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Kings Arms

Address: Heath Common, Heath, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 5SL [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 31883) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Wakefield Kirkgate (1.2 miles), Sandal & Agbrigg (1.4 miles), Wakefield Westgate (2 miles)

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user reviews of the Kings Arms, Heath

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7 ales on my visit, 3 from Ossett. It was busy but the staff kept the waiting times down. Ale was good, so was the food although a bit pricey. Interior is dark and dingy with lots of wood; interesting if you like nooks to hide in. 9/10 from the Captain.
CaptainDrunk - 3 Jan 2015 13:17
Can't comment on how this has changed because it's my first visit. Approx 8 real ales, half from the Ossett stable, 1 from Clarks. Tried 2 and both were OK, but nothing special. Long queues at the bar both times (Sunday afternoon). Loads of space in the beer garden and a nice view out the front also. Lovely interior.
oftenscore6 - 31 Jul 2011 21:47
Nice small pub, friendly staff. Decent selection of beers for a relatively small bar - the Cherry Bomb from the Hanby Ales brewery is a must try.

Only been once, but definitely will visit again, if only for the Kings Arms Burger, which was possibly the best burger I've ever tasted.
ngh14 - 18 Mar 2009 12:47
A traditional stone built pub, owned by Clarks brewery, in the impressively grand village of Heath. (Once known as the village of mansions, many of the large properties are Grade II listed buildings).
The pub features a corridor entrance, with two small side rooms, a tiny snug and a larger main bar. There is also a modern conservatory to the rear. Dark wooden panelling is used extensively in the original rooms with lighting from old fashioned gas lamps.
There are three real fires, one of which is incorporated into a lovely old range. The fire surrounds are thought to have been salvaged from the long demolished Heath Old Hall. Its hardly surprising therefore, that the Kings Arms appears in CAMRAs National Inventory Part II of heritage pubs.

Seven real ales were on offer during our visit. Tetley Bitter, Taylors Landlord and Clarks Classic Blonde as the regular beers and four guest ales: Everards Sleighbell, Salopian Oracle, Black Sheep Special Ale and Clarks Henrys Harvest Special. (Be aware that the hand pumps for the regular beers are in the snug, whilst those for the guests are in the main bar).
We tried the Oracle and the Harvest Special and both were excellent: Clean tasting, well pulled and nicely cool, not cold.
The landlord has gained Cask Marque accreditation and the pub has been a Good Beer Guide entry for many years.

Bar food is based largely on traditional pub staples. From what we ate (sausage and mash, beef filled Yorkshire pudding) the quality is solid and honest rather than inspirational. For serious diners there is an adjacent restaurant.

Bar staff were friendly, if a little subdued. However, the landlord was more than willing to talk about the beers.

A good relaxed, chatty atmosphere when we called. The Kings Arms is one of those pubs you just want to snuggle down in, particularly when the fires are lit. For fair weather drinking there is a grassed drinking area to the side and a more ornate raised beer garden to the rear. There are also several benches in front of the pub.

A must visit pub if youre in the Wakefield area. Highly recommended.

aleandhearty - 22 Jan 2009 13:20
Great historic pub just east of Wakefield, with several different small drinking areas. Beers included Ossett Silver King, Ossett Pale Ale, Clark's Rams Revenge and RCH Steam Carnival.
blue_scrumpy - 18 Dec 2008 22:17

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