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Kings Arms, Arundel

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A decent, friendly local with 3 well kept cask ales. No food served and off the main street, both of which keeps it quieter than most pubs in Arundel. Highly recommended.
alexw - 14 Feb 2016 00:19
Friendly pub in a back street. Popular with locals, and slightly off the Arundel tourist trail.
Quite old fashioned interior (in a 1970s, Artex way), but cosy nooks and crannies, and clean. Lots of board games, beer mats on the wall...that kind of thing. No problem taking in well behaved children.
3 ales on tap: two from local Sussex breweries in good condition. Not a particularly amazing range of either flavours or ABVs, but a good place to visit for the atmosphere and a decent pint. No food although take-aways welcome, and it's actually a nice change to come to a pub that's all about the drink and conversation. Small patio outside.
JonRambo - 11 Feb 2015 20:22
Friendly back street local with 3 real ales (London Pride, Arundel Gold + one other) on handpump. A proper pub.
Number11 - 16 Jun 2014 23:07
Back street pub a short stroll from the High Street which was pub number 3 and possibly the best of the day.

Benches at the front of the pub as you enter with a small garden area at the back up a couple of small steps.

3 ales on tap, my choice was Longmans Copper Hop...which was very good.

No food served but you can bring your own, the benches out the front were full of people eating and drinking on this visit.

Excellent collection of old beer mats dotted around, some absolute gems.

Very clean toilets that are so clean they deserve a mention in this review!

All in all this is a quality pub that's well worth the short stroll from the High Street, now to the Eagle.
lezford - 7 May 2014 13:52
Doc...the prices. High, very. Its why locals go elsewhere?
wealdman - 21 Oct 2013 21:53
Having come to Arundel for the weekend, we discovered this little gem while strolling around on Sunday morning. On an impulse (my thirst!), we popped in and discovered a small locals' bar with half a dozen friendly customers, snacks on the bar itself and four good ales on tap. What more could one want? I wish it were my local!!!!!
docjohn - 21 Oct 2013 16:56
Had a few pints here in July 2012... Very friendly pub, great locals. We sat in an undercover area in the tiny patio garden whilst it thrashed down with rain... Recommended...
Barrow_Beer_Hunter - 11 Sep 2012 13:57
One of my favourite bars!
Essence of what a boozer should be like!!
samsays - 18 Jul 2011 12:28
Visited Sun 24th Oct : Yep, this is the sort of pub I like, nibbles on the bar, friendly locals, cheerful barman, good selection of beer, nice little sunny garden, easily worth 8/10, give it a go, you'll not be disappointed.........
potable50 - 26 Oct 2010 09:46
One of my favourite pubs. Always well kept beer, the Arundel Gold expecially. Great staff and friendly locals. Top place to visit in this, most wonderful of English towns.
Fulhampete - 26 Jul 2010 19:37
Oldest pub in Arundel, so the sign says, and well worth a visit. Kind of a games area at the front with dartboard, jukebox and various board games scattered around. Back area more where your regulars gather round the bar and the impressive fire. Jukebox a little bit too dominating for our lunchtime visit, although if you liked your Dad's record collection (Pink Floyd, Status Quo, Meatloaf and the ilk), you'd have been well in. Seemed to ignore our selections when entered. Spent pleasant couple of hours playing darts and drinking Arundel Gold in this ever so slightly out of town pub, which was 10 times more of a pub than the other overly priced ones for the more pretentious tourists
johnwarkstache - 20 Jun 2010 17:38
An ale drinkers gem. Not the most comortable of pubs though but the landlord is great, best pint in Arundel.
barryq - 24 Oct 2009 16:00
Nice throwback. Oldish but lively clientele, a jukebox, dartboard, out of date decor, and 4 Real Ales with two guests. Very convivial and friendly place. One of those great places that feels like a locals pub, but that is more than welcoming to non-locals.
thomashenry - 10 Mar 2009 09:42
Great atmosphere in a fairly unspoilt local. The Fuller's was superb - in tiptop condition, clear as a bell and excellent taste. Friendly landlady and friendly locals. Probably a little cramped in winter or when you can't sit outside, but still a great pub in what can be quite an overpriced and snobbish town.
Will_Fly - 13 Sep 2007 10:24
Very nice pub, came down to see my big brother for the weekend and went in here on both Friday and Saturday nights. Summer Lightning and Arundel Gold. Lovely.
anonymous - 9 Oct 2006 12:31
Great pub, what a shame they've stopped serving food.
Biggles - 24 Aug 2006 10:52
What a friendly pub this is. Had a pint of Youngs Special Ale and it was fantastic. Pity they close a 3pm and dont serve food
david1972a - 15 Jul 2006 16:33
The Summer Lightning is always top notch, needs a re-dec though or perhaps knocking into one large bar, not the most comfortable of boozers but one of the only two left in Arundel worth a stop
barryq - 21 Oct 2005 14:59
I have been to all the pubs in Arundel (my mum lives there) and this one serves the best beer without a doubt. HIGHLY impressed by the Grand Union Gold - the closest I have got to my favourite beer - Catnap at the Drunken Duck in Cumbria.

A straightforward, no frills, english pub. More dogs than customers (allergics beware) and a one-legged very friendly landlord add to the pubs special character. Have not tased the food but am in love with the beer........I shall return!!!
jerry_the_tippler - 11 Jun 2005 18:48
A short walk past the Eagle, the Kings Arms is positioned just over the road on a corner at the bottom of a hill bearing the same name as the pub. This free house normally sells Fullers London Pride, Youngs Special and Hop Back Summer Lightening, along with a fourth option, which is sometimes from the Triple FFF range, but today is Kings Sussex Challenger, at £2.30 a pint. As is invariably the case here, the beer is in top-rate condition. The pub is divided into two comfortable bars, one with a television and dartboard, the other opening out onto a higher-level back patio. There are also wooden benches outside the front of the pub. There is a mixed clientele: many are locals; others are here because the pub is a regular entry in the GBG. Food is served between 12-2pm during the week, with a Sunday lunchtime treat of cheese and cracker nibbles on the bar. I can personally recommend the ploughman’s lunches, served with a huge hunk of Cheddar. During the summer months the food is best enjoyed outside, along with a few pints, on the sun-drenched patio.
thequaffer - 26 Jan 2005 17:49

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