The Robin Hood is one of Bermuda’s most popular pubs but its location on the outskirts of Hamilton means that most visitors won’t stumble on it by accident. They’ll be missing out on a great deal, though, because there’s usually a lot (of drinking) going on here.
The ‘Hood’, as it’s known to locals is a British-style pub, heavily frequented by both expats and locals. The pub has a large central dining area with plenty of tables. A large wooden bar runs the length of the pub and is the scene of most of the drinking action. The rear of the bar, more specifically Bullshit Corner, seems to be permanently occupied by a group of English expats. Buy a Buffalo Sweat, a ridiculous and disgusting shot of whisky and tabasco sauce, to immediately gain their respect.
The Robin Hood is Bermuda’s premier sports bar. Large HD screens show English Premier League games, plus other sports like American football and ice hockey. Details of upcoming events are chalked on the blackboard at the bar.
Tuesdays sees their popular quiz nights. There’s a different theme each week (pop music, general knowledge etc.) and all are welcome to take part. The team names chosen by entrants are frequently entertaining themselves.
The pub has an active social scene with its own soccer team. Their summer booze cruises and beach parties are legendary and a few naked bodies (probably unconscious) are usually guaranteed. Tickets can be bought from the pub. As well as giving admission onto the boat, entitle the holder to free beer and spirits throughout the evening. Halloween is also a big night here, but don’t even think about going without fancy dress.
Beers on draft include Boddington’s, Foster’s, Guinness, Samuel Adams, Stella Artois, and Carlsberg. They also stock over 20 bottled beers.
The Hood is a good place to come for large portions of food at pretty reasonable prices. The menu includes English favourites like Bangers & Mash and Fish & Chips. Their pizzas are arguably the best in Bermuda. Choose from their standard offerings or create your own. 7, 12 or 17 inch sizes are offered. All their menu items are also available for take-out.
The pub is open 7 days a week from 11.30 am until 1 am. Reservations are not required. It’s situated on Richmond Road in Pembroke Parish. It’s easily reached from the bus station on foot. Just leave the terminal and turn right onto Church Street. Walk as far as you can until you come to the Esso gas station. You’re now on Richmond Road and should be able to see the Hood.
Cuisine: British, International, Pub Grub