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. 


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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

Special opening hours

Day Open Close Notes
Wednesday 25th December 2019 12:00 16:00
Tuesday 24th December 2019 12:00 20:00



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



Nearest Station

High Street Kensington (Tube)

Getting there

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  • 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!

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