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Large pub which seems to aim for families. One real ale on but nothing special. Very quiet.
hollybush33 - 1 Jul 2018 13:41
Was there yesterday, and although there were four hand-pumps, not a single ale was available ..... so I went elsewhere.
Perry - 9 Aug 2013 16:10
A large prominent pub on the far side of the town. A large lounge which is basically L-shaped with a central bar. Although the bar featured 4 handpumps, it only had 1 real ale, the very common Sharp's Doombar. Quality of beer could have been better. Seating is plentiful and generally comfortable. Food is very reasonably priced and of high quality. I had a good homemade chicken and ham pie. Helpings were very generous. A pub for eating rather than drinking.
boozers_knows - 6 Jul 2012 11:29
Great pub caters for all,stayed there 3 years running now and cant fault the place
anonymous - 27 Apr 2012 14:40
Doom bar and Hook Norton real ales on offer.

Reasonable pub seems to concentrate of food (could not try any as the pub was hosting the Isle of Man island games team so the kitchen was shut for the week)

Large open plan bar area.
beershot - 5 Jul 2011 18:03
had some very nice pints of doom bar and old hooky in this pub ,bit on the pricey side at 3.30 and 3.40 .also had a guiness at 4 ouch.
hoppyal - 18 Jun 2011 14:33
Popped in here as it was close to where we were staying. Food was plentiful and pleasant but not outstanding.

Dartboard and pool table were right next door to each other so you could not play pool if someone was playing darts and vice versa. Pub is situaten next door to a carava site so there was a lot of families in (noisy children etc).

On the plus side the beer was very good and they had Old Hooky and Doombar on.
paulbeckett - 1 Jun 2011 14:32
The inside consists of a large L shaped bar with darts, pool, and a large screen tv at one end and a childrens play area at the other with dining seating in between. The food comes in very large portions and is reasonably priced, and is standard pub fare. There are a couple of real ales on offer. My main disappointment was with the amount of noise in the place. There are about 12 to 16 speakers dotted around the bar with music playing at a level that is just that bit too loud, this would not normally be a problem, but with the kids screaming and running around all through the bar and the television blaring out at the other, the whole ambience is just too chaotic. It is a shame as this pub could be so much nicer with just a few tweaks here and there. Quiz nights Mondays.

arfajob - 13 Jul 2010 19:22
I'm surprised this pub hasn't been reviewed for nearly 3 years. Maybe few people make the trip from the seaside. If you've got a family on tow, it's probably worth the effort. The pub is rather large, which means that the presence of kids in one corner does not distract from anybody else's enjoyment of the place. Kids even have their own play area. This is a true community pub that also seems to do good food, provides entertainment and had 2 real ales - Green King Old Speckled Hen and Goddards Scrumdiggity Bitter. It wasn't really my cup of tea, but could probably tick the box for many others.
blue_scrumpy - 19 Apr 2010 20:07
This is one of the few pubs on the island that has never changed. Great value for money hot well cooked food and the wine chilled try the two steak meals and a bottle of wine for 21 great offer. went twice on this holiday the only draw back is its so popular but if you want good food freshly cooked its worth a vist
daveiowsmith - 20 Aug 2007 20:35
Have been surprisingly impressed on my last few visits as I thought it only really catered for families with children. However, have recently had some impressive meals, and a good pint of real ale. The staff service has also been friendly and welcoming.
idc - 9 May 2007 20:33
Visited this pub last weekend. Exellent real ale including one from Goddards Brewery, I.O.W. Well worth a visit.
xh558 - 12 Nov 2006 19:16
i visted here last week great value the service is good the food is good it gets a lot of children but thats its market and the wine is cold too
daveiowsmith - 20 Aug 2006 20:39
excellent family pub great value great service great for kids
daveiowsmith - 8 Jun 2006 00:11

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