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Yes - let's get Fuller's out of London and Shepherd Neame out of Kent, too.
croydonpeer - 17 Feb 2020 11:44
We need independent individual pubs with the freedom to serve interesting tasty beers free from the shackles of useless breweries like St Austell
JonNgog - 16 Feb 2020 20:14
St Austell Brewery is thriving - buying Bath Ales as few years ago, and recently investing millions in its brewing and bottling plants.

It produces excellent cider also, and has a link up with a large cider farm - near Truro.

Beers are excellent - with bottles sold through the UK, via M&S. We need more of these regional breweries, not less.
croydonpeer - 16 Feb 2020 14:02
Pretty much agree with the previous post.

Cornwall needs to get rid of St Austell brewery.

Boring ales and always a rip off, the pub however was quite quaint and cosy.

montie49 - 16 Feb 2020 11:49

Same beer, same layout.....same over charging

ridleyman - 1 Jun 2019 17:27
A St Austell brewery pub.

One bar pub with a few stools at the small bar and tables scattered in the rest of the room, number of tables outside giving view of the 'square'. Serves food. St Austell Tribute and HSD on tap.

Nothing particularly special and pretty expensive beer and other drinks.
As Marazion is rather like St Ives, the landlord presumably thinks that another punter will be along dreckly so they don't have to compete on price or service and is happy to charge the same as the bigger Godolphin across the road......but at least that one has a better view.

ridleyman - 21 May 2017 21:26
I've returned a few times over the years and although still out in front as the best pub in Marazion, I wonder whether the King's might need to up its game when the Goldophin repopens in the summer.

The same old beers - Tribute and HSD - are on and the pub has definitely become an eating one rather than a drinking one.

That's all perfectly valid but I suspect that they may need to do something a little different in order to rival the refurbished Goldophin.
plymouthpirate - 12 Mar 2014 13:22
The best view that I had was the bottom of my glass, as the ale was so perfect, it went in two gulps


chiefknut - 12 Feb 2013 20:20
Called in here during wander around Marazion & SMM. Nice beer with good food. Definitely worth a visit.
kon23uk - 25 Nov 2012 13:31
Marazion is a lovely little small town, with narrow winding streets and a fine view across to St Michael's Mount. The Kings Arms is set right in the middle and is also a lovely little single room pub with outdoor gents toilets. Only St Austell Tribute & HSD were on. But I spent a pleasant 40 minutes watching the world go by, before realising our 30 minute parking time had been exceeded. The ales are nothing special. But the pub and town itself are worth a visit.
blue_scrumpy - 13 Jan 2012 20:49
This is easily the best pub in Marazion. Tested them all on a recent trip and the Kings Arms had the best beer and the best food. The evening menu was exceptional.

The bar staff were friendly and helpful and the locals were welcoming.

Most impresively all of this was achieved whilst retaining the apperance and ambience of a proper pub.

Highly recomended.
matthew - 28 Nov 2010 08:26
Decent pub with friendly staff. A couple of well kept beers and a decent wine list. The meals are exceptional, but it's a good idea to book in the evening as it's a little small inside. Fresh pollack and scallops if it's on their specials is my favourate!
Folkey - 19 Oct 2009 14:18
Despite the lack of any panoramic view across the water to SMM, this was my favourite of Marazion's pubs on a recent holiday. Compact and cosy, this is a proper hostillery, with none of the artificial garishness of its neighbour, the Godolphin.
plymouthpirate - 14 Aug 2009 21:46

Had lunch here on a Thursday and found the landlord to be friendly and welcoming - he also provided us with some very useful local knowledge on parking in the town. Tribute and HSD on offer in terms of ale and they were both in good form. We ordered food which was quite good but took a long time to arrive (despite only being salads and there being only one other table of eaters - also having salads). Opposite the pub is a cut through to the beach and the causeway to St Michael's Mount.
Rod_Hariga - 21 Apr 2009 23:35
I canít help thinking I have missed something here judging by the ratings, reviews and recommendations. This town centre pub (donít call Marazion a village Ė youíll upset the natives!) is quite attractive from the outside and pleasant enough inside with its beamed ceilings and cosy bay window seat but doesnít strike me as being particularly oozing with character. There are a few pics and brasses and the odd dangly jug but nothing to catch the eye. Not a big selection of ales (Tribute and HSD) and at £3.10 for the HSD, a bit wallet busting. There was no obvious food available although the landlord was interviewing a new chef so expect something new for the immediate future. There is some seating outside on a road busy with tourist traffic and I dare say that at peak times the place gets uncomfortably busy but to the pubs credit, it doesnít play the tourist game and still retains a local feel. It is a decent enough pub but for me just lacks anything that makes it stand out to warrant the high ratings. One thing I will certainly endorse Ė the pasties over the road are among the finest ones I experienced but Iíll save that for Pasties In The Evening.
RogerB - 19 Mar 2009 13:56
A super little pub situated in an ideal location for you to quench your thirst after (or before) a trip over to St Michael's Mount.

Compact but neat and tidy inside, grab a seat by the window and enjoy a pint of St Austell's ESB or Tribute (comes without a tight-tit sparkler, good work landlord), kept in excellent condition.

Enjoyed the Credit Crunch Lunch - my carrot and orange soup tasted pretty damned good and was an excellent choice at only £2.50.

Watch out gents - our toilet is outside, so take your coat if it's a cold and rainy day!

Well-worth it's GBG entry and a highly recommended stop-off, shame I couldn't stay longer.
Quinno - 13 Mar 2009 18:25
Had a couple of great St Austell beers here soaking up the sun and atmosphere from the seating in front of the pub by the road. Yes handy for a brill pasty shop and welcome after a walk to the mount.
gillhalfpint - 20 Aug 2008 14:58
Looking for a Cornish Pasty Shop I decided to nip in for a swift one as the place looked inviting. The manager was out the back getting the owners lunch so I had a chat with him. Great bloke, really friendly but I wasnt realy listening as I was in raptures with my pint of St Austel ESP. I kid you not, it tasted like cream. Easily the best pint I have ever had in Cornwall. If you are visiting the nearby St Michaels Mount, slake your thirst here. You wont regret it.
DickStilton - 19 Apr 2007 08:54
Good beer,good quiz night,friendly staff and owners
Bruce Gough - 5 Nov 2004 19:23

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