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Quite a reasonable boozah in an otherwise slightly dilapidated area. Nice interior, beer seems well kept (pals were happy with the Deuchars) and friendly and efficient barstaff. Interesting choice of 'glamour' pictures in the Gents, which apparently have to be regularly replaced as they get half-inched by over eager punters. I can't say if the Ladies loos are similarly adorned...sorry...
Pumpkinjuice - 22 Jan 2009 11:38
Now called the ‘The Libertine’ (don’t like pub name changes), had Deuchars which was OK, an interesting interior, good contemporary music at just the right volume and a big comfortable chair with a lamp next to it which was perfect for Sunday Paper reading.
beerandpaperman - 19 Jan 2009 14:01
In an area totally redeveloped since the war, The Town House appears to be the last traditional building standing. The modern monstrosities make this brightly coloured Victorian corner pub stand out like the proverbial aching digit. Inside it is all very neat and polished but it is difficult to make out what this pub is trying to be. The single room interior has all the kitsch and tackiness of a Vegas bar with its polished floor, spotlights, neon hues, wax laden wine bottles on the tables and that masterpiece of the disco era, a mirror ball. The live music adverts proudly boast Elvis impersonators, Rat Pack tributes and karaoke evenings. The interior is quite dark with little natural light penetrating through the partly stained glass windows and the décor is generally contrived to look traditional but is probably the result of fairly recent refurbishments. Bits of stained glass are dotted around on the bar frame and wooden screens, a few small old film posters adorn the walls, the odd pot and pan and a small clock with a hypnosis inducing swinging pendulum. 3 of the 4 beer pumps were inoperative when I visited (1 redundant, 2 off - Adnams and I think Bombardier judging by the shape of the pump clips) and only the London Pride available although in fairness it was very well kept and topped up before I had a chance to bemoan the initial short measure. Piped easy listening music. 2 well placed widescreen TVs (good for sport). Fruit machine. Overall, a fairly comfortable and relaxed pub outside the peak hours but I can’t help feel that it is best suited for middle aged women with a passion for cheap entertainment.
RogerB - 22 Sep 2006 16:58
Since the change of Licensee, the Fuller's London Pride is now in top condition. All of the other real ales are currently not available. This is fine, as I would rather enjoy one great ale than several poorer ones. John.
JohnnyBGoode - 8 Feb 2005 15:37
Used to occasionaly run out of real ale on fridays. Too smokey for me, but the food is excellent.
When it is fairly full, you are always in the way of the food table service, wherever you stand.
Real ale quality used to be erratic. I prefer The Ship.
John - 23 Sep 2003 04:07
Very friendly. Good atmosphere on Friday night, but Saturdays tend to be dead.
David Jones - 2 May 2003 15:53
Live music,Karaoke once a month,good looking food.Good atmosphere more like a real local.Can't remember about the beer.
Paul Ansell - [email protected] - 25 Apr 2003 09:19

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