The Westminster Arms
9 Storeys Gate, Westminster, London SW1P 3AT
- St. James's Park Tube Station (0.3 km)
- Westminster Tube Station (0.4 km)
- Stuttgart (0.7 km)
- Charing Cross Railway Station (0.9 km)
2 Camden Walk, Camden Passage, London N1 8DY
berserkjohn7821: “was a brilliant pub and i was part of the owners family although it wasn't the best it made due sleeping on a inflatable sofa above every single one of you thank you for cherishing drinks in that pub while it lasted” more...
16 reviews of The Westminster Arms in English
The appearance is very old school and the owner is charming. The beer was well kept and it was a great place to while away a couple of hours, sitting on a stool in the window watching the world go by.
If anything, the place is a little too tucked away. Despite this being the build up to the Olympics and the Mall being wall-to-wall tourists, the pub was nearly empty.
Really good old school pub. Great selection on Shepherd Neame beers and they are really well kept. Prices are what I expected for central London (not cheap!) but have paid more in fleapit nightclubs and faffy wine bars and not had beer half as good. Can’t review the food as only had the beer but prices and choice didn’t look bad.
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We visited this pub on a Sunday lunch time with my baby daughter and mother in law. We found the owner rather unpleasant and grumpy. The food portions were minimal and the quality very very very poor. If it wasn’t for the location and it’s history it should be closed. Maybe an ok place for night drinks
I am from Germany and I was on a conference in the Queen Elisabeth conference hall nearby. So instead of eating the sandwiches, we decided to eat fish and chips in the Westminster Arms. The atmosphere was great and the service very friendly. I don’t know if this pub is traditionally british but for us Germans it was ^^ Very nice and delicious!
As far as traditional pubs go this one is the best in the area.
Its small and cosy family run pub the family that run it are really lovely and down to earth they remember your face and always make you feel welcome, the staff are always run of their feet as it is almost always busy but I always get service with a smile and get served quickly.
They are reasonably priced for this area especially, and the food is nice traditional pub food.
A very good friend of mine held a farewell do in the function room upstairs and the snacks they laid on where really nice and so was the way they decorated it for her. And for the price she paid for it she really was very happy.
Like my fellow Qypers, I agree that this is a 3 star pub and no more. The selection of ales is good (nice to see some Kentish beers like Spitfire on) and a snug little wine bar section downstairs compliments the pub well. I'd recommend trying to squeeze into one of the old wooden booths downstairs (corpulent gentlemen be warned!)
Popular with government workers, this pub has rustic charm but lacks soul in my opinion - particularly upstairs. Staff were nice and I will probably come back, but not in a hurry.
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Yes, the staff are the most realiably sulky I’ve ever encountered, but I like to see that as a challenge. And you would be miserable too if you had to deal with swarms of drunken civil servants all the time. Has a lovely outdoor pavement/road area, and charming cosy downstairs. Overpriced, standard pub food, always runs out of crisps. Easily the second best pub in the area.
This small pub is a favourite of parliamentarians are those who work in Westminster village. They serve up a whole bunch of Shepheard Neame ales.
Often too busy to bear through the week. During the weekends its a quiet, friendly place to have a pint.
It still feels properly old. Though there are a couple of TVs set high in the corners (when I was in on Sunday there was footy on in one corner, and David Attenborough in the other).
Coolest of all: they have a remote extension of the division bell that indicates members of Parliament or the House of Lords need to return to fight a close vote!
There's an upstairs dining room.
A fave for officials winding down after work. Can get packed and hot during the week, especially in the badly ventilated downstairs bar. Good for networking and usual range but nothing exciting at the bar.
Another pub popular with politicos, The Westminster Arms is split over two floors and feels rather old-fashioned. Downstairs, there is an hot buffet, and the feel is more in line with a wine bar than a pub. Although the dark wood, dimly lit theme continues upstairs, the atmosphere is much more pubby.
It is easy to imagine all sorts of political plotting taking place here. You might end up with a story you can sell to the Sun!
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