King's Arms, The - Bethnal Green

The King's Arms - Bethnal Green

Perhaps the most gratifying aspect of London's beer revival is the way so many old pubs have been spruced up. A perfect example of this is The King's Arms, a handsome Victorian gin palace just off the Bethnal Green Road, which now looks immaculate both inside and out. Similar care has been taken with the beer on offer - expect to find Redemption, Salford's First Chop and Waen (among others) on cask and a huge host of interesting beers on keg: there's everything from unfiltered German pils to barrel-aged stout. The bottle list is US-heavy, with beers from Ska, Green Flash and Ommegang standing out.