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Sir Robert Peel, Norbiton, Kingston Upon Thames

Cambridge Road
Kingston Upon Thames

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Graham Coombs left this review about Sir Robert Peel

Demolished December 2014.

On 6th February 2015 - no rating submitted
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Roger Button left this review about Sir Robert Peel

This 300 capacity toilet circuit music pub is without doubt one of the best of its kind although nestled in between unattractive estate tower blocks on the outskirts of town, it hardly hits any immediately welcoming trigger points.

The 2 room interior consists of the main bar with the stage area and a rear room with pool table and plasma TV. The pool table is pushed aside when major(ish) bands play here to accommodate the merchandise stall. The walls are dark and dingy as befits a place of this ilk and posters and flyers dominate.

Two ales are generally available (Adnams and Spitfire) of surprisingly decent quality and excellent value at £2.85 & £2.90 a pint respectively. Service is efficient and friendly even when busy (I recently saw Ash play here to a heaving crowd and managed to get served promptly every time). Beers are served in coloured polycarbonate glasses so you can have fun waving them at the ultra violet lights and watch the contents magically turn into some interesting shades of reds, blues and greens.

For the music side of things, the stage is a good size with good sight lines (a small raised area behind the mixing desk is an ideal vantage point away from the mosh area) and decent sound and lighting. They do attract some decent names to play here and if you like live music pubs, the Peel is pretty hard to fault, apart from the customary flooded toilets of course.

On 4th November 2009 - rating: 7
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