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The Bloomsbury, Twickenham West, Twickenham

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209 Staines Road
Twickenham
TW2 5BB
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Bloomsbury

Potted palms and arty bits of decor give this suburban pub a slightly disjointed feel. It is basically one large room with an island bar, with a restaurant section down one side and a large sports screen in the other. Out the front is a shrubby patio area with a terrace garden behind. Draught ales were Wainwright, Naked Ladies and London Pride.

On 12th August 2019 - rating: 6
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Guy Spencer left this review about The Bloomsbury

Having been to the Bloomsbury over a period of time here and there what strikes me is how much it has changed and improved over such an amazingly short period of time. It balks me to say that it used to be a joint called the Five Oaks, where on your way in they'd frisk you for a weapon and if you didn't have one they'd give you a knuckleduster or a cosh, so you might feel safer!

Joking aside The Bloomsbury as it is now, I rate as one of the best pubs in the area. The welcome is always warm (Malden Man, aw... maybe you should try striking up a conversation in a pub when you go in?) and I think for a lounge bar they've got the decor spot on. I've never had a bad drink, but for me the clincher is the food. I've been in to eat on many occasions now and generally try whatever's on the specials board - If you want to mix and match something, the chef Peter will basically make you anything, which is a cast iron sign that not only is he very confident in the kitchen, but that he's willing to make sure his clientele are properly taken care of.

Not every pub is to everyone's taste but the Bloomsbury is to mine, my friends and a lot of people from lots of different backgrounds that go there.

Rating it?? Malden Man a 4 (pish, tush!), Rex Rattus a 5 (for shame!)?!

The Bloomsbury gets a solid 8 - it's not perfect but it's getting there....

On 7th October 2012 - rating: 8
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Malden man left this review about The Bloomsbury

The interior has that modern opened up look, central bar, dining area to the right. Lower light green wood panelling, wooden flooring, brown "Habitat" style lampshades, candles, bamboo screen and sofas full of cushions. Some outdoor seating to the front and a terrace style garden to the rear. Big fold down screen for sports, small kids play area of the type you might see in a bank. They do three real ales but I'm not sure how much throughpull there would be based on this visit. I didn't feel especially welcome and with all the staff including the chef deciding to lounge around on the public side of the bar I had the distinct feeling that they just wanted us to leave so they could close. Perhaps I'm doing a disservice but that's how it felt.

On 20th September 2012 - rating: 4
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Map location corrected by elizabeth mcgraw
Fulwell, 0.71 miles, 13 min walk (show)
Strawberry Hill, 0.86 miles, 16 min walk (show)
Whitton, 1 miles, 19 min walk (show)
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 12 August 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 12 August 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 12 August 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 12 August 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Car Park : No last updated 12 August 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Darts : No last updated 12 August 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 12 August 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 12 August 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 12 August 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 12 August 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Micropub : No last updated 12 August 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Pinball : No last updated 12 August 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Pool Table : No last updated 12 August 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Monday - last updated 12 August 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 20 September 2012 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 12 August 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 12 August 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 12 August 2019 by Graham Coombs
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