and it just gets better and better. They've taken on a new chef who's opened up her own kitchen called AJ's Kitchen and the food is fantastic. There's food served all day now with main meals, daily specials bar snacks, kids menus and platters for sporting events. The landlady Sisi, and the manager Julia are always coming up with different events such as Food-Matching-Beer, quiz nights on Thursdays, wine tastings, jewellery evenings, belly dancing, Frank Sinatra impersonators and weekly curry nights on Fridays. There's a brilliant wine list and lots of different real ales which are always changing. The staff are friendly and it's got a really welcoming atmosphere. It's great to watch the rugby too! Definately recommended!
anonymous - 23 Mar 2006 12:59
First visit last week. Quite impressed.

Beechwood bar all a bit modern for my taste, but it was clean and neat.

Mostly people in 20s to 40s. Too many smoking as usual, but the extractor fans were switched on so it didn't bother me for a change. It had recorded music, but not too loud, and there were empty tables to sit at.

Menu looked good. Beer (Fullers, plus some other stuff) was very good.

I'll visit again.
EldridgePope - 8 Feb 2006 17:03
Fabulous! Definately worth a visit whatever age you are! Warm welcome and first impressions were built on and then expectations exceeded by good service, delicious food and friendly atmosphere!
anonymous - 12 Jan 2006 13:35
New Year's Eve at The King's Arms. We only meant to stay for one! to start off the pub crawl but ended up staying all night! And what a night! The staff were excellent, very friendly and up for a party, there was a delicious free buffet (what a great idea!) the music was just right and got lots of us dancing. I've been to the pub a couple of times before to watch the rugby and had fun each time, it is definately not just a pub for the locals, I defy anyone not to enjoy a night out there!!
anonymous - 11 Jan 2006 15:15
This place has really transformed from how it used to be. The new Managers have really turned this place around with new decor and a superb menu. The attention to detail is especially noticeable. The food is always of the best quality having eaten here many times and the bar staff are always friendly and ready to please. Most Thursday's are 'themed' nights with a variety of interesting and enjoyable nights to include recently a Turkish evening with live belly dancer also a moules and frites night with a beer for 5. This pub offers great value and whilst perfect for a quiet beer whilst watching the weekend sport can also offer highly entertaining evenings also!
Twickersbornandbred - 24 Oct 2005 13:22
Just moved to Twickenham and was happily surprised to find a nice, clean, friendly pub with good pub grub served all day. A real find.
floozie - 17 Oct 2005 14:54
What a change from before when I wanted to clean the soles of my shoes after have a beer with a mate.

The pub is clean, bright run by two great girls who have recruited some fantastic staff. The food is fresh and cooked to order from an extensive menu has great portions and is terrific value for money. The wine list to accompany the food is has someting for all tastes and is always changing.

Enjoy, I will.

Munchy - 25 Aug 2005 10:29
Have lived in Twickenham for years and didn't know the place existed, so thought I would give it a try after being told of the new improvments and WOW! At last somewhere I can take my girlfriend out for a beer and watch the football without any complaints from her! I love the ever changing guest ale and she love the wines! Food's good too,for fat boys and skinny girls!
anghelise - 22 Aug 2005 19:42
What a difference a manager and a lick of paint can make!

Lovely little pub, tucked away near Twickenham Green. Good for the boys (or girls) when they want to watch the football/rugby/cricket but still a nice place to go at the weekends for a few bev's and a giggle. The food is great, with a menu that seems to change most days - I have to say the Sunday lunch is the best around. Staff are friendly and courteous without being in your face and there is generally a good feel to the place. A proper pub with character and good prices - not another souless bar with London prices.

Definitely a little gem...Twickenham's best kept secret!
anonymous - 22 Aug 2005 18:10
It has indeed been taken over and what a fine job the new tenants have done. They're very friendly too, I had a good old chat with them last week. Seriously wouldn't recognise the place, it's had a TV-style extreme makeover and is a tremendous improvement. It's light and bright in stark contrast to the dark dingy hole it once was. Sensibly arranged tables too, the classroom look has been totally done away with. The pool table has gone and the toilets are a massive improvement. The main thing that struck me when I walked in is that it just looks so CLEAN.

I will definitely be visiting regularly. Finally - somewhere decent to drink that's a mere five-minute walk from home, hurrah!
Cleversaz - 21 Aug 2005 15:29
The pub's been taken over by a lovely lady who has made some fab changes to the decor and to the general feel of the place. Previously I had only been in on a rugby day and to be honest it was minging, now its somewhere I will be taking all my ( girl) friends, something I would never have done before!We spent a great Friday night in there, really good fun! The staff were lovely and the food is great!
twickerlee - 18 Aug 2005 08:40
Pub has changed for the better. Two good screens, good choice of ales, good food with wide selection to suit all pockets.
Excellant seafood particularly green lipped muscle when available.(always ask)
twickersboy - 15 Aug 2005 23:26
Reopened under new management with much more food bias than before. Have seen the local Twickenham ale in before as brewery id only 100 yeards away.
anonymous - 30 Jun 2005 13:05
Funny old place. Usually empty 'cept on match days when nowhere in a 3 mile radius is empty. Very old and beautiful Collie dog who likes to sleep on a big blanket in the bar area. Has a pool table. Can't decide whether I like the place or not.
Cleversaz - 29 Apr 2005 17:10
Quite an old fashioned pub, off the beaten track a bit, so you have to go off the main roads to find it.
This is a good thing, as it has a more homely vibe than many of the pubs down the road, and is worth a stop off.
TheGP - 26 Nov 2004 15:52
This is a great sport pub with friendly staff who are sympathetic to simmiarians and rugby.!!!Always a welcome to old friends.
Denise Clarke - 4 Nov 2004 13:03

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