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Hercules Inn, Nuneaton

Main Street
Sutton Cheney
Postal town: Nuneaton
CV13 0AG

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Soup Dragon left this review about Hercules Inn

This is a terraced Georgian styled pub/restuarant. The name comes from the racehorse, so it is said, owned by the Dixie family, which were landowners in the area. Technically, the place is called 'Hercules Revived', after the new owners thoughtfully employed "a team of heritage people and craftsmen", to rip out the "tired 17th century inn", in 2012, creating a "a wonderfully relaxed bar and simple dining on the ground floor with a large open fire, and a series of elegantly decorated, cosy restaurant rooms on the first floor". This transformation apparently "evokes memories of how a great English Country Inn should be". I only saw the one room, and this one made me think of how daringly the interior designers had mixed-up the furniture in that oh-so modern way, so as to look like every other arty restaurant and many a front room - anything in fact, but the memories of what a great English country inn should look like. Sorry, personal rant over; many will love it, I am sure. The room i saw was in cream walls, with a pale green wood bar in the corner. Georgian prints were juxtoposed with dog-headed human portraits and comfy, table and banquette seating gave the willing punter a choice of where to park their backside. There was no TV and the background music was at a soft level. A book case, yes, with books, allowed access to something should the food take a while and a strange potted planty twig thing stood on the bar, the alien nature of which reminded me that Dr Who will be back on soon. The service was really friendly, and a couple of other people were in, eating. Beer; general tap stuff with Wood Farm Union, Church End What the Fox's Hat and Battlefield Brewery's Henry Tudor on handpull. The Union and Tudor being decent. I can't fault the beer and service - and Mrs Soup liked her hot choccy - i just don't get the modern interior, especially when you are told that it is traditional! Mind you, this is more a restaurant than a pub now, having been many years since i was last in.

On 18th August 2013 - no rating submitted
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Erin White left this review about Hercules Inn

In the comfortable beamed bar, The Hercules maintains it’s original proper country pub atmosphere. There is a range of musical instruments on display, and the Landlord / Chef, Luke, his family and staff encourage visitors to have a go with impromptu music. The regular music nights, with a range of local artistes encourage participation, or indeed the opportunity to be entertained in true community style whilst enjoying a very well kept pint from the range of ales.
Pub food, and cream teas are available during the week.
There is also a separate restaurant / function room, where you can enjoy the intimate atmosphere of the old stable block, and a selection of fine food from Luke’s Mouthwateringly scrumptious menu. NOT TO BE MISSED!!!!

On 19th August 2005 - rating: 10
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