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Except that some of its customers have now gone to the Stag, to the understandable sorrow of the regulars there.
eddybeer - 1 Nov 2013 12:53
This pub has now closed to the relief of many in the village.
joxer - 8 Sep 2012 15:43
was surprised that this was so rough as guts given its location.
supports a thuggish looking mob of chain-smoking chavs & yahoos who tend to prefer to fag in the public street directly in front of the main door rather than in the sad little beer garden at the rear. pretty average bar area and sad arse single table pool area.
didn't want to linger so I ordered Guiness which was 8/10.
I guess a battle cruiser this rough has to have some redeeming feature otherwise it would long gone.
threeravensmoor - 15 Jan 2009 12:39
Surprisingly rough and ready for a pictresque little Thameseide village that makes it into the Windsor & Eton sighseeing bus tour. That's not necessarily a bad thing, though. At least it feels like a proper pub, and nobody was bad to us.
Greshon - 29 Aug 2008 14:25
This is not just a bad pub, it's a blot on another otherwise attractive village landscape. The clientele are horrifically intimidating and unpleasant, the staff are a little nicer but only just. Absolutely unwelcoming and with an air of bored menace at the best of times, this pub attracts the very worst of the locals. It's like flies around...well you know the rest. And not even nice flies - irritating, bloated obnoxious flies. Inside is cramped, aggressive and with that all pervaying air of boredom and menace. There are a few regulars who seem to spend most of their lives here and are seemingly perpetually hammered. I don't blame them, I'd need to be utterly intoxicated to spend any time at all in there, let alone my entire waking existence. In the summer - and beyond thanks to the smoking band - the regulars crawl out onto the foreground, and prove a hideous spectacle in an otherwise lovely area. They should knock this pub down and turn it into a marshy pond - most of the regulars would feel quite at home there.
chrysler1 - 15 Jun 2008 17:41
Interesting pub. Courage Bitter's not bad. It's akin to a scene out of the League of Gentlemen though.
You're not a local, are you.....................................
richardhoward - 20 Feb 2007 12:11
Film directors, air traffic controllers, lawyers and policemen? Are they all members of a secret cult? Masons? Stonecutters? Terence Trent-D'arby Appreciation Society? Personally, I like to walk into a pub knowing that there's no chance of me getting lynched, boy. GO TO THE STAG INSTEAD.
mad_mullah - 29 Jul 2006 02:38
From the comments made by the obviously sad individuals who claim to have visited this pub, it is clear that they have been humbled by the high quality of political discussion and repartee amongst its varied clientele; ranging from award-winning film directors, air traffic controllers, lawyers (not always representing fellow customers) policemen (who, although not in uniform, do tend to stand out from the crowd) and a whole regalia of mixed professions which go together to create the atmosphere of a REAL pub. This is a genuine hostelry, where the beer is good, the staff friendly and the banter of a level rarely achieved elsewhere. Granted, it may not suit those of a nervous disposition but, perhaps, they would be better off sitting at home with a cup of tea in front of them.
Talisman67 - 21 Jun 2006 08:47
Horrible pub dirty glasses served here i had a glass of wine and it had lipstick on the rim complained to the owner who refused to get me a clean glass or refund me lots of yobbos in here also please be carefull if visiting!
brewerbloke - 17 Jun 2006 13:04
For various reasons, The Morning Star has unfortunately enjoyed a poor reputation for many years. However, a recent change of ownership has resulted in the pub undergoing a huge and highly benficial chsnge. There has been a vast amount of cleaning, a great deal of redecoration and overall improvement to the decor etc. Any former troublemaking elements have been very firmly barred and the general ambience is now that of a pub where you will be welcomed and can expect a friendly atmosphere and a good laugh. There is an excellent Quiz Night every Monday at 9:00 which is much more fun than the average pub quiz night. The questions and presentation are a little bit more "outside the box" than usual and there is a cash rollover question every week (which is currently standing at 135), together with a free buffet for all customers. The Morning Star already has a darts team and is in the process of creating a football team. There is a pool table and pool tournaments are held regularly. I am totally confident that things will only improve further as quickly as is possible.
Spolier - 30 Jan 2006 00:26
Crap for beer. Service not great, too late for refurbishment, let's knock it down and start again. Or just knock it down. Not a freindly place, the term BNP comes to mind - British National Pub - if you know what I mean.
mad_mullah - 29 Nov 2005 10:39
Possibly the roughest, dirtiest most rancid pub in the country if not the world. Don't waste your time.
anonymous - 7 Feb 2005 00:36

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