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The food is excellent, but the beers - oh dear. Despite claiming to be a real ale pub, and dispensing from hand pumps, the beer is clearly keg, not cask real ale. I tried Harveys Best and Doom Bar, but both were tasteless, inspid and not worthy of the name. Real ale affficionados should avoid.
lonegroover - 23 Jun 2016 09:44
Really like this pub. Excellent food and briliant service. Took my colleagues here for Xmas lunch and they all loved it. Great choice of good real ales too. Sunday lunch is also excellent.

seanieg - 21 Dec 2010 15:08
Terrible place, vile tasting beer, full of deadbeat ex-student types. Much better when it was the Hole in the Wall. Avoid at all costs. HORRIBLE PLACE
Maggie8 - 10 Feb 2010 12:16
There is just nothing to recommend this place. Dull decor, dull drinks range. If you're going for the gastro pub /bar look then you should have a great drinks range. This pub doesn't. Greene King possibly to blame?
dry_riser_inlet - 12 Jan 2010 23:40
I think that this is the first Greene King pub that I have been into that doesnít have IPA. Old Trip, St Edmunds and Morlands were available though from the polite barmaid/manageress.

Iím not a big fan of these refurbished wanna be trendy pubs, but I would pop back in here for a swift pint if passing.
Strongers - 10 Dec 2009 13:20
Ah yes - the old Hole in the Wall - I used to quite like that place but the refurb and name change has cast the pub into no mans land. The interior is a little spartan and the clientele (mid Friday afternoon) seemed to have come from the direction of Elephant and Castle rather than London Bridge. Handy for Borough tube but the pubs further up the High St are much better.
murgatroyd - 8 Feb 2009 19:46
Popped in a couple of Saturdays ago as the missus needed the loo and couldnít make it to the superior environs of The Clyde seemingly.

Rather strange interior I thought, with a mish mash of furniture. I get the feeling it like to think of itself as gastro pubby by day and clubby by night.

Drinks ok, if a little on the pricey side.

Wonít be going back anytime soon, but that is more to do with it being spitting distance from a couple of my favourite pubs as opposed to them doing anything wrong.

mrse1 - 26 Jan 2009 13:15
Pretty good place. Went on a Sunday lunchtime. The roast was absolutely delicious, with proper fresh vegetables, and the staff couldn't have been nicer.
Stowford Press cider on tap, and a good selection for beer drinkers. Cant really find fault.
KLB - 17 Nov 2008 16:05
I'm not sure what this place wants. It's not traditional, it's not trendy, it's not a sports pub - but tries to be all. Staff uninterested, and being on Borough High Street it gets a strange mix of customers.
Bard - 29 May 2008 23:22
A Greene King pub, but don't let that put you off. Only one of the three real ales available was a GK product, and I was offered the choice of a straight glass or a jug. Very handy for Borough underground station, and not too bad at all...
rpadam - 15 Mar 2008 21:46
The Trinity is a great local pub - it has improved no end since it was the Hole in the Wall. The food is delicious, really fresh and there are some great veggie options. I am assured that the weekend Roasts are top-notch too. There's also an interesting selection of beer and the staff are great. I always recommend it to my friends when they're in Borough.
JW25 - 7 Jan 2008 13:03
A fine pub. The sort of place you can happily sit alone with a book in the afternoon or evening and not feel neither watched nor ignored by the bar staff.

They also have big screen TV (only on match nights) if that's your thing, when there's a big game on the place is full, noisy and less pleasant (unless you went in for football, in which case you'd probably be very happy).
TheCellarMan - 18 Dec 2007 12:15
It's OK, it wants to be extra special which makes the fact that it's nothing special seem even worse.
A request for food had the response 'No.'. No explanation, nothing more, end of. Which was nice.


ONscotland - 26 Sep 2007 18:15
A great pint of Amstel served by good barstaff. The chicken and mushroom pie is absolutely superb and the new chef seems to be doing great things - we all liked our food and will definitely be going back. Good music too....
beerbabb - 23 May 2007 17:29
a lot better than the hole in the wall, purely because they have the smog under control.

there is an attempt at a rustic artistic edge, but it just feels hollow.

all the same it is not a bad pub for an after work drink.... make the chairs more comfortable and I ight stay longer
woodiesregular - 13 Apr 2007 17:00
Now called The Trinity. Didnt call in because of my earlier bad experience.
Tuna - 13 Feb 2007 13:00
Not sure why anyone would choose to come here over some of the other fine pubs in the area.
anonymous - 26 Sep 2006 18:12
The Hole In The Wall is a strange mix of both styles and customers. The main drinking area at the front is a mixture of comfy sofas and the usual seats and tables. The dťcor has a sort of art deco feel with subdued lighting that totally contrasts with the back of the pub that is bright and more like a sports bar with its twin pool tables, TVís etc. The customers are a mix of young pool hustlers in baseball caps, local office workers and people who like they are having their first pint after being released from jail. 2 Real Ales - tasted fine but generally not a very inspiring selection of drink or food. OK if passing but not worth staying too long.
RogerB - 4 Nov 2005 13:43
I go into this pub about twice a week for lunch. It's an average one.

It's a mixed crowd, suits, some students, old boozers (who smoke in your face). Nice decor, wood mainly with good pool tables.

The cooked food is generally quite good, but the salads are always dull and measly. Plus the waiting time is an issue; I've waited for over 30 minutes one too many times now. The drinks are fine, glasses clean; IPA was good when I have it.

Music is non-chart and eclectic (must be on multi- disc shuffle) which is nice, I heard tracks from Jill Scott's album and Coldplay's Parachutes in one outing.

But, again this is an average pub. TV screen projected onto the wall you cannot see properly because of light - turn it off perhaps? The landlord (bald Scottish fella) is miserable and rude, antagonistic and snippy towards non-regular customers, which makes you feel unwelcome. (What does it take to get bar staff and a landlord who actually enjoy pulling pints for their customers?)

Totty bar staff isn't bad, the usual East European lasses plus some local student niceness.

The non-smoking section is a laugh; it's tiny - by the windows and useless as the smoke just wafts over to the place where you're eating.

SepulchreBrit - 5 Oct 2005 17:17
I agree with Tuna (below). Sticky tables, sweaty rugs, sour beer. Steer clear.
Real_Al - 24 Aug 2005 16:07
This was one of my locals when I lived in the area, and I used to go in every night after work and get hammered. It has changed in the last 10 or so years, with managers coming and going. It's nothing spectacular, infact it used to have a troublesome history. I've made some good mates in there. It gets busy with the pool players, and it's a long walk from the bar to the bog when you've had one too many, otherwise an average pub, typical of Greene King chain style pubs. NB. the ashtrays are worth nicking. Glasses too.
cider_murray - 23 Jul 2005 23:20
The foods all very nice and the service is fine!!!

Inoffensive place selling comfort food well!!
Katie - 14 Oct 2004 11:18
A truly awful pub. A protracted argument with Mein Host after being served an horrendously overpriced glass of wine, the bottle being virtually mulled under hot display lights, ensured instant addition to my 'list'.
adamafurness - 19 Apr 2004 16:18
My first port of call on a Borough pub crawl!........Pool hall come fast food joint masquarading as a pub. On my visit barman was taking food orders while another man ( landlord? ) stood behind the bar with arms folded looking on with disdain. Perhaps it was beneath him to serve punters. Below average IPA. Bad start to crawl! 2/10
Tuna - 15 Apr 2004 14:02
Average by national pub standards, but nice enough considering its glamourless location. Very mixed crowds of young and old locals, commuters, and some students I think. Three excellent, well kept pool tables with straight cues, chalk and triangles intact. Serves Greene King IPA. The front is a bit big and bright to be genuinely atmospheric, while both front and back (where the pool tables are) are dominated by huge TV screens showing sport. Has a truly useless pub games machine with faux darts and snooker.
Matt - 12 Jan 2004 13:15
I too remember this fondly as one of the top pubs to hear the latest prog and heavy LP tracks. We all lived in Welling in the early 70's and drove up.
Ed Dury - 1 Dec 2003 23:50
This place has come a long way since I used to come to the heavy rock disco's back in the seventies. Excellent Green King ales. Unusual, open to the street, folding windows. Great in the summer.
John - 23 Sep 2003 04:14

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