The Trinity Arms, Brixton - pub details
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|Went here last night for GF's birthday drinks and a bite to eat (booked a table ahead).|
First impressions, I liked the place. Beer (Youngs Blonde) was good quality, nice qwerky furnishings and surroundings. Nice little secret beer garden at the back, nice atmosphere and good service behind the bar (although some of my friends had different experiences). Back to the beer, its a Youngs pub, so standard Special/Bitter/Golden (replaced by Blonde on this occasion - nice summer pint), not my favourite brewery but still good, although a tad pricey at 3.94 a pint i felt.
Food. Now this is where it goes a bit wonky. If this pub, or the brewery, really want this pub to have any kind of future in serving food, please fire the chef. Buck stops there. Communication between bar and kitchen seems a bit non-existent. Also when taken separate orders from the same table (paying separately) it might make sense to note its from the same table, i.e. maybe the folks want it to come out at the same time? Initially told a half hour wait.
45 mins later mine + GF's food turned up. Cold, portion size a bit mean - basically not real your moneys worth. When I'm paying 75p extra for cheese in a burger, I don't want a frikking plastic cheese slice (that hadn't even melted - almost added on as an afterthought on the service plate).
By the time we'd finished the other guys (4 others) still hadn't got their food (were asked about 20 mins in if it was ok to substitute mash with chips). It took an hour. Pies were not upto scratch (potentially microwaved) and we had to get our money back (which in fairness they did, no quibble).
Problem was it had ruined what was supposed to be a good night out.
Trinity, you've got a lot of potential, but certainly won't be eating again for a while. Don't delay, fire the chef!
thedazzler - 29 May 2014 10:38
|I visited on Tuesday night on route to the Academy and must say what a find, it had a great local feel and was quite buzzy with a few eccentric regulars and pre gig diners & drinkers, Meantime's Sundown was the guest & perfectly kept it was too! I must say how impressed I was by the two young ladies running the bar, they were great, friendly & attentive in a quiet and reassuring way.....they just got on with it, customer care was clearly top of their list and it should, we felt well looked after and will definitely return next time we're in Brixton, Well done The Trinity Arms a perfect 10|
Redjont - 31 Oct 2012 09:35
|What a disapointment. I used to use this pub regularly in the 70's and went there today for the first time sine then. I went with a few old mates for the nostalgia trip and was looking forward to a pint of my favorite tipple. Ordered two pints of Youngs and it ran out after the first pint was pulled. Ordered the Special and this was not on. The London Gold was also not on so ended up with a guest ale, Marshmallow from Oxfordshire Ales. It was OK but to go to a Youngs pub and they didn't have one beer on offer was ridiculous. |
The pub is still a gem in the cesspit that is Brixton but I doubt if it will survive given today's experience.
zapsincl - 21 Sep 2012 18:10
|Nice little corner pub on a small square in Brixton's residential streets. It's a Youngs pub. So the Bitter, Special & London Gold were the only 3 ales. Although they also stocked Addlestones cider. The interior was very nicely done and the pub cat was quite friendly. Didn't follow the signs to the 'secret garden'. But it sounded intriguing. A very quiet stop in a fairly hectic area.|
blue_scrumpy - 13 Sep 2012 20:55
|Absolutely superb gem of a pub: properly kept Youngs beer, courteous and on-the-ball staff, and from what I saw, generous portions of reasonably priced food. It's the 2nd time I've stopped off in the Trinity before heading off down the road to a gig at the Academy; last time was before the refurb, which has retained the character whilst achieving a burnish which could compete with any watering hole in London. Returned to see the Secret Garden after the gig ! Will be back for more Ram & Special (no need to ask these staff twice !)|
ifyouaskedmeonafriday - 15 Nov 2011 13:34
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