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Gordon Bennnett bar + kitchen, Surbiton - pub details

Gordon Bennnett bar + kitchen
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Address: 75 Maple Road, Surbiton, Surrey, KT6 4AG [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 943) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Surbiton (0.2 miles), Thames Ditton (1.2 miles), Berrylands (1.3 miles)

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> Current user rating: 6.5/10 (rated by 45 users)
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user reviews of Gordon Bennnett bar + kitchen, Surbiton

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Walking past a few times, I was really looking forward to popping in when I had time/company, noting the ambiance and the crowds, and the cask marque too.

It depends what you want from a 'pub'.

It appears more of a gastro-pub/wine-bar/peroni-like lager joint, with a sort of affluent 30+ crowd and token Antipodeans. I would empathise with those who think it is a bit pretentious, but I mostly had a sense of deja vu... probably as it's like something out of a BBC2 comedy show, where the central characters go for a drink after a hard day's work and talk about their relationship problems.

If like us you notice the cask marque and think there might be some good ale on offer too, you'll be disappointed by the apparently sole (one) hand pump offering TEA (which, frankly, some people think mings anyway). A token ale to keep 'that lot' happy, yet I suspect wanting the kudos of 'quality' and a cask marque on the wall outside.

bertiekt6 - 29 Mar 2013 13:54
Gordon Bennetts is overpriced and pretentious. The owner is like a cross between Basil Fawlty and Jeffrey Dahmer, and seems intent on being as rude as possible to any one who catches his crazy eye. He seems to think he is running a michelin starred restaurant, when in fact he is running a pub with average, overpriced food.

The clientele are the kind of people who ay nothing very loudly while thinking they are cool because they pay over the odds for average food and drink.

Go there if you feel like being insulted or like wasting money.
mook65 - 1 May 2011 08:05
This is not a pub, and does not pretend to be a pub. It does exactly what it says on the can - it is a bar and kitchen, with the emphasis perhaps on the kitchen. And it doesn't try to do what it can't. Food, wine and beer are all familiar things - and the food is real food done pretty well, and at a reasonable price for the area. Not a venue for gourmets or a special night out, but a great place for a late brunch on Sunday. And yes - the Bloody Marys are great to have with it. Lots of regulars, but it's not one of those awful places where only regulars are welcome, so it usually has a nice enough atmosphere for what is essentially an up-market cafe.
ronpegram - 31 Jul 2009 18:36
Run by Mr Grumpy, but It is a nice place for food and drink
lawrence17 - 5 Oct 2008 17:20
Pretty ordinary really. The outside has a sweet appearance but inside its just a boring cafe layout. I found the staff perfectly nice (the owner was a bit grumpy). They may have too many bottles of wine open cos mine tasted a bit off. I suppose its better than the pubs and that's why its so expensive. No style.
mistymisty - 18 Aug 2008 20:25

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