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Decent enough. Had the place hired out for a friends birthday so I don't know what the usual crowd is like but it all seems very amiable.
telephones_and_toliets - 13 Dec 2010 11:13
This place doesn't know whether it wants to be a wine bar or a pub. Adnams was the only ale on, had to ask for every pint served to be topped up. Toilets were flooded and had to walk out holding the wall to avoid slipping on the bar floor. won't be rushing back
nobbythesheep - 20 Nov 2008 22:57
couple of ales, very average, loads of braying office types, load music (wouldnt be so bad if the sound system was half decent) one to avoid unless desparate
moclips2002 - 27 Jul 2007 20:26
A good second choice pub should your first choice be unexpectedly overrun by eejits. A couple of interesting ales plus one or two interesting lagers. Seating isn't too bad at all and the food at least smells very nice.
peculiar - 28 Nov 2006 20:09
The Gate is a pretty good pub, which has enough charm to paper over the cracks. In fact, I remember the crazy days of its "pound a pint night" on a Tuesday, which soon stopped after attracting lots of kiddie-winkies (as in young studenty-types, not actual children).

Not a great selection of beers, but they usually have an ale or two on, plus Bitburger was a nice alternative to the clichéd lagers.

The food, and wait time, can be quite poor so I always stuck to the burgers, which were cheap, good enough and processed fairly speedily.

The aircon would often be too high in the summer, making it freezing cold, but for a couple of pints after work or a cheap and cheerful lunch, this is up to the mark.
AleKing - 29 Jun 2006 14:58
Friendly atmosphere but do not try and order the food! I have waited up to an hour for a meal on a quiet date and it has not been worth the wait!
Steve1980 - 31 May 2006 17:27
The Gate is our local in the city. Super for quick lunches, the beer is always good and great service and staff.
rhubarb - 23 Oct 2005 18:45
I had my 30th birthday party at this fantastic gastro bar. The food, atmosphere and music were fantastic. The staff were extremely helpful and went out of there way to make my birthday great.And there was no charge for hiring the venue.
Jeff Jacob - 20 Jan 2005 16:48

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