The Jeremy Bentham, Bloomsbury - pub details
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- Food served, Real ale
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|Went to the Bentham earlier this week. My wife informed the barmaid that the hand drier in the ladies was not working. A couple of minutes later, an obnoxious man, who turned out to be the landlord, came over and was most discourteous. He virtually told us to get out and when he saw my CAMRA shirt he said, "and I hate CAMRA members as well".|
I will certainly never return to this pub, but on the bright side there are about a thousand better pubs in London to go to. Cest la vie.
wolf1778 - 22 Jan 2015 22:10
|Named after the famous utilitarian whose cadaver can still be viewed in the main building of University College London nearby) this is also pretty utilitarian in nature despite a billed range of ales (Harvey's among others was actually absent and a pint of Young's lacked care in the keeping). I'd agree with the previous interlocutor in that it exposes CAMRA's weakness in judging pubs on the beer and nowt else.|
BoehmBawerk - 18 May 2013 10:51
|A standard bar with 4 mainstream ales. Beer of variable quality. Dont see why it merits a place in Good Beer Guide.|
covman45 - 22 Feb 2013 12:29
|I've been going to this pub since 1981. I regularly meet friends from UCL (which is probably along with UCH one of the biggest providers of custom here). Mostly it is a handy place and usually reasoanbly friendly, does ok food and has reasonable beer (and ok, but expensive wine). |
yesterday, we were twice told rudely not to consume food on the premises. Ok so they sell food here, but we've been here often on the outside tables eating stuff, and spending lots at the bar (this time, we'd had 1 order of over twenty pounds already including a bottle of aforesaid wine which must have had a markup of ten pounds or so compared with off-license sales) - as regulars (who I know the bar staff recognize) and long standing customers, and from local institutions, you'd think they'd at least have the good business sense to be polite to us about it - frankly, I was unimpressed - it wasn't a busy friday, it was a medium busy thursday.
Previously I'd have put this pub at 7, but this nearly made us all leave and announce a boycott.
#FAIL in customer relationship management.
joncrowcroft - 19 Oct 2012 12:49
|Terrible. Bad management, poor service and rude owners. Definitely avoid.|
bossofbosses - 9 Jun 2012 00:10
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