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The Builder's Arms Kensington

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Spruced up and lighter than before, this charmingly rustic, pistachio green-painted backstreet local  is justly proud of its roots, mixing urban chic with a touch of English eccentricity. Drinkers are particularly well served with real ales and elite craft beers including the likes of Sharp’s Doom Bar, UBU Purity and Knight of the Garter (brewed by Windsor & Eton), plus a list of accessibly priced global wines. Upstairs, the old overflow lounge is now a tasteful washed-brick and pepper-toned diner served by its own bar: good grub at pub prices includes modish burgers, upmarket bangers with beer-mustard mash or cider and tarragon-battered hake and chips, plus Sunday roasts and comforting puds. Sporting action is shown live, when the scrum for alfresco tables on the narrow terrace is as keenly contested as any during a Calcutta Cup match.
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The Builders Arms

The Builders Arms

1 Kensington Court Place ,London W8 5BJ

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Disappointing food and service lets down a great pub.

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Jul 2013

Perhaps it was a mistake to go on a sunny, hot Sunday afternoon/evening as the bar and staff were overwhelmed with customers ordering Pimms. It should have been easy enough to handle, but the staff are so disorganised, and apparently poorly trained, that even a staff:customer ratio of close to one to one meant a long wait to order food and drinks. The food itself was disappointing. We all ordered the Sunday roasts but teh veggie among us was disappointed as someone else had already ordered the...

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  • Food & Drink: 4
  • Service: 5
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 5

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Essential Details for The Builders Arms

  • Cuisine: Pubs
  • Area: Kensington
  • Price: £32.00
  • Wine: £18.50
  • Champagne: £45.00
  • Private Dining: 35

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