The King's Arms

23 Poland Street, Soho, London

The King's Arms
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6/10 from 7 user reviews
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Address:23 Poland Street
Soho
London
W1F 8QJ
Map:Map & nearby
Venue Type:Public Houses & Inns
Region:Soho
Nearest Station:Oxford Circus
Telephone:
Opening Hours:

Mon - Thurs: 12pm - 11pm
Fri - Sat: 12pm - 12am
Sun: 12pm - 10:30pm
Email:Send an email

About: The Kings Arms features on the gay scene and boasts that it serves the cheapest pint of beer in the whole of London. They host karaoke nights once a week and can cater for private parties of up to 40 guests upon request.

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The Latest User Reviews of The King's Arms


User Rating: 8 / 10
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Tony Martyn, Portsmouth
Added: Jul 2014
All In London User Recommended Business
I visited the Kings Arms on a Thursday. Service good. Seating upstairs very comfortable. Although my friend and I were not there usual bear clients we were treated very well.I will certainly go again.

User Rating: 1 / 10
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Julia, White
Added: Oct 2013
What a hole this place is! The guy behind the bar (who is the owner, I think) was really rude when I tried to buy a drink. He was lounging around chatting and when I tried to attract his attention told me to wait my turn then resumed chatting before deliberately serving several other people behind me. If I hadn't been attending a friend's party I would have walked out then and there. Other than revolting bar staff, the place is pretty grubby and looks like it hasn't been cleaned in decades. Friendly clientelle but there are better places to go. Avoid.

User Rating: 10 / 10
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Welsh Couple
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Member since: Oct 2011
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My partner & I have been going to London for a few years now and he loves Karaoke, by chance we went into the Kings arms to be totally suprised by the fantastic Karoake and of course the amazing Singers, the pub is full of charachters, but most of all we now get recognised when we visit the pub people are genuinely nice, the bar staff are efficient and good, but all in all 10/10. We will be going there this Sunday and cannot wait as we travel from Cardiff every other monthe to London but no visit would be complete without our Sunday night Karaoke. Well done to the management and staff : ))

User Rating: 1 / 10
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Cali1972
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Member since: Jul 2011
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Went to the Kibgs Arms on gay pride. Full of judgemental bears. I spent about 10 minutes at the bar waiting to be served. As I am not bald and overweight I ended up leaving after 10 minutes. Without a drink!!!

User Rating: 8 / 10
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Dael, London/ Nottingham
Added: Mar 2011
The Kings arms is a warm friendly gay bar popular with beary / hirsute men of all ages.
The interior is very traditional and it boasts a pretty good jukebox reflecting the age of the clientèle. The bar staff are friendly and efficient and are easy on the eye too, especially if you like your men masculine and burly.
There's an upstairs bar / seating area, although most of the customers tend to congregate around the downstairs bar. There is no smoking or beer garden , if you want to smoke you stand outside the bar, which is usually a great place to chat and socialise, summer afternoons and evenings being a particularly good time.You'll find very little attitude or posing at the KA and its not long before you strike up a conversation there. The drinks seem reasonably priced for central London and its easy to stay a bit longer than you intended.

Name: Dael
Location: London/ Nottingham

User Rating: 7 / 10
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uglydoris
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Member since: Dec 2009
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From the outside this pubs looks very inconspicuous, we didn't realise it was a gay bar until we were inside. The staff and customers are both pleasant, and it was a nice, comfortable place to sit and chat. Drinks can be a bit expensive though. The clientele seemed to consist solely of older, single gay men.

User Rating: 9 / 10
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A Customer
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Member since: Sep 2006
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A smallish bar with Olde world charactor, main bar on ground floor and a function/smaller bar upstairs.
Centrally situated just off Oxford Street tucked half way down Poland St.
The Kings Arms is not one of the "trendy Soho bars" but a more friendly, relaxed and full of charactor.
The bar service is prompt and friendly, the Kings Arms is a popular especially on weekends and this does mean that space can be at a premium but this adds to the atmosphere and enjoyment of the place.
The Kings Arms is a gay bar and the clients are varied but overall the core of customers can be described as an interesting mix of older, larger denimn gentlemen.
A very welcoming and enjoyable pub, well worth a visit.

Gerard
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Member since: Aug 2004
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This is a comfortable old 2 storey pub just off Oxford Street. It's is a venue for the more mature and rotund (fat if you like) gay man and their admirers. Some week day evenings it becomes very busy and is difficult to get to the bar. Friday and Saturday evenings are very busy and is also very difficult to get to the bar. Apart from that, the guys are friendly and there is a nice friendly atmosphere. There is very little seating downstairs.

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