We’re excited to introduce our newly revamped website designed to enhance your journey through the world of beer, cider, perry and historic pub interiors. Try the new site at https://www1.camra.org.uk/heritage-pubs. We recommend bookmarking this link.

King's Arms

Pub Heritage Group have recently carried out a regrading of Real Heritage Pubs - click here for full details

Greater London South East - London

Two star - A pub interior of very special national historic interest

Listed Status: II

25 Roupell Street
London, Waterloo

Tel: (020) 7207 0784

Email: thekingsarms@windmilltaverns.com

Website https://www.thekingsarmslondon.co.uk/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/127005524018612

Real Ale: Yes

Lunchtime Meals: Yes

Evening Meals: Yes

Nearby Station: London Waterloo

Station Distance: 250m

Public Transport: Near Railway Station (Waterloo East / Waterloo) and Bus Stop

Bus: Yes

View on: Whatpub

This is an early to mid 19th century end of terrace brick building of three storeys retaining two bars with inter-war fittings separated by a rare (for London) partition.

The public bar on the right has a separate entrance, bare wood floor, and inter-war dado panelling. The partition on the left to near ceiling height which separates the public and saloon bars has leaded glazing in the top which also appears to be inter-war work. The curved counter front looks to be inter-war (or possibly post-war); there is a good late 1930s tiled fireplace, but the fixed seating at the rear looks more post-war than inter-war as does the glazed screen on top of it. The double doors at the back of the public bar now access the conservatory extension but would originally have been external doors.

It's likely that the saloon bar on the left has been a single space since the inter-war period as until relatively recently both external doors contained 'Saloon Bar' etched and frosted panels (but only one door does now). This bar also has a curved counter with cupboards in the front for servicing beer engines in the past, which indicates that it's inter-war. The wood surround fireplace with a cast iron interior looks modern and the bar back fitting has an array of glass shelves which are a feature of the 1960s.