The pub has a cosy charm. There’s a gated courtyard at the front of the building which looks out onto one of Brixton’s most beautiful squares. The bar is central, surrounded by worn armchairs and warm colours. A country pub vibe. And there’s a huge garden out back.
A mixture of old school locals and young couples. A typical Young’s pub, you could argue.
A good selection of beer and cider (including ales). A nice wine collection too – with the menu stretched inventively across a wine bottle.
Much like the drinks, food is reasonably priced and channels that line between pub food and restaurant cuisine.
A pint is about £4 and up. Dinner is, on average, about £9-£15 a main course.
The Secret Garden. The Trinity Arms has a pleasant garden space out back so rare in Brixton. Complete with cushions, blankets and a fire pit it’s one of the best in the area.
Lack of music and things for people to do. This really takes away from the atmosphere. However, it makes it good for that quiet pint.
What else they got in the bag?
They have a very cute cat and a video of a fireplace on a TV screen. Oh, and there’s a small selection of board games.
The pub is named after the Trinity Asylum on Acre Lane, which was founded for poor women who professed belief in the Holy Trinity by Thomas Bailey.
To sum it up…
Trinity Arms is a comforting space, bringing a taste of the country to central Brixton – a pint is a warm, homely experience.
You can also read our interview with the manager here.
Address: 45 Trinity Gardens, London, SW9 8DR
Tel: 020 2744544
Brixton Pub Review – Trinity Arms written by Stephen