Guardian Review ‘Brimful of deliciousness’ – by Grace Dent

Guardian Review ‘Brimful of deliciousness’ – by Grace Dent

In the Guardian paper and online last Friday we were delighted to see an eagerly awaited review from food-critic Grace Dent.

Dent joined us for Sunday lunch in May, since then we have been religiously checking the Guardian website every Friday morning to see if it was us that featured in ‘Grace Dent on Restaurants’.

It was a nerve wracking time. Grace Dent is notorious for letting her disdain be known when there is disdain to be had. And we quote ‘At The Kensington Arms in Redland, I’m acutely aware that I’m the last face any kitchen brigade wants to see over a long bank holiday weekend’. Lucky for us, Grace considered us ‘A rare gem of a pub that serves prepared food without airs and graces - it’s almost a shame to share the secret’.

We’re glowing with pride.

Read the full review here :)

Photograph: Emli Bendixen/The Guardian

How to eat a crab: with Josh Eggleton & Luke Hawkins

How to eat a crab: with Josh Eggleton & Luke Hawkins

Join us on Thursday 25th July for a Crab Masterclass!

We'll be working with fresh crab straight from the Cornish coast.

Josh Eggleton (co-owner of the Kenny, better known as head chef of the Michelin-starred Pony & Trap) and our very own Head Chef Luke Hawkins will demo how to pick a crab, and dress it too.

You'll then get to do this yourself with your own.

The best part ... you will then get to eat the crab for dinner - of course accompanied by fries & salad and washed down with a carafe of wine.

Tickets are £40 per guest.

Book now by calling us on 0117 944 6444.

Has this Redland favourite achieved peak gastropub perfection?

Has this Redland favourite achieved peak gastropub perfection?

We have recently received what can only be described as glowing review from Deri Robins at Bristol Life, and frankly, it’s too good not to shout about! Take a read of the full article just here.

'Has this Redland favourite achieved peak gastropub perfection? [...] It's that rare thing; a locals pub that's worth crossing town for'

Deri and friend joined us for our Lunch Offer (2 courses £12, 3 courses £15) which is available Monday to Friday 12pm - 3pm). A pretty darned good offer if you ask us! Perfect for a work lunch or a mid-week treat.

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The Restaurant That Makes Mistakes

The Restaurant That Makes Mistakes

The first episode of The Restaurant That Makes Mistakes comes to Channel 4 this coming Wednesday 12th June at 9pm, the first of four 60-minute episodes.

The restaurant was open to the public for several weeks in November and December 2018, taking over what is usually The Station Kitchen on Silver Street, with chefs and front of house staff all living with dementia.

Our very own Josh Eggleton was overseeing operations, with special guest diners including Hugh Bonneville, Rachel Riley and David Baddiel.

We have seen a few clips and it promises to be heartfelt, thought provoking and uplifting!


Winner of 2019 Bristol Life Awards Best Gastropub

Winner of 2019 Bristol Life Awards Best Gastropub

We're delighted to announce that we won Best Gastropub at this years Bristol Life Awards. Head Chef Luke and Assistant Manager Anne went to the ceremony along with Rob and Jordan, Head and Sous Chef of our sister site Root, who were the winners in the Best Restaurant category! Double win! It was a wonderful night and rather humbling eating dinner and celebrating with a whole host of the very best of Bristol’s businesses.

Foraging Masterclass

Foraging Masterclass

We've teamed up again with the fabulously knowledgeable and energetic Martin of Go Foraging fame to offer 2 workshops this Summer.

The first on Saturday 11th May // Saturday 3rd August.

Starting at 9:30am at the pub for a quick cup of tea/coffee and a chance for everyone to get acquainted, then we'll head off to one of Martin's favourite foraging spots where we will be identifying, picking and eating a number of delicious edibles that present themselves along the way. There will be discussions about seasonal eating and the nutritional values and medicinal use of plants. We will also look at the conservation of species and their habitats, what to take and what to leave. And of course, there’s use and storage of wild food, recipes and lots, lots more.

We'll then head back to the pub for a cocktail, in part made with foraged goods, then finish off with a spot of lunch (featuring some foraged items)

The cost of the day will be £55.

Come on your own or in a group, all welcome!

Spaces are limited so email us to book your spot now.

A little write up in The Times for The Kenny

A little write up in The Times for The Kenny

We are delighted to read that Marina O’Loughlin, the legendary food critic (currently for The Times) has been to the Kenny recently. No one knows for sure what she looks like so we had no flippin’ clue until the paper came out this weekend (23rd March).

Are we chuffed or what?! So darned chuffed.

O’ Loughlin joined us one weekday afternoon for our Lunch Offer (2 Courses £12, 3 Courses £15) and enjoyed our Devilled Duck Kidneys and Mushrooms on Toast, followed by the Cod Burger and Chips.

And we quote ‘The Kensington Arms in Bristol is another contender for my Damn Fine Pub awards (speaking as someone who can generally live without them) […] Cheers.’

Cheers indeed!

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Pub Classics Tasting Menu

Pub Classics Tasting Menu

Join us on Thursday 28th March for the next in our special events series. We are celebrating the magnificent, the traditional, the British institution, The Pub Classic.

It’ll be your old favourites re-imagined for a five course tasting menu of hearty, humble food.

Menu £40 - reservations now open.


Crispy Lamb Shank Bone Marrow with Pickled Cabbage 

Mac and Cheese Croquette  

Pork Scratchings 

Bloody Mary Prawn Cocktail

Mushrooms on Toast 

Shin of Beef Suet Pudding with Devilled Kidneys 

Apple Crumble & Sorbet 

Treacle Tart & Raspberry Ripple Ice Cream  

Pancake Day

Is this the best day of the year? Definitely maybe. Any holiday that is specifically geared around eating is up there as the best in our book.

We’ll be serving pancakes, savory and sweet, all day long on Tuesday March 5th.

Come and get ‘em!

It is Pie season...

It is Pie season...

… and we have some lovely ones to share!

Home-made Pie Night: every Tuesday night starting from 2nd October!

Cold evenings are upon us… Come and warm up with a hearty meal every Tuesday night.

Choose from 2 home-made pies changing weekly, served with mash or chips, greens a sauce and a pint of our finest beer for just £15pp

For details of the pies each week, check our social pages @thekensingtonarms

See you soon in our lovely warm bar and restaurant.

To book please call the team on 0117 944 6444 or email us

Private dining & events

Private dining & events

We’ve got two private event rooms here at the Kenny, where we can host anything from 8 – 50 guests…

Our two multi-functional spaces are perfect for special occasions such as baby showers, birthdays and weddings, to business meetings, private dining experiences and everything in between. Our Mustard Room also features a private bar and state of the art AV system for meetings.

We can tailor our food and drinks to your requirements. Whether it's a bespoke Tasting Menu, buffet, casual dining or afternoon tea, we will work with you to make sure your event goes down a storm with your guests. 

What's even better is that we don't have a room hire charge though if your event is at the weekend, there would be a minimum spend associated with the booking.

To book your private meeting, dinner or party and for more information about what we can do for you, please contact us on 0117 944 6444 or email

You can also find out more information about the rooms here