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.
Thursday quiz night is great with free food and a jovial, welcoming atmosphere.
However, with a group of friends, we decided to go there for the Christmas Dinner menu and it was one of the direst eating experiences I have ever had.
We were squashed awkwardly around one rectangular table with a tiny round one adjoining at the end. Portions were small and generally overcooked, arriving at odd intervals so that some people had almost finished their course before others had received theirs. The baked potatoes were grey inside. The Christmas pudding was about 2cm in diameter and 1cm high. People who chose the cheese course were unable to eat it. The paltry selection of 3 cheeses seemed to have been left out for hours and was sweating.
When we came to pay they had no record of the £30 deposit we had prepaid towards the meal making for an awkward end to the evening.
I have such bad vibes about the Robin Hood that I'm not sure I want to attend the quiz nights anymore.