This rubbish about this pub smelling is false. It smells like a typical pub, beer and aftershave. The dog that only occasionally comes out is lovely. The landlord is the chef and I have never seen him drink. The food is lovely, and there's always a full plate, and at two for £5 it's a bargain. The lady serving is great also.
We come a few times a week. Come see for yourself and make your own opinion.
The pub has recently changed hands, and as locals we are very happy with the new landlord and staff. We enjoyed a delicious Sunday lunch there in a very welcoming and friendly atmosphere. We usually go in for early bar, but could be tempted to attend the entertainment evenings. We wish them every success in their new venture.
Poorly run pub to say the least. A middle-aged skinny man at the end of bar was so drunk he was disturbing customers but the two barmaids just laughed along with him. Selection of ales has worsened and the interior resembles something from the 1980s, very outdated.
Game soup for starter, roast pork and turkey, roast potatoes, mash, carrots, sprouts, apple and cranberry sauce followed by choice of Christmas pudding, trifle or apple crumble then a cheese board selection with crackers. And all finished off with a warm mince pie and cup of coffee, all for under £12... very full now.
Visited this pub at least once a month over the past six months. The pub is almost spot on but always disappoints on some point of service. We ate the mains and were then just left with the plates and after half an hour weren't asked if we wanted a sweet or a coffee. We mentioned this when paying and were told we should have gained the staff's attention. At the time three tables were occupied.
On another visit we ordered a dry white wine and were given a medium sweet. We complained and were told it was dry, as they only served one dry wine. We weren't offered a look at the bottle and were offered a splash of soda water to take away the sweetness.
The staff are always friendly, especially the weekday staff. We don't think we will use this pub again but I don't think the young staff will be bothered.
Reading the other reviews made us sceptical but we resolved to follow the, possibly biased, idea from Beth Griffiths, which was, try it and make our own minds up.
So glad we did, we were welcomed at the door and even though we had not booked, we were found a table and treated with the utmost courtesy and consideration. The food was beautifully cooked and the service was impeccable. We were so pleased, we booked a future family party.