King's Arms, Soho
This gay pub in Soho isn't bad at all, being more trad pub, than trendy bar. Selection of beer is nothing to shout about, but what they do have is well kept. Guess it gets busy on weekends, but can be a good place to go for a quiet drink during the day. It has some interesting attributes left which may or may not be original, but the quote on the wall is quite interesting: "In this Old Kings Arms tavern was the Ancient Order of druids revived 28th November 1781".
04 Aug 2012
From the outside this looks like a real classic London pub with frosted windows and you expect to have jugs and kettles dangling from the ceiling. Inside it's glaringly obvious that if you're not overweight with a beard you may well be in the minority here. The beer, although not a great selection, was well kept great pint of real ale and the best thing about the place. It has a jukebox which is a nice touch. As a single person I found the seating more aimed towards couples and groups so not a good pub for a single guy to call in for a pint. Rather than traditional pub decor there is more of an open-plan Wetherspoons type approach. The bar staff were efficient and of the beard and. bellies stereotype. So probably OK for a camp night out with beardy guys but otherwise not overly welcoming for a first time visitor. For a minority within a minority.
23 Poland Street, Soho, London, W1F 8QJ
020 7734 5907
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How to find the King's Arms pub
From Tottenham Court Road, Poland Street is west along Oxford Street, then 6th left. From Oxford Circus, go east towards Centre Point and take the 4th right.