Welcome to our pub

Set in the wonderful location of Knowle, The King's Arms is a unique country pub and restaurant that blends rural charm with modern flair. We invite you to dine out in stylish yet welcoming surroundings and sample our seasonal menus, perfectly complimented by an array of cask conditioned ales and fine wines .

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The King's Arms, is the latest incarnation of several inns that have occupied this canal side site and welcomed many a traveller, weary or otherwise.

The original, in 1816, was a rough-hewn establishment called The Blue Boar but by 1874 it had been renamed The King's Arms, before it was officially called the Cat in the Window in 1959. This remained its affectionate nickname for many years, when it was later renamed the Bridgewater Hotel.

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Being by the Grand Union Canal has built an abiding association with the coal trade over many years - thirsty work we'll wager. More recently it was known as The Heron's Nest, a country pub and restaurant, loved by locals and leisure travellers alike. But visitor, please be aware, it is said that a ghostly apparition stalks the bars and halls of these premises. Rumours say the spirit is a Cavalier, rakishly attired with a twinkle in his eye.