The kings Arms
11 Bloom Street
(0161) 839 4951.
Open all day
The kings Arms
A pub serving 8 real ales plus foreign bottled beers. They have beers from Bazen's Brewery, Salford's newest brewer.
Refurbished in 2001 it is well worth a visit and is not far from Salford station in an area undergoing regeneration.
The pub itself has an impressive exterior which gives you an impression of its size. There is a single bar through the large porch, though a serving hatch to the right deals with the second seating room which has no bar of its own. On entering there is a seating room with pinball machine and an intricate ceiling rose (see picture). The seating here is a combination of benches around the edge of the room and stools at round wood and black metal tables. It can be rather dark in here of an evening, but the atmosphere is more relaxed than the bar.
The bar is to the right and is curved with a wooden overhang. The eight guest beers are listed on the blackboard in front of the bar and are all keenly priced. All beers were served to perfection and tasted great. The staff appeared knowledgeable and willing to remove sparklers. Seating here is at a few round tables away from the bar. On the walls you will see art from local artists using the Kings Arms as a gallery. The pub decor itself is a little in need of refurbishment, but this adds to the local feel.
They also serve food and do plenty of choice for the vegetarian - yummy!
Access for the disabled is possible to the bar and seating area, but is not at present possible to the toilets.
No accommodation here.
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The brewer responsible for Bridgewater Ales is now brewing again as Bazen's Brewery. You will find his very tasty beer in the Kings Arms. (2002)
Up to 8 ales.
187-189 chapel St
Manchester Greater Manchester M3 5EQ