The Forty Foot was for many years a brill pub. Yes it went downhill a bit but I am pleased to say Sharron is working towards bringing it back to a community pub.
We went in great turn on - Lorna Kennedy. Never laughed and enjoyed so much for ages. Good beer, friendly staff, nice and clean. Children allowed in up to about 8pm. They do children's activities Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in the school holidays. Tea etc... refreshments are available if you don't fancy a pint. The Prince and Princess day held bank holiday bouncy castle etc... enjoyed by ALL age groups. Good turn on this Friday, we will be there.
Got kicked out of here by the small bouncer. Don't recall him giving me a reason why. Was having a good time with friends up until then, not bothering anyone, including the other bouncer. Nothing much interesting about the place itself, so I won't be going out of my way to go back there.
Found myself here after being kicked out of a nearby pub for no apparent reason. Being separated from my friends and with no idea where I was, the atmosphere in here was just the tonic. The staff, punters and bouncers all just seemed like good folk. Being able to go outside for a smoke or to make a phone call without worrying about not being let back in is a nice advantage over some of the other pubs in the area.
My only criticism is the volume of the music, it makes conversation difficult and renders the piano pointless, however I'm sure the piano gets more appreciation earlier in the day and phone calls can be made outside anyway.
Just returned home from having a meal at the Sherwood and am very disappointed. Had a big plate gammon with 3 pieces of gammon and all 3 were not cooked so just left it, as no one came to ask if the food was OK. Been going there for many years for food and always enjoyed it but afraid we won't be going again in a hurry.
Absolutely dreadful place. The landlord himself is pleasant. However, he has family members working there, together with family who drink there, who are absolutely horrible and insulting towards guests. The father who drinks there is bordering alcohol dependant and when intoxicated is aggressive and rude to guests, to which the landlord accepts. Avoid at all cost.
Don't know what's happening there. Had many good meals there until recently.
Met with friends last week for a meal. Told meals were available until 7pm. At 6:30pm we went to order, only to be told that the chef had gone home! Ended up having fish and chips from local chippie sat outside in the rain!
Then today, met a friend who I only see once a year at the Sportsman and it was closed at 12pm even though the website said open at 12. We sat outside in the smoking area covered in broken glass and ringing their phone to see if anyone answered. No answer and no lights on. People were trying the door and walking away. So we ended up walking down to the Cross Scythes, Derbyshire Lane, and had a beautiful meal!
Bye bye Sportsman, you've lost 6 regular customers!