Kings Arms (Young’s) | Oxford, Oxfordshire
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Kings Arms (Young’s)
Exceptional based on 13 ratings
Type: Bar (see listing)

40 Holywell Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire England OX1 3SP [ print map ]
01865 242369

youngs.co.uk/pub-detail.asp?PubID=420

Hours: Daily 1030am to midnight


Mayor: imdownthepub (2) | Taps: ~8 | Bottles: ~20


Kings Arms (Young’s)

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Beer Available At Kings Arms (Young’s) (arranged by most recent)
Charles Wells / Dogfish Head DNA New World IPA 45, Youngs Blonde , Youngs Winter Warmer (Cask) 61, Youngs Bitter (Cask) 43, Youngs Hummingbird 45
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13 reviews for Kings Arms (Young’s)
 Ambiance  74%
 Service  65%
 Selection  60%
 Food  64%
 Value  58%
 Overall  64%
 Rating  70%
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Velkyal  (71) Gordonsville, Virginia | September 7, 2010
Everything an English pub should be, welcoming, buzzing, well kept ales and a ploughmans to die for. A lovely place to go.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
lada66  (134) Savonlinna, Finland | September 26, 2012
A very nice place to some pints in the city centre. Cotleigh 25 4,0% was my choice (20.6.2009).
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
Nuffield  (108) Roseville, Minnesota | January 28, 2004
One of my favorite places to drink, and I still haven't tried all of the Youngs beers. There is usually a guest (it has been Archers in recent times) but with beers like the Double Chocolate Stout, I haven't usually opted for that. Unusually complete range of bottles, such as Lords. The food is decent and pretty reliable, and you can bring kids into the non-smoking family room, which makes this a particularly inviting place for tourists and for Sunday afternoon when you don't want to end up smelling like an ashtray.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
olliejobbins  (13) , England | December 3, 2013
Been here a few times in the last 3 years or so. Very handily situated when visiting friends at the more central colleges. A popular pub with fellow students which I could see as irritating to some!
68
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr  (1451) Washington, Washington DC | October 1, 2011
Packed with students, but service was still pretty good. Large-ish range of beers. Decent food. OK place smack in the middle of the university.
68
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
joe19612  (41) camberley, England | July 26, 2008
Not very busy, quite comfortable as most people were outside. Beer quality good the St Austell Tribute on top form. Did not have any food so could not rate.
66
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
Rune  (370) Tromsø, Norway | April 24, 2008
Spacious and comprehensive Youngs pub with different rooms, one for billiard and one library for a quiet retreat, among others. Eight on cask, including two guest ales (from Hidden and St. Austell in mid-March). Located at the very end of Broad Street right between White Horse and Turf Tavern – very short walking distance if you find yourselves on a pub crawl. The toilets were found alright, and I had a really good time here during my visit on 16th March 08.
64
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh  (428) Helsinki, Finland | January 11, 2011
Big, popular and crowded pub. At least it was on Friday night. Mostly Young’s on 8 casks.
64
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 3/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
Boudicca  (657) London, England | February 22, 2012
A multi-roomed Young’s pub, popular with students. The King’s Arms sits in a Georgian building at a busy corner in the centre of Oxford. It’s multi-roomed, light and airy and quite studenty (one of the colleges apparently has a room upstairs), with a smaller locals’ type bar at one side. It’s a little threadbare and frayed at the edges but has a comfortable, lived in feel. They serve meals and snacks which weren’t great but did the trick. We had pork pies which were taken from the fridge (where I imaging they had been defrosting) already on a plate and wrapped in cling film. (Visited 7 January 2012).
62
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil  (299) Tallinn, Estonia | January 17, 2010
Great pub for lunches, but make sure you get your order in early - they’re popular. Snugs are great, but even the open areas have character. Best selection of Youngs beers outside London in my experience.

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