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Submitted on Friday, 20th January 2012
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A sprawling detached gastropub from the Sizzling chain with extensive beer garden. The place is in mainly white painted brick, though with some plain and has a hipped roof and covered entrance (it used to be in all plain brck some years back)
The interior is an open plan U-shaped room around the long serving bar that faces you on entry, with a large section raised higher than the bar level. The walls and ceiling are in different colours; grey, cream, green, white, burgundy, brown, mustard, as well as exposed brick and wood panel, with a loud carpet (some wood). There are arty pictures, strange lamps, vases, mirrors and old photos on the walls. On the one side there is a pool table, as well as a kids' grabbing machine and Sky TVs are dotted around the place (not on at my last visit). The music was quiet general stuff at my last visit. Eclectic seating, from sofas to high and half-backed leather chairs can be found on slightly differing floor levels. The service was fine, the clientele quiet, with a few eating and a few younger lads on the pool table. I have eaten here before and it is fine for what it is.
Beer; tap stuff, with Banks's MILD and bitter - I had a pint of mixed, which was fine. The only handpull was EPA and that was turned around.
I have been in far worse places. The youngies seemed to enjoy it, it just insn't my kind of place.
On 11th January 2012
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- Beer Garden : Yes last updated 11 January 2012 by hondo .
- Child Friendly : Yes last updated 11 January 2012 by hondo .
- Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 11 January 2012 by hondo .
- Pool Table : Yes last updated 11 January 2012 by hondo .
- Real Ale : Yes last updated 11 January 2012 by hondo .
Last inspected: February 3rd 2014