The Kings Arms - The raucous life and lamented death of an old-school boozer

So the Kings Arms became a pub with something of a split personality. Take a typical Tuesday night in late January, a month before the final closure.

A queue of well-mannered Goths waited patiently to see Norwegian black metal band Mayhem perform. The queue snaked past the plate glass window of the sports bar, where the quiz regulars answered questions about Billy T James, James Bond and Sex and the City.