England > Greater Manchester > Salford
undercurrent25 (128) Barnton, England | July 13, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
Pub in a run down area of Salford, I liked the ambience in here and found it quite bohemian and cool. I liked the collection of do no disturb signs above the bar. Good selection of cask ales and bottled German and Belgian beers. I went to see my mate do his sketch show here as part of the Manchester Fringe
wimpyjoe (924) Hebden Bridge, England | August 5, 2013
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Veritable music pub with a very good selection of real ales to choose from whilst you enjoy the sounds. In the daytime it is a decent Bohemian-style venue to chill-out in, in a historic red-brick building that has survived the modern make-over that is swamping this part of Salford just across the river from Manchesterís city centre. Thereís a couple of rooms to sit in and the upstairs is used for comedy and theatre. Food is served from Friday to Sunday.
Brugmansia (343) Jylland, Denmark | February 17, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Visired this pub several times, nice quiet pub, placed in a side street a small walk away from city center. Nice deco, and a lot of " Do not Disturb " signs, from various hotels :-).. Great variaty on beers ( even from smaller micros ), almost always in good condition, friendly and helpfull staff. For sure a place worth visiting if you are in this area of Manchester.
Boudicca (526) London, England | April 21, 2012
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
A fairly plain pub with six handpumps offering a range of interesting beers.
The Kings Arms is in a side street just over the river from Manchester, in a run down area of Salford that hasnít yet benefited perceptibly from the widely proclaimed EU regeneration money earmarked for Salford.
The pub has the basic, fairly unadorned look of a working menís place although it also has a feel of faded grandeur, particularly in the high ceilinged main room where a dark maroon banquette sweeps round the curved wall. The decor is unusual Ė a collection of ďdo not disturbĒ tags from hotel rooms, a small collection of teasmades (does anyone use those anymore?) and a couple of mismatched flying ducks flying in opposite directions.
The short food menu Ė vegetarian curry, soup, pies and the intriguing dragonís egg Ė looked good although we didnít try it.
(Visited 20 January 2012).
Svesse (203) Hšsselby, Sweden | October 12, 2009
54 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
Nice and friendly pub not far from Manchester city center. The building is slightly worn down. Bar is surrounded by a large lounge. 6 handpumps with interesting real ales, mainly from smaller brewers. Beers well kept. Visited on a fairly slow Thursday afternoon, so I suppose it could be livelier. Friendly and efficient service. Close to The New Oxford, so drop by if youíre in the area.
Nightfall (39) Hamburg, Germany | August 21, 2009
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
[RBESG 2009] Quick visit. Long bar but narrow place for the guests. Small cask selection. Ok for a quick visit.
thewolf (142) Kolding, Denmark | July 30, 2009
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 11/20
Just stopped for a quick pint or two at RBESG, so didnít really get a feeling for the place. Rather small, a good few casks of fair quality on the day. Comfy with a big jukebox. Relatively light. Quite fast service despite 20 RB-ians stumbling in at once.
bierkoning (239) La Tropica, Netherlands | July 24, 2009
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 12/20
Went in for a quick stop during RBESG. Small pub with a spacious bar. Limited portfolio of real ales, but good enough for a few ratings. Friendly service and affordable.
Borresteijn (153) Amsterdam, Netherlands | July 24, 2009
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Visited during RBESG 09. Nicely decorated bar, looks new. Lots of wood. Brightly lit by the light coming in through the large windows, high ceiling here. Tap range wasnít something to go out of the way for. Were here for only 5 minutes or so, so canít really judge the ambiance.
chriso (313) London, England | April 18, 2008| Updated March 22, 2009
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Attractive building and decor. Decent range of ales - 2 scoops out of 6 for me. Food was excellent. The bar-person was friendly although her style would be best described as brassy and not always the most attentive. Iíd certainly come back here although it probably isnít up there with the best Manchester ale houses in terms of selection.
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