Update: Changed hands some time in 2014, reopened as The Ox.
There was a mixture of age groups tonight, a bunch of youngsters in the window, some office blokes at the bar, and a middle-aged couple that looked like they were maybe out for a meal. The music was supplied by Absolute Radio with the likes of Feist and Whitest Boy Alive, and at a reasonable background level. There’s a mezzanine level with a slightly more restaurant-like appearance, the downstairs part where we were seemed a bit more living room-ish in terms of decor (with tables though, no couches).
Across the road from the Cask and Barrel, I’m not sure who decides whether this place is on London Street or Broughton Street, but I took the address from their web site. I think if you wanted to do a Broughton Street pub crawl, you’d have to include this place though.
Harviestoun Bitter & Twisted, Caledonian Deuchars and one pump not in use tonight. Guinness, West 4, Hoegaarden.
Our round was £11.50 for 3 pints and a soft drink, so I’m guessing around £3.30-£3.40 per pint.
There’s a reasonable sized menu with prices in the region of £5 to £10 for mains. We’ve eaten in here before, but not tonight. Last time the food was fine, all day breakfast was fairly big, nice fish and chips.
Relatively small TV for a pub this size, but that’s no problem in my book. It just had the Absolute Radio screen on it, so not distracting anyway.