Builders Arms, Kensington
An unspectacular modern pub with the usual stripped floorboards and bare interior. Smaller than on first impressions and geared towards local lads watching sport, this is a good enough pub of its kind, though hardly anything exceptional.
24 Oct 2011
Think the FP review and photo migth have been a while back. It's been refurbed outside and maybe in and certainly doesn't have much sport on anymore - not on weekdays anyway. Custom mainly consists of young posh locals, American students from nearby Richmond College and local office workers like me. Not such a bad place but can get aggravatingly busy and a bit slow at the bar on Thu / Fri. Main gripe is the beer: the ales on tap are rarely good, always seemingly on the verge of being off, and occasionally bad enough to send back. Why they insist on trying to keep four real ales in a pub that just isn't selling enough of the stuff is beyond me: cut it down to two and it will be easier to keep them fresh.
1 Kensington Court Place, Kensington, London, W8 5BJ
020 7937 6213
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From High Street Kensington tube, turn right for 200 yards, turn right down Young St and down Kensington Square. At the end of the square, turn left onto Thackeray Street, then take the second on your right.