Salford Pub Selected as Finalist in the Great British Pub Awards 2022

The Guardian called this Salford institution “Britain's most bohemian back-street boozer“...

By Emma Davidson | Last updated 2 August 2022

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Based on the back lanes of Bloom Street, The King’s Arms is a pub steeped in history, from the meeting place for the 1906 North of England Irish Terrier Club to the later setting of Channel 4’s student comedy drama, Fresh Meat.

Its dwellings date all of the way back to 1807 when it was first licensed – a time which marked Bloom Street as a shopping destination complete with housing and more pubs. 

In more recent years, the pub has had a huge focus on artistic endeavours, regularly accommodating art exhibitions, fringe festivals, gigs, poetry nights and all sorts of avant garde types of entertainment.

With a strong belief that traditional pubs are at the centre of Northern drinking culture, The King’s Arms has also featured heavily in the Good Beer Guide because of its sublime selection of cask ales from breweries across the country. 

Ranging from bitters, stouts, milds, golden ales to ultra pale ale, each with wonderful tastes and aromas, the pub aims to serve an array of beverages to suit all drinking preferences.

On top of all of this, The King’s Arms is also home to resident pub cat, Charlie who always greets guests with a very welcome meow! He is well-known by all of the pubs regulars, as well as those who live in the local vicinity as you’ll often find him out scouring the streets of Salford!

Joining The King’s Arms is The Anchor Inn in Kent, The Rigger in Staffordshire, Chester’s The Saddle, Kent’s The King’s Arms and Almondsbury Creative in Gloucestershire, which are all also up for the award for Best Pub for Entertainment.

The final of the Great British Pub Awards will take place at Escape to Freight Island on Tuesday 4th October 2022. You can grab a ticket to the final now via the link below. 

Great British Pub Awards