The Builders Arms


One of Kensington’s most established pubs, The Builder’s Arms provides the perfect, traditional setting for a spot of lunch or an after-work drink, just a short walk from Kensington High Street. 

The stunning building retains many of its original Georgian features, including wood panelling and a cosy open fire, while the patio terrace is ideal for a sun-kissed drink or an alfresco bite to eat, especially when the sun starts to shine in the city.

Behind the bar there’s an impressive choice of top-drawer drinks including premium craft beers, a great selection of wines, and artisan spirits for whatever the occasion. And, when it comes to food, the menu offers plenty of classic British mains and pub grub, as well as sharing dishes. 

Looking to host a private event? The Builder's Arms also has a upstairs room which includes a bartender. There is also a TV which can be used for meetings


Offer Availability
Sunday Roast
Join us for Sunday Roast! Available every Sunday from 12pm. We advise booking early to avoid disappointment as our roasts go quite quick
Sunday 12:00 – 20:00
Steak Night
Enjoy a sharing Chateaubriand and a bottle of Orin Swift wine for £100
Thursday 16:00 – 21:00
Live entertainment
Steak night
Enjoy any two steaks and receive a bottle of wine on us
Thursday 16:00 – 20:00


  • Taking Bookings
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  • No Door Charge
  • None


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 12:00 23:00
Tuesday 12:00 23:00
Wednesday 12:00 23:00
Thursday 12:00 23:00
Friday 12:00 23:00
Saturday 12:00 23:00
Sunday 12:00 22:30



The Builders Arms, 1, Kensington Court Palace, Kensington, W8 5BJ



Nearest Station

High Street Kensington (Tube)


  • Cuisines

    This venue serves Pub Food and British food.

  • A word from the chef:

    We specialise in fresh, seasonal pub-food that never goes out of fashion. Simple, enduring dishes, like beer-battered haddock and chips and slow-cooked pork belly, are served with sumptuous little twists to appeal to the discerning diner with regularly changing specials. Sunday Roasts of course!

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
The Builders Loft Private Room 0 50 - - -

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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