Went in here for a quiet drink Saturday night after going to Kashmiri Aroma. Seemed a nice place until some Neanderthal decided to throw beer mats at myself and my partner for no apparent reason. Bouncers did nothing about it at all. Will not be entering this particular establishment again.
If you fancy a pint around 10PM, then give them a call first. I visited at 9:55PM with three friends and the manager just locked the door and walked away inside the pub. It seems they just ignore customers if the staff and management feel like having an early night. I have used this pub before and always found the manager very unfriendly and ignorant.
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.