Have to say I use this pub as my local now and it is a joy to do so. From the traditional decor, great selection of real ales and porters, friendly, knowledgeable, helpful staff, to the "no swearing" policy, it is just a pleasure to enjoy a pint in here.
Plus there's no annoying music, televisions or slots/quiz machines to drive you mental. It's a pub I intend to keep visiting for a long time to come.
Owners Trevor and Lewis can pat themselves on the back. Oh and the floral beer garden is a delight to sit in. Cheers guys.
My visit to this pub was spoiled by the foul-mouthed drunks who went completely unchecked in using loud obscene language in a family outdoor area.
The service was slow and disorganised and several staff seemed to be doing nothing but sit around talking whilst literally dozens of glasses went uncollected amongst the litter of filthy used plates, similarly left uncollected.
The bloke who appeared to be in charge did nothing to supervise the staff during my visit - and in fact appeared to be doing nothing at all.
The beer was cheap and good - the one redeeming feature, but I wouldn't dream of taking family or friends here for a meal.
The pub was chocka full and we were both pushed down where the DJ was. We were pushed passed the rope and into the DJ's enclosure, where the DJ (who turned out to be the owner) rudely told us to get out of his space.
We started to move back into the crowds, whereupon a woman with a face like a dog chewing a wasp threatened to hit my sister! My sister enquired who she was and she said "I'm the owner's wife, get out!".
Well we had our drinks and are not used to being spoken to in such a way and promptly told them this. So, the owner summoned a big bouncer to throw us out. We still wouldn't leave - so the owner gave us £5 to leave!
I would like to add that I am a primary school teacher and my sister works with autistic children, we are respectable members of society. How dare they treat us in such a fashion?!
After passing the turn-off for this pub for 5 years ago on the way back from visiting Sheffield University, we decided to stop for my daughter's graduation meal, on the off-chance.
We could not have been more pleased. The location was beautiful, the staff friendly and the food delicious. The menu was good with plenty of daily specials to choose from, too. Plus a good selection of wines, although we splashed out on a bottle of champers!
There was about a 20-minute wait for our food to be served, which showed that it was all freshly prepared. Servings were generous, the food looked appetising and tasted even better.
The pub itself had a very interesting history and stuffed (literally!) to the rafters with interesting local artefacts.
A repeat visit is a must - I am only sorry that it took so long to try it.
A good selection of beers, wines and spirits. Pool table, darts board, sports TV, food, family room. This pub has got the lot plus one thing I bet no other pub in the world has... an outdoor slingshot range! It sounds strange but it works much more fun than darts, as everyone can shoot at the same time.
A great pub, friendly locals, a great landlord and atmosphere and a few surprises.
Went in one Friday lunch for a drink & lunch with adult family. On approaching the bar the landlord walked off and his assistant had a face like thunder with no "hello/yes please" and a grunt for a thanks. We were then told, with menus in hand, "we don't do food on Friday lunch".
Really poor service we won't be going there again. It used to be a great pub. My advice is stay away, it's what they deserve.
Good beer, especially the cask EPA. They often have a raffle on the weekend (only need to buy a drink to get a ticket).
The food is however a little disappointing. Mixed grill for around £7, which comes with a drink such as a pint, coffee etc... Chicken didn't resemble chicken, some sort of re-formed chicken. Sausages also similar, processed. Chips good, steak not too bad, pork processed too?! Not great considering the price. Puddings nuked in microwave!
Shame, as the beer is good, but food is not. Would pay around £3 for similar in a low end greasy spoon.
I have just returned home with my family after a meal in this pub. We have been going to this pub for years. We have always enjoyed our meals out there.
First of all I tried to contact to arrange a booking and there was no answer on the phone.
We turned up and were told that we could have a table.
We sat down and ordered our meal. However when it arrived some of the chips were raw. We told the girl who was serving. All we got in return was a very bad attitude. She took all the meals away. My husband had had an accident with the vinegar and his chips were covered in vinegar. When the meals and chips arrived back my eldest daughter took a bite of one of the chips and complained of it tasting of vinegar. These were quite obviously the same chips as what were took away. However, the girl serving said that they were fresh chips.
When my husband went to pay he calmly expressed that he was not happy with the service we had received. However, the girl then gave him grief and said if were didn't believe her that the chips were cooked we should go and feel how hot the chip fryer was! I said that my main complaint was not the chips but of her attitude towards us. She then told me in no uncertain terms that if we didn't like it we should eat elsewhere. Of that you can be certain we will.
We have eaten at your pub 3 times this month at approximately £50 per time. I hope you're pleased with your member of staff. On our departure I asked her who owned the pub, as I wanted to complain and she told me she owned it. It seemed obvious to me that she didn't, as no owner would treat their paying customers as she had. I researched on the internet when I got home to find that someone called Ben owned it. I phoned back to the pub and the gentleman that answered told me that she was the manager and not the owner.
I look forward to hearing from you with your comments!