I went in with my friend for a wind down after work last week. We walked in and there were no other customers, bar staff on phone and didn't even acknowledge us.
We ordered 2 white wines (which had no description on the bottle other than white). It tasted of vinegar. The toilets were out of toilet paper and very dated and old. We left our wines after one sip and will never return.
This place could be so much better for its location. Get new management before it's too late!
This pub happens to be my local and I've been coming for a tipple here for about 16 years. I've been bringing our lass down more recently and she loves coming for a booze as well. If you are looking for a top quality boozer that sells top quality real ales, stop looking, you've found it.
Not only do I go for a booze every night when our lass lets me, I also tend to go for my dinner a couple of times a week. Superb value on the 2-for-a-fiver meals. They serve loads of pub classics like fish fingers and chips.
This afternoon I visited the Walkley Cottage Inn on Bole Hill Road. I went to the bar and the man behind it saw and ignored me. I waved and smiled until he came over, and asked for water. He replied by saying 'What?' this happened 3 times until he finally went and came back demanding a pound. I told him it was illegal to charge for tap water and he reluctantly gave it to me.
I went outside and realised it was out of order, so went back and complained to another member of staff. The man came over so I explained how disappointed I was with his antisocial behaviour and managed to get an apology.
I went out again and he followed me and said I wasn't welcome at the pub and tried to take my drink. It turned out he was the boss.
I went in again and complained to someone else, not willing to be bullied, but I received no help. I mentioned she shouldn't put up with this from her boss but she just looked scared. I left.
I suggest if you want to support good, local establishments, you do not go to this pub.
Rawson's has gone downhill. For a Saturday night, there were only 3 staff behind the bar, who were surly and unhelpful.
Food was fine, but the drinks were not up to standard. Coke was flat, lemonade was flat, and cocktail pitchers were topped up with soda water! When asked to change it to lemonade, they said they could only top it up and did so with more soda water.
Have used this pub on many occasions but last few have been terrible. Really gone down hill, as much of the menu is frozen food served with no presentation. For the quality of food (poor), the price is very high. And stay away from £4.99 branded wines pumped up to £14.00 per bottle.
Having heard that the Millhouses had reopened under new management, and having been impressed by their spiel on Streetlife, we went down for Sunday Lunch.
I have to say that the food was delicious, with large portions of meat (always at least three options), all melt-in-your-mouth tender, and beautifully cooked. The choice [of meat], and several vegetables, were served (onto a hot plate) very hot, so that they keep their heat as you eat your meal, by design. All the trimmings were available, whatever your choice. Plus the the Yorkshire Puds are home-made, and also hot.
The main thing is that the price is lower than we have ever paid for this quality and quantity of food.
We came to your pub on the 8th October while we were on a visit to my sister in Wharncliffe Side.
We had a superb meal, which was served to us by Natalie & Tom. The pub was very busy and they seemed to be the only front of house staff on duty. I would like to congratulate them on their excellent service, not just to us, but to all the clients. They had time for everyone and never seemed to be too busy to spare a word or two.
Congratulations on your excellent staff. Look after them. We look forward to coming to The Plough again when we are next in town.