Thursday, 13 August 2009

The Kings Arms, Beech Street/Hanover Place, Ayres Key, Deptford, Sunderland,SR4 6BU. Tel: 0191 5679804

The Kings Arms looks like a real pub should look. It took me back...... now thats enough of that! I'll always enjoy Cask Task visits to places like this. Full of atmosphere and traditional looks. Inside and out. It even has 3 street names! Everybody wants it! Just look at the street signs!
Dating back probably 150 years, virtually on the old industrial part of the riverside, The Kings Arms is an old beauty.
The interior even has a couple of 'cosy corners' in the bar and a beer garden at the rear. But on to the beer which has gained it 3 Camra regional beer victories.
There are 9 wooden handles. Producing Durham Brewery's White Amarillo,Village Brewery White Boar Bitter, Bumble Bee from Wentworth, Lambtons, High House Farm beer and so on and so on which, for the main part, are ever changing. My pint was spot on, incidentally.
The Kings Arms must get a good crowd in on match days because The Stadium of Light (what an awful name for a football ground, but I'm an old traditionalist and loved Roker Park) is within its sights.
Good pub. 1st class beer. What more can you want.


  1. Yes its a perfect place for a pre match pint as it is within easy swimming distance of the Stadium of Light on the other side of the Wear

  2. I only said the Stadium of Light was within sight.It's up to you whether you want to swim the Wear to get there! What a silly place to put a river any way.

  3. What about the other two quality cask ales pubs in Deptford ? TJ Doyles and the Ropery are both worth a visit. They do lovely food and haves superb live music. The real ales tend to be locally brewed egs Durham Maxim Bull Lane Consett Cullercoates breweries etc.