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Kings Arms pub near Borough Market

Anyone have opinions of this place?

We want to go to about 3 pubs on a Sunday afternoon starting at Kings Arms since we will be near Borough Market earlier in the day. We are staying in South Kensington. What 2 other pubs headed in that direction on the tube would you suggest? Since it is a Sunday, will we need reservations at most places?

Thank you!

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8754 posts

Bunch of Grapes and the Kings Head.

Reservations to drink or eat?

Posted by
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Actually I was asking mainly about drinks and realize that’s a dumb question.

Imagine a party of 6 will need dinner reservations if we want to eat around 7 or 8 pm, correct?

Posted by
15378 posts

Reservations necessary for Sunday Roast for a group of six.

No reservations necessary for drinks.

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402 posts

I've always enjoyed the Market Porter, but it was always one of the pubs with a really interesting range of beers. Their Tripadvisor ratings suggest the food is decent as well.

Although OP probably knows this already, the actual Borough Market itself isn't open on a Sunday.

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719 posts

The Market Porter is a good call. As is the fact that Borough Market isn't open on Sunday!

It may be wise to check fixtures for Millwall FC if planning drinking around there. Away fans fill the pubs around London Bridge station and Borough the days Millwall are playing at home. The cops probably have it mostly under control these days, but potential for trouble on match days is still quite high.

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Although OP probably knows this already, the actual Borough Market itself isn't open on a Sunday.

https://boroughmarket.org.uk/visit-us/

https://boroughmarket.org.uk/market-blog/press-release/borough-market-updates-its-opening-hours/

The new schedule comes following a 20 month trial of operating seven days per week, when the Market opened on Sundays for the first time in modern history.
Jane Swift, CEO of Borough Market said: “Sundays at Borough Market have proved to be tremendously popular with shoppers, so much so, that we want to give them more time to browse, chat and enjoy the day. We have taken the decision to close on Mondays which will allow us to do essential maintenance work and additional deep cleaning in order to maintain the safest space for our traders and customers.’

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I second prior recommendations for Bunch of Grapes and The George, with The George being best for food and ale. I also recommend a wide assortment of pubs nearby across the Thames via London Bridge. The Hung Drawn & Quartered is among my favorites there as it has a great interior and good ale on offer.

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"the Market opened on Sundays for the first time in modern history."
I stand corrected!
Admittedly , it has been a while since I was last there.