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The Kings Arms, York - pub details

Kings Arms
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Address: Kings Staith, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 9SN [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 4870) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations York (0.5 miles), Poppleton (3.2 miles)

Brewery: Samuel Smith's

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> Current user rating: 6.6/10 (rated by 52 users)
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user reviews of the Kings Arms, York

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No complaints from me. Tourist trap pub with no real ales but nice friendly staff and at £2 a pint why complain. The Old Brewery Bitter was perfectly acceptable and I got a nice seat in the sun by the water.
droggs - 12 Apr 2017 16:27
Just spent a lazy afternoon in the Kings Arms and thought it deserved a fresh review. I used to drink at the Kings regularly however I haven't spent any real time in there for a long long time simply due to the horrific standards of cleanliness practiced. This once great little pub has been neglected year after year. However I was pleasantly surprised when I went in today, the whole place was spotless and the staff were just a great laugh. Apparently a new young couple have recently taken over. The beer still isn't cask though which is annoying but it was pretty decent to say the least. Old Brewery is 1.84.
Keithsthename - 13 Sep 2013 20:02
Great atmosphere and beer.
bfmn531 - 12 May 2013 16:07
A nice enough pub - subject to flooding. Unfortunately, all the beer is keg, and even at £1.70 a pint, Samuel Smith’s “Old Brewery Aerosol Bitter does not cut the mustard.

3/10 purely because it’s situated in a nice spot.

5thearlofwimbourne - 22 Oct 2011 14:09
Sorry to be pedantic, but the Kings Arms is on the North bank of the Ouse, twixt Ouse Bridge and Skeldergate Bridge. The pub is always popular with Tourists, and plays upon this trait (quite rightly it's fair to say).

As part of the Sam Smith's stable, it's reasonably cheap, but as the previous reviewer states, there is no real ale; largely due to the fluctuating state of the cellar when the river decides to rise. If you're a tourist come and sample this element of York, you could do much worse. If you're a local, then you can drink similar middle of the road Sam Smiths at the Brigadier Gerard, Hansom Cab or Crystal Palace for a fraction of the cost. By no means the worst experience in York, but certainly not the best !
MountainMan - 27 Aug 2010 23:17

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