This place is just brill, my favorite UK little music venue. It specialises in Rock / Blues although it has a lot of 70's / 80's bands on. It's a small venue, with a couple of bars in the hall. Upstairs theres a restrarant and they do hot pork sandwiches for sale on your way out! What more do you need from a venue!
I've been here to see allsorts of people from Midge Ure, Robin Trower, Robben Ford, and the Spin Doctors. It's just a great little independent music venue.
I remember going to the old Robin back in the early 90's and not much has changed since then.
The Robin always seems to have decent acts, both domestic and imported. Some of the names that have played here are amazing. Then... they let me on the stage. What were they thinking?
So, the sound was very good - tending to lean toward a "Rockier" sound due to the dimensions of the room. It is a little bit of a "sticky-floor" type venue, but without a doubt has plenty of guts and integrity in it's credentials.
One point that I will speak of was the food that we were served. I am not sure if the band food is from a menu that is on offer at The Robin, but it was first-class and home cooked. I went for the lamb shank and it was fantastic.
All in all a great venue with some brilliant acts on the roster. I will look forward to returning whether it be onstage or off.
A little Robin video footage of my night there below...
Ticket prices can be high but they have some good bands. Some originals and some tribute. Have seen some really good bands here. No real ales available unforunately and its £2.60 for smoothpour Bank's mild. Still - its the music I go for and always visit The Old White Rose first if I'm drinking that night. Last saw the original Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel - they played for 2 hours. Great venue, just be careful of the steep stairs if visiting the toilet though!
Dont know why I didnt put 5 stars, maybe saving that for the venue of a lifetime, which I still await. The Robin is a great venue, great bands and handy little bar 'Woodies' next door. Upstairs you can get a baked potato and the natives are friendly.
Plenty of retro bands and big names turning up, and its only a walk away for me, hee, hee.
Though not as good as before the 'improvements', The Robin is a popular, safe, and friendly place with good bands and and a great atmosphere. Drinks are reasonable, too. Ticket prices are a bit steep, but that's the same all over now. And you can catch the 525 right outside at 11.30 pm
fantastic venue that has come on leaps and bounds in the last few years. the highlight of the venue has to have been steven segal playing here last year! a hotel has just been opened next door called woodys. the venue is always clean, busy and loud!
Small concert venue great for seeing up and coming or journeyman bands and acts.
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