Visited recently, having booked a table in the restaurant.
I chose a mixed grill. Unfortunately it was served on a cold plate and apart from the chips, egg and onion rings, all the meats and black pudding were lukewarm. A shame because the presentation was good.
Will certainly return but will request that food and plate are hot.
The Howard is a welcoming hostelry with a very modern edge. It is frequented by an eclectic mix of custom from students, businessmen, and passers by on the way to the railway station along with those who want a comfortable stop off for just a pint or two or an entertaining night out.
The 1st Wednesday of the month is dedicated to Unsigned Live Band night and is promoted by the band Riotbox for local up-and-coming bands to perform and play.
This is an excellent nights entertainment and worth supporting.
I hadn't been in this pub for quite a few years and was very pleasantly surprised when we visited it again the other week. It's very nice inside and the staff are very friendly and helpful. The food is fantastic and reasonably priced. Would definitely recommend it.
Called at the Acorn Inn on Thursday 4th Feb 2010 at 6pm for a meal.
We were disappointed to find that when we tried to order a jacket potato we were told that they did not do jacket potatoes in the evening, although there was no mention of this fact on any of the menus or anywhere in the pub.
The food we did have was bland and tasteless, although the young lady serving was polite and courteous.