The Bishops Arms

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The Bishops ArmsThe Bishops Arms

Type: Bar, Eatery

Ågatan 27
Linköping, 582 22

013 - 10 09 93 | map

Located next to the St Lars Church.

Added by bark on 06-07-2005

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Reviews by bark:
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3.2/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 1.5

Bishops Arms in Linköping is the latest addition to the Swedish pub chain, as it opened in May 2005. And if you have been to one of Bishops Arms, you will recognize this one too: A blue front door, lots of dark wooden details, fake fireplace, Old (or “old”) British pictures and stuff on the walls, a good selection of beers, pub grub and English crisps. And as for the others, the main audience is the middle-aged middle class. The staff is, to be honest, still novices and tend to make some mistakes. But they are always nice and friendly to the customers.

So, they got a pretty wide selection of imported beer on tap (all the hand pumps are fake; no kegs, only casks). Round 10 English Ales, some Czech Pils, a few wheat beers, some Swedish/Danish lagers, a few stouts. They also got a fine assortment of bottled beers, some locally brewed; some imported (British ales, Trapist ales, Rauchbier, dark lagers etc). The beers are served in the appropriate glassware and mostly at the right temperature. A pint costs about 55 SEK.

The location is in the centre of Linköping, but a few blocks from the “restaurant district”, making the atmosphere relaxed and friendly.

But the food is still a bit below the Bishops Arms standard. This is possibly due to a rumoured bad equipped kitchen. Most of the food is deep-fried, uninspired and it could be a bit more spiced. The best dish to order is probably “Veckans husman”, something like“The homely fare of the week” at round 80 SEK. The snacks are OK (but quite expensive), though.

If you want to take a pint on an evening in Linköping, this is by far the best choice (or perhaps the only choice). But eat somewhere else before your visit.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.08/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.5 | food: 2.75

Photo of olradetbalder
2.9/5  rDev -10.8%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 2.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Photo of Tuckieman
3.73/5  rDev +14.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2.5

American in a foreign land made to feel welcome in this laid back atmosphere. Bar-keep was friendly and provided some direction on there selections. Food was adequate, but after 20 hours of travel it hit the spot. Relaxing and on the list to visit again during my next trip to Linkoping.

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Photo of psoriasaurus
4/5  rDev +23.1%

The Bishops Arms in Linköping, Sweden
3.25 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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