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The Trumpet

58 High Street, Bilston, Wolverhampton WV14 0EP, England
+44 1902 566868
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Great Live Music

Have been here a few times now, and am yet to leave disappointed. A small pub with great live... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Grace C
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Great night of entertainment.

I go in the Trumpet fairly regular. always a good night jazz bands good drink of Holdens gold... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
baz4
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Bilston, United Kingdom
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Public house. Music played nightly. Payment via multiple tray collection mandatory. Raffle nightly with toblerone as prize. Also mandatory.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good16%
  • Average16%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible12%
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58 High Street, Bilston, Wolverhampton WV14 0EP, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here a few times now, and am yet to leave disappointed. A small pub with great live music, drinks are not at all expensive and the atmosphere is great. I must say I was the youngest there at the age of 20 but...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I go in the Trumpet fairly regular. always a good night jazz bands good drink of Holdens gold bitter. They dont do food. But go in the pub across the road have the food and back in the trumpet. They come round with a tray...More

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Jimheath, Manager at The Trumpet, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Tray is compulsory as you know.

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Reviewed April 24, 2018 via mobile

As with everyone else, music is good if a bit sandy, but the staff are pretty much the most impolite people I have met in a pub. Also it cost me £5 in whop arounds as I had to make 5 donations in the time...More

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Jimheath, Public Relations Manager at The Trumpet, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2018

Wetherspoons is nice over the road. Why don’t you try there

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Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

Wow.... Having a great night out with my family. We decided to go to the trumpet for a bit of jazz. The band were great. I was at the bar being served, I noticed that a tray was being taken round by one of the...More

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Jimheath, Customer set services at The Trumpet, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2018

Thank you for your kind review. To combat people claiming to have no money we will be introducing searches. Please do not feel offended if you are searched.

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Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

It's a shame that what let's this place down is the customer service. The sheer aggression from staff if you don't donate or buy a raffle ticket is unacceptable (I did donate the first time the tray was passed, but didn't want to buy a...More

Thank Dean P
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Jimheath, Public Relations Manager at The Trumpet, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2018

We are now supplying ear plugs for customers who would like to come in and have a drink without listening to the music. You then would not have to contribute on the tray. The earplugs are available to hire at the bar. Rental fee is...More

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Reviewed March 10, 2018

In short, they pretend to be a free, welcoming music venue but in reality they put themselves way above their customers. If you don't donate you can expect to get harassed. As it was mothers day, we as a family took my mother out to...More

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Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

Musics great but the management is so poor. The tray and the raffle system is just driving customers away. Who wants to be forced to buy a raffle ticket or pay on a tray. Other venues manage without his sort of thing so why can't...More

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Reviewed September 28, 2017

Everyting you need to know about The Trumpet can be summed up in their own words "NO Juke Box, NO Pool Table and NO Bandits !!! Just wonderful jazz, top quality beer and intellyjunt konversayshun". I think it is absolutely great, the sort of bar...More

Thank John W
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Reviewed July 12, 2017

Having read the reviews, both good and bad, we were eager to pop into The Trumpet and just listen to a little jazz. Clearly the lads playing were long time Trumpet artists, well they seemed that way to me by the banter. The quality, well...More

Thank Alan A
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Reviewed February 21, 2017 via mobile

There is a surprising amount of real ale in Bilston. Not as large variety at the trumpet as some other local pubs, and not as cheap as the nearby Wetherspoons, but well kept and quality beers so definitely worth a visit - a definite for...More

Thank Michael D
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