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|A Wadworth’s street corner pub a ten minute walk from the town centre. First impressions weren’t good with a couple of youths stood outside spitting and swearing. Hopefully they’re not regular clientele so I won’t hold that against it.|
The next problem was getting to the bar. Although there were only about half a dozen people in the pub, they were all clustered at the small bar, many of them sat on the high chairs that were there and seemed reluctant to move even a few inches so I could get there to order. This is a pet hate of mine, especially when the rest of the pub is empty and it really doesn’t create a very welcoming atmosphere.
After we’d got our drinks and sat down, things started to look up. The pub itself is a pleasant enough space with plenty of thick wooden beams on the ceiling, although how genuine these are I’m not sure (sat at the very front of the pub and looking up, this in fact seems to be a false ceiling, a couple of feet below the real one). The floor is mostly wooden boards, although a small area on the left is carpeted and also has floor to ceiling wood panelling and a large mirror. To the right is a brick fireplace with a wood burning stove and a number of local pictures adorn the walls. A couple of boards advertised the fact that a new menu was coming soon.
The bar counter itself is a wood panelled affair with a couple of spiral wooden pillars at each end. Whether the building was at one time a chemists I’m not sure, but there were some old wooden drawers behind the bar labelled as Throat Lozenges, Stomach Pills, Tooth Powders, etc. Down a few steps there is a small landing with a solitary table and chairs, and another flight of steps leads to a patio area with some wooden decking.
Beers on tap were Wadworth’s 6X and Henry’s IPA. Ciders were Weston’s Old Rosie and Stowford Press.
|Nice enough pub serving Wadworths., but so quiet on a Saturday evening - where were all the customers at 8.00? Only us 3, plus 3 "interesting" locals|
|Cosy little pub with a nice enough selection of ales etc, has a bit of character.|
|Nice friendly pub but getting a bit pricey. |
|Last time I was in here, I was thrashed at pool by Rumpole of the Bailey. More recently I looked in, saw it was empty, and moved on.|
|Nice pub, good beer. Pleasant courtyard garden (down some steps). Good plasma screen for sport & pool table in room upstairs. worth a visit.|
|Been under new management for a while now and even though all the beer is Wadworth's, if they keep it to the high standard they've set so far, it might even make it to the Good Beer guide. Friendly staff. Food just snacks - which fills a gap in the market in a slightly pricey area foodwise.|
|Good pub, good beer, nice around 4 on a friday when you can also hear radio 2!|
|A nice quiet local. 6X is always on but there are two guest usually. Beer is good, food is reliable enough. It gets busy on a Friday and Saturday night as people move into town but most of the time you can get a seat near the fire.|
anonymous - 20 Aug 2004 12:45