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
ManVsBeer (1870) Hebden Bridge, England | August 5, 2013| Updated January 28, 2014
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 Manchester’s city centre. There’s a couple of rooms to sit in and the upstairs is used for comedy and theatre. Food is served from Friday to Sunday.
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.
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 hasn’t yet benefited perceptibly from the widely proclaimed EU regeneration money earmarked for Salford.
The pub has the basic, fairly unadorned look of a working men’s 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 – a collection of “do not disturb” 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 – vegetarian curry, soup, pies and the intriguing dragon’s egg – looked good although we didn’t try it.
(Visited 20 January 2012).
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 you’re in the area.
Just stopped for a quick pint or two at RBESG, so didn’t 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.
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 wasn’t something to go out of the way for. Were here for only 5 minutes or so, so can’t really judge the ambiance.
chriso (703) London, England | April 18, 2008| Updated March 22, 2009
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. I’d certainly come back here although it probably isn’t up there with the best Manchester ale houses in terms of selection.