Another pub with a bit of a reputation, we decided to tick it off on a Tuesday night because it’d be quieter. We were right, there were two other people in the bar, both of which seemed harmless. The barman seemed friendly enough, giving us a warm welcome and some idle banter. It didn’t seem as bad as I expected, just a bit dated, with fake wooden rafters and tired furniture.
This is already something like the third pub on this spot in the past ten years, and is again up for lease from Punch Taverns. Maybe the next incarnation can shake off the reputation and make a decent go of it.
Edit 2013/09/09: Walking past again today I noticed the following on the chalkboard outside – “Under new ownership, Full refurb + rebranding coming September 2013”. You can see it just behind the dude sitting outside in the photo above, missed that last week. Good luck to them.
All kegs, no real ales, just Guinness, Magners, San Miguel, Belhaven Best, Carling and Stella Artois.
3 Guinness and a Stella was £14, so £3.50 a pint.
Upstairs there’s a TV showing football. Downstairs is “The Heather Inn”, hosting live music and available for private functions.