I love this place. It is really old and steeped in history. I have been going to this place for the last 20 years and it is a friendly place to go for a drink or a meal.
The Rose & Crown has recently got new friendly management (2011) and they seem to be doing really well and have reinstated the lovely well-priced pub meals and even have live entertainment on some evenings, which is quite unusual in a rural community such as Wadsley.
Sheffield Wednesday fans congregate here on a Saturday for a pre-match meal and drink, which creates a good atmosphere. We are Sheffield United fans(!) but have struck up really good friendships with some well-travelled Sheffield Wednesday fans!
Outside there is a lovely, walled, secluded beer garden, with tables and umbrellas, which is fabulous in summer and even a drink for your dog!
Wadsley village is very old and this old pub is just on the verge of Wadsley common and a truly gorgeous bit of Yorkshire history!
Came here with my family for a meal on a Saturday afternoon. No catering whatsoever for small children. Then we were moved twice during our meal. Unprofessional staff and a cramped, unpleasant environment. Wouldn't even recommend to anyone.
My family and I have visited the Fairway recently to sample the carvery and the additional menu. We were surprised at the low cost, for such delicious fayre!
The service was swift, and the staff were friendly. Phil and Kim have done a fabulous job of creating a warm welcome and great family atmosphere at the Fairway.
We will be visiting regularly to sample the offers and events advertised. We really enjoyed "Angie" singing on Tuesday (which she does every Tuesday 1PM - 4PM ) - everyone joined in, and had a great afternoon!
Just need to let local people know about a hidden gem. Where do I start?
Coming to the Bridge Inn is nothing but a pleasure. Tina and Paul have turned this place into such an enjoyable place to spend your hard earned cash. If Carlsberg did local pubs this would be it. Well done you two!
Never in all my years of going in the Barrel have I ever met such a rude and horrible landlady. She acts like a petulant child if anyone complains about any little thing. Do not waste your time going there.
Wouldn't go back again. We got there, ordered the drinks and they took at least half an hour to arrive! We then had to wait for them to take our meal orders, which also took a long time.
When the food finally arrived the chicken was soggy, the 'salad ' on the burger was scraggly strands of leaves. In addition to this the burger bun was soggy with tomato ketchup. The portions are very small, and it's not as though it's good quality food!
Finally, the bill took ages to come once we had asked for it. The workers never said thank you and were slightly ignorant.
We went to the Bull's Head on Saturday night (21st January). It has been taken over by new management recently, so we thought we'd try it.
The staff were very unfriendly. They stacked chairs on top of tables all around us and made us feel very uncomfortable. At 23:20 they actually approached our table and said "we are waiting to lock up, you know."
We couldn't believe our ears. If they are trying to attract new customers they are going the wrong way about doing it. We certainly won't be going back.
Went for a meal on a Monday evening. They had sold out of most of the food on the menu, had to have a chicken dish which was the toughest chicken I've ever eaten. The staff were really apologetic and very nice though.
Returned a few weeks later for a birthday meal wanting to give it a second chance. It was a Saturday night and there were only two staff behind the bar, and one delivering the food. Needless to say they were rushed off their feet. Long waiting times at the bar - fifty minutes for a starter to come out. Half of the food wasn't on the order. We were told they had sold out of most things. Ordered the mains, they had no steaks left. Most of the main courses had sold out as well. Very, very disappointing, as once again the staff were lovely, but it seems that the management quite simply do not order enough stock to meet demand.
Drank, ate and spent the night in their accommodation. We found the whole experience generally good. The selection of ales was splendid, the "ribeye" steaks were done just how we liked them and the meals were delivered promptly and hot. The bar area was busy but you were not kept waiting to get served.
The accommodation is clean but somewhat Spartan (no hanging space, and no shelf in the bathroom).
We thought £40 per night per person was a little dear, as no breakfast is included.