This is a great welcoming pub. Chris and Lisa have been there for about 7 years and they are very welcoming.
They decided to have a selection of cask ales to offer last year and the quality is wonderful. Chris has done a great job of keeping them, which ensures a first-rate pint every time. They currently have a selection of 5 casks to suite all tastes but have keg beers and lagers as well if you prefer.
There doesn't seem to be another pub in the Intake area that is up to this level of quality and service. Well done Lisa and Chris.
A potentially OK pub, spoiled for us by an unfriendly atmosphere. The beer, decor etc... is OK, the jukebox is sometimes a bit loud. But mainly we had an unpleasant experience and weren't made to feel welcome.
Ironically I had suggested it for a meeting with three colleagues. They bought their pints. I don't drink, and I don't like soft drinks. With everyone at the table drinking but me the landlady came over and had a go at me in front of the whole group for being there without buying a drink. Quite bizarre.
I have never been treated like that in a pub. Always been made welcome before, and often (as designated driver) offered free soft drinks. What a weird and unpleasant experience. Way to go to make a whole group of people uncomfortable with drinking in your pub. Four customers lost forever!
So if you have a non-drinker in your group just be aware the landlady might try to single out and have a go at them.
If you visit this pub don't expect to be served without first having to wait until either of the two young staff have finished using their phones. One male one female.
Secondly, don't interrupt them when they are on their phones, as this is met with utter contempt.
Thirdly, you may have to wait if they are having a tiff and/or kissing and hugging behind the bar. I made the mistake of telling the young female that someone was waiting to be served when she was either texting or playing a game. This situation, which is know one of many I have witnessed, was acknowledged with complete derision. I was made to feel as if I was being troublesome. The young male laughing behind my back, as witnessed by my wife, and the female continuing to use her phone.